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Members of the Harlan Community boys tennis team show off their medals after placing second at Tuesday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference Tournament. Each Cyclone player earned a medal and team points by placing in the top eight of their division. The No. 2 doubles team of Josh Cheek and Kaleb Kaster received their tourney bracket after winning a conference championship. Left-right: Michael Rueschenberg, Nolan Heese, Alec Plagman, Isaac Stitz, Josh Cheek, Kaleb Kaster, Coach Chad Bruns. (Photo contributed)
 RED OAK -- On April 19, the Harlan Community boys tennis team lost a 9-0 dual meet decision at Glenwood that dropped its season record to 3-4 overall. Three weeks and five dual wins later, the Cyclones are a much stronger team in May and the results bore that out at Tuesday’s Hawkeye Ten...
 HCHS junior Matthew Bjoin led the Cyclones with a round of 76 at Tuesday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference Tournament, earning an 11th-place medal. (File photo)
 GLENWOOD -- On a day when 23 golfers broke 80, Harlan Community notched its best 18-hole team score of the season to place sixth out of 11 teams at Tuesday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference Boys Golf Tournament in Glenwood. Junior Matthew Bjoin’s career-best 76 was good enough for 11th place and a second-...
HCHS junior Kristen Ferry watches a tee shot earlier this season. Ferry shot a 100 Tuesday as the Cyclones placed fourth at the conference meet. (File photo)
 COUNCIL BLUFFS -- Maggie Langenfeld and Amber Gross both earned second-team all-conference status on Tuesday, leading Harlan Community to a fourth-place finish at the Hawkeye Ten Conference Girls Golf Tournament held at Council Bluffs’ Fox Run Golf Club. Langenfeld placed ninth out of 12 medalists...
HCHS junior Haley Arkfeld (12) watches one of her four goals sail toward the net during Tuesday’s 4-2 win over AHSTW. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 AVOCA -- The losing streak is over for the Harlan Community girls soccer team. Getting a career-high four goals from junior forward Haley Arkfeld, the Cyclones took an early 2-0 lead and never trailed in Tuesday’s non-conference game at AHSTW, posting a 4-2 win that stopped a nine-game, five-week...
AHSTW senior Chase Jacobsen (29) makes a sliding attempt to gain possession of the ball from Clarinda Academy’s Gustavo Sedano.
 AVOCA -- The AHSTW boys soccer team improved to 6-4 overall here Tuesday night with a 7-2 victory over Clarinda Academy. Viking senior Chase Jacobsen completed a three-goal hat trick with 15:10 left in the match while Rudy Herrera, Preslyn Grobe, Dawson Martin and Gabe Madsen scored one goal...
HCHS senior Nolan Heese makes a running forehand return shot from behind the baseline during his singles win vs. Red Oak.
 HARLAN -- The Harlan Community boys tennis team finished the regular season by earning its fifth straight dual win here Thursday, outlasting Red Oak, 5-4, to improve to 8-4 overall and 6-3 against the Hawkeye Ten. After splitting six singles matches vs. the Tigers, the Cyclones prevailed behind...
 CLARINDA -- Jon Bieker earned a pair of conference titles and Marcus Klein continued a sensational senior season Thursday night as the Harlan Community boys placed fourth at the Hawkeye Ten Co-Ed Track Meet in Clarinda. Four girls and three boys won multiple individual events on the night,...
 AREA -- Qualifiers for the 2016 State Track and Field Championships will be determined Thursday night when Co-Ed State Qualifying Meets are held statewide, starting at 4:00 p.m. The area’s four track schools will compete at four different venues. The Harlan Community girls and boys squads will be...
 REGIONAL -- Monday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference tournaments for boys and girls golf and boys tennis were postponed due to rain and rescheduled for Tuesday at the same time and locations. The boys golf meet is at Glenwood and the girls golf meet is at Fox Run Golf Course in Council Bluffs. The boys...
HCHS sophomore Kylee Hinz (4) sends a shot toward the goal during Thursday’s double-overtime loss to Riverside at Merrill Field. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN -- Less than six minutes away from ending a long, frustrating losing streak, the Harlan Community girls soccer team was instead hit by another dose of heartbreak Thursday at Merrill Field. With HCHS leading 2-1, Riverside sophomore Grace Gleaves nailed a perfectly-struck, game-tying goal...

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