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 IKM-Manning senior Payton Sporrer (left) knocks the ball away from Tri-Center’s Tristen Hughes as Shauna Reitan also defends. The Wolves finished the game with 23 steals.
 MANNING (Jan. 30) -- The IKM-Manning girls generated 34 Tri-Center turnovers with their full court pressure and shot 65 percent from the field in Tuesday night’s 73-22 home win over the Trojans. The 14th-ranked (2A) Wolves, who have now won 11 of their last 12 games, raced out to a 22-6 lead after...
 AHSTW sophomore Kinsey Scheffler (20) blocks a shot attempt by Brittney Beebe of Griswold as Claire Denning looks on. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
 AVOCA (Jan. 30) -- The AHSTW girls basketball team extended its winning streak to three games Tuesday night and evened its Western Iowa Conference record at .500 with a commanding 65-35 home win over Griswold. The Lady Vikes, now 8-11 overall and 8-8 in the WIC, scored at least 14 points in every...
 LE MARS (Jan. 27) -- The Harlan Community bowling teams both placed third out of six teams at last Saturday’s Le Mars Tournament, including a season-best total-pin score of 2,910 for the Cyclone boys at Sweet 16 Lanes. Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson was the boys champion with a score of 3,190,...
 AREA (Jan. 25) -- The Iowa High School Athletic Association last Thursday released the new district football assignments for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. The IHSAA Board of Control also made several other football-related announcements following its January 24 monthly meeting, most notably that the...
 Harlan Community sophomore Ethan Lemon (left) sends Atlantic’s Steele McLaren for a ride during their 120-pound championship match at Saturday’s Hawkeye Ten Wrestling Tournament at Lewis Central. Lemon beat McLaren 4-1 to earn his first conference meet title. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 COUNCIL BLUFFS (Jan. 27) -- As expected, Harlan Community senior Nick Foss won the 195-pound championship during Saturday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference Wrestling Tournament at Lewis Central. Claiming his first conference title in dominating fashion was a great achievement for Foss (ranked third in...
 HCHS senior Jared Moser drives into the lane as Blake Baumhover defends for Kuemper Catholic.
 CARROLL (Jan. 26) -- As Harlan Community coach Mitch Osborn hollered ‘Carolina’ three times from the bench to activate his team’s late-game delay offense, senior Shane Chamberlain was already rising up for a three-pointer from the left corner. Swish. Chamberlain’s second trifecta in less than a...
 Cyclone junior Anna Ahrenholtz passes the ball as Maci Overmohle (13) and Maci Wittrock defend for the Knights. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 CARROLL (Jan. 26) -- It wasn’t that Harlan Community played poorly Friday night; the Kuemper Catholic girls simply played very well. Knocking down 12-of-19 three-pointers, the Knights had six different players hit a trey and pulled away in the fourth quarter to hand the Cyclones a 67-47 conference...
  Katelyn Crawford handles the basketball for the Wolves while guarded by Underwood’s Hannah James.
 MANNING (Jan. 25) -- The IKM-Manning girls scored the first 13 points of the game and pulled away in the second and third quarters to beat Underwood 75-47 on Thursday night, posting their 10th consecutive victory. IKM-Manning knocked down 10-of-22 three-pointers on the night, including five by Kia...
Wolves junior Nathan Blankman looks to drive to the basket on an Underwood defender.
 MANNING (Jan. 25) -- Underwood took control with a 10-0 run in the third quarter and made 15-of-18 free throws Thursday night to beat the IKM-Manning boys 60-45 in Western Iowa Conference action. IKM-M had cut a 13-point deficit to 38-32 in the third when the Eagles made their run. Thomas Conn led...
 AVOCA (Jan. 27) -- Rallying from 15 points down, the AHSTW boys basketball team forced overtime with three seconds left and outscored Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton 6-4 in the extra session to beat the Spartans 60-58 in a hard-fought non-conference game between area teams here Saturday. Trailing 54-52...

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