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HCHS freshman Chloe Hansen clears the second-to-last hurdle ahead of Glenwood’s Miranda Ruth in the 400-meter hurdles. Hansen placed second with a new career-best time of 1:07.54 to qualify for state.
 GLENWOOD -- For the second straight year, Harlan Community has qualified a combined 17 boys and girls entries for the 2016 Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships in Des Moines. Both Cyclone squads placed fifth at Thursday night’s Class 3-A State Qualifying Meet in Glenwood. More importantly,...
AHSTW junior Jaycie Schueman qualified for state in the 100-meter hurdles on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Matt Gengler, Missouri Valley Times)
 TREYNOR -- AHSTW sophomore Gage Clay qualified two events for state while Lady Vike junior Jaycie Schueman advanced in one event at Thursday’s Class 2-A Co-Ed State Qualifying Track Meet in Treynor. Clay, who placed 12th in the Drake Relays’ 100-meter dash last month, won both the 100 and 200-...
 GRISWOLD -- Three Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton athletes combined to qualify for state in four events with their efforts at Thursday’s Class 1-A Co-Ed State Qualifying Meet in Griswold. Spartan junior Emily Copic earned state bids with second-place finishes in both the 3,000 and 1,500-meter runs. Her...
The IKM-Manning girls’ distance medley relay team qualified for state by placing first at Thursday’s State Qualifying Meet. Left-right: Riley Muhlbauer (alternate), Shyanne Sporrer, Gabby Cadwell, Aly Stadtlander, Payton Sporrer, Jessica Singsank (alternate). Shyanne Sporrer also qualified for state in the 800-meter run. (Photos contributed)
 MANSON -- The IKM-Manning track teams both placed in the top three of Thursday’s Class 1-A State Qualifying Meet at Manson, combining to qualify four relays and one individual event for this week’s Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships in Des Moines (May 19-21). The Wolves placed second in the...
Haley Swisher serves for HCHS.
 HARLAN -- The Harlan Community girls tennis team picked up its second dual win of the year on Thursday with a 9-0 victory over Audubon. The Cyclones competed at their conference tournament Monday and will go to the regional tourney at Red Oak Thursday.
Members of the Harlan Community boys tennis team show off their medals after placing second at Tuesday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference Tournament. Each Cyclone player earned a medal and team points by placing in the top eight of their division. The No. 2 doubles team of Josh Cheek and Kaleb Kaster received their tourney bracket after winning a conference championship. Left-right: Michael Rueschenberg, Nolan Heese, Alec Plagman, Isaac Stitz, Josh Cheek, Kaleb Kaster, Coach Chad Bruns. (Photo contributed)
 RED OAK -- On April 19, the Harlan Community boys tennis team lost a 9-0 dual meet decision at Glenwood that dropped its season record to 3-4 overall. Three weeks and five dual wins later, the Cyclones are a much stronger team in May and the results bore that out at Tuesday’s Hawkeye Ten...
 HCHS junior Matthew Bjoin led the Cyclones with a round of 76 at Tuesday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference Tournament, earning an 11th-place medal. (File photo)
 GLENWOOD -- On a day when 23 golfers broke 80, Harlan Community notched its best 18-hole team score of the season to place sixth out of 11 teams at Tuesday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference Boys Golf Tournament in Glenwood. Junior Matthew Bjoin’s career-best 76 was good enough for 11th place and a second-...
HCHS junior Kristen Ferry watches a tee shot earlier this season. Ferry shot a 100 Tuesday as the Cyclones placed fourth at the conference meet. (File photo)
 COUNCIL BLUFFS -- Maggie Langenfeld and Amber Gross both earned second-team all-conference status on Tuesday, leading Harlan Community to a fourth-place finish at the Hawkeye Ten Conference Girls Golf Tournament held at Council Bluffs’ Fox Run Golf Club. Langenfeld placed ninth out of 12 medalists...
HCHS junior Haley Arkfeld (12) watches one of her four goals sail toward the net during Tuesday’s 4-2 win over AHSTW. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 AVOCA -- The losing streak is over for the Harlan Community girls soccer team. Getting a career-high four goals from junior forward Haley Arkfeld, the Cyclones took an early 2-0 lead and never trailed in Tuesday’s non-conference game at AHSTW, posting a 4-2 win that stopped a nine-game, five-week...
AHSTW senior Chase Jacobsen (29) makes a sliding attempt to gain possession of the ball from Clarinda Academy’s Gustavo Sedano.
 AVOCA -- The AHSTW boys soccer team improved to 6-4 overall here Tuesday night with a 7-2 victory over Clarinda Academy. Viking senior Chase Jacobsen completed a three-goal hat trick with 15:10 left in the match while Rudy Herrera, Preslyn Grobe, Dawson Martin and Gabe Madsen scored one goal...

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