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Chris Umscheid

Creek Boys improve to 4-2 with win over Indee

Potter leads CCA with 16 points in 56-45 road win in Independence

INDEPENDENCE– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys’ basketball team extended its winning streak to four games with a 56-45 road win against the Independence Mustangs Tuesday, Dec. 17. The Clippers, fresh off their upset win over the Marion Indians, took a 19-10 first quarter lead, and were up 28-25 at halftime. The Mustangs crept ahead in the third period to take a 36-35 lead into the final quarter.

Bolts improve to 4-0 with win over Bobcats

Brandon’s 17 leads Liberty to 51-42 win over Western Dubuque

NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty High varsity boys’ basketball squad improved to 4-0 on the season with a 51-42 win over the Western Dubuque Bobcats Tuesday, Dec. 17, at home. The Bolts trailed by a free throw, 12-11, at the end of the first period, but charged ahead to a 23-20 halftime lead. The Lightning held onto their lead in the third, taking the period, 12-8, for a 35-28 advantage going into the final quarter.

Cougars sweep Trojans on the lanes

CCA’s Stirlen Roberson leads West High boys against CR Kennedy

CEDAR RAPIDS– Five pins.
That’s how close the Iowa City West High varsity boys bowling team came to picking up a win Tuesday, Dec. 17, on the road at the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center in a match against Cedar Rapids Kennedy. The Cougars won 2,698 to West’s 2,694 with Clear Creek Amana’s Stirlen Roberson, competing with the Trojans, leading all with 513 pins knocked down.
West’s junior varsity (JV) boys fell 2,356 to 1,597 pins with Kennedy’s Hunter Leaven winning with 396 and West’s Caden Noeller leading the Trojans with 213.

Trojan-Bolts victorious over the Lions

Liberty’s Hajek, Brotherton, Skelley, Nichols, Keeney and Petersen win for IC West and Liberty High against Linn-Mar

CORALVILLE– ‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all across the pool, final warm-up laps were swum, Lions “roared” and the Trojan-Bolts let out a war whoop before notching yet another home dual meet win Tuesday, Dec. 17, as the Linn-Mar Lions visited Iowa City West.
The West High-Liberty High combined team swept the Lions with the junior varsity winning, 133-37, and the varsity taking a 119-51 victory.

County’s Unified Development Ordinance passes second vote

Third and final vote set for 9 a.m. Dec. 19

IOWA CITY– Johnson County’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) moved one vote closer to adoption on Thursday, Dec. 12, as the board of supervisors held the second of three considerations (votes) on the controversial measure during a regular meeting.
As with the first vote on Dec. 5, supervisors Rod Sullivan, Royce Ann Porter and Pat Heiden voted in the affirmative with supervisors Janelle Rettig and Lisa Green-Douglass in the negative for a 3-2 final tally.

Santa brings Christmas Cheer to Oxford

American Legion Auxiliary’s Soup, Shop & Santa Event welcomes Good Old St. Nick

OXFORD– The American Legion Post 537 in Oxford hosted a very special couple on Saturday, Dec. 14, as Santa and Mrs. Claus dropped by to meet local children, and hear their Christmas wishes, dreams and hopes. The visit was part of the annual Soup, Shop & Santa event sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, with the Canopy Lodge #290 of the AF&AM Masons providing a free soup luncheon.
The jolly couple from the North Pole was delivered to the Legion Post by the Oxford Fire Department, and spent two hours at the Post.

Bond vote likely for CCA in 2020

District to propose two options for continued space crunch in January

OXFORD– Residents in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District will likely be asked to approve another bond issue next September as the ongoing enrollment increases continue to max out the available classroom spaces.

O’Connor and Withrow power Creek Boys to first win of the season

CCA soars past West Delaware, 85-62

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys’ basketball team picked up its first win in the early part of the season Tuesday, Dec. 10, at home, against the West Delaware Hawks. The Clippers shelled the birds, 85-62, as nine Creek Boys put up points, with senior Nick O’Connor and junior Christian Withrow leading the way with 25 apiece.

Lightning moves to 3-0 with win over East High Trojans

Brandon’s 19 points leads Liberty past Waterloo East

WATERLOO¬– Liberty High’s Lightning (AKA: the “Bolts”) moved to 3-0 on the season Friday, Dec. 13, with a road win over the Waterloo East High Trojans. The Bolts shocked the Trojans 72-61, dropping East High to 2-3 overall.
The Bolts lit up the scoreboard for a 17-11 lead at the end of the first quarter, and held a 28-23 halftime advantage. Liberty put up a 24-point effort in the third and led 52-41 going into the final period.

Liberty’s ladies get first win of the season

Avery Gaudet’s 19 points leads the Lightning past Waterloo East

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s varsity girls basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak, and picked up its first win of the 2019-20 season Friday, Dec. 13, at home against the Waterloo East Trojans. The Lightning flashed to a 66-41 win after losses to Waterloo West (66-46), Keokuk (40-31), Cedar Rapids Washington (69-35), and Dubuque Senior (54-49).

CCAs Sam Stevens earns 100th win

Clippers go 2-1 at Vinton-Shellsburg quad meet

VINTON Clear Creek Amana (CCA) senior wrestler Sam Stevens earned his 100th career victory Thursday, Dec. 12, pinning Vinton-Shellsburgs Brady Ortner in 3:08 in a 126-pound match. Stevens is only the ninth CCA wrestler to achieve 100 victories.
The Creek Boys went 2-1 in the quad meet with wins over Alburnett and Vinton-Shellsburg and a loss to South Tama.

Prairie Hawks sweep West High on the bowling lanes

Liberty’s Bys and Roggy, and CCA’s Ripperton lead Trojan teams

CEDAR RAPIDS– Cedar Rapids Prairie pulled off a clean sweep Friday, Dec. 13, as its varsity boys, varsity girls, junior varsity (JV) boys, and JV girls defeated Iowa City West High at Lancer Lanes in Cedar Rapids.
West’s varsity boys fell 2,817 to 2172 with Liberty High’s Ryan Bys leading the Trojans with 371. Clear Creek Amana’s Stirlen Roberson bowled 299 for West, and Liberty’s Cameron McKnight bowled 228. The JV boys fell 1,851 to 1,791 with Liberty’s Garrett Roggy leading the West High squad 282.