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Sports

Girls 3rd, boys 11th at Bob Brown invitational

Girls 3rd, boys 11th

IOWA CITY– The finishes were firm, even though the times were missing.
Electronic gremlins made individual times disappear from boys’ results at the Sept. 2 Bob Brown Invitational cross country meet in Iowa City. However, scores– derived by the order runners from each school crossed the finish line– did hold up.
For Solon, Carl Richey was the top runner, with the team finishing 11th.
The system did hold up for the girls. Freshman Kiersten Conway was the first Spartan across in the girls’ combined junior varsity (JV)/varsity 5-kilometer race. As a team, the girls finished third.

North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball Fall Fun Ball registration open

NORTH LIBERTY– NLYBS will be partnering with Diamond Dreams Baseball and Softball Sports Academy during the sixth season of Fall Fun Ball. Diamond Dream trainers work with boys and girls who will be in first through eighth grade during the 2017/2018 school year.
The season consists of five sessions, on Monday nights from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. or dark, beginning Sept. 11. The season ends on Oct. 9 unless there is a rainout and then the last night will be Oct. 16.

Lightning Wrestling Club parent meeting Sept. 18

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty Lightning Wrestling Club will host its first annual parent meeting on Monday, Sept. 18, from 6-8 p.m. in the Liberty High School Wrestling Room. The club is open to athletes in grades pre-k to eighth. Parents should come and learn more about the upcoming season and about getting their kids involved in the opportunity. Questions may be directed to Joe Williams at 815-978-7636 or joe@williamstrainingacademy.com.

Trojans run wild against Muskies

IC West wins 51-3 over Muscatine

IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans put up three touchdowns in the first quarter and never looked back, as they powered past the Muscatine Muskies 51-3 Friday, Sept. 1, at home in a non-district matchup.
The Muskies took the opening kick off, but fumbled on their first drive, leading to a recovery by West High’s Andre White and the first of two touchdowns from Traevis Buchanan. Josh Jasek’s extra point kick was good, and West was up 7-0 with 9:51 remaining in the first period.

Iowa City West’s Greiner wins PV’s Spartan Invite, sets new record

Women of Troy 4th, Trojans 6th

PLEASANT VALLEY– Iowa City West High’s Kolby Greiner was crowned the boys varsity champion Saturday, Sept. 2, at Pleasant Valley’s Spartan Invitational cross country meet. Greiner won the race in 15:45, setting a new meet record in the process.
The Trojans were sixth behind team champions Edina (Minn.), Wheaton (Ill.), Pleasant Valley, Cedar Rapids Prairie and Johnston. Rival City High was the seventh squad in team points.

Women of Troy fall to Linn-Mar Lions

Linn-Mar defeats IC West, 3-1

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy suffered a setback with a 3-1 loss, at home, to Linn-Mar Tuesday, Aug. 29. The Lions took the first set narrowly, 25-23, and won the second set, 25-17. West High rallied back in the third set and won, 27-25, before falling, 25-17, in the fourth and final set.
Colby Greene led West High with 20 kills and found support from Cailyn Morgan, Claire Overton and Emily Burtch with seven apiece.

Martin sets two West High swim records

CEDAR FALLS– Iowa City West High’s swimming Women of Troy captured their second win of the season on Tuesday, Aug. 29, on the road, in Cedar Falls, soaking the Cedar Falls High School Tigers, 98-88, in varsity competition.
Ruby Martin had a big night, both for West High and for herself, as she set new school records in both the 100-yard butterfly (55.01 seconds) and the 100-yard backstroke (57.81).

Bolt XC boys run in Bob Brown Invite

IOWA CITY– Liberty High’s boys cross country squad placed ninth in team points on Thursday, Aug. 31, in Iowa City Regina’s Bob Brown Invitational at the Kickers Soccer Park, in Iowa City. Mount Vernon-Lisbon won the meet, with Clear Creek Amana taking the runner-up spot. The host Regals were eighth, while Solon was 11th.
Peter Woodward was the fastest Lightning Bolt, finishing in 10th place.

Creek girls sweep Trojans

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity volleyball squad regrouped and retooled after a 3-0 loss to Liberty High on Tuesday, Aug. 29, and swept the South Tama Trojans, 3-0, on Thursday, Aug. 31, at home.
The Creek Girls pulled out a 28-26 win in the first set, sailed to a 25-18 win in the second set and battled to a 27-25 finish in the final set.
The win improved the Clippers to 4-5.

clear creek amana cross country

O’Connor and Barker lead the way for CCA

IOWA CITY– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys cross country team was the runner-up squad on Thursday, Aug. 31, at Iowa City Regina’s Bob Brown Cross Country Classic, held at the Kickers Soccer Park, in Iowa City. Mount Vernon-Lisbon won the boys meet with a total score of 63 followed by the Clippers with 84.
Nick O’Connor led the Creek Boys with a sixth-place finish, followed by teammate Brandon Barker in seventh.

Lightning shocks CCA Clippers

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School’s first varsity volleyball squad got its first home win on Tuesday, Aug. 29, sweeping the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers, 3-0.
The Bolts fell to Solon, 3-1, the week before in the school’s first home match.
The win gave the Bolts their second victory of the season moving to 2-4 while handing the Clippers their fifth loss for a 3-5 showing early in the season.

Independence Mustangs trample CCA Boys 35-7

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
INDEPENDENCE– The Independence Mustangs stampeded over the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity football Clippers, 35-7, Friday, Sept. 1, in Independence.
The non-district loss knocked the Creek Boys to 0-2 ahead of district play, which begins Friday, Sept. 8, at Dubuque Wahlert (0-0, 2-0).
Cade Gallagher scored the Clippers’ only touchdown of the night on a 1-yard scamper while Mitch Evans nailed the point-after kick.