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Chris Umscheid

Clippers and Cardinals end in doubleheader split

TIFFIN– Brent Henry’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers suffered a 9-2 loss to the Maquoketa Cardinals Friday, July 5 on the home diamond, but rallied back to win the nightcap 6-5 in a WaMaC varsity doubleheader.

Spartans survive slugfest with CCA

SOLON– The Clippers of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) watched a 10-0 lead over the rival Solon Spartans evaporate into thin air Thursday, June 27, as the home team rallied back to win the nightcap 23-13 in six innings. Solon also took the first game of the evening 7-3 in a varsity doubleheader.

Mustangs not so wild

IOWA CITY– It was business as usual Friday, June 28, for the West High Trojans on the diamond.
And business was good.
The Trojans took on the Mustangs of Dubuque Hempstead in a varsity doubleheader and put two more wins in the book by taking the opener 4-3 and the nightcap, 9-1.

CCA falls in slugfest with Spartans

Solon takes doubleheader from Clippers 7-3 and 23-13

SOLON– The Clippers of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) watched a 10-0 lead over the rival Solon Spartans evaporate into thin air Thursday, June 27, as the home team rallied back to win the nightcap 23-13 in six innings. Solon also took the first game of the evening 7-3 in a varsity doubleheader.

School officials pleased with the pod

Board accepts North Bend addition as substantially complete

NORTH LIBERTY­– Ray Willoughby, the construction manager for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district, was smiling as he gave a progress report to the board of directors during their regular monthly meeting Wednesday, June 19, at North Bend Elementary in North Liberty. For a little under a year, construction has been underway on an addition to the crowded school.
At the meeting, the board voted unanimously to accept substantial completion on the addition, also known as the pod.

Victory dance

Clipper girls’ record above .500 with sweep over Vikettes

OXFORD– They danced in the dugout and they danced on the diamond.
The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity softball girls were having fun while taking care of business Monday, June 17, in a doubleheader against the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes. The Clippers took the opener 9-0 and held on for a 6-4 win in the nightcap.

Long battle between Trojans ends with split

Miller hits home run in 11-inning marathon game

IOWA CITY– An 11-inning battle of endurance and will power ended with a 3-2 win for the West High Women of Troy Thursday, June 20, on the home diamond against the Trojans of Waterloo East. However, the nightcap, while finishing in regulation play, ended on the sour note of a 6-4 loss.

Still the best

West boys sweep the field at state soccer

DES MOINES– Top ranked. Top-seed. And, only one loss on the season, the season opener, to Cedar Rapids Washington. The Iowa City West High Trojans rolled like a juggernaut into the Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines for the Class 3A state soccer tournament, and rolled back out with the state championship trophy again.
The Trojans took care of rival City High 2-0 on Saturday, June 1, to clinch their seventh title and extend their win streak to 20 straight.

Clippers girls end soccer season

CCA blows out Comets, fall with penalty kicks to Mustangs

TIFFIN– One kick is all it takes.
The 2013 varsity soccer season for Clear Creek Amana (CCA) ended Friday, May 31, in a 2-1 (4-3 PKs) loss to the Mount Vernon Mustangs on the home turf in a Class 1A regional semifinal match.

Protecting Seniors

Area legislators target elderly abuse at Coralville forum

CORALVILLE– Iowa has had laws in the books for decades dealing with dependent child and dependent adult abuse. However, advocates for the elderly say those laws do not go far enough to protect the state’s senior citizens.
Four state legislators spoke about the issue of elder abuse at a legislative forum held Monday, June 10, in Coralville sponsored by the Johnson County Task Force on Aging.

DeWitt Central takes one from CCA in eight innings

DEWITT– “Small things turn into a big deal.”
So said CCA coach Brent Henry to his crew of Clippers during game one of a varsity doubleheader Thursday, June 13, against the Sabers of DeWitt Central High School at DeWitt. A dropped ball here, a late throw there, all small things that added up to a 4-3 loss.
Unofficially Jacob Klingeman and A.J. Liddell had three hits each with a double for Liddell. Jake Neubauer and Robby Swails had two hits each while Stephen Jensen, Tanner Bandy and Colton Beckler had one hit each. Bandy’s was an RBI double with RBI singles for Jensen and Beckler.

Action heats up on the diamond

West boys split with Prairie, rout the Regals

IOWA CITY– Two out of three ain’t bad.
That’s how the West High Trojans did in three games at home in a double-header with Cedar Rapids Prairie and a single with the Regals of Iowa City Regina. West split with the Prairie Hawks Monday evening (June 10) before a win over the Regals on Tuesday (June 11).
A six-run rampage by Prairie sealed the 8-4 loss in the opener Monday evening in a game that saw Tanner Wilson hit a double. Ezra Reiners had three hits; Declan Doyle and Colin Baker both had two hits. Sam Scott worked six innings on the mound striking-out six.