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Creek Girls 3rd in home XC Classic

Barker sets the pace for CCA

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– Heat and humidity combined forces Monday, Sept. 25, as Clear Creek Amana (CCA) held its Clipper Cross Country Classic at Kickers Soccer Park, in Iowa City.
Mid-Prairie and Vinton-Shellsburg turned up the heat on the Creek Girls as well, taking the team title and runner-up spots respectively with 17 and 58 points. The Clippers were third with 62, led by Kaylie Barker’s fifth-place finish in 22:18.29.

Clipper Boys second at home XC meet

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– Monday, Sept. 25, was a hot day at the Kickers Soccer Park, in Iowa City. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys cross country team was also hot as they hosted their home meet.

Trojans roll over Greyhounds

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BURLINGTON– Iowa City West High’s Trojans moved to 6-0 with a 49-0 road win in district play over the Burlington Greyhounds Friday, Sept. 29, in Burlington.
Traevis Buchanan scored three touchdowns for West High, with two from Andre White and one from Jalen Gaudet. Lucas Karwal nailed six point-after kicks with one from Josh Kuehn.

North Liberty Community Library board of trustees vacancy

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for one vacancy on the North Liberty Community Library Board of Trustees for a person residing in unincorporated Johnson County to serve an unexpired term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2020.

Fall leaf collection starts Oct. 9

NORTH LIBERTY– City crews will collect leaves curbside beginning the week of Oct. 9. This free service will run through the week of Nov. 13.
To have your leaves collected, rake them within 2 feet of the street by 7 a.m. on each Monday. Crews will collect them by Friday. Don’t bag your leaves or mix them with sticks, branches or other yard waste, or any other materials.
To speed collection, please avoid placing piles near street signs or utility poles, and avoid parking in front of leaf piles.

New location for La Montessori Nurtury

NORTH LIBERTY– La Montessori Nurtury is making big changes in the Corridor with its recent move to a new location at 575 North Kansas Ave.
As one of the only Montessori schools in the Corridor, La Montessori Nurtury offers a unique care and educational program for the parents and children it serves. Open since 2013, the new location helps La Montessori reach bigger and better goals.

Let LeaderSHIP set sail

Charting a new course for young leaders

TIFFIN— A legitimate function of schools is to develop productive members of society, which means instilling leadership qualities, not only to develop leaders now but in the future, as well. Clear Creek Amana (CCA) has sponsored a leadership program since 2015, but expanded it with their first LeaderSHIP Summit Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the high school. Nearly 200 students from CCA and surrounding school districts listened to five speakers mingle life lessons with goal setting and the principles of leadership.

New school board members sworn in at CCA

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD– The voice of the voters in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District was heard Wednesday, Sept. 20, as two board members departed and one continued for another term, but also took on a new role.
District 4 representative Jim Seelman retired with the expiration of his term, leading to the election of Nikki Knapp, who ran unopposed on the ballot. At-Large director Eileen Schmidt lost her reelection bid to Kathy Swenka while District 2 representative Bob Broghammer retained his seat by defeating challenger Scott Rohret.

West runs away from CR Prairie

Trojans top Prairie Hawks, 48-28

IOWA CITY– It was a happy Homecoming for Iowa City West High as the Trojans rolled over the Prairie Hawks from Cedar Rapids Prairie, 48-28, Friday, Sept. 22.
Both teams were 4-0 coming into the contest, which tied twice in the first half.
Traevis Buchanan took an Evan Flitz pass to the end zone with 6:43 left in the first quarter to give the Trojans a 6-0 lead, which was boosted by a successful point-after kick from Lucas Karwal.

Trojans and Bolts tangle with Tigers on the links

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

CEDAR FALLS–— Iowa City West High and Liberty High golfers competed in Cedar Falls High School’s Tiger Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Beaver Hills Golf Course, where Linn-Mar edged Cedar Falls on a fifth-score tiebreaker for the team championship. The Lions won with 317, while the Tigers were second (317) and Cedar Rapids Xavier finished third (321).

Clippers and Bolts run in Solon

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

SOLON–— Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and Liberty High cross country teams ran in Solon’s Invitational meet Monday, Sept. 18, at the Solon Recreation Nature Area. The CCA varsity boys were the runner- up in team points with 80, behind team champion Mount Vernon-Lisbon with 63 points. The Liberty Lightning were ninth with 209 points finishing ahead of 10th place Solon (251 points).

Back in Green and Gold

Lynn takes over Women of Troy softball, again

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– A familiar face returns to the Iowa City West High softball diamond next summer as Barb Lynn has been hired as the head coach for the West High Women of Troy varsity softball program.
Athletic Director Craig Huegel recommended Lynn for the position on Sept. 5 and she was approved by the Iowa City Community School District’s Board of Education on Tuesday, Sept. 12. She replaces Justin Lutjen, who resigned at the conclusion of the 2017 season.