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Creek Boys take second at Lynx XC invitational

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TROY MILLS– Clear Creek Amana’s varsity boys cross country team took the team runner-up spot Saturday, Oct. 7, at North Linn High School’s invitational meet in Troy Mills. The Clippers put up 80 points behind winner Marion, with 67. Nick O’Connor, a sophomore, led the Creek Boys with a seventh-place finish in 17:13. Brandon Barker also cracked the top-10 with a ninth-place finish in 17:17.

Creek Girls 4th in home V-ball invite

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity volleyball team finished the day fourth in the final standings of its home volleyball invitational tournament.
North Scott won the day with a 4-1 match record and 9-4 game showing followed by Iowa Valley (4-1, 9-3), Union (3-2, 8-5), the Clippers (3-2, 7-5), Central Clinton, DeWitt (1-4, 2-8) and Mid-Prairie (0-5, 0-10).

Women of Troy sweep Trojans

IC West varsity V-ball wins, 3-0, over Waterloo East

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WATERLOO– Iowa City West High’s varsity volleyball Women of Troy improved to 17-10 overall with a 3-0 sweep (25-19, 25-20, 25-16) of the Waterloo East High Trojans on Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Waterloo. The loss dropped East High to 3-21 on the season.
Senior Colby Greene led West High with a baker’s dozen (13) kills and six solo blocks. Rylee Fay produced 28 assists, a dozen digs and four ace serves, and Ellie Kouba made four block assists.
The West High sophomores won 3-2 (16-21, 21-17, 21-17, 14-21, 15-9) and the junior varsity (JV) Women of Troy won 2-0 (25-18, 25-7).

Volleyball Clippers fall, 3-1, to Indians

Williams leads CCA with 17 kills against Marion

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MARION– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball team fell, 3-1, to the Marion Indians Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Marion. The Indians took the first two sets, 25-21 and 25-17, before the Clippers rallied back to a 26-24 win in the third set. Marion sank CCA, 25-19, in the fourth set to end the match.
Shauntina Williams led the Clippers offense with 17 kills, Zoe Boehme produced 25 assists, Jordan Neely made 28 digs and Karsyn Stratton came up with a pair of solo blocks.
The Clippers dropped to an 11-12 record, while Marion improved to 13-7.

Clipper XC represents at IMS Invitational

Barkers show the way for CCA

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WELLMAN– The varsity “Creek Boys” of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) took the runner-up spot in team points Monday, Oct. 2, at Iowa Mennonite’s Cross Country Invitational held in Wellman. Mid-Prairie’s boys won the meet with 45 points, followed by the Clippers with 49. Brandon Barker set the pace for CCA with a third-place finish, in 17:22.48, while Nick O’Connor and Jack Sexton posted top-10 finishes in eighth and ninth place, respectively.

Clippers escape Raiders

CCA varsity volleyball wins, 3-1, over Williamsburg

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WILLIAMSBURG– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity volleyball team improved to 15-14 with a 3-1 (26-24, 21-25, 25-11, 25-10) win on the road against the Williamsburg Raiders Tuesday, Oct. 3.
Shauntina Williams led the Creek Girls with 16 kills, Zoe Boehme made 20 assists, Amelia Pereria produced a trio of ace serves and Jordan Neely came up with 43 digs.
The Clippers compete Thursday, Oct.12, in the WaMaC Tournament at Marion High School starting at 4 p.m. to close out the regular season.

Investigation Ends In Suicide

Suspected burglar takes his life at North Liberty residence

NORTH LIBERTY– A 21-year-old suspect in an Iowa City burglary died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after a police response to a North Liberty home Sept. 26.
Iowa City and North Liberty police officers went to 60 David Lee Ct. in North Liberty to assist with the investigation of an early-morning burglary in Iowa City, according to information provided by the Iowa City and North Liberty police departments.

North Liberty one of the best places to live

NEW YORK– Money magazine named North Liberty one of the best 100 places to live for 2017 in the nationwide assessment that considered more than 70 separate types of data, according to the magazine, looking at factors sharing each town’s economy, cost of living, education, housing, crime, amenities and ease of living.
North Liberty was recognized as No. 75 on the list. The citation noted North Liberty’s 5.2 percent projected job growth, 19-minute average commute time and $77,983 median household income. Council Bluffs was the only other Iowa city to make the list.

Meet the Leader’s newest reporter

NORTH LIBERTY– Much like the city of its namesake, the North Liberty Leader is undergoing changes. In September, Cale Stelken of Iowa City joined the team as a reporter and photographer. Stelken replaces Shianne Fisher, who has since moved to the Des Moines area.

Swisher Legion hosts VNA flu clinic Oct. 14

SWISHER– The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will provide a flu shot clinic at the Swisher American Legion Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
This clinic will offer flu shots QIV and High Dose Flu (for ages 65 and older). Also available upon prior request will be pneumonia vaccines PPSV23 and PCV13. Call the VNA at 319-337-9686, ext. 1155, to reserve the pneumonia vaccine dose.

Lightning strikes 14th- ranked Bloodhounds

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FORT MADISON– Liberty High’s sophomore-and-freshman laden varsity volleyball team picked up a significant win Tuesday, Sept. 26, knocking off 14th-ranked (in Class 4A) Fort Madison, 3-2 (25-21, 25-27, 25-22, 18-25, 15-9) in Fort Madison.

Trojans runner-up at West Invitational XC Meet

Greiner leads Iowa City West with 2nd-place finish

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IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s varsity boys took the team runner-up spot Tuesday, Sept. 26, at their home cross country invitational, held at the University of Iowa’s Ashton Cross Country Course. Cedar Rapids Prairie won the meet with 27 points, topping the 68-point Trojans.
Kolby Greiner led West High with a second-place finish in 15:44.