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CCA’s Facilities Committee begins four-month mission

TIFFIN– The school board needed a little help and the community responded.

Trojans return to state soccer tourney

Sanchez’ free kick gives IC West the 2-1 edge over Bettendorf

By Chris Umscheid
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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans are headed back to the Class 3A State Soccer Tournament in Des Moines. The tournament campaign, which starts for West Thursday, June 2, marks the 16th such trip in 17 years and the first championship quest since 2014 as the team fell short of Des Moines last year.
The Trojans pulled out a 2-1 win over the Bettendorf Bulldogs Saturday, May 28, in Iowa City to punch their tournament tickets.

Central DeWitt Sabers stop Clippers’ state bid

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DEWITT– The Sabers of Central Clinton-DeWitt ended the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys’ state soccer tournament hopes Wednesday, May 25, in a Class 2A Substate Semifinal. The Sabers took the match, 1-0, to end the Creek Boys’ season at 13-5.
The Clippers won their first round match, 3-1, over the North Scott Lancers Monday, May 23, in Tiffin. Trey Godbolt, Blake Nelson and Wyatt Sedlacek scored for CCA with assists by Sam Evans, Erick Martinez and Sedlacek.

West blasts Bulldogs on the diamond in season opener

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IOWA CITY— The West High Trojans’ varsity baseball team opened the 2016 season 2-0 after a home doubleheader against Bettendorf Tuesday, May 24.
West pounded the Bulldogs, 13-1 and 14-4.
The Trojans put up three runs in the second inning of game one followed by one in the third and nine in the fourth. The Bulldogs’ sole run came in the top of the fifth and final inning.

Clippers sink in seventh

Mid-Prairie deals CCA a 4-3 loss

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers opened the 2016 varsity softball season on Tuesday, May 24, at their home diamond with a visit from the Golden Hawks of Mid-Prairie.
The Clippers held the Hawks scoreless for six innings but a series of mistakes led to a four-run rally in the seventh inning, giving Mid-Prairie the 4-3 win.

Creek Boys split with Demons

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WASHINGTON– Cappy’s Crew opened the 2016 season with a varsity doubleheader on the road, in Washington, Tuesday, May 24, and came home with a 1-1 record. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers dropped the opener 5-4 but rallied back for an 11-1 nightcap win.

CCA edges Anamosa, 6-4

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TIFFIN– Cappy’s Crew won their first WaMaC conference game of the season Friday, May 27, at home, against the Blue Raiders of Anamosa, by a score of 6-4 in the first half of a varsity doubleheader. The second half was postponed due to lightning, heavy rain and even reports of a few funnel clouds throughout southern Johnson County.
The Clippers scored one run in the bottom of the first inning for a 1-0 lead when Cody Ogden came home on a Jake Neubauer single to right field. The Raiders retaliated with one run each in the third, fourth and fifth innings, to go up 3-1.

Cappy’s Crew takes BGM tourney

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BROOKLYN– For the fifth time in six years, Clear Creek Amana (CCA) won the BGM (Brooklyn, Guernsey and Malcom) High School baseball tournament. The Clippers defeated the Bears of BGM and the Big Reds of Centerville for the win Saturday, May 28.
CCA escaped the Bears, 6-5, in game one of the tournament. Cappy’s Crew put up three runs in the top of the first inning as Cody Armstrong scored on a Jake Neubauer single, and Neubauer came home on a two-run homer by Robby Swails.

Creek Girls split with Blue Raiders

CCA falls, 3-7, then wins, 6-5, against Anamosa

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ANAMOSA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity softball girls suffered an early season setback Thursday, May 26, on the road against Anamosa as they split with the Blue Raiders in a doubleheader. Anamosa took the first game, 7-3, while the Creek Girls won the nightcap, 6-5, dropping the Clippers to 1-2 on the season.

Iowa City West Math Club wins State Math Championship

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High School Math Club competed Saturday, April 23, at the State of Iowa Math Championship in Iowa City. At the event, the Iowa City West High Math Club earned the State Math Championship for the 12th consecutive year and for the 17th time in the event’s 18-year history.
Final overall large school results: First place – Iowa City West, 340.5 points; second place – Des Moines Central Academy, 265.2 points; third place – Northwest Junior High, 193.8 points
Individual winners from West High include:

Cracking no cause for alarm

NORTH LIBERTY– A Highway 965 bridge that’s ferried traffic across the Iowa River since 1955 is in need of updates– and soon.
Structural deficiencies of a two-lane bridge between North Liberty and Swisher, discovered last Wednesday, May 18, during routine Johnson County Secondary Roads maintenance, resulted in an emergency lane closure, 20-ton maximum gross vehicle weight limit and traffic light controls set-up. The action was voted upon by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.

Riding against the wind

Cyclists pedal to increase organ donation awareness

NORTH LIBERTY– A conversation with cycling fanatic Dave Full will often lead to a topic people may not expect.
“Are you an organ donor?” he’ll ask. “Check your driver’s license right now.”