• strict warning: Non-static method view::load_views() should not be called statically in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 837.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::db_objects() should not be called statically in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/includes/view.inc on line 1367.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 745.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 589.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node/views_handler_filter_node_status.inc on line 14.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 135.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.

Sports

Clippers 3-0 with win over Golden Eagles

CCA withstands Dubuque Wahlert, 24-14

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers stayed in the ranks of the unbeaten with a 24-14 Class 3A District 4 win over Dubuque Wahlert at home on a rainy night where the ground game reigned supreme.
The Golden Eagles struck in the first quarter, capping off a long drive with a 1-yard run to score.

CCA defeats Benton Community, 3-2

Creek Girls overcome Bobcats

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls volleyball team watched a 2-0 lead turn into a 2-2 tie before charging back to a fifth-set win, and a 3-2 final for their seventh win of the season on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at home against Benton Community.
The Creek Girls took the first set, 25-16, and the second set, 25-13, but the momentum shifted to the Bobcats in the third set with Benton taking it, 25-19. Benton took the fourth set, 25-21, forcing the fifth set, which the Clippers took in a hard-fought battle, 15-13, after dominating early.

West beats City, 3-1, in the Battle for The Spike

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy defeated their crosstown rivals the Little Hawks of City High, 3-1, Tuesday, Sept. 6, at home in the annual Battle for The Spike, a golden railroad spike traveling trophy.
Last year, West won the match, 3-2, to reclaim the prize after a 2-3 five-game match the year before saw the Little Hawks fly away with it.
Chandler Haight, Emma Norris and Ali Tauchen made 11 kills each, Maddie Fay had 42 assists, Haight made one solo block and Gabby Klemme and Emma Norris both had a pair of ace serves in the fray.

IC West goes 3-1

Women of Troy win City’s JV Invite

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High Junior Varsity (JV) volleyball squad and West Des Moines Dowling’s team placed first and second, respectively, with 3-1 showings in City High’s 2016 JV Invitational Tournament Thursday, Sept. 8.
The City High Little Hawks were third with a 2-2 effort, followed by Ottumwa (1-3) and Burlington (0-4.)

Women of Troy go 4-1

IC West falls to Mt. Vernon in championship in home court Caroline Found Extravaganza

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy were knocked out in the semifinal round of their home Caroline Found Extravaganza tournament Saturday, Sept. 10, as Mount Vernon swept West, 2-0, and went on to win the tournament championship. West High went 3-0 in pool play with wins over Pella Christian (21-6, 21-5), Marshalltown (21-6, 21-10) and Mount Vernon (21-18, 21-16). West downed West Des Moines Dowling 2-0 (25-12, 25-22) in the quarterfinals.

Creek Boys third, Creek Girls 10th at Bob Brown Classic

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Kickers Soccer Park was the site of the 2016 Bob Brown Cross Country Classic, hosted by Iowa City Regina High School. Clear Creek Amana (CCA) joined the field of competitors with the varsity boys placing third in team points, while the girls were 10th overall.
Mount Vernon-Lisbon won the boys meet with 25 team points, followed by Marion (63), CCA (118), Calamus-Wheatland (136) and Anamosa (157) in the top five. Monticello took the girls meet with 53 points followed by Marion (69), Mount Vernon-Lisbon (71), Solon (126) and Anamosa (140).

Creek Boys hot at Tipton’s XC Meet

Sedlacek, Barker and Szot lead CCA squads

North Liberty Leader
TIPTON– The temperature Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Tipton was hot with a heat index of 100 degrees. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys cross-country squad was hot, too, winning the Tipton Invitational with 72 team points. Calamus-Wheatland was a distant second with 114 while Tipton (133), Davenport Assumption and Anamosa (155 each) rounded out the top five squads.
Wyatt Sedlacek led the Clippers with an 11th-place finish in 18:17.

CCA wins, 3-2, over South Tama

North Liberty Leader
TAMA– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity volleyball team picked up a hard-fought win on the road Thursday, Sept. 1, at South Tama where the Creek Girls spiked the Lady Trojans, 3-2.
The Clippers dropped the first set, 25-23, took the second set, 25-22, and dropped the third set, 25-23. The last two sets belonged to the Creek Girls with 25-16 and 15-10 wins.

Creek Girls go 1-5 at Caroline Found Extravaganza

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity volleyball team had a tough outing Saturday, Sept. 10, at Iowa City West High’s annual tournament named in honor of the late Caroline Found, winning one out of five matches.
The Creek Girls fell to Dubuque Wahlert Catholic 1-2 (21-18, 6-21, 9-15) with six kills from Shauntina Williams, four from Lauren Helle and three aces from Sheyanne Koethe.
The Clippers fell to Dowling Catholic 1-2 (11-21, 23-21, 9-15) with six kills from Williams, 15 digs from Koethe and nine assists from Zoe Boehme.

A decent start

Hawk Talk

Iowa’s 45-21 win over Miami of Ohio had some good points and a few bad.
That’s why I’m all for scheduling a team like the RedHawks instead of maybe LSU or Alabama.
I know Wisconsin beat LSU Saturday at Lambeau field, but the Hawkeyes have to play Iowa State every year and the ‘Clones usually play way above their heads, plus there are nine Big Ten games now and the conference is a grind and pound-out season.

Spartans take their lumps

34-0 loss to Regina

“Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.”
– Edwin Markham

IOWA CITY– The winless, but still-No. 1 ranked Regina Regals rolled onto their home field on Friday, Sept. 2, to exact some revenge for their week-one loss to Cedar Rapids Xavier. When the dust cleared, the Solon Spartans were left in a swirling loess behind the Regals, 34-0.

Girls fourth, boys ninth at Bob Brown Invitational

Nicol, Smith pace Solon cross country teams

IOWA CITY– Mild weather and a mostly flat course made for good meet conditions Sept. 1, and Solon cross country runners responded with better times, and better contact with teammates while on the run, at the Bob Brown Invitational at Kicker’s Soccer Park, in Iowa City.
Solon’s boys finished ninth in their 12 team field. The girls were fourth, with nine full teams fielded.