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AHSTW junior R.J. Harris scores a basket against IKM-Manning during the 2016-17 season. Harris, who averaged 18.3 points per game to lead the Vikings to a 21-3 record, was named third-team All-State (Class 2-A) by the Iowa Newspaper Association on Tuesday. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
DES MOINES -- AHSTW junior R.J. Harris was named third-team All-State by the Iowa Newspaper Association earlier this week after leading the Vikings to one of their best basketball seasons in school history. The INA announced its 2017 All-State Boys Basketball selections on Tuesday, choosing three...
VERMILLION, S.D. - Competing in his first track meet since the seventh grade, Harlan Community junior Nick Foss soared nearly 21 feet to win the boys long jump at Tuesday’s Bob Prince Early Bird Invite at the Dakota Dome. Foss was one of three Cyclone gold medal winners on the day as senior Gillian...
Joshua Cheek, Harlan Community, sr.
DES MOINES -- Harlan Community senior Joshua Cheek was one of just 21 senior boys basketball players statewide named to the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association’s 2017 Boys Academic All-State Team. Josh is the son of Kevin Cheek and Janell Leinen. Selected from more than 170 nominations, this elite...
Taylor Gross
 IOWA CITY -- Moving up one spot on the podium from last year, IKM-Manning senior Taylor Gross finished as a state champion last Saturday (March 11) in the Special Olympics Basketball Skills competition for ages 16-21. The event was held at Iowa City High. The daughter of Paul and Joy Gross, rural...
Nebraska-Kearney junior Trey Lansman drives to the basket during MIAA action this season. Lansman received first-team all-conference honors.
 The following story was originally published by the University of Nebraska-Kearney website on February 13. It is being republished in the Harlan Tribune with persmission from UNK. KEARNEY, NEB. – At first glance, there’s nothing overtly eye-popping about Harlan, Iowa. The town, situated in the...
Huegerich waves to the Spartan fans as he shakes hands with Karon Brown, Senior Associate Director of the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union.
 DES MOINES -- Mike Huegerich of Exira received the Iowa Farm Bureau Sportsmanship Award at the Girls State Basketball Tournament on February 27, representing the community of Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton. A fan from each school participating in the tournament was presented a sportsmanship award prior...
 Exira-EHK senior Alex Petersen (left) scrambles to pick up a loose ball against Sidney.
Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton Results1-A Quarterfinal: Exira-EHK 58, Sidney 431-A Semifinal: Turkey Valley 48, Exira-EHK 46 (OT)Spartans’ final record: 24-2
Evan Hansen, Grand View freshman wrestler - NAIA National Champion at 197 pounds
 TOPEKA, KAN. -- Just two years after winning his second state wrestling title in the Iowa high school ranks, Kimballton native Evan Hansen is a national champion for the most dominant NAIA program in the country. Hansen, a redshirt freshman for Grand View University in Des Moines, claimed the 197-...
Sophia Peppers, Exira-EHK, jr.
1st Team All-State
 DES MOINES -- Area girls basketball standouts Sophia Peppers of Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton and Kia Rasmussen of IKM-Manning were both recognized on all-state teams this week by the Iowa Newspaper Association and/or the Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association. The junior tandem has combined for more than 2,...
Middle school students taking part in the program include, front row, L-R: Sydney O’Neill, Matthew Carlson, Shea Hopp, Victoria Chapman, Andrew Andersen, Eric Torneten. Middle row, L-R: Mike Kenkel, Kyle Michels, Lily Hegarty, Madison Horn, Domonic Katzenstein, Ania Kaster. Back row, L-R: Austin Phipps, Mark Kenkel, Joseph Andersen, Brayden Heronimus, Matt Kenkel, Abby Swank. (Photo contributed)
The Harlan Community High School bowling team has partnered with Cyclone Lanes during the past three weeks to put together a mini Junior Cyclones Bowling League for the middle school students. In this league, each middle school bowler is paired with a high school bowler to help them learn the...

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