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Women of Troy take Trojans in tennis

WATERLOO– Iowa City West High’s varsity girls tennis team improved to 2-0 on the season Tuesday, April 10, with a 9-0 road win over Waterloo East.
Emma Koch, Jessica Moonjely, Vivian Mitchell, Caroline Chandler, Natalie Katz and Morgan Hawkins won their singles matches, with Moonjely and Mitchell, Audrey Koch and Chandler, and Katz and Hawkins winning in doubles play.

Lightning seventh at Lancer links

Maurus leads Liberty again

LONG GROVE– Liberty High’s varsity girls golf team finished the day seventh in team points Thursday, April 12, at North Scott’s Lancer Invitational held at the Glynn’s Creek Golf Course in Long Grove.
Dubuque Wahlert Catholic won the 12-team meet with a team total of 339, Dubuque Senior was third with 376, North Scott was sixth with 409 while the Lightning finished seventh with 421 and Davenport West rounded out the field with 522.
Neely Maurus once again led the Lightning with 96 through 18 holes.

Creek Girls tee up a win

CCA defeats Benton Community, 244-255

AMANA– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls’ golf team came away with a dual win versus Benton Community on Thursday, April 12, at the Amana Colonies Golf Course. The Creek Girls shot a 244 team score defeating the Bobcats’ 255.
Emily Greathouse (CCA) took medalist honors with a 55, while Benton’s Rachel Maschino took runner-up honors with a 57.
The Clippers travel to the Pin Oak Pub and Links (2266 185th Ave. in Manchester) on Monday, April 23, for a 4 p.m. dual meet with West Delaware and take on Solon and South Tama on Thursday, April 26, in Solon starting at 4 p.m.

Sabers bite Creek Boys

Central DeWitt downs CCA, 3-0

DEWITT– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity boys soccer team suffered its second loss of the season on Tuesday, April 10, to the Sabers of Central Clinton, on the road in DeWitt. The Sabers defeated the Clippers, 3-0.
Junior Blake Malli, the Creek Boys’ keeper, made nine saves through 80 minutes of play.
The Clippers travel to Center Point-Urbana on Thursday, April 19, for a 4:30 p.m. match and visit West Liberty on Monday, April 23, with a 5 p.m. start. The Creek Boys visit Marion on Tuesday, April 24, at 4:30 p.m.

Stormin’ Pointers sweep The Creek

CPU defeats CCA in varsity soccer doubleheader

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s varsity girls’ and boys’ soccer teams faced Center Point-Urbana in a home doubleheader Thursday, April 19, after a soggy pitch in Center Point forced the boys’ match to Tiffin.
The visitors ruled the evening as the Pointer girls sank the Clippers 7-0 and CPU’s boys capsized CCA, 2-1.
Lillian Hennes made nine saves and was the victim of seven goals in 80 minutes of play for the Creek Girls while Blake Malli made four saves and allowed two goals for the Creek Boys. Christian Romero put in CCA’s only goal of the night with an assist by Trevor King.

Women of Troy top tennis Prairie hawks, 8-1

IOWA CITY– The sun finally came out Tuesday, April 17, and shone brightly upon the Iowa City West High Women of Troy as they defeated Cedar Rapids Prairie, 8-1, in varsity tennis action at West High.
“Five matches have been postponed due to weather conditions,” Coach Amie Villarini said.
The win improved West’s record to 3-0 in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC).

Cougars leave Women of Troy winless

CR Kennedy defeats West, 4-1

IOWA CITY– The Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars left the Iowa City West High Women of Troy looking for their first win of the season after defeating West, 4-1, Tuesday, April 17, at West High’s Ed Barker Soccer Complex, as the first half of a girls/boys varsity doubleheader.
Junior Rachel Olson scored West’s only goal with an assist from Kennedy Hochstedler (also a junior), while Julia Bernat, a freshman, made 17 saves and allowed four goals through 80 minutes of play.

Spartans roll over Raiders

Solon boys run away with 6-1 win over Anamosa April 20

SOLON– Halfway through the first period, it looked like a close match against one-win Anamosa.
Down 2-0, the Raiders scored a goal to slash the lead in half.
But then the Solon boys responded.
The Spartan defense clamped down, and the offense methodically moved back into Anamosa territory and tacked on two more goals in the closing moments of the half for a 4-1 lead.
Senior goalie Ryan Sears, relieving senior Eric Weetman, pitched a shut-out in the second period, Solon tacked on two more goals and ran away with a 6-1 victory April 20 at Spartan Stadium.

Kites for Kids honors child abuse victims

NORTH LIBERTY– Kites filled the sky above the football field at North Central Jr. High in North Liberty Saturday, April 21 during the Kites for Kids festival. The family-friendly activity was part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, and was held to recognize and honor children who have been affected by child abuse. It also recognized the many non-profit and social services organizations, which work tirelessly in an attempt to prevent child abuse.
While some families brought their own kites to fly, free kites were provided on-site, with minimal assembly required.

Pantry golf tournament Friday, May 4

CORALVILLE– Registration is open for the North Liberty Community Pantry’s 8th Annual 4-Person Best Shot Golf Tournament held Friday, May 4.
Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with final check-in at 8:30 a.m. A shotgun start begins at 9 a.m. followed by a catered meal at 1 p.m. The tournament will take place at the Brown Deer Golf Club at 1900 Country Club Dr. in Coralville. The entry fee is $450 per team, prepaid. This includes a continental breakfast, green fees, a cart, a catered meal, driving range balls and team picture. A silent auction will also take place along with awards ceremony.

An effluent fit for the affluent

North Liberty’s advanced wastewater treatment plant

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s safe to say North Liberty’s a special place. And while the growing community maintains its small town ambiance, it certainly doesn’t cut corners. Even the city’s approach to wastewater treatment is top-notch– just ask newly appointed Superintendent Drew Lammers.
“Everybody throughout the city, residents included, should be proud of what we have,” Lammers remarked.

Plant overview

Built in 1967, North Liberty’s wastewater treatment plant underwent major upgrades in 1998 when it was a sequential batch reactor (SBR) facility.

Beauty and the Beast dance in Tiffin

TIFFIN– True love and internal beauty won out over vanity and ego as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School Drama Department performed the musical version of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” Thursday, April 19, through Saturday, April 22, in the Performing Arts Center, in Tiffin.