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Liberty high Varsity Wrestling

Liberty’s wrestlers split with Ft. Madison and Mediapolis

Kaleb Williams goes 2-0 in double dual meet

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FORT MADISON– Liberty High’s varsity wrestlers earned their second dual meet win on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Fort Madison over Mediapolis.
The Lightning zapped the Bulldogs, 45-21, as Kaleb Williams (138 pounds) took a 7-4 decision from Daryun Kreft and Ashton Barker (152) pinned Caden Benz in 2:28.

Women of Troy top Tigers on the lanes

Little and Roth lead West High against Cedar Falls

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy defended Colonial Lanes against the Cedar Falls Tigers Friday, Dec. 8, with a 2,217 to 2,196 varsity bowling win. Alexie Little led West and won the varsity girls match with 402.
The varsity boys fell 3,148 to 3,075, but West High’s Corey Roth won the match with 525.
West High’s junior varsity (JV) squads both fell, with the Tiger boys winning 2,783 to 1,873 and the Tiger girls winning 1,523 to 1,489. Brooklyn Day led the Women of Troy with 214 while Hunter Montgomery led the Trojans with 300.

Lightning shocked by Panthers

Mount Pleasant boys upend Lib. High, 63-37

MOUNT PLEASANT– Liberty High’s varsity boys basketball team suffered its second loss of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 5, falling 63-37 on the road to the Panthers in Mount Pleasant.
The “Bolts” were tied, 11-11, at the end of the first period but trailed, 31-14, at halftime. Mount Pleasant was up, 50-21, after three periods.
Andre Brandon led the Lightning with 16 points, Moses Bolar produced 12, Bo Gryp, Ronnie Williams, Kelby Telander and Sam Funke had two points apiece, while Ethan O’Donnell scored one point.

Clipper Wrestlers eighth in team points

CCA’s Stevens and Rohret earn 2nd-place finishes at N. Cedar Invitational

CLARENCE– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity wrestlers traveled to Clarence and North Cedar High School Saturday, Dec. 9, for the Knights’ Invitational Tournament and finished eighth in overall team points. Camanche won the tournament with 171.5 team points while the Creek Boys came up with 72.
Sam Stevens (113 pounds) and Andrew Rohret (145) both took runner-up in their weight classes, while Grant Haman (195) placed third, Tanner Cochran (220) was fourth and Jonah Upah (Heavyweight) was fifth in his class.

Women of Troy roll over Cougars

Iowa City West blows out Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 69-45

CEDAR RAPIDS– The second-ranked Iowa City West High Women of Troy had no trouble getting past the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Cougars’ den. West High won the varsity contest, 69-45, after building a 22-6 lead in the first period.
West was up, 37-21, at halftime and held a 52-28 advantage going into the final eight minutes.
Lauren Zacharias and Emma Koch led West with 14 points apiece, while Logan Cook produced 13 and Cailyn Morgan had a 10-point night. Audrey Koch added nine points, Carrie Callahan had six points and Matayla Tellis put up three.

Women of Troy top Tigers on the lanes

Little and Roth lead against Cedar Falls

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy defended Colonial Lanes against the Cedar Falls Tigers Friday, Dec. 8, with a 2,217 to 2,196 varsity bowling win. Alexie Little led West and won the varsity girls match with 402.
The varsity boys fell 3,148 to 3,075, but West High’s Corey Roth won the match with 525.
West High’s junior varsity (JV) squads both fell, with the Tiger boys winning 2,783 to 1,873 and the Tiger girls winning 1,523 to 1,489. Brooklyn Day led the Women of Troy with 214 while Hunter Montgomery led the Trojans with 300.

A bigger and better Beat the Bitter

Registration is open for the winter event

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NORTH LIBERTY– It started as a conversation between a few residents in fall 2015.
“They started talking about how Iowans are bad at doing winter,” recalled North Liberty Community Engagement Coordinator Jillian Miller. “And that people in Minnesota actually enjoy the season and go out and play winter sports, and take advantage of the snow.”

Area police join forces to form SERT team

The plan will unite officers from North Liberty, Coralville and Johnson County law enforcement

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NORTH LIBERTY—The North Liberty Police Department (NLPD) is joining two local law enforcement agencies to create a Special Emergency Response Team (SERT). The plan will unite officers from North Liberty, Coralville and Johnson County law enforcement departments to handle emergency situations.
“This is for high-risk operations. It will be a tactical team,” explained North Liberty Police Chief Diane Venenga. “It will be making entries into homes, residents, buildings, schools when needed for hostage situations, barricaded subjects, high-risk entry on search warrants.”

Eastern Iowa Brass Band Spirit of Christmas Saturday, Dec. 9

MOUNT VERNON– Eastern Iowa Brass Band shares its musical experience on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Middle School Auditorium, located at 525 Palisades Rd SW.
The 34 brass and percussion musicians perform favorites like “White Christmas” and “Sleigh Ride,” popular songs like Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” and traditional carols in “An English Christmas” with baritone David Raim.

Volunteers needed to lead and advise

Join a commission to help steer North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY— Two appointed boards have three openings, and volunteers are needed to help lead and advise on those commissions.

Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment hears and decides appeals for building permit approval when a permit has been denied because of non-compliance with certain requirements of the zoning code.  This board meets only when an appeal has been filed.
Appointment is to complete a term ending June 30, 2021.  Full appointments are for a five-year term.

Communications Advisory Commission

(two openings)

Feedback sought on rental property zoning

NORTH LIBERTY— The North Liberty City Council is currently considering amending its zoning ordinance to address changes in state law that affect its ability to limit rental units based on family units. The council would like public feedback—from landlords, tenants and other community members—about how to address the issue. Feedback submitted with the form will be shared with city officials as they shape a zoning ordinance amendment in the coming weeks.

The issue

City Clerk Tracey Mulcahey honored

NORTH LIBERTY—Tracey Mulcahey, Assistant City Administrator / City Clerk of North Liberty, has been awarded the prestigious designation of “Iowa Certified Municipal Clerk” from the Iowa Municipal Finance Officers Association (IMFOA) for achieving its high educational, experience and service requirements. Mulcahey joins others in the state who currently hold this designation.