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 DES MOINES (Feb. 15) -- There’s no such thing as an easy draw at the State Wrestling Tournament, and that’s particularly true for this year’s eight area qualifiers. Among the two state qualifiers from Harlan Community and six from AHSTW, seven will face a first-round opponent ranked in the top 10...
 MISSOURI VALLEY (Feb. 6) -- The 2018 wrestling season won’t include a trip to the state duals for AHSTW’s rising program, but one gets the feeling it is only a matter of time. The Vikings ventured to Missouri Valley for Tuesday’s Class 1A Regional Team Dual Tournament - their fourth consecutive...
 REGIONAL (Feb. 10) -- Fifteen area wrestlers will take their shots at earning a state tournament ticket Saturday when district meets are held across Iowa starting at noon. AHSTW leads the area with 10 district qualifiers and will compete in the Class 1A, District 5 Tournament at Oakland. The...
 HARLAN (Feb. 6) -- Knocking down 13-of-16 free throws during the fourth quarter and overtime, the Harlan Community boys basketball team survived 36 hard-fought minutes to outlast St. Albert 69-68 Tuesday night and avoid a third straight home loss. HCHS also beat the Falcons 64-61 on January 5. The...
 COUNCIL BLUFFS (Feb. 6) -- The Harlan Community girls basketball team never recovered from a slow start in Tuesday night’s 67-45 loss at St. Albert. HCHS fell behind 21-10 in the first quarter and was later outscored 20-10 in the fourth as the Saintes avenged a 20-point loss in Harlan earlier this...
 WOODBINE (Feb. 6) -- Sophia Peppers approached a triple-double with 32 points, nine rebounds and nine steals on Tuesday night as the Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton girls capped a 20-1 regular season with an 80-35 rout of the Woodbine Tigers. Kealey Nelson added 13 points for the Spartans, followed by...
 WOODBINE (Feb. 6) -- Cole Burmeister (24) and Dakota Rold (23) combined for 47 points Tuesday night as the Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton boys basketball team wrapped up Rolling Valley Conference play with a 71-54 road win over Woodbine. The Spartans finished 10-6 in the RVC and will take a 13-7...
 MANNING (Feb. 6) -- The IKM-Manning girls and boys basketball teams finished the regular season with decisive wins over Griswold Tuesday night, the girls rolling to an 85-16 romp and the boys winning 68-27. GIRLS BASKETBALLIKM-M 85, Griswold 16IKM-Manning Scoring Leaders: Alexa Ahrenholtz 15,...
 HARLAN (Feb. 1) -- Led by Jayden Gessert’s two-game set of 336, the Harlan Community girls bowling team outscored OA-BCIG by 87 pins (2,193-2,106) at Cyclone Lanes last Thursday to pick up its second dual win of the season. The Cyclones (2-6 overall) avenged a 147-pin loss to the Falcons in Ida...
 Glenwood’s Andrew Blum (12) contests a shot by HCHS senior Shane Chamberlain during Friday’s second half. Both players finished with 19 points. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (Feb. 2) -- At times, the Harlan Community boys basketball team appeared perfectly capable of outscoring Glenwood and pulling off a mild upset Friday night. But over the course of 32 full minutes, the 4th-ranked (3A) Rams proved once again why they’ve already clinched this year’s Hawkeye...

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