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 DUNLAP -- All five Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton starters scored in double figures Friday night, combining for every Spartan point as the 2nd-ranked team in Class 1-A girls basketball won 58-43 at Boyer Valley. Exira-EHK established an 18-9 lead after one quarter and was able to build on it the rest...
HCHS senior Austin Knudson records one of his five pins at the Ron Scott Memorial Dual Tournament. Knudson made the All-Tournament Team with an 8-0 record for the meet. (Photo courtesy of Scott Vicker, Creston News Advertiser)
 MOUNT AYR -- Harlan Community wrestlers Austin Knudson and Jacob Wingert were both named to the All-Tournament Team and two other Cyclones also finished with unbeaten records as HCHS placed second out of nine teams in the Ron Scott Memorial Dual Tournament, held January 15-16 at Mount Ayr. ...
 AHSTW’s Rhett Welsh shoots over Missouri Valley’s Noah Clemons (32) during Friday night’s game. Also pictured for the Vikings is Blaine Lees (15).
 MISSOURI VALLEY -- Missouri Valley put together a 22-2 second-half run to storm past AHSTW, 55-47, in Western Iowa Conference boys basketball action Friday night. The Vikings led by eight points on three occasions in the third quarter before Justin Miller sparked Mo. Valley’s surge with a driving...
Max Langenfeld, HCHS
 HARLAN – Max Langenfeld’s two-game series of 404 marked the best score of the night at Cyclone Lanes as Harlan Community swept  Monday’s co-ed bowling dual vs. Denison-Schleswig. The Cyclone boys defeated the Monarchs for the second time this season, winning by 77 pins (2,584 to 2,507) while the...
IKM-Manning sophomore Madi Lingle battles for a loose ball during Tuesday’s loss to Audubon.
 MANNING -- For as well as the IKM-Manning girls played in Tuesday’s third quarter versus Audubon, the Wheelers turned the tables and played just as well or better in the fourth. The result was another close loss for the senior-less Wolves, who are still learning how to finish games as they strive...
IKM-Manning senior Jared Vollstedt rejects the shot attempt of Audubon’s Tyler Riebhoff (15) during first-quarter action Tuesday night. Also pictured are Austin Dahlgren of IKM-Manning (22) and Audubon’s Andrew Blomme (34). (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 MANNING -- With less than six minutes to go in the third quarter Tuesday night, the situation looked bleak for IKM-Manning. Outplayed by Audubon for most of the first half, the 8th-ranked (1-A) Wolves had just fallen behind 44-29 following a seven-point Wheeler possession that included a technical...
STATE – The Iowa High School Athletic Association on Wednesday released the state’s new district football assignments for 2016 and 2017, along with several adjustments to the playoff structure. Harlan Community (Class 3-A, District 7), IKM-Manning and AHSTW (Class 1-A, District 7) and Exira-Elk...
HCHS senior Jordyn Moser knocks the ball away from Glenwood’s Molly Dean to thwart a Ram layup attempt during Saturday’s game.
 GLENWOOD -- For the Harlan Community girls basketball team, it’s a good time for a little break in the action. Playing their sixth game in 12 days since the end of the holiday break, the top-ranked (4-A) Cyclones looked a little lethargic at times but scored the final 11 points to beat Glenwood,...
 HCHS senior Will Lansman (43) shoots a fade-away jumper over Glenwood’s Connor Weis on Saturday.
 GLENWOOD -- Harlan Community scored the first basket of the game and took a brief one-point lead early in the fourth quarter. Other than that, the third-ranked (3-A) Cyclones played catch-up for 32 minutes Saturday night and ultimately fell two points short in a 57-55 conference defeat at Glenwood...
 DES MOINES -- Harlan Community baseball coach Steve Daeges will be one of five individuals inducted into the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Saturday evening (January 23) in West Des Moines. The Hall of Fame and awards banquet will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Sheraton...

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