TIFFIN— Last year the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity baseball team knocked off Davenport Assumption Catholic High School 12-3 at Modern Woodman Park, the home of the Quad Cities River Bandits in a Class 3A Substate Final for the chance to go to the State Tournament. This year, the teams met…

TIFFIN— Five Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity baseball players were the recipients of WaMaC All-Conference baseball honors for their efforts on the diamonds this season.

TIFFIN— Five Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity baseball players were the recipients of WaMaC All-Conference baseball honors for their efforts on the diamonds this season.

TIFFIN— Five Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity baseball players were the recipients of WaMaC All-Conference baseball honors for their efforts on the diamonds this season.

NORTH LIBERTY– Four Liberty High varsity baseball players were named to Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division All-Division Baseball Teams for their efforts on the diamond this season.

NORTH LIBERTY— Liberty High’s baseball season came to an end Friday, July 16, with a 3-2 upset loss to the Linn-Mar Lions in a Class 4A Substate first round game. The Lightning entered the contest as the No. 2 seed in Substate 4 with a 24-12-1 record while the Lions were the No. 5 seed at 16-22.

OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity softball season opened by being swept by the then-Marion Indians 2-1 and 17-7. The WaMaC foes met again in the Class 4A Region 8 final on Tuesday, July 13, with the now-Wolves, No. 12 in 4A, looking to bookend the season with another win, and the C…

NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty High varsity baseball team suffered a late season loss to the Davenport Central Blue Devils on Monday, July 12, at home. Central bedeviled the Lightning, 1-0, to dip the Bolts to 23-12-1, improving to 13-18 after the non-conference contest.

NORTH LIBERTY— Six Liberty High varsity softball players were recognized by the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) for their efforts on the diamonds during the 2021 season.

MARION— The Liberty High Lightning shocked the Marion Wolves, 19-6, in five innings in a non-conference game Wednesday, July 14, at Marion High School. The win boosted the Bolts to 24-12-1 with Marion dipping to 31-6 in the final days of the regular season.

MARION– The Liberty High varsity softball team ended the regular season with a doubleheader on the road at the Oak Ridge Middle School, in Marion, home to the Linn-Mar Lions. The Lightning shocked the Lions, 2-1 and 8-2, on their Senior Night.

NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty High varsity Lightning baseball team struck the Waterloo East High Trojans hard in a home baseball doubleheader Monday, July 5. The Bolts put up a total of 27 runs on the evening, with a 10-0 game-one win and a 17-2 showing in the nightcap.

IOWA CITY– The Liberty High varsity baseball team took on the Regals of Iowa City Regina Catholic High School in a non-conference game Wednesday, July 7, at Regina, and took a 6-3 victory.

MARION— Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity baseball team improved to 15-13 with a non-conference win over the Class 4A Mississippi Valley Conference Linn-Mar Lions Tuesday, July 6. The Clippers tamed the Lions 12-6 with one run in the top of the first inning, two in the second, and two in the…

NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty High varsity baseball team picked up a late season confidence boost sweeping rival Iowa City West High, in a home doubleheader, Thursday, July 8. The Lightning took game one, 6-3, and won the nightcap, 3-1, to improve to 22-11-1 on the season.

MARION— Marion’s newly named Wolves mauled the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity baseball team Thursday, July 8, in a doubleheader in Marion. The former Indians took the opener 15-5 and got the sweep with a 5-2 nightcap win dipping the Clippers to 15-15 while improving to 29-5 as the end of th…

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s Dave Metzler was inducted into the Iowa State USBC Men’s Hall of Fame. Metzler, a 41-year member of the Iowa State United States Bowling Congress (USBC), was nominated for superior performance in recognition of 45 years of bowling and numerous accomplishments, …

I’ve been thinking about this for a while and came up with my 12 favorite Hawkeyes under Hayden Fry. The first four were pretty easy for me at least. The last eight were a little harder to list in order.

IOWA CITY– Dave Metzler was inducted into the Iowa State USBC BA Hall Of Fame on June 26, along with six others; Gene Spears (Ambassador), Loretta Wander (Meritorious), Kathy Mackie (Female Performance), Dave Gerst (Performance) and Jerry Robinson (Meritorious Service).

NORTH LIBERTY— Liberty High senior Kara Maiers was selected to play in the Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA)’s 2021 Senior All Star Softball games on Saturday, July 24 in Waukee.

NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty High varsity softball team moved to 18-13 Wednesday, June 30, after dropping a doubleheader to Western Dubuque, Epworth, 7-1 and 11-3.

SOLON— Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity baseball team dipped to 11-12 on the season following a WaMaC East vs. West doubleheader with rival Solon on the Spartans’ diamond Monday, June 28. Solon took game one 2-1 and pulled off the sweep with a 5-2 win in the nightcap.

OXFORD— Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity softball team celebrated Senior Night on Wednesday, June 30, but the visiting Mount Vernon Mustangs soured the evening by sweeping the Clippers 1-0 and 6-4, dipping the Creek Girls to 27-8.

OXFORD— Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School’s varsity softball team has once again been in the spotlight with yet another outstanding season on the diamond. Much of the players’ success can be traced back to hot summer days in “little league,” where they learned the fundamentals.

WATERLOO— Liberty High’s varsity softball team scored 36 runs against Waterloo West Thursday, July 1, on the road at the Wahawks’ diamond. The Lightning blasted the Wahawks 23-1 in a three-inning game one, and followed up with a 13-1 shelling in the four-inning nightcap.

NORTH LIBERTY— Liberty High’s varsity baseball team moved to 18-11-1 Friday, July 2, after sweeping the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks 3-2 and 9-8 at home.

Ella Miller takes aim at the ball in game two of a varsity doubleheader Monday, June 28, in Solon.

Katelyn LeFleur throws the ball to first base in an effort to gun down a Solon Lady Spartan in game two of a varsity doubleheader Monday, June 28, in Solon. LeFleur drove in all three of the Clippers’ runs in a 3-2 win after a 0-3 game one loss.

Olivia Miller makes an easy catch in game two of a varsity doubleheader Monday, June 28, in Solon. The Clippers split, 0-3 and 3-2, with the Lady Spartans.

Ashley Webb pitched both ends of a varsity doubleheader Monday, June 28, in Solon. Webb gave up nine hits and five unearned runs in total, issuing ten strikeouts in the 0-3, 3-2 split with the rival Lady Spartans.

Ashley Webb pitched both ends of a varsity doubleheader Monday, June 28, in Solon. Webb gave up nine hits and five unearned runs in total, issuing ten strikeouts in the 0-3, 3-2 split with the rival Lady Spartans.

DUBUQUE— Liberty High’s varsity baseball team moved to 16-11-1 Wednesday, June 30, after splitting with the Dubuque Wahlert Catholic High Golden Eagles at McAleece Park in Dubuque.

DUBUQUE– The Liberty High varsity baseball team moved to 15-10-1 Monday, June 28, splitting with the Dubuque Senior Rams, in Dubuque. The Rams won the opener, 7-1, but the Lightning flashed in the nightcap for a 6-2 win.

NORTH LIBERTY— Liberty High’s varsity softball team moved to 18-10 on the season Wednesday, June 23, after a home doubleheader against the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawks. Jefferson took the opener 16-4 (in five innings) with the Lightning rallying back for a 6-2 win in the nightcap.

TIFFIN— Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity baseball team moved to an 11-10 record Thursday, June 24, with a doubleheader split with the West Delaware Hawks in Tiffin.

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mother Nature struck out Liberty High’s varsity softball and baseball doubleheaders Friday, June 25, at Cedar Rapids Kennedy when a very light rain turned into a deluge.

TIFFIN— Clear Creek Amana’s varsity baseball team dipped to 10-9 after a 12-7 non-conference loss to the Muscatine Muskies Wednesday, June 23, in Tiffin. One Clipper run in the bottom of the first inning was answered by five Muskies floating across the dish in the top of the third followed b…

CLINTON— Clinton’s River Kings took a 7-2 weather-shortened (five-innings) non-conference varsity baseball game from the Liberty High Lightning Tuesday, June 22, in Clinton.

TAMA— The “Boats” of Clear Creek Amana (CCA) split a varsity baseball doubleheader with the South Tama Trojans Monday, June 21 at South Tama County High School. The Clippers took the opener 12-1 but fell 3-2 in the nightcap, moving to 10-8 on the season while the Trojans improved to 7-12.

DUBUQUE— Liberty High’s varsity softball team defeated the Dubuque Senior Rams 9-2 in game one of a doubleheader in Dubuque on June 9. However weather postponed the nightcap in-progress to Monday, June 21. The Lightning took the delayed contest 9-4 for the prolonged sweep and improved to 17-…

TAMA— The ninth-ranked (Class 4A) Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity softball team put up a 3-1 finish in West Delaware’s tournament (Friday and Saturday, June 18 and 19) with a 7-2 win over Linn-Mar, a 6-2 win over Monticello, and a 5-1 showing against rival Williamsburg (and a 5-1 loss to W…

NORTH LIBERTY— Liberty High’s varsity baseball team moved to 14-8 on the season with a home doubleheader split against Dubuque Hempstead’s Mustangs Monday, June 21. The Lightning took the opener 12-5 and fell 8-2 in the nightcap, improving Hempstead’s record to 17-4 in the process.

CEDAR FALLS— Liberty High’s varsity softball team dipped to 17-9 on the season after a doubleheader loss to the Cedar Falls Tigers at the Robinson-Dresser Sports Complex in Cedar Falls on Tuesday, June 22. Cedar Falls took the opener 12-2 and held on for a 6-5 win in the nightcap.

NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty High varsity softball team improved to 14-5 on the season sweeping the visiting Cedar Rapids Prairie Hawks off the diamond Tuesday, June 15, 3-2 and 3-2.

MARION — Liberty High improved to 13-7 with eight consecutive wins Friday, June 18 as they swept the Linn-Mar Lions 3-2 and 11-8 in a varsity doubleheader in Marion.

It’s been 11 years since Iowa put on the crown. They won their 24th team title last March in St Louis. I have no doubt the Hawks would have won it last year but it wasn’t meant to be. Iowa only wrestled five matches with three canceled. They beat Nebraska 31-6, Minnesota 35-4, Illinois 36-6,…

IOWA CITY– Liberty High freshman Isabella Pettersen and senior Neely Maurus received Class 4A Girls Golf All-District honors from the Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) recently.