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February 4th, 2021

Weekend recreation hours resume, registration opens for swim lessons and more City of North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Recreation Department again offers weekend hours for members beginning Feb. 6, at the North Liberty Community Center. The recreation center operates weekdays from 6:15 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Use continues to require appointments and is subject to COVID-19 protocols, including a health screening.

Matt Degner named ICCSD district superintendent

Unanimous vote by school board approves change from interim supt.

IOWA CITY The Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors has voted to remove the interim tag from Interim Superintendent Matt Degners title. Degner served as the interim superintendent for the district since July 1, 2020, following the resignation of former Superintendent Stephen Murley. The board of directors voted unanimously during the Jan. 26 board meeting to make the role permanent for Degner.

Spartans and Bobcats deadlock on the mats

But Solon gets the tiebreaker Solon picks up lopsided win over Camanche

SOLON Its a tie.
Solon and Benton Community knotted at 39 points, but the Spartans took the tiebreaker in a home triangular meet Jan. 28.
Nash Altman (285 pounds), Lawson Sinnwell (126) and Caleb Ebert (160) all delivered pins, and Lucas Kampman (170) earned a 10-3 decision over Bentons Zane Frese.

Lady Spartans outlast Bobcats, 59-54

Holtkamp scores 21 leading Solon past Benton Community

SOLON The Lady Spartans varsity basketball team orchestrated another thriller, on the home hardwood, besting the Benton Community Bobcats, 59-54, on Friday, Jan. 29, moving to 13-4 on the season.
It was the only game of the week as Saturdays Rivalry Weekend game against West Liberty in Delhi was postponed again due to inclement weather.
The Lady Spartans played one of the best games of their season with a considerably well-matched Benton Community team.

Spartans keep Bobcats winless

Solon overcomes early deficit for 75-54 win 14th in a row for boys

VAN HORNE– It took all five starters scoring in double figures, but Solon’s varsity boys extended their win streak to 14 games by fending off a pesky Benton Community team on its home court Friday, Jan. 29.
The Spartans kept the Bobcats winless with a 75-54 cross-conference basketball victory in Van Horne.
Solon scored 42 second-half points to take control after falling into an early deficit.
The Bobcats led 21-12 heading into the second quarter, but the Spartans turned the tables just before halftime, using a 21-8 spurt to take a 33-29 advantage at the break.

Spartan girls 22nd at state meet

111 teams, nearly 500 wrestlers converge on Coralville

CORALVILLE– Not bad for the first time out.
Solon High School’s fledgling Lady Spartan wrestling team entered the 2021 Iowa Wrestling Officials and Coaches Association (IWCOA)’s Girls State Wrestling Tournament Friday, Jan. 22, and Saturday, Jan. 23, at the new Xtream Arena in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing.
While none of the Lady Spartans placed, Solon finished 22nd out of 111 teams.

Fry-day

Legion Friday Night Fish Fries carryout only in 2021 Help needed as volunteers withdraw in pandemic

SOLON– In past years, profits from the Solon American Legion’s annual fish fries funded community projects and upgrades to the building.
This year, profits will keep the Legion doors open until the COVID-19 pandemic is over, according to Legion member Denny Hansen.
The fish fries are the Legion’s largest fundraiser and 2020 was setting a record pace until the pandemic hit midway through the Lenten season, with 398 meals served on a single night.

Clippers fall twice on wrestling’s Senior Night

Arant, Massey, and Baxter win twice for CCA against Mid-Prairie and Mount Vernon

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana High School’s wrestlers celebrated Senior Night Thursday, Jan. 28, with a double dual meet hosting Central DeWitt, Mid-Prairie and Mount Vernon. Seniors Grace Bedford, Nate Beckman, Randal Mosier and Arron Feinburg were recognized for their contributions to the Clipper wrestling program. Bedford is among the nine Creek Girls in CCA’s first-ever girls’ team, and went 4-2 in the 2021 girls state tournament.

Tigers chew on the Bolts

Sunny Yarnell posts 10-point night but Cedar Falls wins, 69-40

NORTH LIBERTY– The losing streak for the Liberty High varsity girls’ basketball team increased to four after the Cedar Falls Tigers took a Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division match-up, 69-40, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Liberty.
The Lightning trailed throughout the contest as Cedar Falls took the first period, 20-11, on its way to a 34-19-halftime lead. Cedar Falls was up 49-28 going into the final period, which saw the Tigers put up 20 points, bookending their scoring assault spearheaded by senior Anaya Barney leading all with 25 points.

Withering fire from the Creek Girls decimates Trojans

Calia Clubb leads 10 scoring Clippers in 74-17 blowout win over South Tama

TAMA On Jan. 8, Clear Creek Amanas (CCA) varsity girls welcomed the South Tama Trojans to Tiffin, and smoked them 65-22. On Friday, Jan. 29, the second meeting of the WaMaC West teams occurred in Tama with the Clippers hammering the hapless Trojans with a 74-17 pounding, and season sweep.
Only three points were allowed the Trojans in the first period as CCA shelled South Tama, 14-3. A 26-point barrage ensued in the second period for a 40-9 halftime lead. Twenty-seven points went up on the scoreboard in the third for the Creek Girls, who held the Trojans to only two points in the quarter.