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Sports

Liberty High ribbon cutting celebration Aug. 15

NORTH LIBERTY– The Iowa City Community School district invites the public to Liberty High School’s official ribbon cutting celebration Saturday, Aug. 12, at Liberty High School (1400 S. Dubuque St.) from 2-4 p.m.
The Liberty High Parent-Student Teacher Organization held a planning meeting regarding the celebration Tuesday, July 11, at North Central Junior High. More information will be shared as it comes available.

Creek Girls make the WaMaC All-Conference

Kinnaird and Stratton earn First Team West honors

North Liberty Leader
OXFORD– Six Clear Creek Amana (CCA) student athletes earned spots on the WaMaC Conference’s 2017 All-Conference Softball rosters released Wednesday, July 12.
Abbi Kinnaird and Karsyn Stratton earned First Team honors in the West Division.
Kinnaird, a senior, knocked 52 hits for the Clippers with a .433 batting average. She had eight doubles, one triple and six home runs in the 40-game regular season with five stolen bases, 34 runs scored and 31 runs batted in (RBI).

Rampage Soccer Camp July 31 to Aug. 4

NORTH LIBERTY– Registration is open for the 2017 Cedar Rapids Rampage Youth Summer Soccer Camp.
Camps are open to boys and girls ages 4-14 regardless of skill level. The North Liberty session will take Monday, July 31, through Friday, Aug. 4.
Camps are run by Rampage professional soccer players from throughout the world. Players on the Rampage roster have played for the Brazil National Team and the United States Arena Soccer Team.

Xavier denies the Bolts

Saints sweep Liberty High freshman baseball

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NORTH LIBERTY– The Saints from Cedar Rapids Xavier swept Liberty High’s Lightning Bolts in a freshman doubleheader Monday, July 3, at Penn Meadows Park, in North Liberty. Xavier took the midday contests, 3-0 and 7-1, handing the Bolts rare losses.
Xavier scored in game one on an RBI single in the top of the second inning and put two runners across in the sixth on an error and an RBI double. Nolan Frey drove a line drive single to right field in the bottom of the second for Liberty, while Tyler Dahm singled and stole second base in the fourth.

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Women of Troy survive a visit from the Rams

IC West downs Dubuque Senior 7-5 and 10-7

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy ended the regular season with a 25-15 record boosted a bit by a sweep at home of the Dubuque Senior Rams on Thursday, July 6. The game was rescheduled from June 29 due to weather concerns and fit nicely into the schedule as both teams drew a first round bye in regional play. West took game one 7-5 and finished the night with a 10-7 win.

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Dominique Uhl: the lone senior

Hawk Talk

Dom Uhl is Iowa’s only senior.
The 6-9 forward from Frankford, Germany, played in 98 games for the Hawkeyes with eight starts.
Uhl was named Newcomer of the Year as a freshman, shot a team high 45 percent from the 3-point line as a sophomore, and started seven games last season.
Iowa started four freshmen last year, finished 19-15, 9-7 in the Big Ten, and won their first game in the NIT.

Solon tames Mustangs

Solon 1-2 at loaded Ottumwa tournament

MT. VERNON– It was stiff competition for the Solon varsity softball team.
The Lady Spartans, No. 6 in the final Class 3A rankings released July 3 by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, played three of their last four regular-season games against top-15 opponents in three different classes.
After splitting at home with Western Dubuque June 26, Solon traveled up Highway 1 to match up with the No. 8 (3A) Mount Vernon Mustangs June 28 and came away with a convincing 8-1 win.

Spartans drop twinbill to Marion

Solon racks up 14 hits in win over Benton

SOLON– It was feast or famine for Solon’s varsity baseball team.
The Spartans knocked 14 hits in an 11-1 win over Benton Community June 28, but managed only four hits total in a pair of 4-0 losses to Marion June 30.
Solon freshman Cam Miller moved to 5-0 on the season with his win against Benton Community. Miller struck out four and walked two while allowing a single earned run on six hits over four-and-two-thirds innings.
The Bobcats’ lone run came in the first inning, but the Spartans knotted it up in the bottom half, and took the lead in the second with three runs.

Spartan Trapshooters aim

Nicole Breese captures first place overall in Ladies division

CEDAR FALLS– Solon Spartan Trapshooting competed in statewide shoots for the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) championships in Cedar Falls June 7-11.
Solon’s Nicole Breese captured first place in the American Trap High All-Around (Singles, Doubles, Handicap) Ladies division and the team qualified for the national 2017 Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program National Championships tournament July 8-15 in Marengo, Ohio.

5th Annual Turkey Trot Saturday, July 8

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry is hosting its Fifth Annual Turkey Trot 10k/5k Races and Family 1 Mile Event on Saturday, July 8, at 9 a.m., in conjunction with Thanksgiving in July, a community-wide food drive that provides food assistance to those in need.
This chip-timed race will begin and end at Centennial Park, in North Liberty. Afterward, runners and volunteers are welcome to continue the fun at North Liberty Blues & BBQ!

Creek Boys sweep the Stormin’ Pointers

Hallett’s pair of homers clinch 11-inning opener

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity baseball team swept the visiting Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CP-U) Monday, June 26, at home in 18 innings.
The Clippers took an 11-inning opening game, 9-8, and sent the Pointers back into their kennels, 10-2, in the nightcap.
Tyler Hallett was the hero of game one as he put the Creek Boys on the scoreboard with a solo homerun in the bottom of the second inning, belted out a triple in the seventh, and ended the game with a solo homer in the bottom of the 11th inning to break an 8-8 tie.

Muskies upset Trojans under threatening skies

Muscatine beats IC West, 6-3

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Lightning in the western sky ended a non-conference varsity contest between the Iowa City West High Trojans and the Muscatine Muskies Wednesday, June 28, in Iowa City.
The Muskies took the six-inning game, 6-3, after scoring one run in the top of the first inning and two in the second.
The Trojans put up a run in the bottom of the second when Lucas Karwal grounded out allowing a run to score, while a passed ball brought in the second Trojan, cutting the deficit to 3-2.