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Trojans return to state soccer tourney

Wins over Mason City and Waterloo West send IC West back to Des Moines

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IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s Trojan varsity boys’ soccer team returns to Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines for the Class 3A State Soccer Tournament thanks to a pair of substate wins.
The Trojans started the postseason with a first-round bye while Mason City and Cedar Falls did battle in Cedar Falls on Monday, May 22, with the Mohawks winning 3-2 and advancing to face the 11-7 Trojans on Barker Field Wednesday, May 24. The Trojans pounded the 3-12 Mohawks, 8-0.

Clippers get burned in softball season opener

Beckman Blazers beat CCA, 7-2 and 15-11

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DYERSVILLE– Clear Creek Amana’s varsity softball team sailed into rough waters and sank Wednesday, May 24, in Dyersville as the Beckman Catholic Blazers took both halves of a doubleheader to open the 2017 season. Beckman took the opener, 7-2, and won the nightcap, 15-11.

Rough start on the diamond for the Creek Boys

CCA falls, 7-4 and 12-8, to the Demons

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TIFFIN– Cappy’s Boys had a rough opening to the 2017 varsity baseball season at Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School in Tiffin. “Cappy,” a grizzled sea captain, is the unofficial mascot of the Clippers, AKA: “The Creek Boys.”
Washington’s Demons visited in Tiffin on Wednesday, May 24, and took both halves of a doubleheader, 7-4 and 12-8, on the diamond.

Senior Night a success for the Clippers

CCA closes out the regular season with wins over Anamosa and Monticello

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TIFFIN– Tim Benson and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys’ soccer team closed out the regular season with a pair of shutout wins. The Creek Boys shelled visiting Anamosa 9-0 Tuesday, May 16, on Senior Night and journeyed to Monticello to blast the Panthers 7-0 Thursday, May 18. The wins improved CCA’s record to 10-6 ahead of postseason play and a shot at returning to the state tournament in Des Moines.

West high tennis

Women of Troy win state tennis quarterfinals

Iowa City West bests Cedar Rapids Prairie, 5-1
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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy varsity tennis team handed Cedar Rapids Prairie a 5-1 loss in Class 2A state quarterfinal round action Tuesday, May 23, at the Westfield Tennis Club in Cedar Rapids. It was the second time this season West beat the defending state champion Prairie Hawks, slipping past them, 5-4, in April.

West high girls’ golf

Amelon earns MVC Athlete of the Year

2017 All-Division girls’ golf selections released
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IOWA CITY– West High’s Jordan Amelon earned Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division Athlete of the Year honors in the 2017 All-Division golf selections released Tuesday, May 23.
Dubuque Wahlert’s Katie Lenart was named the Division Coach of the Year while Wahlert took the Division Team Championship.

Corps hosting Veteran’s Trail Dedication Ceremony on Memorial Day

IOWA CITY– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at Coralville Lake, will be hosting the 2017 Veteran’s Trail Dedication Ceremony on Memorial Day, May 29, at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the East Overlook Picnic Area located on the east end of the Coralville Dam.
The public is invited to help honor and recognize these Johnson County veterans.
Honorees for this year’s dedication are:
Floyd D. Smith, Andrew B. Letarte, Bradley J. Storck, Brandon J. Burgus, Keith J. Hodapp, David L. Schapira and Jacob E. Cannon.

Making noise for music ed

Community rides bikes, plays instruments at first “Musicycle”

NORTH LIBERTY– Over 500 underclassmen and around 100 upperclassmen are anticipated to christen the halls of Liberty High School in August. And, for the Iowa City Music Auxiliary, that means a third orchestra, band and choir to support.
“We use the money for transportation to festivals, entry fees for festivals and band uniform cleaning, mostly,” said Lisa Goodfellow-Mertens, past president of the auxiliary. “That dry cleaning adds up.”

North Liberty Playful City USA honor for sixth year

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty has been honored with a 2017 Playful City USA designation for the sixth time, and was one of only three cities in Iowa. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the national recognition program honors cities and towns across the country for making their cities more playable. North Liberty invests in playgrounds, parks, green spaces and trails to make the community more playable. The city continues to support local youth sports, has added a splash pad in Penn Meadows Park as well as a coming shaded tot lot.

Council moves on original town urbanization project

“Old Tiffin” to get a facelift

TIFFIN– Tiffin City Council member Jim Bartels remembers early discussions regarding the modernization of “Old Tiffin”– the four-by-three block area south of Highway 6, home to College, Grant and Summeryhays streets.
“Ten to 15 years ago, all we did was talk about it,” said Bartels. “We didn’t even have a plan.”
The council has come a long way since then.

Helping Heroes Memorial Day golf tourney May 29

NORTH LIBERTY– Join Helping Heroes for its first annual Memorial Day golf tournament Monday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Quail Creek Golf Course, 700 Club House Rd., in North Liberty.
Registration for the four-man, best-shot tournament includes 18 holes, a golf cart and a meal after the round. Prizes, raffles and a silent auction will also take place at the club house. All proceeds will directly benefit local veterans in need. Cost is $200 per team.

North Liberty hires free summer lunch coordinator

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Summer Lunch and Fun Program announced Marge Hartman was hired as the summer coordinator. Hartman has lived in North Liberty for the last 15 years. She is married with two boys. During the school year, she works at the Penn Elementary library. She is actively involved with PTO and Boy Scouts activities. Hartman is “excited to be involved in another great program providing food and positive activities for local children.”