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Trojans tussle on the lanes

IOWA CITY– The Trojans and Women of Troy from Iowa City West High tangled with the Trojans of Waterloo East High School Friday, Jan. 7, at Colonial Lanes in Iowa City with West High winning three out of the four matches. West’s varsity and junior varsity (JV) boys won with the varsity Trojans taking a 2,977 to 2,388 advantage while the JV posted a 2,209 to 1,831 win. Kalen Rios led the varsity boys with a match-high 438 while Josh Pelland had a match-high 349 for the JV.

West wins 3 of 4 on the lanes against Linn-Mar

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CEDAR RAPIDS– West High’s bowlers won three out of four matches Tuesday, Jan. 3, against the Linn-Mar Lions at the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center. The varsity Women of Troy won 2,622 to 2,455 and were led by Brittnee Price with a match-high 412. The junior varsity (JV) Women of Troy won 1,929 to 1,805 with West’s Kylie Rohm leading the way with 358. Corey Roth led the varsity boys to a 3,109 to 2,926 win. Roth bowled 484. The JV boys fell to the Lions, 2,059 to 2,003, with Josh Pelland putting up a match-high 340.

IC West rolls over Dubuque Wahlert, 75-44

Trojans clip Golden Eagles

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DUBUQUE– The Iowa City West High Trojans improved to 7-1 at the expense of the Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School Friday, Jan. 6, in the Golden Eagles’ nest. West High rolled over Wahlert, 75-44, and dropped the Eagles to 1-7 overall.
Connor McCaffery had a 22-point night with four 3-point baskets and a 10-10 free throw performance as the Trojans took a 17-12 first period lead before pounding out 26 points in the second for a 43-21 halftime advantage. Patrick McCaffery added 13 points with 10 from Izaya Ono-Fullard.

West wrestlers 3rd at home duals

Fort Dodge champion, 5-0

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IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Trojans finished third in their home Lepic Duals Saturday, Jan. 7. Fort Dodge won the event with a 5-0 record after knocking off Lewis Central, Pleasant Valley, West High, Albia and Blue Springs.

Iowa City West nips Pella, 57-53

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy participated in “Rivalry Saturday,” a showcase of some of the best girls basketball teams in the state, Saturday, Jan. 7, at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. West High was paired up against Pella, the No. 1-ranked team in Class 4A according to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and its Thursday, Jan. 5, weekly rankings. West High came into the game ranked third in Class 5A.

Women of Troy turkey shoot the Golden Eagles

IC West crushes Dubuque Wahlert, 72-28

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IOWA CITY– The Golden Eagles of Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High School were the latest victims of the West High Women of Troy Friday, Jan. 6, as West rolled over the Eagles, 72-28. West jumped out to a 17-7 lead in the first period, held a 40-12 lead at the half and were ahead 58-19 going into the final period.
All 10 West High players contributed points led by Logan Cook with 18 points. Cailyn Morgan added 14 and Rachel Saunders put in nine. The win improved West’s record to 8-1 while Wahlert’s sank to 2-9.

Public invited to Friends of Coralville Lake meeting Jan. 18

CORALVILLE– The Friends of Coralville Lake (FoCL) invite the public to a meeting Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Coralville Lake Welcome Center (2850 Prairie Du Chien Rd. NE, Iowa City) at 6:30 p.m. to share information with the community and respond to questions.
Incorporated on June 16, FoCL is a volunteer-driven organization that works with the U.S. Corp of Engineers to enhance the recreational and aesthetic value of the Coralville Lake area.

Another bond vote for CCA in 2017

New elementary, high school expansion and other improvements to be decided by voters

OXFORD– Voters in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District will be asked to approve a nearly $34-million bond issue this fall as the district continues to grapple with increasing enrollment and projected growth.

Curbside Christmas tree pick-up Jan. 11

NORTH LIBERTY– Christmas trees will be picked up curbside on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Trees must be bare of all decorations or flocking. Do not place trees in plastic bags. Please have trees at the curb by 7 a.m.

2017 pet tags now available

NORTH LIBERTY– It is now time to purchase your pet tags for 2017. Cats and dogs are required to wear tags that may be purchased at city hall for $2. Owners must provide verification of their pet being spayed/neutered to receive this rate. A nonspayed/nonneutered pet requires a fee of $25.
A tag provides identification in the event a pet is lost. The registration of an animal helps the city to ensure that all animals in the city are up to date with vaccines.
Dogs and cats must be kept on their owners’ property or on a leash at all times. Pets found “at large” will be impounded.

Hockey night with the Rough Riders Jan. 20 in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS– It’s a night to spend in Cedar Rapids cheering on the Rough Riders hockey team in a face-off with the Youngstown Phantoms.
Discounted tickets for Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:05 p.m. will be offered to all interested. Individuals must provide their own transportation.
Order tickets at 319-261-GOAL and mention “North Liberty” for the discount. Tickets are $10.75–$16.75, based on zone.

More charges filed in murder-for-hire scheme

MUSCATINE– A North Liberty man accused of attempting to hire a hit man last June is facing additional charges.
On Thursday, Dec. 29, Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren announced that three counts of attempted murder had been filed against Justin Lee DeWitt, 36, of North Liberty. Each charge is a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison.
According to criminal complaints, DeWitt allegedly sought the murder of three individuals– an Iowa Department of Public Safety special agent, an adult male and an adult female– while he was an inmate in the Muscatine County Jail.