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February 4th, 2021

Tigers bite Bolts winning streak

Ira Hazeltine puts up 18 as Cedar Falls beats Liberty, 87-63

CEDAR FALLS– The Cedar Falls Tigers remained perfect, 10-0, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at home. Unfortunately for the Liberty High Lightning varsity boys’ basketball team, the Tigers’ bite snapped a 5-0 winning streak in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division contest, 87-63.
The Bolts got off to a good start taking the first period 20-16, but fell behind in the second for a 37-31 halftime deficit. Liberty was unable to regain the lead as the Tigers took a 60-48 advantage into the final eight minutes.

Boats make it 12 wins in a row

Kyle Schrepfer leads CCA with 15 points in 66-36 win over South Tama

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys sat comfortably atop the WaMaC Conference West Division Sunday, Jan. 31, with a 12-1 conference record (13-2 overall) and a 12-game winning streak after sinking the South Tama Trojans, 66-36, at home on Friday, Jan. 29. The WaMaC West teams’ first meeting of the season, on Jan. 8, also resulted in a Clipper win as CCA prevailed 83-27 in Tama.

Making a good thing even better

Tiffin Fire Association and City of Tiffin discuss new organizational structure

TIFFIN– In 1954, the Tiffin Fire Association was formed with the mission of protecting life and property in the city of Tiffin as well as Clear Creek and Union townships; an area of 58 square miles. Over the years the mission has expanded to provide emergency medical services (EMS) as well as fire protection. The all-volunteer force has provided fire protection, disaster response, hazardous materials response, and EMS to the city on a contracted basis.
However, discussions have begun about potentially restructuring the association to a city-operated department.

Making it work, safely

Local school districts scramble to comply with new state law

DES MOINES Plans are afoot in the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) and Clear Creek Amana Community School District (CCA) in the wake of a new law signed into effect on Friday, Jan. 29, by Gov. Kim Reynolds. The law, SF160, requires school districts to provide an option for 100 percent onsite learning.

Closing loopholes in the law

Sen. Kinney introduces legislation brought about by the disappearance and death of Tiffin teen

DES MOINES The purpose of legislation is to either restrict or promote a set of habits in our society, and throughout this case, I just saw a glaring gap in our law, and certain things that are seen as socially unacceptable and wrong. So said Sergeant Alissa Schuerer to an Iowa Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Monday, Jan. 25.

January 20th

Lady Spartans thrill in 57-50 win over Maquoketa

SOLON– After the road loss in Cedar Rapids to Xavier the night before, the Lady Spartans were looking for a little redemption and found it, barely.
Solon’s varsity girls’ basketball team delivered a thriller as Gov. Reynolds loosened COVID restrictions and the Spartan Nation was allowed to return to the stands, albeit limited, battling the Maquoketa Cardinals to a 57-50 victory, at home, on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
Callie Levin poured in 15 points in the first half, welcoming the Solon faithful in grand fashion.

Solon Community Pantry appeals for emergency fund

SOLON– The Solon Community Pantry is reaching out to the community for support of the Emergency Assistance Fund helping families with rent and utility shortfalls.

Solon settles for 6th at Ed Hadenfeldt

Taylor first, Ebert second at home tournament Spartans fall to South Tama, 45-29

SOLON– Neighboring powerhouse Lisbon grappled its way past North Scott for the team title at the Ed Hadenfeldt Wrestling Invitational Saturday, Jan. 16.
The host Spartans battled to sixth, with Hayden Taylor taking the championship at 160 pounds. Caleb Ebert captured second at 152, and David Karam (145) and Gage Marty (220) placed third.
Solon finished with 137 team points, battling with Cedar Rapids Prairie (177.5), Pella (160.5) and West Liberty (156.5) for the top spots behind No. 2 (1A) Lisbon with 288.5, and eighth-ranked (3A) North Scott with 259.5.

Lady Spartans halt Mustangs, 53-37

MOUNT VERNON– The Lady Spartans varsity basketball team moved to 10-3 on the season after dispensing with the Mount Vernon Mustangs, 53-37, to remain atop the WaMaC East with a 10-1 conference record, on Friday, Jan. 15.
Solon surged to a 10-4 lead over the Mustangs in the first quarter and held a 27-21 lead at the half, before building to an insurmountable 42-24 third-quarter lead. The Lady Spartans finished with all players seeing time on the court, closing the game at the horn, 53-37.

Every shave a close one

Spartans keep winning tight games Comeback against Maquoketa, OT thriller against Mt. Vernon

SOLON– Every night’s an exciting night when Solon plays this season.
The varsity Spartan basketball team extended its winning streak to 10 with two more closely contested home games last week.
Solon came back Jan. 12 from a hefty early deficit to top Maquoketa 57-50, then outlasted Mount Vernon in overtime Friday, Jan. 15, in a 74-70 scoring fest.
Against the Mustangs at home, the Spartans found their stroke at the charity stripe.