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Archive - 2019

October 25th

Lady Spartans 1-4 at WaMaC tournament

Lone win comes against Central DeWitt

SOLON– Will the third time be the charm?
It would take a win against Benton Community Oct. 23 to extend the varsity volleyball season for the Lady Spartans.
Solon’s postseason was hanging in the balance heading into a Class 3A Region 6 quarterfinal at Benton Community. The winner advances to a semifinal at Davenport Assumption Tuesday, Oct. 29, with the regional final decided Monday, Nov. 4, at Iowa City West High.

Spartans blank Chiefs, 42-0, clinch 3A District 6

Solon ranked No. 1 in 3A

SOLON– The Solon Spartan football team clinched Class 3A District 6, after appearing at No. 1 in the Iowa High School Athletic Association Week 7 Class 3A rankings, with its Senior Night routing of the Keokuk Chiefs, 42-0, at Spartan Stadium, during their final regular season home game on Friday, Oct. 18.

House Divided Brewery

Home brewer's dream come true

ELY– Cal Corrin has been brewing his own beer since the early 1990s.
There weren’t any craft beers around back then, but he found himself drawn to the imports.
“You’d find a stout maybe once in a while or a Guinness or some other import that’s different than domestic beer,” he explained.
He was residing in Quincy, Ill., at the time, which had a home brew supply store, so he started making his own.
“Even when I started, it was always in the back of my mind, wouldn’t it be great to do a brewery,” he said. “Always in my thoughts.”

Six candidates for two school board seats

Haluska, O'Neil, Ortega, Stahle, Wear and Wolf on Nov. 5 ballot

SOLON– There will be at least one new face on the Solon school board in 2020.
There are six candidates for two open four-year terms on the Solon Community School District Board of Education and current Board Member Jim Hauer is not in the race.
Incumbent Adam Haluska is joined on the ballot Lauren O'Neil, Carlos Ortega, Jennifer Stahle, Seth Wear and Jami Wolf for the Tuesday, Nov. 5, general election, the first to combine city and school contests since a change adopted by the Iowa Legislature in 2017. City and school elections will now be combined in November of odd-numbered years.

October 16th

Creek Girls outlast Raiders, 3-1

CCA defeats rival Williamsburg in varsity volleyball

WILLIAMSBURG– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball squad improved to 17-10 as the regular season began to wind down with a 3-1 win over rival Williamsburg on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Williamsburg.
The Clippers took the first set, 27-25, dropped the second, 16-25, and rallied back to 25-15 and 25-20 victories.
Junior Hailey Pollock led the Creek Girls with 16 kills. Sophomore Calia Clubb produced 15 and sophomore Morgan Etscheidt made a dozen. Senior Cheyaenne Bunch produced 44 assists.
The WaMaC Conference Tournament is Thursday, Oct. 17, at Marion High School starting at 4 p.m.

Lightning sweeps Mustangs, 3-0

Liberty defeats Dubuque Hempstead, improves to 22-1

NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty High varsity volleyball team improved to 22-1 with a nine-match winning streak, sweeping Dubuque Hempstead Tuesday, Oct. 8, at home. The Lightning’s 3-0 win started with a 25-19 first-set victory, and was followed by 25-15 and 25-22 wins.
Freshman Cassidy Hartmann led the Bolts with 11 kills, while fellow frosh Shelby Kimm produced nine.
Liberty competes in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Cedar Rapids Prairie starting at 9 a.m.

Women of Troy and Bolts splash the Cougars

Liberty’s Scarlet Martin and Samantha Klein rack up wins for West High/Liberty High swimmers

CORALVILLE– The combined team of Iowa City West High and Liberty High swimmers chalked up another dual meet victory Tuesday, Oct. 8, as they dominated Cedar Rapids Kennedy at the Coralville Recreation Center. West’s junior varsity squad won, 136-50, while the varsity took care of the Cougars, 138-48.

Bolts host their first MVC cross country Super Meet

Liberty’s Ashlyn Keeney leaves the field in the dust

IOWA CITY– Liberty High’s Ashlyn Keeney blazed through the Kickers Soccer Complex in Iowa City Thursday, Oct. 10, to win the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Super Meet varsity girls 5k race. Keeney, a sophomore, got off to a quick start and wasted no time extending her lead over the rest of the pack. She crossed the finish line in 18:07, 47 seconds ahead of runner-up Micah Poellet from Linn-Mar.

Creek Boys come up short against the Knights

Davenport Assumption defeats CCA, 27-14

DAVENPORT– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity football team dipped to 4-3 on the season with a Thursday, Oct. 10, road loss to the Knights of Davenport Assumption Catholic High School at the Brady Street Stadium in Davenport.
The Clippers were down 14-0 in the first half when Ryan Navara connected with Tom Johnson for 59 yards and a touchdown to put the Creek Boys on the scoreboard. Navara would score in the fourth quarter on a quarterback keeper, but the Knights held onto their 27-14 advantage for the victory.

Six running for seats on CCA’s school board

Introducing Penny Schnedler

OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District will see changes to its School Board of Directors in the wake of the Tuesday, Nov. 5, elections as board members Terry Davis and Steve Swenka are not seeking reelection while incumbent Matt McAreavy will face Brian Horsford, former board member Eileen Schmidt, and Penny Schnedler in a contest for two at-large seats.