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Six Trojans see action at state wrestling

Rohweder’s third place is West’s highest

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DES MOINES– Tanner Rohweder’s third-place finish was the highest among the six West High Trojans to take to the mats of the State Wrestling Tournament held Thursday, Feb. 19, through Saturday, Feb. 21, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
Rohweder defeated Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Nolan Hromidko in a 4-3 decision during the third place match at 120 pounds.
Donovan Doyle placed fourth at 182 pounds, John Milani was seventh at 170 and Aaron Stumpf was eighth at 113. Nate Kelsay (160) and Blake Moser (285) did not place after early losses.

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West girls fry Muskies

54-28 win sends West to regional final

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy easily took care of the Muscatine Muskies in a Class 5A regional semifinal basketball game Saturday, Feb. 21, at home, winning 54-28. The win improved West’s record to 20-2 overall and put them on a collision course with Pleasant Valley (18-4) in a regional final Tuesday, Feb. 24, at West.
The Women of Troy also handily took care of Pleasant Valley, winning 45-27 and ensuring a berth at the state tournament.

Islanders no problem for Trojans basketball

West 57, DeLaSalle 42

IOWA CITY– It was advertised as something of a clash of the high school basketball titans: three-time Iowa State Champions Iowa City West vs. three-time Minnesota State Champions DeLaSalle from Minneapolis. In the end it was just another day at the office for the West High Trojans as they maintained their perfect record with a 57-42 win Saturday, Feb. 21, at home.

Clipper girls go down at Mt. Pleasant

Quarterfinal loss ends season

MOUNT PLEASANT– Their season ended with a decisive loss on the road, but for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers, it’s still a winning season; the first in at least a decade for the girls basketball program.
The Clippers took a 13-8 record on the road to Mount Pleasant for a Class 4A regional quarterfinal game against the 17-4, 14th-ranked Panthers and found themselves on the wrong side of a 52-39 final score.
Coach P. J. Sweeney’s Clippers took a slim 6-5 lead in the first quarter but were down by the same one-point margin, 12-11 at the half.

West boys second, girls fourth at Regional Bowling

Schintler wins individual honors, advances to State

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DAVENPORT– Iowa City West High sent one bowler to the state tournament, held Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Des Moines.
Senior Heath Schintler won the Regional Tournament Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Davenport to advance. Schintler bowled 501 and led the Trojans to a second-place finish with 2,829. Muscatine won the boys’ Regional Championship with 3,226.
The West High girls placed fourth with 2,182 behind Muscatine (2,985), Bettendorf (2,830) and rival City High (2,793).
Brooke Kreiss led the Women of Troy with 371.

Nine Trojans earn MVC All-Division honors

Brands named Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament

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IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley High School Athletic Conference (MVC) released its All-Division selections for the 2014-2015 wrestling season Monday, Feb. 16.
Nine Iowa City West High wrestlers earned spots on the First, Second or Honorable Mention team lists in the Valley Division.
Nelson Brands, a freshman, earned Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament as well as a First Team spot. Brands posted a 32-13 record at 126 pounds.

West boys second, girls fourth at Regional Bowling

Schintler wins individual honors, advances to State

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DAVENPORT– Iowa City West High sent one bowler to the state tournament, held Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Des Moines.
Senior Heath Schintler won the Regional Tournament Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Davenport to advance. Schintler bowled 501 and led the Trojans to a second-place finish with 2,829. Muscatine won the boys’ Regional Championship with 3,226.
The West High girls placed fourth with 2,182 behind Muscatine (2,985), Bettendorf (2,830) and rival City High (2,793).
Brooke Kreiss led the Women of Troy with 371.

$80K awarded in condemnation case

County commission decides condemnation case

IOWA CITY– The route toward land condemnation took a couple of unexpected turns before its conclusion last Friday.
Ultimately, the county’s Compensation Commission decided that Gary Weinman should be compensated a total of $80,000 for a permanent easement sought by the City of North Liberty.

Grant pays healthy dividends

PEP grant benefits CCA students

TIFFIN— Members of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District board of education had sweat on their brows; not due to a high-pressure, controversial decision requiring a difficult vote, but from a hands-on demonstration of the benefits of a federal physical education grant. During the board’s regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the high school in Tiffin, the board members tried out equipment purchased with the grant money.

Clear Creek Amana Youth Football information meeting to be March 3

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Youth Football Program is holding registrations for incoming fifth and sixth grade students for the 2015-2016 school year on Tuesday, March 3, from 6-8 p. m. in the Clear Creek Amana Middle School multi-purpose room. 

Optimists Club of North Liberty to host pancake breakfast for public March 7

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Optimists will host their 42nd annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 7, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St., North Liberty.
Tickets can be purchased at Chiropractic TLC at 1295 Jordan St., the North Liberty Community Library at 520 W. Cherry St., North Liberty City Hall at 3 Quail Creek Cr., or any of the banks in town. Tickets prices: adults $6, children ages 3-10 years $2, and age 2 and under are free. All proceeds will benefit the youth of North Liberty.

Apply now for NL farmer’s market

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty farmers’ market vendor applications are now available for Penn Landing Market’s 2015 season. After last year’s pilot program, the market will be expanded and held every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting in May. The market will run through October.
Seasonal passes are just $230, with single-day passes available for $12 if space is available. Applications are available at pennlandingmarket.org/sell, by e-mailing pennlandingmarket@gmail.com or by calling (847) 707-9999.