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Women of Troy go 4-1

IC West falls to Mt. Vernon in championship in home court Caroline Found Extravaganza

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy were knocked out in the semifinal round of their home Caroline Found Extravaganza tournament Saturday, Sept. 10, as Mount Vernon swept West, 2-0, and went on to win the tournament championship. West High went 3-0 in pool play with wins over Pella Christian (21-6, 21-5), Marshalltown (21-6, 21-10) and Mount Vernon (21-18, 21-16). West downed West Des Moines Dowling 2-0 (25-12, 25-22) in the quarterfinals.

Creek Boys third, Creek Girls 10th at Bob Brown Classic

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IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Kickers Soccer Park was the site of the 2016 Bob Brown Cross Country Classic, hosted by Iowa City Regina High School. Clear Creek Amana (CCA) joined the field of competitors with the varsity boys placing third in team points, while the girls were 10th overall.
Mount Vernon-Lisbon won the boys meet with 25 team points, followed by Marion (63), CCA (118), Calamus-Wheatland (136) and Anamosa (157) in the top five. Monticello took the girls meet with 53 points followed by Marion (69), Mount Vernon-Lisbon (71), Solon (126) and Anamosa (140).

Creek Boys hot at Tipton’s XC Meet

Sedlacek, Barker and Szot lead CCA squads

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TIPTON– The temperature Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Tipton was hot with a heat index of 100 degrees. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys cross-country squad was hot, too, winning the Tipton Invitational with 72 team points. Calamus-Wheatland was a distant second with 114 while Tipton (133), Davenport Assumption and Anamosa (155 each) rounded out the top five squads.
Wyatt Sedlacek led the Clippers with an 11th-place finish in 18:17.

CCA wins, 3-2, over South Tama

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TAMA– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity volleyball team picked up a hard-fought win on the road Thursday, Sept. 1, at South Tama where the Creek Girls spiked the Lady Trojans, 3-2.
The Clippers dropped the first set, 25-23, took the second set, 25-22, and dropped the third set, 25-23. The last two sets belonged to the Creek Girls with 25-16 and 15-10 wins.

Creek Girls go 1-5 at Caroline Found Extravaganza

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IOWA CITY– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity volleyball team had a tough outing Saturday, Sept. 10, at Iowa City West High’s annual tournament named in honor of the late Caroline Found, winning one out of five matches.
The Creek Girls fell to Dubuque Wahlert Catholic 1-2 (21-18, 6-21, 9-15) with six kills from Shauntina Williams, four from Lauren Helle and three aces from Sheyanne Koethe.
The Clippers fell to Dowling Catholic 1-2 (11-21, 23-21, 9-15) with six kills from Williams, 15 digs from Koethe and nine assists from Zoe Boehme.

NL man charged after woman injured Sunday on Coralville Res.

IOWA CITY– An Illinois woman was injured Sunday, Sept. 4, when two jet skis collided on Coralville Reservoir shortly after 2 p.m.
The collision occurred when a jet ski operated by Matthew Radueshel, 22, of North Liberty, was following a jet ski being operated by Cory Bettis, 30, of Shaumburg, Illinois. The two jet skis collided as they were beginning to turn.

Tiffin’s “new front door”

Major commercial, residential development to abut I-380

By Shianne Fisher
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TIFFIN– Something big is coming to Tiffin.
In a special city council meeting Wednesday, Aug. 10, a Coralville developer presented a 265-acre land use plan for the most northeastern part of the fast-growing city. The development, which will connect seamlessly to the forthcoming Forevergreen Road interchange, is chock full of mixed-used housing, single-family residences, and nearly 100 acres of commercial opportunity.

North Liberty Treasure Hunt supports community fund

NORTH LIBERTY– A treasure hunt, with a grand prize of four tickets to the Oct. 1 Iowa Hawkeyes’ football game versus Northwestern, is set to help raise funds and awareness of the North Liberty Community Fund (NLCF).
Entry fees for the Grow Our Community Treasure Hunt are $25. Participants will visit local businesses to collect stamps on a Community Fund card, from Sept. 2 to 11, and then submit completed cards for a chance to win the prize drawing. To sign up and get your card with the first business stamp, visit Great Western Bank in North Liberty on Sept. 2.

Construction to begin on Hwy. 965 bridge

Project commences Tuesday, Sept. 6 on Iowa River bridge crossing

NORTH LIBERTY– Weather permitting, bridge deck replacement on the Highway 965 bridge over the Iowa River will begin at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Construction should be complete by the end of November 2016. Cramer and Associates, of Grimes, will be the prime contractor. VJ Engineering, of Coralville, will provide construction oversight.

NL man charged following jet ski collision, injury Sunday on Coralville Res.

IOWA CITY– An Illinois woman was injured Sunday, Sept. 4, when two jet skis collided on Coralville Reservoir shortly after 2 p.m.
The collision occurred when a jet ski operated by Matthew Radueshel, 22, of North Liberty, was following a jet ski being operated by Cory Bettis, 30, of Shaumburg, Illinois. The two jet skis collided as they were beginning to turn.

A chance glance

NL man may have spotted the legendary Loch Ness Monster

By Chris Umscheid
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NORTH LIBERTY– Loch Ness is a 22 1/2-mile-long lake, up to a mile-and-a-half wide and over 700 feet deep located in Scotland. Legend dating back to the sixth century tells of a large creature, or creatures, living in the lake.

Giant balloon games at NLRC Sept. 16-17

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Recreation Center will join forces with Chad Johnson of ICBalloons to create the world’s first interactive giant balloon games event Sept. 16 from 3-7:30 p.m. and Sept. 17 from 2-7 pm.