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Chris Umscheid

Platz selected as NLFD fire chief

Nov. 6 start date, pending city council approval

NORTH LIBERTY– As long as the city council agrees, North Liberty will have its first full-time fire chief on Nov. 6.
Brian Platz, a former assistant chief (and current firefighter) for the Solon-Tri Township Emergency Response Agency (volunteer) and current deputy chief for the Iowa City Fire Department (ICFD), was announced as the new chief Friday, Sept. 1, pending North Liberty City Council approval at a Tuesday, Sept. 12, regular meeting.

Looking Sharp

Helping families start school year

NORTH LIBERTY– Servolution, a revolution of service, came to Penn Meadows Park, in North Liberty, Friday, Aug. 18, to help families in need with preparations for sending kids back to school.
The event, spearheaded by Life Church of Coralville (formerly of North Liberty), was the second of three. The first took place Thursday, Aug. 17, at Clear Creek Amana High School, in Tiffin, and the third on Monday, Aug. 21, at Kirkwood Elementary, in Coralville.

Trojans run wild against Muskies

IC West wins 51-3 over Muscatine

IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans put up three touchdowns in the first quarter and never looked back, as they powered past the Muscatine Muskies 51-3 Friday, Sept. 1, at home in a non-district matchup.
The Muskies took the opening kick off, but fumbled on their first drive, leading to a recovery by West High’s Andre White and the first of two touchdowns from Traevis Buchanan. Josh Jasek’s extra point kick was good, and West was up 7-0 with 9:51 remaining in the first period.

Iowa City West’s Greiner wins PV’s Spartan Invite, sets new record

Women of Troy 4th, Trojans 6th

PLEASANT VALLEY– Iowa City West High’s Kolby Greiner was crowned the boys varsity champion Saturday, Sept. 2, at Pleasant Valley’s Spartan Invitational cross country meet. Greiner won the race in 15:45, setting a new meet record in the process.
The Trojans were sixth behind team champions Edina (Minn.), Wheaton (Ill.), Pleasant Valley, Cedar Rapids Prairie and Johnston. Rival City High was the seventh squad in team points.

Women of Troy fall to Linn-Mar Lions

Linn-Mar defeats IC West, 3-1

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy suffered a setback with a 3-1 loss, at home, to Linn-Mar Tuesday, Aug. 29. The Lions took the first set narrowly, 25-23, and won the second set, 25-17. West High rallied back in the third set and won, 27-25, before falling, 25-17, in the fourth and final set.
Colby Greene led West High with 20 kills and found support from Cailyn Morgan, Claire Overton and Emily Burtch with seven apiece.

Martin sets two West High swim records

CEDAR FALLS– Iowa City West High’s swimming Women of Troy captured their second win of the season on Tuesday, Aug. 29, on the road, in Cedar Falls, soaking the Cedar Falls High School Tigers, 98-88, in varsity competition.
Ruby Martin had a big night, both for West High and for herself, as she set new school records in both the 100-yard butterfly (55.01 seconds) and the 100-yard backstroke (57.81).

Bolt XC boys run in Bob Brown Invite

IOWA CITY– Liberty High’s boys cross country squad placed ninth in team points on Thursday, Aug. 31, in Iowa City Regina’s Bob Brown Invitational at the Kickers Soccer Park, in Iowa City. Mount Vernon-Lisbon won the meet, with Clear Creek Amana taking the runner-up spot. The host Regals were eighth, while Solon was 11th.
Peter Woodward was the fastest Lightning Bolt, finishing in 10th place.

Creek girls sweep Trojans

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity volleyball squad regrouped and retooled after a 3-0 loss to Liberty High on Tuesday, Aug. 29, and swept the South Tama Trojans, 3-0, on Thursday, Aug. 31, at home.
The Creek Girls pulled out a 28-26 win in the first set, sailed to a 25-18 win in the second set and battled to a 27-25 finish in the final set.
The win improved the Clippers to 4-5.

Lightning shocks CCA Clippers

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School’s first varsity volleyball squad got its first home win on Tuesday, Aug. 29, sweeping the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers, 3-0.
The Bolts fell to Solon, 3-1, the week before in the school’s first home match.
The win gave the Bolts their second victory of the season moving to 2-4 while handing the Clippers their fifth loss for a 3-5 showing early in the season.

Creek Boys fall to Panthers in opener

TIFFIN– The 2017 varsity football season opened on a sour note for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers, as Mount Pleasant won 14-7 in non-district action in Tiffin Friday, Aug. 25. The loss soured the debut of new Head Coach Gabe Bakker and Iowa City West High transfer Ethan Postler.

Iowa City West downs Southeast Polk, 37-27

PLEASANT HILL– Iowa City West High began its campaign to return to the UNI-Dome and the state football championships with a week one win on the road over Southeast Polk. The Trojans dropped the Rams, 37-27.

Year One for Liberty runners

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High is open for business which includes a slate of varsity athletic programs, including girls’ cross country.
Tonya McDonough is the head coach for the Lightning’s program and counselor at North Central Junior High, in North Liberty.