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Sports

Bolts and Trojans split on the diamond

From classmates to competitors

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Liberty High and Iowa City West High met in a freshman baseball doubleheader Monday, July 10, at West High and ended up in a split. Liberty’s Lightning Bolts took the first game, 12-11, but fell to their former classmates, 7-6, in the second game.

Car wash by Liberty High cheerleaders July 22

NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty High School cheerleaders are putting on a car wash Saturday, July 22, 1-4 p.m. at Hills Bank (Zeller Street) in North Liberty.
A car wash is free with donations going toward the cheer team.

“Bolt” your driveway for Liberty High

NORTH LIBERTY– Let the Liberty High School Booster Club “Bolt” your driveway.
As part of the first annual fundraiser, you can get a 3-foot-by-2-foot, black Liberty Lightning bolt painted on your driveway for $25. It is the logo only; no lettering.
All funds will go to the booster club and be used for projects and equipment that support coaches, athletes and programs at Liberty High School.

Women of Troy earn MVC honors as Lutjen resigns

CR Jefferson sweeps top spots

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Seven Iowa City West High Women of Troy earned spots on the Mississippi Valley Conference’s (MVC) 2017 All-Division Softball selections, released Wednesday, July 12.
Cedar Rapids Jefferson took the Mississippi Division (home to West High) team championship with J-Hawk Coach Brian Erbe and his staff earning Division Coach of the Year while Jefferson’s Avery Guy was the Division Athlete of the Year. The J-Hawks held a 38-4 record ahead of the State Tournament.

Central DeWitt ends Clippers’ season

Sabers win substate game 3-0 over CCA

SOLON– It was relatively quick, but it was far from painless as the Sabers from Central DeWitt ended Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) season in the opening round of Class 3A substate baseball Friday, July 14, in Solon. The Sabers sank the Clippers 3-0 to advance to a Monday, July 17, meeting with Solon in the District 8 final.

Liberty High ribbon cutting celebration Aug. 12

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

North Liberty Leader
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.

Women of Troy survive a visit from the Rams

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

North Liberty Leader
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.

Ira homer, Zach Wegmann single provide Solon power

SOLON– “It’s a long game,” Solon head coach Keith McSweeney reminded his players in the dugout.
It was two innings into a Class 3A District 8 baseball final and the Spartans were already down 4-0 to Central DeWitt. The Sabers had knocked around Solon starter Luke Ira and Central DeWitt sophomore Garrett Finley had not allowed a base runner through three innings.

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.