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Women of Troy split with J-Hawks on Senior Night

Opiola, Libby and Klosterman homer for West High

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy settled for a split with the J-Hawks of Cedar Rapids Jefferson in a Senior Night varsity doubleheader Tuesday, June 28, in Iowa City.
West took the opener with a sudden-death 10-9 win after Taylor Libby knocked a tie-breaking solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Jefferson took a quick 2-0 lead, with a two-RBI double, in the top of the first inning and extended it, with two more runs, in the second with the bases loaded.

Just Tri! Fifth Annual Youth Triathlon Aug. 7 at NLRC

NORTH LIBERTY– Tri-Fit Agape and the North Liberty Aquatic Center will host North Liberty’s annual youth triathlon: Just Tri! on Sunday, Aug. 7. Kids of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to swim, bike and run, with participant awards handed out upon completion. Participants must have a helmet for the bike portion to participate. The event is for participation only; times will not be recorded. Registration is required for the age group the child will be on race day. There is no rain date. The fee is $25 (resident) and $30 (non-resident). The transition opens at 7:15 a.m.

Trojans and Tigers split baseball doubleheader

IC West loses 3-2 and rallies back to 6-4 win against Cedar Falls

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans improved to 25-6 on the season Friday, July 1, as they split a varsity doubleheader with the Cedar Falls Tigers at home. West fell 3-2 in the opener but rallied back to a 6-4 win in the nightcap.

Creek Boys sweep Redbirds

CCA wins 6-0 and 3-2 over Maquoketa

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MAQUOKETA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity baseball team gained a little ground Friday, July 1, as they improved to 16-18 overall in the wake of a doubleheader WaMaC conference sweep of the Maquoketa Cardinals in Maquoketa.
Cappy’s Boys pounded the Redbirds 6-0 in the opener and held onto a one-run lead for a 3-2 win in the nightcap.

Clippers and Blazers split doubleheader

CCA falls 7-6 to Beckman, back with 4-3 win

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TIFFIN– Cappy’s Boys split a varsity doubleheader Wednesday, June 29, at home against the Blazers of Dyersville Beckman Catholic, dropping the opener, 7-6, and rallying back to a 4-3 win in the nightcap.

Creek Boys split with Mustangs

CCA wins, 7-1, and falls, 5-2, to Independence

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INDEPENDENCE– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys’ varsity baseball team moved to 13-17 overall after splitting a varsity doubleheader Monday, June 27, in Independence with the Mustangs.

North Liberty man accused of attempting to hire hit man to murder coworker, family

Verbal tip spurs undercover investigation resulting in arrest

By Shianne Fisher
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Four individuals, including two children, were allegedly the intended targets of an attempted hit man scheme by a North Liberty man. Justin Lee DeWitt, 36, of 110 Whitman Ave. in North Liberty, was arrested in a commercial parking lot in Iowa City on Monday, June 27, around 7:15 p.m., according to charges made with the Johnson County Clerk of Court.

6th Annual Red, White and Bluegrass Festival July 3

NORTH LIBERTY– Located right here in the corridor, the Red, White and Bluegrass Festival has been bringing you Bluegrass for six great years now. The festival hosts great local and Midwest bluegrass and jam grass bands.
The Festival is run by the American Legion Post 1976, and is staffed by veterans and friends of veterans volunteers. This is only one of two fundraisers your local veterans do each year. Thanks for your support in the past and future; it means a ton to the North Liberty American Legion, its veterans and the charities it supports.

Bricks available for new NLYBS pavilion

NORTH LIBERTY– The Penn Meadows Park Pavilion and Commemorative Baseball Diamond are mostly complete, but the North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS) organization is still seeking donations to help fund the project.
Of its $250,000 goal, to be contributed over five years, NLYBS has raised $117,000 through donations from individuals and sponsors, as well as funds raised through concession stand and brick sales.

A tired dog is a happy dog

Puppy Love Doggie Daycare provides canines companionship

NORTH LIBERTY– Just across the city limit line on Mehaffey Bridge Road is a small blue and white farmhouse where area canines congregate daily for fun, exercise and companionship while their humans tend to the demands of their working day. The house is home to Puppy Love Doggie Daycare, a labor of love and the brainchild of Tina Tiainen and her husband, Adam.
The couple opened the canine clubhouse in December.

Balancing the library books

Council approves transfer of $11k to new library endowment fund

NORTH LIBERTY– Staff and volunteers at the North Liberty Community Library know all too well money doesn’t grow on trees, which is why they’ve opened an endowment fund to invest library donations more wisely.
The North Liberty City Council unanimously authorized the transfer of $11,000 from library funds, held in a city savings account, to the endowment at its June 14 meeting. The Friends of the Library will oversee the fund, to be administered through the Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC).

NL pantry 4th Annual Turkey Trot July 9

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry will hold the Fourth Annual Thanksgiving in July Turkey Trot 10k/5k Races and Family 1 Mile Event on Saturday, July 9, at 8 a.m. All proceeds will go to the pantry as part of the community-wide Thanksgiving in July (TGIJ) efforts.