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February 18th, 2021

Wildcats claw West High’s bowlers

Cameron McKnight wins against Durant

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Trojans bowling team tangled with the Durant Wildcats Monday, Feb. 8, at Colonial Lanes, and ended up getting clawed as Durant took the varsity boys match, 2,677 to 2,603. However, West’s Cameron McKnight won the individual title with 392. Durant did not field a junior varsity (JV) boys’ squad, but the Trojan JV boys bowled anyway with Alexander Rohm bowling a 290.

Senior Night success for the Creek Boys

Withrow puts up 26 points, Schrepfer sinks five three-pointers in 85-66 win over West Delaware

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School recognized 16 seniors (five varsity girls and 11 varsity boys) Friday, Feb. 12, during a girl-boy varsity doubleheader against West Delaware Friday, Feb. 12, and celebrated a 46-39 win for the girls, and an 85-66 win for the boys.

NL woman charged in pepper spray incident

CORALVILLE– A North Liberty woman faces a felony burglary charge after allegedly pepper-spraying the residents of a Coralville apartment.
According to a criminal complaint, the Coralville Police Department responded Feb. 3, to 954 Boston Way, in Coralville, for a report of a fight in progress.

NL man charged in IC robbery

IOWA CITY– A North Liberty man was charged with first-degree robbery after a November incident in Iowa City.
According to a criminal complaint filed by the Iowa City Police Department, Ernest Allen, 35, of North Liberty, sought a ride from a victim and, upon arrival at the destination, asked for $10 in cash. When the victim retrieved his wallet, the complaint noted, he felt/saw a handgun pressed to his hip while the defendant stated, “You know what this is.” Allen stands accused of taking the victim’s money, then warning the victim not to follow.
First-degree robbery is a Class B felony.

FFA members host district conference

TIFFIN– Each year, the Southeast District and Iowa Future Farmers of America (FFA) officers plan and facilitate Greenhand Fire Up Conferences for FFA members in the southeast district. Clear Creek Amana High School welcomed FFA chapters from all over the Southeast District on Monday, Jan. 18.

“A true role model”

Gov. Reynolds tours and praises Johnson County’s GuideLink Center

IOWA CITY– The GuideLink Center, also known as the Access Center of Johnson County, started accepting patients with an acute mental health or substance abuse crisis on Monday, Feb. 15, as part of a gradual “soft opening.”
The facility, located at 300 Southgate Ave. in Iowa City, has been a goal through roughly a decade of discussion in Johnson County. Momentum was gained in 2015 when then Jail Alternatives Coordinator Jessica Peckover started a crusade for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) made up of law enforcement officers, starting with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO).

February 11th

First Lightning, then the Storm

Liberty Highs Brody Fishman commits to Simpson College for football

NORTH LIBERTY Lightning often precedes a storm, and in high school senior Brody Fishmans case, playing football for the Liberty High Lightning preceded joining the Storm at Simpson College, in Indianola. Fishman announced his decision to commit to Simpson via social media on Monday, Feb. 1.

Creek Girls upend the Indians

Calia Clubb leads all with 24 points in 51-41 victory for CCA

MARION The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls picked up a fourth consecutive win to improve to 13-3 overall (12-2 in the WaMaC West) with a 51-42 win over WaMaC East team Marion on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the Indians hunting ground.
Both teams entered the contest unranked after recently falling out of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Unions weekly rankings.

Clippers earn program best finish at WaMaC Wrestling Tourney

Ryker Jones and Tyler Steines place 2nd nearly making CCA history

MANCHESTER The 2021 WaMaC Varsity Wrestling Tournament was originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30, at Marion High School, but an impending winter storm postponed the event, and moved it to West Delaware High School in Manchester on Monday, Feb. 1.
For Clear Creek Amana (CCA) the wait was surely worth it, the Clippers posted their best WaMaC Tournament team finish in program history, and had two grapplers come close to being the first to win WaMaC titles.

Bolts shock the ‘Burg

Keiko Ono-Fullard powers Liberty past Williamsburg, 51-40

WILLIAMSBURG– Liberty High’s varsity girls traveled to Williamsburg for a non-conference game against the Raiders Saturday, Feb. 6, and picked up their third win of the season, 51-40.
Keiko Ono-Fullard, a sophomore, led the Lightning with 13 points including a pair of three-point baskets. Fellow soph Kennedy Daugherty dominated on the boards with a dozen rebounds.
The win improved Liberty to 3-9 overall while sitting at 2-7 in the Mississippi Valley Conference-Mississippi Division. Williamsburg dipped to 8-10 overall and sat at 7-8 in the WaMaC West.