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Chris Umscheid

Let LeaderSHIP set sail

Charting a new course for young leaders

TIFFIN— A legitimate function of schools is to develop productive members of society, which means instilling leadership qualities, not only to develop leaders now but in the future, as well. Clear Creek Amana (CCA) has sponsored a leadership program since 2015, but expanded it with their first LeaderSHIP Summit Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the high school. Nearly 200 students from CCA and surrounding school districts listened to five speakers mingle life lessons with goal setting and the principles of leadership.

West runs away from CR Prairie

Trojans top Prairie Hawks, 48-28

IOWA CITY– It was a happy Homecoming for Iowa City West High as the Trojans rolled over the Prairie Hawks from Cedar Rapids Prairie, 48-28, Friday, Sept. 22.
Both teams were 4-0 coming into the contest, which tied twice in the first half.
Traevis Buchanan took an Evan Flitz pass to the end zone with 6:43 left in the first quarter to give the Trojans a 6-0 lead, which was boosted by a successful point-after kick from Lucas Karwal.

ICCSD, CCA bond projects passed

Bond issues pass and new representatives join school boards

IOWA CITY– Voters approved bond issue referendums for the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) and the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district Tuesday, Sept. 12, with margins above the required 60 percent supermajority.

NLFD dedicates memorial to firefighters

NORTH LIBERTY– A new stone monument stands outside the North Liberty Fire Department (NLFD), a memorial tribute to all who have served the volunteer fire department with honor, dignity and devotion. The department dedicated the memorial on Monday, Sept. 11, a day American firefighters consider sacred, Interim Fire Chief William Schmooke explained.

Clippers sail over Cardinals

CCA gets season’s first win on Homecoming over Maquoketa

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity football team earned its first victory of the 2017 season with a 51-0 Homecoming win Friday, Sept. 15, over the Maquoketa Cardinals. The win moved “the Boats” to 1-3 overall while dropping the red birds to 0-4.
The Boats fired their first salvo of the night with 5:34 remaining in the first quarter when Ethan Postler connected with Darius Moore for a touchdown. Mitch Evans nailed the point-after kick and CCA had a 7-0 lead.

Women of Troy swim to second at Little Hawks Invitational

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy swam and dove to the runner-up spot in City High’s 2017 Little Hawk Invitational Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center. Bettendorf claimed the team championship with 468 points followed by West High (384), Ankeny (361), Cedar Rapids Kennedy (248) and West Des Moines Valley (214). The host Little Hawks were sixth with 196 team points.

Lightning VB strikes to 1-2 at Wahawk Invitational Meet

LeeAnn Potter leads Liberty High with 22 kills

North Liberty Leader
WATERLOO– Liberty High’s varsity volleyball squad competed in the Waterloo West High Wahawk Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday, Sept. 15, and ended the day with a 1-2 showing.
The Lightning fell 2-0 (21-17 and 21-13) to the Wahawks, defeated Don Bosco 2-1 (21-18, 16-21, 15-10) and were grounded by Decorah 2-0 (21-15, 25-23). LeeAnn Potter led the Bolts with 22 kills and five aces with support from Olivia Slattery with 10 kills and five aces.

IC West swims past CR Kennedy, 128-58

CORALVILLE– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy swim team dunked the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars, 128-58, Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Coralville Recreation Center.
Varsity winners for West High included Melanie Housenga (200-yard freestyle), Lilly Ernst (200-yard Individual Medley (IM), 100-yard butterfly), Izabel Houselog (50-yard freestyle), Aurora Roghair (100-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke), Alleyna Thomas (500-yard freestyle) and Jenny Geng (100-yard breaststroke).

Trojans tie with Waukee at Heartland XC Classic

Greiner finishes ninth in varsity race

AMES– Des Moines Roosevelt High School hosted its 2017 Heartland Classic Cross Country Invitational Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Iowa State University’s course in Ames with 32 teams from across Iowa and five other states participating.
Iowa City West High’s Trojans tied with Waukee in team points for 15th with 396 while Edina, Minn., won the varsity race with a team score of 84 points. Cedar Rapids Prairie was seventh (237) while City High placed 13th in team points with 388.
Kolby Greiner led West High with a ninth-place finish in 16:15.6.

Clear Creek girls fall to Independence

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers became another casualty of the Independence Mustangs on Tuesday, Sept. 12, as Indee swept the Clippers, 3-0, in Tiffin. The Mustangs improved to 13-1 and were the eighth-ranked team in Class 4A according to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s (IGHSAU) Sept. 7 rankings. The Clippers fell to 6-9 in the wake of the Mustangs’ visit.
Indee took the first set, 25-10, and won the second set, 25-14.

Women of Troy finish in third at Heartland Classic

AMES– She did it again.
Iowa City West High’s Bailey Nock pulled away from the field early in the Heartland Classic cross country invitational (hosted by Des Moines Roosevelt High School and held Saturday, Sept. 16 at Iowa State University’s cross country course in Ames) and won by 13 seconds over runner-up Olivia Soverign of St. Thomas Aquinas (Missouri) in 18:51.9 Nock, a senior, was over 20 seconds ahead of Linn-Mar’s Micah Poellet, a freshman, who finished third in 19:15.6.

Clipper boys win Oskaloosa XC Invite

Barker finishes second to lead CCA

OSKALOOSA– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys cross country team picked up another team title Tuesday, Sept. 12, winning Oskaloosa’s invitational meet. The Clippers put up 30 team points, topping host Oskaloosa, Williamsburg, Fairfield and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, among other squads, in the 11-team field.
CCA’s Brandon Barker was the individual runner-up behind winner Ben Lamparek, of Williamsburg. Barker finished in second place in 18:09.60, while Lamparek won in 17:58.4. CCA’s Nick O’Connor was third in 18:20.3.