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January 24th

NL council votes to help fund Community ID

Four new social services grants also approved

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty is well on board with doing good.
The city council doled out contributions to several social service projects, as well as the county-wide Community ID program, at its Jan. 12 meeting.
As city staff works on a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, the council was asked again about its willingness to help foot the bill for Johnson County’s Community ID program out of this year’s budget.

Clinton scheduled to visit North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY–North Liberty Mayor Amy Nielsen has received an RSVP to an exclusive invitation; former U.S. Secretary of State and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is planning a visit to North Liberty on Sunday, Jan. 24.
As of press time, Nielsen had no details on Clinton’s visit, other than the date. Nielsen said she would make details available to the public as soon as they were confirmed.

Former U.S. Secretary of State visits North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential caucus status has brought many prestigious guests from the political arena to Eastern Iowa.
Last Sunday, it was North Liberty’s turn to host one of the nation’s– and the world’s– most influential.

Clipper boys win over Independence

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TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clipper boys varsity basketball squad improved to 5-5 overall with its second win in a row Tuesday, Jan. 12, as they put down the Mustangs of Independence, 57-54.

Iowa City West boys best Linn-Mar Lions, 77-71

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans improved to 8-3 overall with a 77-71 win over the Linn-Mar Lions in Iowa City Jan. 15.
The Lions took a 19-15 lead at the end of the first period and held a 38-37 advantage at the half despite a 22-point effort by West. The Trojans took the lead in the third period 57-53 before holding on for the win.
Wali Parks had an outstanding night for West with 24 points. Devontae Lane (16 points), Patrick McCaffery (14 points) and Nate Barnes (13) provided support in a game that saw Connor McCaffery and Tanner Lohaus sidelined due to injury.

Trojan wrestlers compete at Midwest Shoot Out

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BETTENDORF– West High’s wrestlers competed in the Midwest Shoot Out hosted by Bettendorf High School on Saturday, Jan. 16, with teams from Antioch (Ill.), Assumption, Benilde-St. Margaret (Minn.), Bettendorf, Burlington, Camanche, Davenport West, Johnston, Kearney (Mo.), Newton, Oswego East High School (Ill.), Oswego High School (Ill.), Pleasant Valley, Urbandale, Waterloo West, Waukee and Waverly-Shell Rock.
Donovan Doyle was the champion at 195 pounds, Nelson Brands was third at 138 pounds and Carter Rohweder was fifth at 160 pounds, as was Guy Snow at 220.

Iowa City West boys best Linn-Mar Lions, 77-71

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans improved to 8-3 overall with a 77-71 win over the Linn-Mar Lions in Iowa City Jan. 15.
The Lions took a 19-15 lead at the end of the first period and held a 38-37 advantage at the half despite a 22-point effort by West. The Trojans took the lead in the third period 57-53 before holding on for the win.
Wali Parks had an outstanding night for West with 24 points. Devontae Lane (16 points), Patrick McCaffery (14 points) and Nate Barnes (13) provided support in a game that saw Connor McCaffery and Tanner Lohaus sidelined due to injury.

Trojan varsity bowlers split on the lanes with the Lions

Wood, Lovell lead West team

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IOWA CITY– West High varsity bowlers split with the Linn-Mar Lions Friday, Jan. 15, with the boys winning 3,053 to 3,033 and the girls falling 2,425 to 1,985 at Colonial Lanes.
Patrick Wood led the Trojans with 499 while Samantha Lovell was the Women of Troy’s top bowler with 297.
The West High junior varsity (JV) teams topped the Lions with the boys winning 2,349 to 2,330 and the girls winning 1,826 to 1,617. Ryan Stark led the JV Trojans with 421 while Shatiana Cooper led the Women of Troy with 259.

Iowa City West Swimmers 112, City High 58

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IOWA CITY– West High’s swimmers dunked the City High Little Hawks, 112-58, in a dual meet Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center.
Lane Griffis won for West in the 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke, Noah Bruns took the 50 and 100 freestyle events while Will Scott won the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.
Nasim Abu-Dagga, Ben Berhow, Brennon Keen and Bruns took the 200 medley relay; Berhow, Sam Deyak, Bruns and Scott teamed up to win the 200 freestyle relay while Ethan McAreavy, Deyak, Mason Wang and Scott won the 400 freestyle relay.

Strong second half powers Clippers past Indians

CCA boys 56, Marion 47

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MARION– A 41-point second half effort boosted the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers boys’ varsity basketball squad past the Marion Indians Friday, Jan. 15, on the Indians’ hunting grounds.
Marion opened with an 11-7 lead after the first and was up 22-15 at the half. The Creek Boys unleashed a 21-point barrage in the third period while holding Marion to 16 points. CCA added 20 points in the fourth quarter while limiting Marion to only nine for the win.