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West swimmers district champs, on to state

Keen is Athlete of the Year

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojan swimmers splashed their competition Saturday, Feb. 6, in a district meet hosted by City High at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center. The Trojans won the district championship with 464 team points to top Muscatine (332.5), City High (312), Marshalltown (253), Burlington (197.5), Ottumwa (179), Grinnell-BGM (120) and Williamsburg (68).

West varsity splits on the lanes with Jefferson

Erica and Corey Roth earn top scores

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Erica and Corey Roth led the way for Iowa City West High’s bowlers Friday, Feb. 5, in a match against Cedar Rapids Jefferson in Cedar Rapids.
Erica was the top bowler for the varsity Women of Troy with 388 and led West to a 2,452 to 2, 448 win. Corey Roth led the varsity Trojans against the J-Hawks with 435, but West fell 2,997 to 2,898.
Both of West’s junior varsity (JV) squads were victorious, with the boys winning 2,448 to 2,407, led by Kalen Rios’ top score of 395, and the girls won 1,969 to 1,618, led by Shatiana Cooper’s 289.

Sign up now for youth baseball, softball

NORTH LIBERTY– Registration for the North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS) 2016 season is open. Children can be signed up for the program at www.eteamz.com/NLYBS. Registration must be completed by March 1.
Leagues are available for boys and girls, ages 4 years through eighth grade. Call the NLYBS hotline at 319-248-1283 with questions or check the FAQ page on the NLYBS website, www.eteamz.com/NLYBS. 

North Liberty Mayor Amy Nielsen Announces Run for State Representative in Johnson County

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Mayor Amy Nielsen announced Feb. 10 that she will run for State Representative in House District 77, which encompasses western and southern Johnson County, including the cities of North Liberty, Tiffin, Oxford, Swisher, Shueyville and Lone Tree.

North Liberty bids au revoir to old reservoir

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– A rented crane, a few blow torches wielded by several fearless people and $16,800.
That’s all it took to erase a 39-year-old piece of history in North Liberty.
On Thursday, Jan. 28, Iseler Demolition Inc., of Michigan, began tearing down the city’s old water tower on Cherry Street next to the fire station. Iseler’s personnel started with demolition on Tuesday, but windy conditions caused safety concerns, and the overall-clad crew began again at 4:30 Thursday morning.
By 8:30 a.m., half the structure was gone.

Roundabout best option for school intersection, say engineers

The road to Liberty

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– The Iowa City Community School District’s (ICCSD) is not the only entity needing to get ready for school.
Liberty High, a new comprehensive high school, will open in the fall of 2017. It is located near the intersection of Dubuque Street and North Liberty Road, formerly farm ground on the outskirts of North Liberty. When the school district purchased the property in 2013, the city began working quickly to bring utilities and upgraded streets to the site and surrounding development areas.

CCA’s Nature Trail crew

Students from Clear Creek Amana Middle School propose trail enhancements to Tiffin council

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– When the City of Tiffin needed help in developing a plan for the city’s parks and trails, the council hired professional consultants at HBK Engineering to provide it.
Then, they learned they had a partner right next door with an equally strong vision.
Students from Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Middle School’s STEM group came to the council’s Jan. 19 meeting to present their ideas for developing about 1,100 feet of trail near the Timber Ridge housing development.

Apply now for CCA school district preschool 2016-17

NORTH LIBERTY– The Clear Creek Amana Community School District is now accepting preschool applications for the 2016 - 2017 school year.
The district will provide Pre-K preschool services at Amana Elementary, Clear Creek Elementary (Oxford), North Bend Elementary (North Liberty) and Tiffin Elementary attendance centers. Pre-K students must be four years old by Sept. 15.

Boy Scout Troop 216 to host chili supper Feb. 6

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 36th annual Chili Supper from 4:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the North Liberty Community Center.
Tickets are $5; children five and under are admitted free. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat meat or vegetarian chili, bread, drinks and a variety of homemade desserts, including traditional Scout cobbler.
The dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event.
Tickets are available at the door or by contacting Scoutmaster Kevin Kurka at 319-665-9076.

Heartbreak on Melrose

West’s Women of Troy lose upset bid in overtime

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy came up just a bit short in a bid to pull off a major upset in the Mississippi Valley Conference’s Valley Division Tuesday, Jan. 26. The Cedar Falls Tigers rolled into Iowa City, 14-1 overall and 8-0 in conference play to lead the division, while the Women of Troy were 10-5 and 6-2.

Creek Boys fall to Vikings

Cold third quarter dooms CCA, 48-36

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TIFFIN– A goose egg in the third period doomed the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys in their battle against Vinton-Shellsburg in Tiffin Tuesday, Jan. 26.
The Clippers fell to the Vikings, 48-36, dropping CCA to 7-7 and improving Vinton-Shellsburg to 11-5.

West High wrestlers place seventh at MVC Super Meet

Brands and Doyle champs, Kelsay second

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Prairie High’s wrestling team won the 2016 MVC Super Meet held Saturday, Jan. 30, at College Community. The West High Trojans placed seventh in team points behind the Prairie Hawks, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Dubuque Hempstead, City High and Linn-Mar.
Cedar Rapids Xavier, Dubuque Wahlert, Cedar Falls, Waterloo East, Dubuque Senior, Cedar Rapids Washington and Waterloo West rounded out the field of contenders.