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Sports

Creek Boys sweep Redbirds

CCA wins 6-0 and 3-2 over Maquoketa

North Liberty Leader
MAQUOKETA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity baseball team gained a little ground Friday, July 1, as they improved to 16-18 overall in the wake of a doubleheader WaMaC conference sweep of the Maquoketa Cardinals in Maquoketa.
Cappy’s Boys pounded the Redbirds 6-0 in the opener and held onto a one-run lead for a 3-2 win in the nightcap.

Clippers and Blazers split doubleheader

CCA falls 7-6 to Beckman, back with 4-3 win

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TIFFIN– Cappy’s Boys split a varsity doubleheader Wednesday, June 29, at home against the Blazers of Dyersville Beckman Catholic, dropping the opener, 7-6, and rallying back to a 4-3 win in the nightcap.

Creek Boys split with Mustangs

CCA wins, 7-1, and falls, 5-2, to Independence

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INDEPENDENCE– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys’ varsity baseball team moved to 13-17 overall after splitting a varsity doubleheader Monday, June 27, in Independence with the Mustangs.

Three returning seniors: Ally, Alexa and Hailey

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye women have three seniors to lead the team next season, hopefully back to the NCAA tournament.
All three have different leadership qualities and are important in the chemistry of the team.
To start with, Ally Disterhoft was voted second team All-Big Ten last year and started in 84 of 103 games.
Alexa Kastanek played in 99 games, with 20 starts, and led the Hawkeyes with 56 3-pointers last season.

Goodbye Bob

Legendary Iowa broadcaster Bob Brooks passed away last weekend.
I had the privilege of meeting and getting to know Bob a little bit when I started covering the Hawkeyes for the North Liberty Leader in 2001.
The thing that made Bob so special was that he treated everyone the same.
Whether you were a high-profile coach, like Hayden Fry, or a weekly sports writer like me.
He also had time to talk and I loved to talk to him about those great Hawkeye football teams in the ‘50s.

Solon clobbers Anamosa

Lady Spartans score 32 runs while allowing none

SOLON– In took only six innings for the Lady Spartans to score 32 runs in a doubleheader sweep over Anamosa June 27.
Solon’s varsity softball squad defeated Anamosa, 12-0 and 20-0.
The Lady Spartan pitchers– McKenna Miller and Kayla West– limited Anamosa to a single hit between the two games.
In the 12-0 win, senior Monika Bevans hit her 12th home run of the season and collected three RBI. Senior Sydney Lawson also homered, her second of the year, and scored three times.

Spartans and Clippers split

Solon rallies back for 7-6 win but CCA takes baseball nightcap, 6-3

TIFFIN– It was a night of rallies earning wins as the Solon Spartans tangled with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers in Tiffin Thursday, June 23.
The Spartans gave up a 3-1 lead in the opener as the Clippers put forth a five-run effort in the bottom of the fourth inning for a 6-3 lead. However, one run in the fifth and a three-run rally in the top of the sixth clinched the 7-6 win for Solon.

NLYBS tournament underway

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball League kicked off its 2016 junior and senior tournaments Monday, June 27, at Penn Meadows and Koser parks in North Liberty.
Nearly a thousand kids registered in the league this year, putting the total team count at 83.
The semi-final round will take place Friday, July 1, with the junior divisions beginning at 5:15 p.m. and the senior divisions at 7 p.m. all at Penn Meadows.
For a detailed view of the tournament brackets, visit the NLYBS website at www.eteamz.com/NLYBS.

Creek Girls break even

CCA goes 2-2, with wins over Union and Tipton

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls’ softball team broke even in their home softball tournament held Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, at the University of Iowa’s softball complex.
The Clippers opened with a pair of wins, knocking off LaPorte City-Union, 6-0, and spanking Tipton, 11-1. However, the tide turned on Saturday with a pair of losses to West Branch and Fairfield as the Clippers fell 6-5 and 5-3, respectively.

Spartans and Clippers split doubleheader

Solon rallies back for 7-6 win but CCA takes baseball nightcap, 6-3

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– It was a night of rallies earning wins as the Solon Spartans tangled with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers in Tiffin Thursday, June 23.
The Spartans gave up a 3-1 lead in the opener as the Clippers put forth a five-run effort in the bottom of the fourth inning for a 6-3 lead. However, one run in the fifth and a three-run rally in the top of the sixth clinched the 7-6 win for Solon.

Clippers split with Vikings in WaMaC doubleheader

North Liberty Leader
VINTON– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity baseball team moved to 9-14 overall following a WaMaC conference doubleheader split Monday, June 20, in Vinton against the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings. The Clippers took the opener, 5-2, but fell, 9-3, in the nightcap.
Cappy’s Boys struck first at the top of the opening game’s first inning as Jake Neubauer scored on a Robby Swails fly-ball double to right field.

Cappy’s boys get the sweep

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TIFFIN– Cappy’s Boys, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers, took the first half of a WaMaC conference varsity baseball doubleheader 6-4 back on May 27. However, imminent storms washed out the nightcap until Friday, June 24, when the Blue Raiders returned.
Once again, however, the Clippers won the night, this time 11-3.