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Beat the Bitter is back

Second annual winter event on course to be bigger, better

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NORTH LIBERTY– How do you coax Iowans out of hibernation? With fireworks, a 5K and Snuggies, of course.
Those are just a few things scheduled for North Liberty’s second annual Beat the Bitter, a two-day festival filled with winter games and good cheer.

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Iowa City West runs away from Linn-Mar, 80-59

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MARION– Bergie’s (Iowa City West High Coach Steve Bergman’s) Boys put up their third consecutive win after a pre-Christmas loss Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Marion at the expense of the Linn-Mar Lions. The West High Trojans licked the Lions, 80-59, and improved their record to 8-1 while dropping the Lions to 4-5.
West pulled ahead 22-15 in the first period and held a 40-32 advantage at the half. The Trojans led 53-44 going into the final eight minutes.

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CCA Kindergarten Round-up begins

NORTH LIBERTY– All parents in the Clear Creek Amana School District with children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 15, and are planning on sending their children to school in August are asked to call the elementary school their child will attend.
Those who reside in Iowa County, call 319-622-3255. For those who reside in Johnson County, call 319-828-4505 (Clear Creek Elementary), 319-626-3950 (North Bend Elementary), or 319-545-2081 (Tiffin Elementary).
Those who are not sure which school attendance area their home is in may call any of the numbers for assistance.

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NLYBS registration now open

NORTH LIBERTY– Registration for the North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS) 25th Anniversary Season is open.
Sign-ups are due at www.eteamz.com/NLYBS by Friday, March 3. Leagues are available for boys and girls age 4 through eighth grade. Scholarships are available.
New this year is first grade baseball, and third grade rookie players will also have the opportunity to pitch. Umpires will also be needed and must be at least 14 years old. Training is provided.

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IC West falls, 40-33, to CR Kennedy’s wrestlers

IOWA CITY– The Trojans of Iowa City West High fell, 40-33, in a varsity wrestling match with Cedar Rapids Kennedy Thursday, Jan. 5, at West High.
West High’s Carter Rohweder (160 pounds), Hans Von Rabenau (106), Keaton Speicher (113) and Nelson Brands (152) all won by fall. Rohweder pinned Hunter Erickson in 2:57, Von Rabenau took down Ben Hoeger in 2:51, Speicher pinned Gabe Long in 2:40 and Brands pinned Logen Benion in 3:45. Guy Snow (285) took a 13-8 decision from Kennedy’s Josh Vis.

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Trojans earn double dual sweep in Waterloo

C West takes down Wahlert and Waterloo West
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WATERLOO– Iowa City West High’s wrestling Trojans swept a double dual meet Thursday, Jan. 12, in Waterloo against Waterloo West High and Dubuque Wahlert Catholic.
The Trojan junior varsity (JV) took down Wahlert, 47-14, with Will Hoeft (182 pounds) earning a 20-4 technical fall over Wahlert’s Jace Kunkel, Mitchell Sorge (195) pinned Wahlert’s Kayden Weig in 50 seconds and Kaleb Williams (132) pinned Wahlert’s Charlie Vandermillen in 3:27.

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Trojans ninth at Bettendorf Midwest Shootout wrestling tourney

Speicher and Brands win, Stumpf comes home in second place

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BETTENDORF– West High’s wrestlers finished the two-day Midwest Shootout hosted by Bettendorf High School in ninth place. The tournament kicked off on Friday, Jan. 13, and wrapped up on Saturday, Jan. 14, with Johnston taking the team championship with 241.5 points. The host Bulldogs were seventh with 147.0 points and West High’s Trojans were ninth with 122.5.
Keaton Speicher and Nelson Brands earned crowns at 113 and 152 pounds, respectively, while Ashton Stumpf finished the weekend in second place at 170 pounds.

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Trojan swimmers 4th at Linn-Mar invite

Hajek and Griffis earn individual wins

MARION– Iowa City West High’s Izaak Hajek and Lane Griffis swam their way to individual victory Saturday, Jan. 7, at Linn-Mar High School’s boy’s invitational swimming meet. Hajek, a freshman, won the 200-yard Individual Medley (IM) in 2:03.61 while Griffis, a junior, won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:01/85. The West High Trojans placed fourth overall in team points with 350 behind meet champion Dowling Catholic (West Des Moines), Pleasant Valley and Monona Grove Boys Swim and Dive Team.

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IC West swimmers win, 118-51, over CR Washington

Trojans submerse the Warriors

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The West High swimmers traveled to Cedar Rapids Washington Tuesday, Jan. 10, for a dual meet with the Warriors and prevailed, 118-51. The junior varsity (JV) also won, sinking the Warriors, 122-44.
Lane Griffis won both the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events in 1:53.10 and 5:03.10, and Oliver Martin was also a double winner with victories in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events in 21.80 and 48.46 seconds. Izaak Hajek won the 100-yard butterfly in 55.75 seconds, while Ben Berhow took the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:02.81.

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Women of Troy humble the Lions

Iowa City West pulls away from Linn-Mar, 56-36

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IOWA CITY– West High’s No. 3-ranked Women of Troy were a thorn in the Lions’ paws, tripping up 12th-ranked Linn-Mar, 56-36, Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the West High gym.
Linn-Mar pulled ahead for a 19-13 lead at the end of the first period, but the West High defense held the Lions to only four points in the second quarter. Meanwhile, the Women of Troy poured in 13 points for a 26-23 lead at the half. The second half belonged to West High, which sported a 39-30 lead going into the final quarter.

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