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 ELK HORN -- Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton heated up from the three-point line in the third quarter and outscored Adair-Casey 32-16 after halftime to win Tuesday’s Rolling Valley Conference game, 56-34. The Spartans improved to 6-3 overall and 6-2 in league play with the victory, getting 15 points from...
Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton guards Rose Andersen (32) and Mara Burmeister trap an Ar-We-Va player during a December 18 matchup. The Spartan girls are ranked second in Class 1-A with a 9-0 record going into Tuesday night’s home game with Adair-Casey.
 AREA -- Following a two-week break for the holidays, area high school sports teams resume their seasons this week with several intriguing basketball games highlighting the schedule. On Tuesday night, the 7th-ranked Harlan Community boys (5-1) will play at No. 6 Atlantic (8-0) in a key matchup for...
Front row, L-R: Brock Hedstrom, Oscar Knowles, Cameron Jacobsen, Nick Foss, Brandon Trevino, Lucas Carter, Spencer Boardman, Anthony Knowles, Ronan Noeth.
Middle row, L-R: Adam Andersen, Jacob Koke, Austin Knudson, Aaron Johannsen, Marshall Tucker, Jacob Wingert, Brian Trevino, Joseph Arkfeld, Elias Shaeffer.
Back row, L-R: Head Coach John Murtaugh, Doug Chapman, Caleb Bieker, Dylan Ferguson, Derec Weyer, Caleb Brouse, James Erlbacher, Daniel Soll, Asst. Coach Darrian Schwenke. Not Pictured: Tyler Eaves.
 HARLAN -- There was a strange feeling in the air last February when the Harlan Community wrestling season came to a close at the district meet in Atlantic. The 2014-15 Cyclones had improved their dual win total by three - going 18-8 - placed sixth in the rugged Hawkeye Ten dual standings and...
HCMS Special Olympics bowlers compete (Photo contributed)
Eleven students from Harlan Community Middle School participated in the Southwest District Iowa Special Olympics Bowling Qualifier held October 13 at Thunderbowl in Council Bluffs. There were approximately 180 total bowlers at the event, which saw blue-ribbon winners in each division advance to the...
Joe Brummer celebrates Morningside’s 75-69, four-overtime playoff win over Saint Xavier on a snowy Saturday at Elwood Olsen Stadium. (Photo contributed)
 SIOUX CITY -- Former Harlan Community Cyclone Joe Brummer capped an outstanding collegiate football career at Morningside College this past fall, earning second-team All-America NAIA honors from the American Football Coaches Association following the Mustangs’ 12-2 campaign. Brummer, a 2012 HCHS...
AHSTW 132-pounder Joel Becerra (left) fights for control in his match against Logan-Magnolia’s Garret Thompson. (Photo courtesy of Caleb Nelson, Audubon County Newspapers)
 TREYNOR -- The AHSTW wrestling team placed fifth out of nine schools at the Western Iowa Conference Dual Tournament held Friday-Saturday, December 18-19, at Treynor. Logan-Magnolia won the WIC championship with an 8-0 record, followed by Missouri Valley (7-1), Riverside (6-2), Underwood (5-3),...
 MANNING -- One night after losing a tough three-point decision at Underwood, the IKM-Manning girls crushed Riverside, 79-18, on Friday, December 18, in their final game before Christmas break. The Wolves blew the game open using a 25-2 second-quarter run and also outscored the Lady Dawgs 23-3 in...
 MONDAMIN -- Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton recovered from an awful second quarter by finishing the game on an 11-1 run and winning at West Harrison, 48-39, in boys basketball action last Tuesday. The Spartans entered the holiday break with a 5-3 overall record and 5-2 Rolling Valley Conference mark....
 HCHS junior Mitchell Leinen set a school record with a two-game series of 473 last Thursday at Denison. The Cyclones also broke their team scoring record in a 337-pin victory.
DENISON -- The Harlan Community boys bowling team accomplished two feats in one night last Thursday, posting a school-record team score of 2,988 pins to beat Denison-Schleswig (2,651) for the first time in seven head-to-head matchups since the Cyclone program began in 2012. Three Cyclones averaged...
Exira-EHK’s Maggie Rasmussen (20) pushes the ball up the floor during last Friday’s win over Ar-We-Va.
 ELK HORN -- Even as his team glides into Christmas break unbeaten, Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton girls basketball coach Tom Petersen sees vast room for improvement in many key areas. The 2nd-ranked (Class 1-A) Spartans improved to 7-0 last Friday night with a 58-35 win over Ar-We-Va - their second...

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