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Sports

Liberty booster club launches website

NORTH LIBERTY– Want to know what’s going on in the world of Liberty High School sports? Now you can find out.
The Liberty Lightning Athletic Booster Club recently launched its new website, www.golibertylightning.com. You can use the website to find out how to get involved in the booster club, learn more about sports camps, order apparel participate in fundraisers and more!
The club would like to thank Rob and Julie Hajek with Home Repair Team for sponsoring the design of the website.

Creek Boys make history, pull off a road doubleheader sweep of the Raiders

CCA wins 9-1 and 4-2 over Williamsburg

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WILLIAMSBURG– Clear Creek Amana’s varsity baseball team made some history for the program Monday, June 5, with a doubleheader sweep of the Williamsburg Raiders in Williamsburg. The Clippers took the opener 9-1 and won the nightcap, 4-2.
“That’s our first sweep of Williamsburg since I’ve been here,” Coach Brent Henry said. Henry took over the program in 2013.

Creek Girls start out 3-1 on the diamond

CCA wins two from Marion, splits with West Delaware

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OXFORD– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity softball team moved to a 2-3 mark following a pair of doubleheaders against Marion and West Delaware. The season opened on May 24 with a double-loss to Dyersville Beckman in Dyersville.

Women of Troy roll over the River Queens

10-0 regional semifinal leads to 4-1 final win and Des Moines

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IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy earned a trip to Des Moines and the 2017 Class 3A State Soccer Tournament, which kicks off Thursday, June 8, and runs through Saturday, June 10, at the Cownie Soccer Complex in southeast Des Moines.

Charlie’s thinking deep

Preview: Iowa City West varsity baseball

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1983 flashback part two

This is the second part of a flashback to 1983.

I was 29 years old and moved to North Liberty in December of 1980. The town was about 2,000 people and had no stoplights. I got my degree in Communications and Theater Arts in the spring of 1981. I was on the nine-year, no-pressure plan.
Koser’s was the main grocery store on the corner of Dubuque and Cherry Streets.
Bob’s, the Lounge (the establishment across the street from Bob’s, where Reds is) and The Lodge were the main watering holes.

Regina rematch

Solon boys return to Des Moines for opening round of state soccer tournament June 1

SOLON– The Spartans haven’t given up a goal since May 2 at Maquoketa.
And that’s earned them a ticket to the James W. Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines for the state soccer tournament.
Solon defeated Holy Trinity Catholic 3-0 in a Class 1A regional quarterfinal May 24 and held on for a 1-0 win over Columbus Community in the Substate 5 final May 27 in Solon.

Girls movin’ on

Solon defeats Northeast Goose Lake, 10-0

SOLON– The Lady Spartans aren’t done yet.
Despite losing the final three matches of the regular season, Solon’s varsity girls regrouped for the beginning of postseason play and handed Northeast Goose Lake a goose egg.
Solon shutout Northeast 10-0 in the quarterfinal round of the Class 1A Region 6 playoffs Tuesday, May 30, in Solon.
Senior Erin Capper’s header found the back of the net with 14 minutes remaining in the second period to seal the win for the Lady Spartans in a game abbreviated by the mercy rule.

Solon defeats Regina, splits with Muscatine and Indee

Juniors look to keep building momentum

SOLON– It’s hard to say whether the magic can be repeated.
But at least Solon baseball coach Keith McSweeney now has time to focus on baseball when he’s not teaching.
McSweeney’s varsity baseball team rode a winning streak into the state baseball tournament last year, shelling first-seeded Dubuque Wahlert 12-2 in the quarterfinals before falling 7-5 in the 3A semifinals to eventual champion No. 2 Harlan.
The Spartans have started the 2017 season with a 3-2 record, including a 5-4 win over Iowa City Regina May 25.

North Liberty Community Pantry 5th Annual Turkey Trot July 8

NORTH LIBERTY– Grab your shoes and join North Liberty Community Pantry on July 8, at 9 a.m. for the 5th annual Turkey Trot 10k, 5k, and 1-Mile(ish) Event, sponsored by University of Iowa Community Credit Union (UICCU). Runners and walkers, of all ages, are invited to register in advance at getmeregistered.com/NorthLibertyTurkeyTrot as the race is expected to sell out quickly.

Trojans, Women of Troy division champs

Craig takes MVC Coach of the Year

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Indians deny Clippers tourney trip

Marion boys take CCA 2A substate final 1-0

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MARION– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys’ soccer team hasn’t been to the state tournament since 2014, and the Marion Indians ensured the Creek Boys will have to wait at least one more year by ending the Clippers’ season 1-0 Saturday, May 27, in a Class 2A substate final in Marion.
The Indians dealt what turned out to be the fatal blow in the 34th minute of the first half. The Clippers outshot the Indians, but were unable to score throughout the 80 minutes. The loss ended CCA’s season at 11-7 while Marion improved to 11-4.