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IGCA releases All-District Soccer picks

Iowa City West and CCA represent East District

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DES MOINES– The Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) released its picks for 2017’s All-District Soccer Teams with Iowa City West and Clear Creek Amana (CCA) represented in East District teams.

Clear Creek Amana Baseball

Clippers split with Central DeWitt

CCA holds off Sabers 5-3 then falls 2-1 in doubleheader

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DeWITT– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Creek Boys split on the road Wednesday, June 7, in DeWitt with the Central Clinton DeWitt Sabers.

Liberty wrestling parent meeting June 15

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School wrestling coaches Tom Van Dyke and Joe Williams will hold a parent meeting for those with student athletes interested in wrestling on Thursday, June 15, 6 p.m. at North Central Junior High.
The duo will discuss their coaching philosophy, details for the upcoming season and summer training. Parents and athletes can also get a sneak peek at the gear and mats that have been ordered.

CCA falls to Western Dubuque-Epworth

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EPWORTH– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity softball team was dealt a setback Wednesday, June 7, on the road at Western Dubuque High School in Epworth as the host Bobcats took a doubleheader with 22 runs total. The Creek Girls had pulled off a split against Williamsburg on the road Tuesday, June 6, to improve to 5-7 overall.

Eight Trojans earn soccer honors

2017 MVC Boys’ Soccer All-Division selections

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans earned their ninth state soccer championship on Saturday, June 3, after entering the 2017 state tournament as the No. 8 seed with a 13-7 record. On Monday, June 5, the Mississippi Valley athletic Conference (MVC) released its All-Division selections for Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year, Team of the Year, as well as First, Second, Honorable Mention and All-Academic teams based on regular season performances.

And the last shall be first

IC West High Trojans go from 8th seed to state 3A soccer champs

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DES MOINES– Iowa City West High’s Trojans went from the bottom of the 2017 Class 3A State Soccer Tournament brackets (eighth seed) to the top, claiming their ninth state championship Saturday, June 3, at the Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines.
The Trojans, led by veteran coach Brad Stiles, entered the tournament with a 13-7 record and were pitted against No. 1 seed Cedar Rapids Prairie in the quarterfinals on Thursday, June 1.

Season ends in shutout stunner for Clipper girls

Grinnell sinks CCA, 2-0, in regional semifinal

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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.

Tiffin named “fastest growing city” in Iowa

State Data Center cites 54.4 percent growth since 2010

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TIFFIN– A population growth of 176 new residents per year may not seem like much, but it was enough to land the City of Tiffin the title of “fastest growing city in Iowa” last year.
According to estimates by the State Data Center of Iowa, Tiffin grew from 1,947 people in 2010 to 3,006 in 2016. That’s a 54.4 percent increase– a few percentage points above runner-up Bondurant in Central Iowa, which grew by 50.2 percent.
Why Tiffin? City Administrator Doug Boldt said the city just happens to be in one of Iowa’s main hubs.

ISU solar car to make a pit stop in Oxford

Clear Creek Amana graduate helps build “Penumbra”

AMES– Bryan Kalkhoff is home for the summer, but still reminiscing on the hours spent helping to build a solar car this past school year.
“I wanted a way to really reinforce what I was learning in class,” said Kalkhoff, a recent Clear Creek Amana graduate. “School can only teach you so much.”
The North Liberty resident jumped at the opportunity to join PrISUm his freshman year at Iowa State University. The student-led solar car team has been in business since 1989, having developed 12 award-winning vehicles in its journey to change the paradigm of transportation.

Class of 2017 finds their way

148 seniors graduate from Clear Creek Amana

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TIFFIN– The valedictorian speeches were littered with references to shared childhood experiences (Harry Potter, Disney Channel, Netflix) on Sunday, June 4, at Clear Creek Amana’s graduation ceremony in the packed high school gymnasium.
“We’ve all found our P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney,” said Grace Murray, referencing the Disney movie “Finding Nemo.”
A total 148 seniors made up the graduating Class of 2017, with 10 valedictorians and one salutatorian.

North Liberty citywide garage sales June 8-11

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s citywide garage sales will be open Thursday, June 8, through Sunday, June 11.
The master list of sales, found at http://northlibertygaragesales.com, closed to edits and new submissions Tuesday, June 6. It is available to the public and for download from the website. There is also a Google Map of all the sales.

Avenue of Flags sign up for Flag Day

NORTH LIBERTY– Help the North liberty Optimists raise money for local kids programs and line our streets with the American flag on Flag Day, June 15.
For $40, the Optimist Club will place a 3-foot-by-5-foot American flag on a 10-foot pole in front of your home or business on these five national holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and Veteran’s Day.
For more information or to sign up visit nloptimist.org/flags.htm or contact Darlene Smith at 319-626-2939 or desmith325@gmail.com.