NO ORDINARY PRACTICE – On August 28, Cedar Valley Youth Soccer players from La Porte City were joined by special soccer guests who were on hand to help them hone their skills. Colin Crichton, above left, is a staff coach with the Cedar River Soccer Association in Cedar Rapids. Crichton played 17 years as a professional and semi-professional in his native Scotland. Assisting the Union Girls Soccer Head Coach was Ira Simet, above right, a University of Northern Iowa professor and founding board member of the Cedar Valley Youth Soccer Association. Photos by Mike Whittlesey.