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HCHS catcher Nick Tarney throws the ball to first base after forcing out Glenwood’s Nathan Nebel at the plate during game one of Thursday’s doubleheader.
 GLENWOOD -- After letting a two-run seventh-inning lead slip away in game one of Thursday’s doubleheader at Glenwood, Harlan Community played much better baseball in the night cap to earn a Hawkeye Ten split with the Rams. Glenwood won the first game, 7-6, on Drake Harrington’s two-out, walk-off...
HARLAN -- Add another name to the short list of Harlan Community baseball players who have hit three home runs in a single game. Derek Schwartz, a 2011 HCHS graduate, hit three home runs at Council Bluffs St. Albert during a July, 2010 game his junior year. Current Cyclone senior Kyle Juhl homered...
HCHS freshman Anna Ahrenholtz takes a cut vs. Glenwood Thursday night. Ahrenholtz batted 3-for-7 in the doubleheader.
 GLENWOOD -- Harlan Community split a varsity softball doubleheader at Glenwood on Thursday, winning the first game 2-1 before dropping the night cap 15-8. The game-one victory snapped a three-game slide for the Cyclones, who finished the night at 7-9 overall and 5-6 in the Hawkeye Ten. The Rams...
 FORT DODGE -- The Harlan Community softball team placed 14th at the Fort Dodge Invitational over the weekend, finishing 1-3 in games played Friday and Saturday. There were 16 teams in the field. The Cyclones were shut out in back-to-back games Friday, losing to third-ranked (3-A) Solon 12-0 in...
IKM-Manning sophomore Peyton Gross connects for a base hit during Friday night’s conference game at Underwood.
 UNDERWOOD -- Abbey Youngren smacked her fifth home run of the year and Peyton Gross pitched a five-hit shutout Friday night as the IKM-Manning softball team completed a season sweep of Underwood, 7-0, for its fourth consecutive win. Youngren’s three-run bomb in the top of the first was all the...
IKM-Manning shortstop Sam Gross (right) tags out an Underwood runner after a rundown between second and third base during Friday’s game.
 UNDERWOOD -- IKM-Manning’s rally fell one run short at Underwood Friday night as the Eagles held off the Wolves 3-2 in Western Iowa Conference baseball action. Underwood scored one run in each of the first three innings (all unearned) and was able to win behind the five-hit pitching of Alec...
Spartan junior Alex Petersen (11) scores a run against CR-B.
 VAIL -- The Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton softball team improved to 7-2 in Rolling Valley Conference play last week with wins of 9-1 over Coon Rapids-Bayard on Wednesday (at Kimballton) and 11-1 in five innings at Ar-We-Va on Friday night. Maggie Rasmussen pitched a seven-inning four-hitter against...
HCHS freshman Brett Sears pitched six innings for the win against Kuemper on Tuesday, improving his record to 3-0. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
CARROLL -- On a night when Harlan Community matched a season high by striking out eight times, it was a swing-and-a-miss that set the stage for the winning run to score on some savvy base running by Dillon Sears. With HCHS and Kuemper Catholic tied 4-4 in the top of the seventh on Tuesday, Sears...
HCHS senior Logan Schaben slides home safely with a run during Wednesday’s game against Logan-Magnolia.
 HARLAN -- The Harlan Community softball team had Class 2-A’s third-ranked team on the ropes Wednesday night but was unable to land the knockout blow at H. Jack Field. Trailing the Cyclones 6-1 and down to their final six outs, Logan-Magnolia scored two runs in the sixth and three in the seventh to...
 HARLAN -- The Harlan Community baseball and softball teams will be sponsoring their annual Green Out Night on Monday, June 20, when the Cyclones host Denison-Schleswig at J.J. Jensen Park. JV-Varsity doubleheaders will get underway at 5:30 p.m. Green Out is an opportunity for the HCHS baseball and...

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