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Chris Umscheid

Trojans return to the UNI-Dome

West High pushes past Cedar Falls, 27-9

Bettendorf awaits IC West in Class 4A semifinal

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IOWA CITY– They’re going back to “The DOME.”
Iowa City West High’s varsity football Trojans knocked off Cedar Falls for the second time this season Friday, Nov. 3, at home in a Class 4A state football quarterfinal, and punched their ticket to a Friday, Nov. 10, semifinal with Bettendorf.
The Trojans won, 27-9, thanks in part to a big second half.

A diamond in the rough no longer

CCA improves the baseball diamond in Tiffin

TIFFIN– Next spring, when the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers hit the diamond in Tiffin to start the 2018 baseball season, they may well sing John Fogerty’s 1985 hit Centerfield: “Well, a-beat the drum and hold the phone. The sun came out today. We’re born again, there’s new grass on the field. A-roundin’ third and headed for home, it’s a brown-eyed handsome man. Anyone can understand the way I feel…”

Bolts crisp Hawks in season finale

Liberty High rolls 50-7 over West Delaware

IOWA CITY– Liberty High’s first sophomore football team, with several “Original” or “O-Bolts” on the roster, finished the season at 6-3 Monday, Oct. 23, after frying the West Delaware Hawks, 50-7, at City High’s Bates Field.

Women of Troy sweep Davenport North

IC West wins regional quarterfinal, 3-0, against Wildcats

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy swept the Wildcats of Davenport North, 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-10), in a Class 5A Region 7 semifinal match Tuesday, Oct. 24, at West High, and advanced to the regional semifinal on Monday, Oct. 30, against Dubuque Hempstead, at Hempstead.
Senior Colby Greene led West High with nine kills and three solo blocks, junior Claire Overton produced seven, sophomore Rylee Fay made 19 assists and three ace serves with three aces from senior Keimoney Lang, as well.

West High Trojans roll on to football quarterfinals

IC West blasts CR Washington, 49-7

IOWA CITY– Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor dark of night, nor Cedar Rapids Washington could keep the Iowa City West High Trojans from advancing to the Class 4A football semifinals Friday, Oct. 27, with a 49-7 win over the Warriors on Trojan Field.

On Target

CCA’s Trap Shooting Team wraps up the 2017 season

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HOMESTEAD– “Pull!” The command sent a bright orange clay disc into the late afternoon sky, followed by the report of a shotgun, a puff of smoke and the target being broken into fragments as the shot hit its mark.
Four more shooters took aim and reduced the targets to chunks before the quintet rotated to their next shooting position. Five shooters, five shots each, and then step aside and let the opposition take their 25 shots.
That’s how a trap shooting match goes.

Listening post becomes confinement debate

IOWA CITY– A listening post, seeking public input on Johnson County’s first-ever comprehensive plan, became more of an open debate regarding Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) on Monday, Oct. 9, at the Health and Human Services Building, in Iowa City.
The meeting was scheduled as a work session for the board of supervisors and planning and zoning commission, and 26 individuals took up the microphone to state their position.

No luck on Friday the 13th

Davenport Assumption sinks CCA, 41-7

TIFFIN– The Knights of Davenport Assumption locked themselves into a three-way battle for the top of Class 3A District 4, and either a guaranteed football playoff berth or possible wild card spot Friday, Oct. 13, by defeating the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers 41-7 in Tiffin. The Clippers, with four losses, are out of the playoff picture for 2017 and were playing their final home game of the year ahead of ending the season Friday, October 20 in DeWitt.
The Knights began spoiling CCA’s Senior Night with 4:47 remaining in the first quarter by scoring on a short run for a 7-0 lead.

Taking a Knee shakes CCA

Racist social media post follows in the wake of an athlete kneeling

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TIFFIN– The controversial act of football players kneeling in protest during the performance of the national anthem has moved from the National Football League and college ranks to the turf of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School in Tiffin.

Indians capsize the Clippers

Marion rolls over Clear Creek Amana, 35-0

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers suffered a 35-0 loss at the hands of one of the top teams in Class 3A District 4, as the Marion Indians ran wild in Tiffin Friday, October 6. The win locked Marion into a battle with Davenport Assumption for the district runner-up spot, and an automatic berth in postseason play or a potential wildcard spot as both teams improved to 4-1 in the district and 5-2 overall behind West Delaware (4-0, 5-1).

Women of Troy sweep the swimming Mustangs

Gibson, Housenga, Thomas, Goodale, Roghair and Du post varsity victories

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CORALVILLE– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy notched another dual meet win in the pool Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Coralville Recreation Center, sweeping the Dubuque Hempstead Mustangs, 132-34, in junior varsity (JV) competition, and 135-51 in the varsity meet.

Prairie Hawks jolted by the Bolts

CEDAR RAPIDS– Lightning struck on a clear, blue, late-September afternoon as the Liberty High “Bolts” jolted Cedar Rapids Prairie, 22-16, in sophomore football action at Prairie last Friday. The win improved Liberty’s record to 3-3.