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June 14th, 2017

Big Ten champs for the first time

Hawk Talk

It kind of surprised me to find out that when Iowa won the Big Ten baseball championship on Sunday May 28, it was the first time the Hawkeyes were Big Ten champs.
The Hawks went 4-1 in the tournament beating Maryland and Nebraska, losing to Minnesota and then beating the Gophers in a second game before finally knocking out Northwestern in the championship, 13-4.
The Hawks automatically qualified to the NCAA regionals for the second time in three years.

James E. “Harry” Manary

James E. “Harry” Manary, 89, died peacefully Friday, June 9, at Mercy Hospice surrounded by his family.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, June 13, at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, with Rev. Randy Harker officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery. A time of fellowship was held at The Kirkwood Room (next to the funeral home). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Mercy Foundation for the Mercy Hospice.
James was born Feb. 19, 1928, the son of Chester and Nellie (Woods) Manary. James married Carol Grecian on Jan. 5, 1949, in Wapello.

Just what, exactly does that mean?

Food For Thought

I seem to watch more television these days than I once did. I suppose it’s because I’m not as busy– physically, at least, though my mind continues to flit around like orioles in the orchard and has me believing I’m busy even if I’m not. I used to hear television more than see it. I’d catch the news while I was cooking supper but it was mostly audio– the video consisted of mere glimpses, and continuity was spotty since the remote was always in someone else’s hands. Today, I get control of that little black box and am allowed to sit and watch every minute of a program.

June 9th

Season ends in shutout stunner for Clipper girls

Grinnell sinks CCA, 2-0, in regional semifinal

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TIFFIN– The season ended in a shocking fashion Tuesday, May 30, for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls soccer team, The Tigers from Grinnell-Newburg won the Class 2A regional semifinal match with a 2-0 shutout.
The Tigers struck first, 10 minutes into the match, and scored their second goal with 7:53 left in the first half. The Clippers’ best chance for a goal came in the second half with a penalty kick after Grinnell’s keeper tackled Hannah Bormann in the box. Unfortunately her shot was deflected.

And the last shall be first

IC West High Trojans go from 8th seed to state 3A soccer champs

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DES MOINES– Iowa City West High’s Trojans went from the bottom of the 2017 Class 3A State Soccer Tournament brackets (eighth seed) to the top, claiming their ninth state championship Saturday, June 3, at the Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines.
The Trojans, led by veteran coach Brad Stiles, entered the tournament with a 13-7 record and were pitted against No. 1 seed Cedar Rapids Prairie in the quarterfinals on Thursday, June 1.

June 8th

Women of Troy roll over the River Queens

10-0 regional semifinal leads to 4-1 final win and Des Moines

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IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy earned a trip to Des Moines and the 2017 Class 3A State Soccer Tournament, which kicks off Thursday, June 8, and runs through Saturday, June 10, at the Cownie Soccer Complex in southeast Des Moines.

Creek Girls start out 3-1 on the diamond

CCA wins two from Marion, splits with West Delaware

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OXFORD– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity softball team moved to a 2-3 mark following a pair of doubleheaders against Marion and West Delaware. The season opened on May 24 with a double-loss to Dyersville Beckman in Dyersville.

Creek Boys make history, pull off a road doubleheader sweep of the Raiders

CCA wins 9-1 and 4-2 over Williamsburg

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WILLIAMSBURG– Clear Creek Amana’s varsity baseball team made some history for the program Monday, June 5, with a doubleheader sweep of the Williamsburg Raiders in Williamsburg. The Clippers took the opener 9-1 and won the nightcap, 4-2.
“That’s our first sweep of Williamsburg since I’ve been here,” Coach Brent Henry said. Henry took over the program in 2013.

North Liberty Community Pantry 5th Annual Turkey Trot 10K, 5K and 1-Mile(ish) Event July 8

NORTH LIBERTY– Grab your shoes and join North Liberty Community Pantry on July 8, at 9 a.m. for the 5th annual Turkey Trot 10k, 5k, and 1-Mile(ish) Event, sponsored by University of Iowa Community Credit Union (UICCU). Runners and walkers, of all ages, are invited to register in advance at getmeregistered.com/NorthLibertyTurkeyTrot as the race is expected to sell out quickly.

Season ends in shutout stunner for Clipper girls

Grinnell sinks CCA, 2-0, in regional semifinal

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The season ended in a shocking fashion Tuesday, May 30, for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls soccer team, The Tigers from Grinnell-Newburg won the Class 2A regional semifinal match with a 2-0 shutout.
The Tigers struck first, 10 minutes into the match, and scored their second goal with 7:53 left in the first half. The Clippers’ best chance for a goal came in the second half with a penalty kick after Grinnell’s keeper tackled Hannah Bormann in the box. Unfortunately her shot was deflected.