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Chris Umscheid

Lady Spartans take two from Clippers

Solon wins 8-4 and 8-5

OXFORD– They welcomed an old friend back in Oxford.
Jim White and his Solon Lady Spartans traveled to McAreavy Field in Oxford Wednesday, June 14, for a varsity doubleheader with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers.

Bolts light up the J-Hawks

Liberty High freshmen win, 11-1 and 15-4, over CR Jefferson

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s freshman baseball team fried the J-Hawks of Cedar Rapids Jefferson in a doubleheader Tuesday, June 13, at Penn Meadows Park in North Liberty under sweltering heat.
The Bolts took game one, 11-1, in four innings with a two-RBI triple in the first inning from Nolan Frey.
Sam Rechkemmer doubled in the second inning, while Alec Boldt knocked a three-RBI double to make it 6-0 for Liberty. Isaac Bender and Tyler Dahm drove in runs in the third making it 9-1, while Carter Fedeler drove in the winning run in the bottom of the fourth.

Lady Spartans take two from the Creek Girls in Oxford

Solon wins 8-4 and 8-5

OXFORD– They welcomed an old friend back in Oxford.
Jim White and his Solon Lady Spartans traveled to McAreavy Field in Oxford Wednesday, June 14, for a varsity doubleheader with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers.

Sparking community interest

NORTH LIBERTY ON FIRE: A three-part series

Recruitment and retention prove difficult for NLFD

NORTH LIBERTY– Hiring and retaining volunteers has proven especially challenging, not just for the North Liberty Fire Department (NLFD), but also for volunteer fire departments across Iowa and across the nation.
More households rely on two or more incomes, parents are busy with their kids’ many activities and the basic time requirement placed on a volunteer firefighter for initial and on-going training has also increased significantly over the years.

Lightning strikes the Lady J-Hawks

Liberty puts up 37 runs in home doubleheader

North Liberty Leader
CORALVILLE– Maybe the Johnson County storm siren test commencing just before the first pitch was an omen as the Liberty High Lightning unleashed a storm on the Jefferson J-Hawks Wednesday, June 7, at the Coralville Youth Sports Complex. The Lightning moved to 11-3 on the season with a 15-5 and 22-0 pounding of Jefferson.

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.

New station, new protocol needed

NORTH LIBERTY ON FIRE: A three-part series

Looking at emergency medical services response

North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– The concept of implementing Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD), was the biggest take-away from a recent fire consultant report for North Liberty City Administrator Ryan Heiar.
Donald Cox, a consultant in emergency services and retired West Des Moines fire chief, was hired to conduct the study presented to the city council at their March 14 regular meeting.

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.

Women of Troy roll over the River Queens

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

North Liberty Leader
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.

Charlie’s thinking deep

Preview: Iowa City West varsity baseball

North Liberty Leader

Seven honorees added to Veterans Trail

Solon Economist
CORALVILLE LAKE– For the 28th year, veterans from across Johnson County were honored with having their names placed along the Veterans Trail near the East Overlook to the Coralville Dam. Retired Major General Robert Sentman presided over the 45-minute ceremony on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.

NORTH LIBERTY ON FIRE:

A three-part series

Consultant looks at the NLFD with an eye toward the future

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Fire Department (NLFD) was formally organized in 1945 when the city was small and well separated from its neighboring towns. Now, the department, which covers North Liberty as well as Penn and Madison townships (56 square miles total), protects the lives and property of over 22,000 inhabitants.