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 Glidden-Ralston quarterback Grant Borkowski is tackled hard by Exira-EHK’s Aaron Allen (72) and Cade Bruns.
 EXIRA (Sept. 14) -- Senior quarterback Josh Pettepier completed 24-of-31 passes for 336 yards and two touchdowns last Friday night as Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton stayed unbeaten with a commanding 51-20 win over Glidden-Ralston in a matchup of unbeaten football teams. The 2nd-ranked Spartans improved...
 GLENWOOD (Sept. 15) -- Harlan Community won its final two matches of the day to win the bronze pool of last Saturday’s Red Oak Volleyball Tournament, which was moved to Glenwood because of renovations at the Red Oak school. HCHS finished with a 2-4 match record on the day (4-9 in sets), with all...
 HCHS quarterback Preston Mulligan spots an open receiver during Friday’s 56-14 win vs. Atlantic. Mulligan threw for 332 yards and five touchdowns in the first half alone and finished with 352 passing yards. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (Sept. 14) -- With 6:20 left in the first half Friday night, Harlan Community found itself in a 7-7 deadlock with Atlantic. Two minutes later it was 14-all. By the middle of the third quarter, HCHS led by a whopping 42 points. Scoring six touchdowns in a span of six minutes and 54 seconds...
 A pack of Harlan Community girls start Saturday’s Kuemper Invite, which the Cyclones won for their third straight team title. HCHS runners, left-right, include: Liv Freund, Abby Alberti, Lucy Borkowski, Greichaly Kaster, Raegen Wicks, Kaia Bieker and Brecken Van Baale.
 CARROLL (Sept. 15) -- One mark of a great cross country team is consistency - a word that epitomizes what the Harlan Community girls have done so far this season. Battling heat and humidity at Carroll’s Swan Lake State Park Saturday morning, the fourth-ranked (3A) Cyclones took on a difficult...
 HCHS junior Lindsey Andersen makes a diving dig attempt against the Trojans.
 HARLAN (Sept. 13) -- It wasn’t always pretty, but the Harlan Community volleyball team managed to even its Hawkeye Ten record at 2-2 here Thursday night with a three-set sweep of Atlantic, 27-25, 25-13, 25-22. HCHS (8-8 overall) survived a hard-fought opening set, then finished set two on a 15-4...
 AHSTW players celebrate Tuesday’s 3-0 victory over IKM-Manning, the Lady Vikes’ first volleyball win in the series since the Wolves joined the Western Iowa Conference in 2013. Left-right: Madison Simonsen (1), Kinsey Scheffler, Katie Anzalone, Kyley Nelsen, Baylee Meyers and Paige Osweiler. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 AVOCA (Sept. 11) -- Since IKM-Manning joined the Western Iowa Conference in 2013, the Wolves were 7-0 overall and 5-0 in league play against the AHSTW volleyball team. Many of those matches were lopsided affairs, but the Lady Vikes finally took a set from IKM-M two years ago, then forced a five-...
 CARROLL (Sept. 11) -- The Harlan Community volleyball team got swept Tuesday night, but not without challenging top-ranked (3A) Kuemper Catholic in all three sets of a 20-25, 21-25, 18-25 Hawkeye Ten defeat. Just three days after losing to the Knights 11-21, 9-21 in the South Central Calhoun...
 STORM LAKE (Sept. 11) -- The Harlan Community girls cross country team moved up eight spots to No. 4 in this week’s 3A state rankings, then went out and backed it up with authority at Tuesday’s Storm Lake Invite. Placing all seven varsity runners between sixth and 21st, the Cyclones posted a...
 AHSTW sophomore Chloe Falkena placed 13th to help the Lady Vikes finish third as a team on Tuesday.
 AVOCA (Sept. 11) -- Sophomore Chloe Falkena earned a 13th-place medal and four of her teammates finished in the top half of the field here Tuesday as the AHSTW girls cross country team claimed third place in their annual home meet at the Avoca Golf and Country Club. Atlantic won the girls’ team...
 HARLAN (Sept. 14) -- The Harlan Community football team will close out its non-district schedule at Merrill Field on Friday, hosting Atlantic in a 7:00 p.m. matchup between 2-1 teams. HCHS is looking to build on its No. 14 RPI of .6343 in Class 3A - released for the first time this week by the...

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