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A Real Deals Reboot

New owners remodel home décor store

NORTH LIBERTY– Sometimes you have to tear it down to build it back up again.
That was the case for Real Deals on Home Décor, which has spent the better part of January undergoing a major facelift. Located at 225 Beaver Kreek Centre, the business will host a grand re-opening Thursday, Feb. 1 through 3 to honor the occasion.
“We tore everything down,” said Dawn Lenth, who purchased Real Deals with her husband Brian on Dec. 29 last year. “All the walls came down, and we had to go through and do a full inventory and just start packing stuff up so we can start rebuilding.”

Skate country

Local communities provide free outdoor skating rinks

JOHNSON COUNTY– “The best things in life are free,” sang Barrett Strong on his 1959 single “Money (That’s What I Want).”
The cities of North Liberty, Solon and Ely found a way to capitalize on Iowa’s traditionally cold winters and are offering free outdoor ice skating in designated areas.
Ever since Mike Reeves, the Solon Parks and Rec activities director, can remember, that’s the way it’s been in Solon.
He said he couldn’t tell you when the city started it or why, every winter the city has flooded their outdoor skating area with a hydrant and a series of hoses.

January 28th

Creek Boys split on Don Bosco’s mats

Don Bosco takes down Clippers, CCA prevails over Buccaneers

GILBERTVILLE– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity wrestlers split in a triangular meet Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Gilbertville, at Don Bosco Catholic High School, falling to Don Bosco and defeating East Buchanan.
The Dons took the Creek Boys down, 61-15, with Andrew Rohret (145 pounds) taking a 7-4 decision from the Don Bosco’s Logan Lutgen, Nick Collins (182) winning by fall over Bosco’s Graham Hirschauer in 1:22 and Tanner Cochran (220) pinning Bosco’s Austin Svoboda in 3:41.

Trojans undefeated in the pool

IC West drenches Linn-Mar, 104-66

MARION– Iowa City West High’s Trojan swim team finished the regular season undefeated in dual meets with a 104-66 drenching of Linn-Mar in the Lions’ pool Jan. 16. The junior varsity (JV) squad soaked the Lions, 96.5–73.5, for the sweep.
Individual varsity winners for West High included Izaak Hajek in the 200-yard individual medley (IM) and the 100-yard butterfly, Lane Griffis in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events and Ben Berhow in the 100-yard breaststroke.

CCA defeats Benton on the road

Creek Girls sail past Bobcats, 56-23

VAN HORNE– Clear Creek Amana’s varsity girls basketball team improved to 8-5 Tuesday, Jan. 16, on the road at Benton Community with a 56-23 win over the Bobcats.
The Clippers pounded their hosts 15-2 in the first period and held a 33-7 halftime advantage. The Creek Girls’ attack continued in the second half as they outscored Benton 17-8 in the third for a 50-15 lead going into the final quarter.

West wrestlers defeat Jefferson and Xavier

Trojans sweep J-Hawks and Saints in double dual

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s varsity wrestlers had a successful evening Thursday, Jan. 18, sweeping a double dual meet with the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks and the Saints of Cedar Rapids Xavier, at Xavier.

Trojans first loss of the season

Cedar Falls edges Iowa City West High, 55-54

CEDAR FALLS– Even the smoothest running machine is prone to malfunction at times, and that includes the machine that is Iowa City West High’s varsity boys basketball team. The Trojans, who have rolled over 10 consecutive opponents, had their perfect record scrapped, 55-54, in an upset loss to the Cedar Falls Tigers on Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Cedar Falls.

West High swimmers win divisional title

Trojans second in MVC swimming Super Meet

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IOWA CITY– The Cedar Falls Tigers won the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) swimming Super Meet Saturday, Jan. 20, at the University of Iowa’s Aquatic Center in Iowa City. The Tigers edged out the Iowa City West High Trojans, 331-305, for the honors. The Trojans topped the divisional rankings, however, with 491 points to runner-up Linn-Mar’s 465.
Izaak Hajek won both divisional and super meet titles in the 100-yard butterfly with a 52.02 seconds effort.

MVC Super Meet results for Iowa City West High

Liberty wrestlers fall in Mount Vernon

Mustangs and Trojans short out the Lightning

MOUNT VERNON– The Liberty High varsity wrestlers had a tough night on the mats Thursday, Jan. 18, in Mount Vernon as they squared-off against the Mount Vernon Mustangs and South Tama Trojans in a double dual meet.
The Mustangs dropped the Lightning, 63-16, with Kaleb Williams (138 pounds) winning by fall over the Mustangs’ Seth Moore in 3:20, Ashton Barker taking a 12-1 major decision (MD) from Mount Vernon’s Mitchell Louwagie and Klein Thoensen (152) pinning the Mustangs’ Andrew Louwagie in 1:18.

Women of Troy fall to out of state Raiders

Bollingbrook wins, 61-58 in OT

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy suffered their third loss of the season on Monday, Jan. 15, as the Raiders of Bollingbrook, Ill. spent part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in an interstate varsity contest at West High. The Raiders knocked off the West High squad, 61-58, in overtime.