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Exira-EHK sophomore Sydnee Young (7) blocks the attack of Ar-We-Va’s Emilee Danner with help from Sophia Peppers (10) during Tuesday night’s Rolling Valley Conference match. The Spartans defeated the Rockets in five sets.
 ELK HORN -- With the fifth set deadlocked at 10, Mara Burmeister rotated to the front row for Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton and played like a girl on a mission. Four Burmeister kills later, the Spartans celebrated a 15-11 set victory and an up-and-down 3-2 decision over Ar-We-Va here Tuesday night,...
 MONDAMIN -- Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton improved to 5-0 on the gridiron last Friday night with a resounding 62-14 win at West Harrison. The Spartans are 3-0 in District 1 (8-Player) going into this week’s Homecoming game vs. Woodbine (1-4, 1-2). Exira-EHK led the Hawkeyes 33-2 at halftime and played...
 TREYNOR -- IKM-Manning junior Rylie Muhlbauer (18) receives a Treynor serve Thursday night as Kinze Brandt looks on. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 TREYNOR -- Adjusting to some mid-season lineup changes, the IKM-Manning volleyball team ran into an opponent Thursday night that appears to be rounding into late-season form. And despite rallying to make things close in game one, the Wolves couldn’t match the overall firepower of Treynor in...
 AVOCA -- AHSTW quarterback Nathan Herbst eludes an IKM-Manning tackler before breaking free for a 47-yard, fourth quarter touchdown run on Friday night.
 AVOCA -- Facing last year’s district champion on Homecoming night wasn’t ideal, admits AHSTW head football coach Davis Pattee. Distractions aside, however, the Vikings took advantage of an opportunity in front of them Friday night, avenging last season’s only district loss with an impressive 34-21...
 ATLANTIC -- HCHS sophomore Deren Schmitz fights for yardage during Friday’s win over Atlantic.
 ATLANTIC -- In a football rivalry dating back to 1901, Harlan Community had never before scored more than 49 points vs. Atlantic in 106 all-time meetings. Until Friday, that is, when the Cyclones already broke 40 by the end of the first quarter. Bolstered by two ‘pick 6’ touchdowns, a kickoff...
 TEAM CHAMPS -- The Harlan Community boys cross country team defended its team title by winning the Cyclone Invite by 10 points over Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson on Saturday.
 Front row, L-R: Ben Heileson, Drew Voge, Reagan Hansen. Back row, L-R: Caleb Brace, Michael Sciranko, Ben Renkly, Jacob Henry.
 HARLAN -- A year after winning its first-ever Cyclone Invite championship, the Harlan Community boys cross country team defended the home crown Saturday morning by outlasting Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson at the Harlan Golf and Country Club. Placing five runners in the top 15 and stealing key...
Harlan Community players celebrate following the last point of Tuesday night’s Hawkeye Ten sweep of Lewis Central. Left-right: Lexie Holloway, Taylor Frederick, Emma Ahrenholtz, Jess DuVal, Jordyn Moser and Sidney Craig.
 HARLAN -- Perhaps it was fitting that Harlan Community senior Taylor Frederick saved one of her nastiest kills for match point Tuesday night. As a team, the Cyclones played some of their best volleyball at the end of each set to sweep Lewis Central, 25-21, 25-21, 25-23, in a Hawkeye Ten matchup of...
IKM-Manning coach Tom Casey (left) holds the plaque he received for winning his 200th career game last Friday night. At right is Wolves’ volunteer assistant coach Floyd Forman, who is also a member of the 200-win club. Casey and Forman served as IKM-Manning’s co-head coaches from 2008 to 2012.
 MANNING -- The IKM-Manning football team’s 49-8 rout of West Monona/Whiting last Friday marked a significant career milestone for head coach Tom Casey. Improving his record to 200-103 over 31 seasons, Coach Casey became the 50th coach in Iowa prep football history to join the 200-win club. There...
Bill Hosack
HARLAN -- Longtime Harlan Community assistant football coach and girls track coach Bill Hosack was recognized with a plaque prior to last week’s Cyclone football game for his outstanding career and positive legacy at the school. Hosack served on the HCHS football coaching staff for 38 years (1977...
Dallas Center-Grimes receiver Bryant Clapper is tackled by Harlan Community’s Will Lansman (right), Josh Cheek and Marcus Klein during Friday’s first half at Merrill Field.
 HARLAN -- With 22.5 seconds remaining, there was likely just one thing that would have prevented Friday night’s Harlan Community vs. Dallas Center-Grimes game from going into an overtime that seemed imminent. And then it happened. Fielding a Cyclone punt on one bounce near the 20, DC-G junior Trey...

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