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May 7th, 2017

Peter “Pete” A. Rudish Jr.

Peter “Pete” A. Rudish Jr., 67, of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. The family greeted friends May 3 at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 4, at First Assembly of God, Cedar Rapids, conducted by Reverend Rick Gail and Reverend Brad Singleton. The family will greet friends one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will be at a later date.

The state of Swisher

Mayor Chris Taylor helps chart the future of small-town Iowa

SWISHER– Running for city office, and most recently for chair of the Johnson County Democrats, both sort of came about by accident, said Swisher Mayor Chris Taylor.
Happy accidents, he noted, that began with his bid for a Swisher City Council seat in January 2014.
“I remember sitting at my kitchen table and thinking, ‘Well this isn’t something I’ve done before,’” he shared. “I have no background in politics, but I thought it’d be a good way to get to know my community better, help the community ask some bigger questions about what it wanted to be, where it wanted to go.”

April 29th

Clear Creek Amana golf

Creek Girls third at Williamsburg quad

Greathouse leads with 51

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WILLIAMSBURG– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls golf team placed third in a four-team field Monday, April 17, at Williamsburg’s quad meet. Vinton-Shellsburg won the meet with a total score of 190, followed by the host Raiders (192), the Clippers (218) and Marion (224).
Allison Greathouse led the Creek Girls with a 51, followed by Emma Davis (52), Sheyanne Koethe (56), Payton Beckler (59), Thea Clennon (60) and Emily Greathouse (63).

Creek Boys survive two tough matches for six consecutive wins

CCA sinks Bobcats and Stormin’ Pointers on the pitch

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys soccer team picked up a pair of wins Tuesday, April 18, and Thursday, April 20, against Benton Community and Center Point-Urbana (CP-U).
The action started in Van Horne with a 1-0 win over the Bobcats. A scoreless first half led to a Wyatt Sedlacek ball connecting with Mitch Evans. Evans blew past the Benton Community keeper for the goal.

Clipper girls fourth at Washington Meet

Stratton, Barker and the Rollers come home in runner-up spots

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WASHINGTON– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) girls track and field team placed fourth Thursday, April 20, at Washington’s 43rd annual girls meet. Benton Community won the meet with 139 team points, followed by Mount Pleasant (122), the host Demons (101), the Creek Girls (88), Fort Madison (69) and Albia (60).

Women of Troy remain undefeated on the courts

IC West knocks off Wahlert and Hempstead without key player
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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy varsity tennis team improved to 10-0 overall and 7-0 in Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) play Saturday, April 22, by defeating Dubuque Wahlert (5-4) and Dubuque Hempstead (6-3) at home.

Women of Troy cool the Cougars

IC West defeats Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 2-1

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy knocked off the sixth-ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars, 2-1, on the Cougars’ pitch Tuesday, April 18.
Regan Steigleder struck in the 20th minute off an assist from both Emma Cooper and Leah Rhodes for a 1-0 lead. The Cougars tied the match 1-1 just before halftime on a penalty kick due to a “hand ball in the box,” according to West High coach David Rosenthal.
Steigleder broke the tie in the second half with a 40-yard missile in the 44th minute.

Women of Troy ninth in CRANDIC golf meet

West High’s Amelon is the medalist

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MARION– The Iowa City West High varsity girls golf team finished ninth in the nine-team field of the 2017 CRANDIC meet held Wednesday, April 19, at the Gardner Golf Course, in Marion.
Cedar Rapids Kennedy won the meet with a total score of 389, followed by Cedar Rapids Prairie (390), Cedar Rapids Washington (394), Linn-Mar (404), Cedar Rapids Jefferson (422), Cedar Rapids Xavier (427), Marion (434), Iowa City High (435) and the Women of Troy (439).
West High’s Jordan Amelon medaled with an 84.

West High qualifies 16 for Drake Relays

Nock and Welch in three events for Women of Troy

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DES MOINES– Iowa City West High will be well-represented this week in the 2017 Drake Relays with the Trojans sending student athletes in 13 events and the Women of Troy qualifying in 14.
Kolby Greiner, Bailey Nock, Gabby Skopec and Valerie Welch are slated to compete in multiple events over the three-day weekend. Greiner made it into the boys’ 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs while Skopec is in the girls’ 800, 1,500 and 3,000-meter run. Welch qualified in the 110-meter high hurdles, 400-meter low hurdles and long jump.

A clean sweep for the Trojans, Women of Troy

West High takes both rivalry matches against City High

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy and Trojans both emerged victorious Friday, April 21, after the annual rivalry doubleheader against City High.
The Women of Troy opened the evening with a 2-0 win to stay undefeated with a 7-0 record while dropping City to 4-3. Rachel Olson bombed the Little Hawks’ goal in the final minute of the first half for a 1-0 lead that Regan Steigleder built on with a goal in the second half. Katie McGrane made nine saves in the goal for West to preserve the shutout.