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Clippers clobbered by Vikings

CCA falls to 1-3 with 73-38 loss to Vinton-Shellsburg

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Vikings have been celebrated in popular lore as a band of ruffians pillaging and plundering all in their path. Tuesday, Dec. 13, the Vikings of Vinton-Shellsburg lived up to that moniker as they rolled over the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers, 73-38, in a WaMaC conference varsity match up in Tiffin.

2nd annual winter games Feb. 3 and 4

NORTH LIBERTY– Snow has arrived and Beat the Bitter– North Liberty’s celebration of winter games and good cheer– is back with two days of winter fun on the tundra of Penn Meadows Park on Friday, Feb. 3, and Saturday, Feb 4. 

City High wrestlers beat West, 33-31

One freshman, two points seal Trojans’ fate

IOWA CITY– It all came down to a pair of freshmen in the final match of the night as rivals Iowa City High and Iowa City West High met in a dual meet Thursday, Dec. 15, at West High.
The City High Little Hawks took the Junior Varsity (JV) meet 51-22 with West High’s Kaleb Williams taking a 16-7 major decision (MD) from City’s Matt Rew in the 120-pound match and West High’s Alec Shifflet pinning City’s Jack Bacon in 1:16 for the 160-pound match.

Creek Boys 10th at Lynx wrestling invitational

Murphy third at 138 pounds

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TROY MILLS– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clipper wrestlers traveled to the frozen northern edge of Linn County and North Linn High School Saturday, Dec. 17, for the 2016 Lynx Invitational. The Clippers finished 10th in a 13-team field led by champion Solon (236.5 points). WaMaC rivals Williamsburg and Center Point-Urbana were second (218.0) and fifth (118.5), respectively, while the host Lynx were fourth (119.0).
Quinn Murphy had the best day for CCA with a third-place showing at 138 pounds.

Indians and Trojans pin the Clippers

Creek boys falls to Marion and South Tama

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MARION– Clear Creek Amana’s varsity wrestlers dropped both legs of a triangular meet against the Marion Indians and South Tama Trojans Thursday, Dec. 15, at Marion High School.

Iowa City West rolls over City High, 78-27

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IOWA CITY– Athletic contests between Iowa City High and Iowa City West High are usually high-drama affairs with the atmosphere of a regional final. However, the West High Trojans rolled over their rivals, 78-27, Tuesday, Dec. 13, at home in rather anticlimactic fashion.
The game started close with West edging ahead by two baskets for a 20-16 lead at the end of the first period. The rest of the game was solidly and decisively West High’s as they held the Little Hawks to two points in the second period, seven in the third and two points in the final eight minutes.

City High ends Women of Troy’s unbeaten streak

City High edges West, 74-73, in overtime

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IOWA CITY– It’s always a battle royale when Iowa City’s West High and City High meet on the basketball floor. Tuesday, Dec. 13, was no exception as the Little Hawks took on the Women of Troy at West. Both teams entered the contest unbeaten with 5-0 records. When the final buzzer sounded, the Little Hawks had flown away with the 74-73 win, and broke West High’s win streak.

Women of Troy roll over Waterloo’s Trojans

IC West dispatches Waterloo East, 64-26

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy rebounded from their first loss of the season to rival City High with a 64-26 shelling of the Trojans of Waterloo East High School Friday, Dec. 16, in the West High gym.
West High unleashed a 21-point barrage in the first period for a 21-7 lead and kept up the withering fire for a 42-13 halftime margin. Waterloo’s Trojans were held to just two points in the third period as West cruised to the win.
Ten West High players scored with Logan Cook leading all with 16 points, with support from Lauren Zacharias (12) and Katie McGrane (10).

Trojans sink Little Hawks in rivalry swimming dual, 112-57

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CORALVILLE– The Iowa City West High Trojan swimmers put up a pair of wins in the 2016-2017 rivalry with cross town City High Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Coralville Recreation Center. West’s varsity won, 112-57, while the junior varsity crew took care of business with a 130-26 win.
The Trojans dominated the meet as City High swimmers only won three events: the 200-yard varsity Individual Medley (IM), varsity 100-yard backstroke and varsity 100-yard breaststroke.

Tiffin council and CCA board working together

Future recreation center, crossing guards discussed at joint meeting

TIFFIN– Everyone just wants what’s best for the community.
That was the sentiment at a joint meeting Wednesday, Dec. 7, between the Tiffin City Council and Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School District Board of Directors.
At the hour-long meeting in the Springmier Community Library, the groups discussed multiple topics, including cost-shared crossing guards, upcoming Park Road construction and a future recreation center.

Liberty’s basketball team starts out 4-0

Lightning Bolts are on a roll

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NORTH LIBERTY– The debut season has started out pretty well for the Liberty High School Lightning Bolts. The freshmen boys, currently students at Iowa City West High who will be transferring to the new Liberty High next fall, held a 4-0 record entering a Monday, Dec. 12, game against Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s “Blue” squad.

Clippers 4th at N. Cedar wrestling invitational

Cole White takes the crown at 220 pounds

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CLARENCE– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Cole White was crowned the champion at 220 pounds Saturday, Dec. 10, at North Cedar’s 2016 wrestling invitational tournament. The Clippers were fourth overall in team points behind team champion Camanche, New London and North Linn.