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A great night for the Creek’s track and field teams

CCA boys win home Pacha Relays, girls take third

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys track and field coach Ben Robison described the annual Pacha Relays on Thursday, April 27, as a great night for his Clippers as they won their home meet, topping Mount Vernon, Benton Community, Solon and Williamsburg. The Creek Boys put up 146 team points for the championship while Mount Vernon was the runner-up squad with 103. Benton Community was third with 100; Solon was a distant 68 in fourth place while Williamsburg was seventh with 53 team points.

Three more wins for West High girls

Waterloo West, CR Wash and CR Kennedy fall to Women of Troy

Waterloo West, CR Wash and CR Kennedy fall to Women of Troy
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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy remained unbeaten with an 11-0 overall record and 10-0 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) record after a trio of matches this past week.
The latest round of wins began Thursday, April 26, as Waterloo West visited Iowa City West after playing City High for a make-up of a weather postponement. The Women of Troy defeated the Wahawks, 9-0.

CCA JV runners compete in Vinton

Bollers gets a top-five finish for Clippers

VINTON– Junior varsity (JV) athletes for Clear Creek Amana (CCA) competed Tuesday, April 24, in Vinton-Shellsburg’s Viking Coed Invitational.
T.J. Bollers posted the Clippers’ only top-five finish, a fifth-place showing in the discus. Bollers’ throw went 111-4.
Vinton-Shellsburg won the meet with 171 team points, while Benton Community took the runner-up spot with 140 and Marion finished third with 125. The Creek Boys rounded out the eight-team field in eighth place with eight points.

Bolts get a pair of hat tricks against Chiefs

Liberty boys defeat Keokuk, 9-3

KEOKUK– Liberty High’s varsity boys soccer team improved to 3-2 on the season with a 9-3 shelling of the winless Keokuk Chiefs Monday, April 23, in Keokuk.

First home win for the Bolts

Liberty girls have little trouble corralling the Mustangs

CORALVILLE– Liberty High’s varsity girls soccer team put its first home win in the books Tuesday, April 24, after defeating the Independence Mustangs, 4-1, on the home field at the Coralville Youth Sports Complex.
Sydni Von Sprecken scored early in the first half. The Mustangs tied the match, 1-1, with a penalty kick (PK), but the rest of the contest belonged to Liberty. Megan Davis and Madi Barta ended the first half with a 3-1 lead. Elise Hermiston fired a PK past the Mustangs’ keeper in the second half to seal the win.
Both teams ended the day with a 2-4 record.

Little Hawks shock Trojans

City High sweeps West in annual doubleheader

IOWA CITY– A fierce battle and stunning moments always ensue when West High and City High meet on the University of Iowa’s soccer field, and the 2018 meeting was no different.

Leader-area athletes to 2018 Drake Relays

Liberty High sends first two Drake qualifiers

JOHNSON COUNTY– Student athletes from Clear Creek Amana, Liberty High School and Iowa City West High will compete in the 2018 Drake Relays at Drake University in Des Moines this weekend. High school competition runs from Thursday, April 26, through Saturday, April 28.
West High will send athletes in 21 events, while Clear Creek Amana qualified for three. Liberty High School, in its first year, is sending two athletes: Camille Mac and Taylor Cannon for the 3,00-meter run and 100-meter hurdles, respectively.

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Gabe Caruthers, 100-meter dash.

Creek Boys sixth at Cardinal Coed

Sexton second, O’Connor and Moore third

WELLMAN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys track and field team tied for seventh place with the Oskaloosa Indians Tuesday, April 17, at Mid-Prairie’s Hawk Coed Relays.
Mount Pleasant won the meet with 148 team points and the host Hawks were the runner-up team, while CCA and Oskaloosa tied for seventh with 26 points. CCA’s WaMaC rivals Williamsburg and Anamosa were fourth and fifth, respectively.

Liberty varsity girls golf

Liberty girls golf drops close one to Bears

West Branch 209, Liberty High 212

CORALVILLE– Liberty High’s varsity girls golf team is “getting better every time out,” said coach Brian Wernimont after the Lightning dropped a close match Tuesday, April 17, at Brown Deer Golf Course, to West Branch. The Bears won 209 to the Bolts’ 212. Aleah Rocha, from West Branch, won with 48, while Liberty’s Neely Maurus was the runner up with 49. Cassidy Sundine shot a career-best 51 in the match.

Women of Troy win Don Newell Relays

Ince, Malloy-Salgado, Nock, Severt and Haight win for West High

Ince, Malloy-Salgado, Nock, Severt and Haight win for West High
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OTTUMWA– The Iowa City West High varsity girls track and field team got a long-awaited taste of spring on Tuesday, April 17, as they competed in Ottumwa’s 69th annual Don Newell Relays. The Women of Troy won the meet with 144 team points, besting runner-up Benton Community by 22 points. The host Bulldogs were fourth with 67.

IC West Women take three straight

Rain delay and missing top two players didn’t hinder IC West
Rain delay and missing top two players didn’t hinder IC West North Liberty Leader DUBUQUE– Rain delayed the start of tennis matches by three-and-a-half hours Saturday, April 21, and the Iowa City West Women of Troy were short their top-two singles players, Emma and Audrey Koch, but nonetheless the team knocked off Wahlert and Hempstead to improve to 6-0 in the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC). West High defeated Wahlert, 5-4, and Hempstead, 6-3. “Without our number one and two singles players in the lineup, the Women of Troy stepped up and came out victorious against last year’s co-conf

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.