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 HCHS senior Taylor Frederick (Ieft) starts her leg of the 4x200 relay after taking the handoff from senior Cheyanne Light. The Cyclones placed ninth in the event.
 DES MOINES -- For the first time in many years the Harlan Community girls track team finished scoreless at a state meet this past weekend, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort. The Cyclones took eight events to the 2016 State Track and Field Championships and performed at, or close to, a season-best...
 Exira-EHK junior Emily Copic competed in the 3,000 and the 1,500-meter run at the state meet.
 DES MOINES -- A trio of Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton athletes competed in four events at the Iowa High School Track and Field Championships this past weekend, but the Spartans were unable to bring home any medals from Drake Stadium. Seniors Martin Olson (shot put) and Brady Hansen (110 high hurdles...
 Austin Dahlgren of IKM-Manning runs the 400-meter leg of the Wolves’ medley relay.
 DES MOINES -- All in all, it was a great state meet for the IKM-Manning girls and boys track teams. The Wolves combined to qualify five events for the State Track and Field Championships last weekend and brought home Class 1-A state medals in three of the five. On Friday, the IKM-M girls placed...
HCHS junior Ross Petersen watches the flight of his tee shot during last week’s sectional tournament. (Photo courtesy of Nate Tenopir, Atlantic News-Telegraph)
 ATLANTIC -- Battling through two weather delays, a significant temperature drop and strong north winds during the last half of the meet, Harlan Community didn’t play its best golf last Friday but managed to keep its season alive at the Atlantic Country Club. Counting four scores in the low-to-mid...
 COON RAPIDS -- The Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton boys golf team advanced to district play last Friday by placing third at the Class 1-A Sectional Tournament held in Coon Rapids. The Spartans tied Audubon for third place with a team score of 385, but qualified ahead of the Wheelers based on having the...
Harlan Community Boys’ State Track Qualifiers & Alternates
 Front row, L-R: CJ Schechinger, Hunter Manz, Marcus Klein, Reagan Hansen, Levi Preston, Jon Owens. Back row, L-R: Jon Bieker, Ben Renkly, Will Lansman, Caleb Rasmussen.
 Not pictured: Curtis Schnack.
 DES MOINES -- The girls and boys track teams from Harlan Community, IKM-Manning, AHSTW and Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton have combined to qualify 29 entries for this week’s Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium (May 19-21). All eight area squads qualified at least one event for...
 CRESTON -- Five Harlan Community players scored one goal each Monday as the Cyclone boys soccer team won their final Hawkeye Ten Conference match, 5-0, on a slick field at Creston. HCHS (8-7 overall) won its first conference game in over a month to finish 3-4 in the H-10 standings. Creston dropped...
Rodrigo Barajas of St. Albert shields Cyclone senior Matthew Devine from the ball. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN -- A slow start plagued Harlan Community on Senior Night last Friday as St. Albert scored all three of its goals in the opening 13 minutes to beat the Cyclones, 3-1, at Merrill Field. The Falcons improved to 9-8 overall (4-2 in the Hawkeye Ten) while HCHS dropped to 7-7 and 2-4. With HCHS...
HCHS senior Cassie Trader (10) looks to redirect the ball in the Cyclones’ favor during Monday’s match vs. Lewis Central at Merrill Field.
 HARLAN -- Hosting one of the top girls soccer teams in the state on Monday, Harlan Community fell behind 4-0 in the opening three minutes and never recovered, losing to Lewis Central 10-0 in a match that ended via the mercy rule with 18 minutes remaining. The 2nd-ranked (Class 2-A) Titans reached...
 Harlan Community junior Isaac Stitz delivers a serve during dual action earlier this season. (File photo)
 CARROLL -- Junior Isaac Stitz earned two of Harlan Community’s three wins and placed third in the singles bracket last Thursday (May 12) as the Cyclones finished their season by placing sixth in the Class 1-A Boys District Tennis Tournament at Carroll. Just two days after finishing second in the...

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