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Trojan wrestlers split on the road

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ALBIA– West High wrestlers were in action Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Albia where they met the Blue Demons and the Trojans from Fairfield. Albia prevailed 58-24 over West, but the Iowa City Trojans handled their southern cousins, 54-27.
Mitchell Boxwell pinned Albia’s Jacob West in 5:04 in a 220-pound match while Blake Moser pinned the Blue Demons’ Trever Blackford in 2:13 in the heavyweight match.

Trojans sweep the Cougars in bowling action Jan. 17

Wever, Kreiss lead West on the home lanes

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IOWA CITY– Mike Mellecker’s West High varsity bowling teams swept the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars Friday, Jan. 17, in the Trojans’ home for bowling; Colonial Lanes.
Max Wever led the boys with his 432-pin effort as West won handily 2,770 to 2,520. In girls’ action Brooke Kreiss showed the way with her match-high 346. The Women of Troy prevailed 2,240 to 2,129.
In the junior varsity (JV) contests it was the boys winning 2,363 to 2,221 and the girls falling 1,665 to 1,719. Jared Donovan led the boys with 362 while Walter Robles helped out the women with a 281.

Frustration plagues Clipper girls

Fouls, free throws, turnovers help Beckman sink CCA

TIFFIN– Before Saturday night’s varsity match between the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers and the Dyersville Beckman Blazers, Clipper coach Matt Haas said he thought having the previous night off (the CCA-Western Dubuque game was postponed due to icy roads) would benefit his team.
After the 45-40 loss to the Blazers, a frustrated and upset Haas summed up the game.

West defends the mats, defeats four teams in home invitational

IOWA CITY– Mark Reiland’s West High grapplers have proven time and again to be a force to be reckoned with. Saturday, Jan. 11, was one of those times as the Trojans invited Lewis Central, Pleasant Valley, Ankeny and Wilton to their house for a day of fun on the mats. However, the day wasn’t much fun for the guests as West High rolled on to victory over all four.

West High dominates the mats on the road

West Trojans trounce Cougars, escape the Wahawks

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WATERLOO– Mark Reiland’s West High Trojans racked up two more victories Thursday, Jan. 9, as they traveled to Waterloo West High School for a double dual with the Wahawks and the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars.
The Trojans beat up on the Cougars 60-9 with Jackson Voight (170-pounds), Kevin Dowell (220) and Aydan Wynos (285) winning by fall.
It was a tougher battle against the home Wahawks but the Trojans escaped with a 37-30 victory.
Chris Walters (126), Tyler Hebl (145) and Wynos won their matches with pins.

Women of Troy dominate Dubuque Senior, 69-47

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IOWA CITY– The travel conditions were treacherous, and so were the West High Women of Troy as they notched their fourth victory of the season Friday, Jan. 10, at home against the Rams of Dubuque Senior.
A 17-point first quarter was followed by a 20-point effort to give West a 37-20 lead, which was extended to 55-27 going into the fourth period.

Pointers sink Clippers, CCA rallies against North Linn

CCA’s Schropp, Brechtel, Murphy, Wessling, Chalfant and Manard all win by fall

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CENTER POINT– Scott Slifka’s Stormin’ Pointers did it again. For the second time this season, the Center Point-Urbana (CPU) squad put a win into the books over the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers. CPU won 66-12 on the Clippers’ mats back in early December and followed that performance with a 54-21 win Thursday, Jan. 9, in Center Point.
The Clippers rebounded to take a 48-18 win over the North Linn Lynx.

Welcome to the fire service

NLFD’s ranks expand with 10 recruits

NORTH LIBERTY– Chief of department Edward Croker of the city of New York (1899-1911), once said, “When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work. Firefighters do not regard themselves as heroes because they do what the business requires.”

Early voting for Feb. 4 elections begins this week

IOWA CITY– Early voting for both the Feb. 4 Clear Creek Amana bond election and the Swisher mayoral election will begin Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7:45 a.m.
Voting will be available at the auditor’s office at 913 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, during business hours, 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weekdays through Monday, Feb. 3, the day before the election. The office will be closed on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 20. 
Satellite voting will be available at Clear Creek Amana High School on Friday, Jan. 31, before and during the basketball game, from 5 to 8 p.m.

West High to host mini-dance marathon Jan. 19

IOWA CITY– The second annual West High Mini-Dance Marathon (WHSDM) will take place on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 1-6 p.m. in the Iowa City West High School Cafeteria. In 2013, the inaugural WHSDM raised over $21,000 that went towards the final total at the University of Iowa Dance Marathon’s Big Event, which raises money for the UI Children’s Hospital and children battling pediatric cancer.

Community invited to Boy Scouts’ annual chili supper Feb. 1

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 34th annual chili supper from 4:30 until 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the North Liberty Community Center.
Tickets are $5. Children 5 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. Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s approximately 30 Scouts.

Hope Church to host free community meal Jan. 25

NORTH LIBERTY– Hope Evangelical Church will host North Liberty’s next Community Monthly Meal Saturday, Jan. 25, from 12 to 1 p.m.  This meal is open to anyone who lives in the North Liberty community who wishes to get to know their neighbors better and share a meal together.