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North Liberty Leader

Keeney wins for Liberty girls, Barker runner-up for CCA boys

IOWA CITY– Liberty High sophomore Ashlyn Keeney blazed her way to another victory Thursday, Oct. 3, at City High’s 2019 Bud Williams Invitational cross country meet at the University of Iowa’s Ashton Course. Keeney won the varsity girls 5k run in 18:06.60, nearly 18 seconds ahead of runner-up Claire Edmondson from Dubuque Senior. Dubuque Senior took the team title with City High the runner-up, while the Lightning were third in team points.
Clear Creek Amana (CCA) freshman Haidyn Barker was ninth in 19:42.19 and led the Clippers to a seventh-place team finish.

Women of Troy and Lightning top the swimming Tigers

Liberty’s Martin wins 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, Trent 2nd in 500 freestyle

CORALVILLE– The combined swimming and diving teams of Liberty High and Iowa City West High knocked off the Cedar Falls Tigers Tuesday, Oct. 1, to remain undefeated through six home meets this season. The Women of Troy and Lightning varsity defeated the Tigers,122-64, with the junior varsity (JV) winning, 113-72.

Creek Boys roll over the River Kings

CCA shuts out Clinton, 43-0

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Head Football Coach Gabe Bakker was sporting a fresh haircut Friday, Oct. 4, before the start of the varsity game against the visiting River Kings of Clinton.
“That mojo from last week had to go,” he said.

Vball Bolts sink the Boats 3-0

No. 2 Liberty High sweeps CCA

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s varsity volleyball team swept Clear Creek Amana (CCA) 3-0 in a non-conference match up Thursday, Oct. 3, at Liberty High. The Lightning, ranked No. 2 in Class 5A by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union in its Thursday, Oct. 3, rankings, improved to 21-1 while the Clippers, unranked in Class 4A, dipped to 13-8.

Bolts sixth in MVC 2nd round divisional golf

Luke Nichols leads Liberty with 85

DUBUQUE– The Liberty High varsity boys golf team ended three rounds of Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) competition in sixth place among the eight-team Valley Division on Monday, Sept. 30, after the second divisional tournament. The tourney was held at the Dubuque Golf and Country Club, and hosted by Dubuque Wahlert.

Growing the STEM

CCA teacher lays out new innovations and big dreams

TIFFIN– STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) has become a focal point of education across the state and the nation. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District began incorporating STEM into the middle school curriculum (sixth through eighth grade) several years ago with Reagan Boeset as the program’s teacher.

Homecoming for the Bolts

Parade and Powderpuff football lead up to gridiron clash with the Clippers

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High School celebrated its Homecoming Week with a parade and Powderpuff Flag Football Game on Thursday, Sept. 26, ahead of Class 3A District 5 varsity football against rival Clear Creek Amana on Friday, Sept. 27.
The parade started on the Liberty campus, wound its way around the adjoining neighborhood and returned to campus with a cookout following. The Powderpuff game pitted senior girls against junior girls in flag football with varsity football players acting as their coaches.

Bolts sink the Boats

Liberty High outlasts CCA, 28-21

NORTH LIBERTY– Last year the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers and Liberty High School’s Lightning clashed for the first time in Class 3A varsity football with the “Boats” taking a lopsided 37-7 win for CCA’s 2018 Homecoming Game. On Friday, Sept. 27, the “Bolts” returned the favor in a much closer game for their 2019 Homecoming as The Lightning zapped the Clippers 28-21 in the first week of District 5 competition.

Martin sets new records at Kennedy’s Invitational swim meet

Iowa City West/Liberty High tops the field

CEDAR RAPIDS– The combined team of Iowa City West High and Liberty High swimmers continued to set new records Saturday, Sept. 28, as they competed in Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s 2019 Cougar Invitational. The Women of Troy won the meet with 553 team points topping runner-up Johnston (416) and the host Cougars (344).

Liberty XC boys 6th at Jim Boughton Invitational

Gryp breaks Woodward’s record, Bolts set 19 personal bests

DUBUQUE– Liberty High’s cross country boys ran Thursday, Sept. 26, in Dubuque Senior’s Jim Boughton Invitational at the Dubuque Soccer Complex, and stunned Head Coach Josh Hildebrand.
“Speechless! This team never ceases to amaze the coaches!” he wrote. “On only two days rest (the team competed Monday, Sept. 23, in Solon’s Invitational), the boys set 19 personal records and one school record!”

Stormin’ Pointers top Creek Girls in five sets

CCA falls 3-2 to CPU

CENTER POINT– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity volleyball team dipped to an 8-7 record Tuesday, Sept. 24, after falling to Center Point-Urbana in five sets (3-2). The 11th-ranked Clippers (Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union rankings as of Thursday, Sept. 19) dropped the first set 17-25, rallied back to a 25-22 win in set two, and fell 25-11 in the third. The Creek Girls rocked the Stormin’ Pointers with a 25-17 win in the fourth set, but dropped the fifth 15-8. The Pointers, unranked at the time, improved to 11-11.

Warren tours NL’s Golfview Mobile Home Park

Democrat presidential candidate rails against private investment firms putting profits first

NORTH LIBERTY– Earlier this year residents of the Golfview Mobile Home Park in North Liberty found out via a letter the park had been sold, and the new owners were going to increase the lot rent by 58 percent (from $284/month to $450). Havenpark Capital, a Utah-based investment firm also purchased Midwest Country Estates in Waukee, Sunrise Village Mobile Home Park in Iowa City and West Branch Village in West Branch. Havenpark Capital raised those rents from 69 percent (Waukee) to 28 percent (Sunrise).