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Trojans 16th at 2016 Council Bluffs Wrestling Classic

Nelson Brands earns the 152-pound championship and 100th career win

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COUNCIL BLUFFS– Iowa City West High’s Nelson Brands earned his 100th career win Friday, Dec. 9, at the 2016 Council Bluffs Wrestling Classic in the Mid America Center. Brands also came home the tournament champion at 152 pounds, and was the only champ for the Trojans in the two-day event. Carter Rohweder took fifth place at 160 pounds as the team finished 16th overall out of a field of 39 teams from Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Minnesota.

2016 Council Bluffs Wrestling Classic Results for Iowa City West

Trojans make a big splash in Dubuque

IC West wins Dubuque Hempstead’s quad swimming meet

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DUBUQUE– The Trojans of Iowa City West High topped the field Saturday, Dec. 10, in a quad swimming meet hosted by Dubuque Hempstead. West High won the event with 184.5 team points, followed by Hempstead (141), Dubuque Senior (103.5) and City High (87).

West JV picks up bowling win over Prairie

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West high bowlers fell to Cedar Rapids Prairie Friday, Dec. 2, at Colonial lanes in Iowa City. Prairie’s varsity boys defeated the Trojans 2,725 to 2,640, The Prairie Hawk varsity girls won 2,800 to 2,202 and the junior varsity (JV) Prairie girls won 2,245 to 1,764. West High’s JV boys squad, led by Chloe Becker’s 324, won 1,987 to 1,675.
Jacob Fisher led the Trojan varsity boys with 390, Alexie Little led the varsity Women of Troy with 352 and Allison Bys was the top scorer for the West JV girls with 257.

Tigers trip up the Trojans on the lanes

IC West JV girls pick up a win against CF

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WATERLOO– Iowa City West High’s bowling teams traveled to Waterloo Friday, Dec. 9, to Maple Lanes to take on the Cedar Falls Tigers. The Tigers’ varsity and junior varsity (JV) boys prevailed, as did the varsity girls. West High’s JV girls picked up a win for West.

Women of Troy improve to 5-0 with win over Mustangs

IC West claws back to beat Dubuque Hempstead, 59-44

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DUBUQUE– Coach B.J. Mayer and his Iowa City West High Women of Troy improved to a 5-0 record with a 59-44 win Friday, Dec. 9, at Dubuque Hempstead in a Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) varsity match up.

Creek Girls pick up first WaMaC win on the road

CCA handles Benton Community, 50-39

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VAN HORNE– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clipper girls rebounded from a loss to Iowa City Regina with a 50-39 win over fellow WaMaC team Benton Community Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Van Horne.
Claire Navara led the Creek Girls with a dozen points, supported by Karsyn Stratton with 10. The Clippers led throughout with an 11-7 lead after the first period, and a 25-12 halftime advantage. The Bobcats rallied in the third period, out-scoring the Clippers, 14-12, but the Creek Girls poured in a lucky 13 points for the win.

Running into winter

City staffer closes in on 1,000 miles to raise funds for Girls on the Run

NORTH LIBERTY– You won’t often find Nick Bergus jogging around the indoor track at the North Liberty Recreation Center.
“I don’t like running inside,” he said. “It’s definitely not my favorite.”
Despite his office in the North Liberty Communications Department being located virtually underneath the track, Bergus said he prefers outdoor runs– even in the winter.
“I’ve got my whole chart for outside temperature and what I need to actually wear,” he said. “This time of year I’m in the baklava and I’m wearing two layers on my legs and two or three layers on top.”

Winter is here, but we’ll Beat the Bitter 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. 

Unstable ice on Coralville Reservoir

Gingerbread house contest Dec. 1-19

NORTH LIBERTY– Gingerbread, frosting, licorice and red hots, oh my! Create a gingerbread house for the North Liberty Community Library’s annual Gingerbread House Contest, submissions will be accepted Dec. 1-19.
The only rule for the contest is to have fun. Give your house a fun or festive name and bring it to display at the library by Dec. 19. You can also email a photo of your house to mharrison@northlibertyiowa.org. Images must be clear and close up.

Passing the baton

Ambition twirlers carry on “golden” tradition

IOWA CITY– Longtime Hawkeye fans remember Diana Reed as the “Golden Girl,” the baton twirler who performed with the University of Iowa (UI) Marching Band at football games and won the title of “Miss Iowa” in 2007.
Jessica Baker, 23, remembers Reed as the teacher and coach of Diana’s Golden Twirlers, the program Reed founded to offer twirling classes for an eager group of kids which included Jess and her younger sister Julia.

Holiday hours announced

NORTH LIBERTY– Hours for city offices and services will adjusted in the coming weeks. Regular hours will be held except for the following:
On Friday, Dec. 23, the recreation center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The library and city offices will be closed.
On Saturday, Dec. 24, and Sunday, Dec. 25, the library, recreation center and all city offices will be closed.
On Monday, Dec. 26, the library will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the recreation center will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.