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October 4th, 2017

Robert L. Jedlicka

Robert “Bob” L. Jedlicka, 81, of Solon, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Celebration of Life Services were held Saturday, Sept. 30, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, Sept. 29, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre. See www.broshchapel.com for the full obituary.

News deja vu

Food For Thought

With all the things going on in this world of ours, I can’t believe that our news-gatherers find it necessary to report the same events several times in a day– sometimes even several times during one half-hour newscast. I turn on the evening news which reports a half-hour of local, national and world news, followed by a half-hour of national and world news from one of the big networks, and then another half-hour from the local station. During those 90 minutes, I am told about the “biggest” stories a minimum of three times, but often, eight or nine times.

Not real pretty

Hawk Talk
Iowa falls to Spartans, 17-10

I’ve talked about how I’d rather win and not look good as opposed to losing and looking great, but when you lose and look bad, that’s another story.
The Hawkeye defense gave Iowa a chance, but the offense started slow and kept shooting itself in the foot in a 17-10 road loss to Michigan State Sept. 30 in Lansing.
The Hawk offense could only come up with 11 first downs, 0.8 yards per carry on the ground and 4-14 on third down conversions.

September 27th

Boats give Pointers a bath

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

CENTER POINT– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers (“Boats”) built upon momentum gained in a 51-0 Homecoming win over Maquoketa the week before, traveling to Center Point Friday, Sept. 22, and knocking off Center Point-Urbana, 35-14. The win improved the Boats’ district record to 2-1 and overall record to 2-3.

Women of Troy win Cougar Invite

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s varsity swimming and diving team won Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s 2017 Cougar Invitational Saturday, Sept. 23, at Kennedy High. The Women of Troy edged Pleasant Valley 492 to 484 while the host Cougars were third (374) and rival City High was fifth (228).
Aurora Roghair won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:55.42 and the 100-yard freestyle in 54.28 seconds while Lilly Ernst took the 100-yard butterfly in 59.37 seconds.

Trojans reign at Eastern Iowa Classic XC Meet

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

CEDAR RAPIDS– While many area schools called off classes early Thursday, Sept. 21, due to heat and humidity, the West High Trojans competed in Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s 2017 Eastern Iowa Classic cross country meet at Seminole Valley Park, in northeast Cedar Rapids. The Trojans topped the five-team field with 43 points. Cedar Rapids Washington was the runner-up with 50, while the host Cougars were third, one-point behind the Warriors at 51. Cedar Rapids Xavier and Iowa City Regina rounded out the field of competitors.

Women of Troy fall to Saints

CR Xavier wins, 3-2, over Iowa City West

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy fell 3-2 to No. 1 in Class 4A Cedar Rapids Xavier, at home, Tuesday, Sept. 19, in a Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) match-up. The Women of Troy took the first set, 26-24, but dropped the second set, 23-25, before flipping the score on the Saints, 25-23, in game three. Xavier took the fourth set, 25-21, and held on for a 15-12 win in the fourth set.

Creek Girls bit by Stormin’ Pointers, 3-0

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

CENTER POINT–— Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls fell, 3-0 (25-18, 25-17 and 25-12), to the Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Center Point.

Women of Troy third at Rim Rock Farm XC Classic

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Lead
LAWRENCE, Kan.– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy ran in the University of Kansas’ Rim Rock Farm High School Cross Country Classic Saturday, Sept. 23, and finished third in the Girls-Gold Varsity Division. St. James Academy won the division with 144 points followed by Millard West (149) and West High (158).
Bailey Nock was third in 18:49.30, one second behind the runner-up, Makenzie Stucker of Raymore-Peculiar High School, and a little more than 30 seconds behind winner Victoria Findley from Blue Springs South High School (Kan.).

Back in Green and Gold

Lynn takes over Women of Troy softball, again

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– A familiar face returns to the Iowa City West High softball diamond next summer as Barb Lynn has been hired as the head coach for the West High Women of Troy varsity softball program.
Athletic Director Craig Huegel recommended Lynn for the position on Sept. 5 and she was approved by the Iowa City Community School District’s Board of Education on Tuesday, Sept. 12. She replaces Justin Lutjen, who resigned at the conclusion of the 2017 season.