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Chris Umscheid

Trojans knock out Valley, Cedar Rapids Wash at state tourney

DES MOINES– The West High Trojans were well on their way to a third straight state soccer championship when heavy rains at the Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines on Saturday, June 7, postponed the finals match between West and Johnston to Tuesday, June 10 (during production of this edition).
The Trojans, under coach Brad Stiles, have earned four of the last five state championships. A win against Johnston would mean the first three-peat for boys soccer.

CCA girls go down in regional final

IC Regina 4, CCA 1

TIFFIN– The No. 3 Iowa City Regina Regals sank the State Soccer Tournament hopes of the sixth-ranked Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers Monday night, June 9, in a Class 1A girls’ regional final at Iowa City West.
The Regals ended CCA’s season with a 4-1 loss and a 15-3 record.

Oversight corrected

Solon Vietnam vet receives Purple Heart 45 years later

RURAL SOLON– On April 22, 1969, Ronald “Steve” Durr was standing in the back of an Air Force C-123 cargo plane as it was departing a Special Forces camp deep in the jungles of Vietnam. It was a mission the staff sergeant and his crew had flown many times as they brought in vital supplies to the Green Berets, landing just long enough for Durr, the crew’s loadmaster, to send the cargo down the plane’s loading ramp as it took off again. The area was known to be a hotbed of enemy activity, and on this day the Viet Cong made their presence known.

CCA boys on to state, again

Third appearance in four years

TIFFIN– Weigh the anchor and trim the sails, the Clippers are casting off for Des Moines and Cownie Soccer Park.
The boys take field 6 for a Class 2A quarterfinal match at the state soccer tournament against Perry today (Thursday, June 5) at 2:35 p.m. A win advances Clear Creek Amana (CCA) to a 2:35 p.m. semifinal tomorrow (Friday, June 6). From there it’s either to the consolation match Saturday (June 7) at 1:40 p.m. or the championship at 2:30 p.m.

Trojans thump Bobcats to open season

IC West 5, Benton Community 0

IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans opened their 2014 campaign at home with a visit from the Benton Community Bobcats and a 5-0 win.
The Trojans went up on the scoreboard in the third inning when Brock Hatzky drove in Grant Ewing and made it to third on an error. A balk sent Hatzky home and moved Declan Doyle, who walked, to second. Devin Raffensperger blasted a ball down the right field line to the fence for a double, moving Doyle to third. Nate Boland fired a rocket down the left field line to score Doyle and give West a 3-0 lead.

CCA to consider new school attendance area boundaries

OXFORD– With a new elementary school scheduled to open in Tiffin in the fall of 2015, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school board of directors is beginning the process of evaluating and redefining attendance area boundaries.