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North Liberty accepting social service funding applications

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty regularly contributes funding to local social service organizations, including the Family Resource Centers at North Liberty elementary schools, the Johnson County Housing Trust Fund and the North Liberty Community Pantry. As part of its budget for the current fiscal year, the North Liberty City Council set aside $11,000 in uncommitted funding for social service programs and projects serving North Liberty residents.

UI DeGowin Blood Center to hold blood drive in NL Aug. 3

NORTH LIBERTY– The University of Iowa (UI) DeGowin Blood Center will host a blood drive Monday, Aug. 3, from 3:30-7:30 p.m. in the North Liberty Recreation Center. To schedule an appointment to donate blood, please call 319-356-2058 to coordinate an appointment time. Those seeking to sign-up may go online at www.uihealthcare.org/bloodcenter. All successful donors will receive a “Live Here, Give Here” T-shirt.

World Link seeks host families for international students

SOLON– World Link and local coordinator and host Barb Messer are seeking host families in the Solon, Clear Creek Amana and Cedar Rapids College Community school districts.
“World Link is one of the few exchange programs with a real purpose,” Messer said. “We feel the best way to ensure long-lasting peace and understanding between the U.S. and other at risk countries is to enable young people to learn about the U.S. and Americans firsthand while educating Americans about their homes and lives as well, person to person.”

Record-setting season ends in Williamsburg

Clippers beat Grinnell, 3-0; then fall to Raiders, 1-0

WILLIAMSBURG– Cappy’s Crew made it through the first round of Class 3A substate baseball by defeating the Grinnell Tigers, 3-0, in Williamsburg on Friday, July 17, but fell 1-0 to the Williamsburg Raiders on Monday, July 20.
The Clippers entered the District 9 semifinal with a 20-18 record to Grinnell’s 10-16 and, with the higher seed, took the “home” spot on the scoreboard.

Trojans pound Ottumwa in substate semifinal

DeLaney hits for the cycle to lead West

IOWA CITY– Baseball fans were treated to a rare feat Monday, July 20, as West High’s Kevin DeLaney hit for the cycle. DeLaney, a senior, belted out a single, a two-RBI double, a two-RBI triple and a solo home run in perfect sequential order as he led the Trojans with four hits in a 14-7 substate semifinal win over the Bulldogs from Ottumwa.

Cappy’s Crew sinks Washington, 13-9

Clippers end regular season at 20-18

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WASHINGTON– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers varsity baseball team closed out the regular season last year with the most wins in a season in the program’s history; 20. After a trip to Washington on Monday, July 13, the Clippers not only took a 13-9 shootout win, but also tied the high water mark with a 20-18 record ahead of the Class 3A substate campaign.

Women of Troy earn MVC All-Division honors

Lutjen is Valley Division Coach of the Year

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IOWA CITY– Nine West High Women of Troy were named to the Mississippi Valley Conference’s (MVC) 2015 Valley Division All-Division teams. The conference released its selections on Wednesday, July 15, with Dubuque Senior’s Sydney Tigges named the Division Athlete of the Year.

Trojans split on Senior Night

West falls 7-3, retaliates 11-1 against Davenport Central

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans closed out the regular season by splitting a varsity doubleheader at home with the Davenport Central Blue Devils on Senior Night July 14. Davenport took game one, 7-3, before West regrouped and dominated the nightcap with an 11-1 win.

Iowa City West clinches second game against City

Trojans defeat the Little Hawks, 2-1, in game two of doubleheader

IOWA CITY- The Iowa City West High Trojans won both games during their doubleheader against City High of Iowa City last week. The first game was a back-and-forth battle ending 8-7 in nine innings on Monday, July 6, at Mercer Park in Iowa City.
With the first game being so close, the rival teams knew the second game could go either way.
West Coach Charlie Stumpff was aware of this too, and made sure his players were prepared for anything.

Clippers right the ship with sweep of CP-U

CCA storms Pointers 7-5 and 13-2

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TIFFIN– After a brief losing streak knocked the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers below the .500 mark, a pair of WaMaC Conference wins over Center Point-Urbana (CPU) improved their record to 17-18 overall.

CCA takes two from S. Tama

Clippers nudge back above .500

By Chris Umscheid
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TAMA– Cappy smiled.
Cappy, the unofficial mascot of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity baseball program, and coach Brent Henry had reason to be happy after the Clippers took a pair of WaMaC wins from the South Tama Trojans Friday, July 10. The 2-1 and 4-2 victories boosted the Clippers back above the .500 mark at 19-18 overall.

Oh, Yeah!

North Liberty’s ninth annual Blues & BBQ festival finally caught a break from Mother Nature, and the rain stopped nearly as soon as the free event opened on Saturday, July 11, at Centennial Park in North Liberty. The rest of the day was hot and smokin’, with plenty of saucy barbecue, cool blues music, ice-cold craft beer and fun kids’ activities to meet everyone’s summer to-do list. Above, Kevin “B.F.” Burt, , accompanied by Big Medicine, offers up his usual great performance on the big stage. See more photos and information on Blues & BBQ in upcoming editions of the Leader.