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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.

2017 MVC ALL-Division Cross Country selections

Nock and Greiner nab MVC Athletes of the Year

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IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) released its 2017 All-Division Cross Country teams Monday, Oct. 23, with Iowa City West High well represented in the Mississippi Division selections.
Bailey Nock and Kolby Greiner were Division Athlete of the Year picks, while Brian Martz (boys) and Mike Parker (girls) earned Coach of the Year titles.
Greiner and Nock both won the Class 4A state qualifying meet Thursday, Oct. 19, in Iowa City and led the Trojans and Women of Troy to the State Meet Saturday, Oct. 28, in Fort Dodge.

Bolts, Clippers and Trojans run at State Cross Country Meet

West’s Bailey Nock comes in second

FORT DODGE– Runners from Clear Creek Amana (CCA), Liberty High and Iowa City West High competed Saturday, Oct. 28, in the 2017 State Cross Country Meet in Fort Dodge.
West High’s Bailey Nock, a senior, was the runner-up in the Class 4A girls’ race. Nock finished roughly 15 seconds behind winner Paige Horner of Johnston. The West High Women of Troy were fifth in team points behind team champion Johnston, runner-up Dubuque Senior, Waukee and Dubuque Hempstead.
The West High Trojans were 10th in team points with Kolby Greiner, a senior, finishing 29th in 16:20.8.

Creek Girls bow out of postseason thanks to Stormin’ Pointers

CPU sweeps CCA, 3-0, in regional semifinal

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CENTER POINT– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity volleyball season came to a quick end Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Center Point, as the Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CPU) swept them, 3-0 (25-10, 25-18, 25-18), in a Class 4A regional semifinal match.
The Clippers were un-ranked in Class 4A and held a 23-19 record entering the contest, while the Pointers were the seventh-ranked team with a 31-10 showing.

Women of Troy will compete at state swimming and diving meet

Ernst, Roghair earn regional championships

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MARSHALLTOWN– Iowa City West High’s swimming and diving team, with members from Liberty High, will compete Friday, Nov. 2 (diving), and Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA (108 Washington, St.) after qualifying for state Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27 and 28, in regional competition in Marshalltown. The team was second in points behind regional champion Waukee.

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.

Penn Elementary library gets facelift

Whimsical mural welcomes students with life and color

NORTH LIBERTY--The first time that Penn Elementary teacher-librarian Mary Priske saw the school’s new library after she was hired in 2016, her mouth dropped open. “I’d never seen such a beautiful library space in a school,” she recalled. “This is just everything I could ever want. Lots of spaces for comfortable reading, classroom teaching, tutoring, the lab is right there.”
Priske credits her predecessor, former Penn librarian Debra Dorzweiler, with the impressive design of the library. “She helped plan the space. She really thought of everything.”

Six candidates running for Oxford City Council

Two four-year and one two-year term up for grabs

Two four-year and one two-year term up for grabs
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OXFORD– Six candidates for city council are on the ballot for the Tuesday, Nov. 7, election in Oxford. Four (Brian Cooling, Harry Dolder, Vicki Kasper and Margaret Reihman) are chasing a pair of four-year seats. Cooling and Dolder are incumbents hoping to retain their seats. Two others (Jason Struzynski and Bobby Wade) are challenging for a two-year term to fill a vacancy on the council.

NL Police collecting unused meds, Oct. 28

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), will collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Liberty Police Department, 5 E. Cherry St., for safe disposal. This service is free and anonymous. Tablets, capsules and all other solid doses will be collected. Liquid medications in their original containers will be accepted as well. Needles and inhalers will not be accepted.

Swisher Halloween Party and Soup Supper Oct. 29

SWISHER– The Swisher Junior Auxiliary will host its Halloween Party and Soup Supper on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 4-6 p.m., with Trunk O Treat to follow at 6:15 p.m. in the parking lot. The event will be held at the Swisher American Legion, 68 3rd St. SE, in Swisher.

CCA approves first bid for the new elementary, plans bond sales

CCA approves first bid for the new elementary, plans bond sales
By Chris Umscheid
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OXFORD– Dirt will soon be moving in Tiffin at the site of the new, and as yet, unnamed elementary school. The School Board of Directors for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District approved a $655,000 bid for early grading at the site during a special meeting Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Oxford. The meeting included a public hearing on the bid and preceded a regularly scheduled work session.