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HCHS head coach Angie Spangenberg talks to her team during Tuesday’s Senior Night sweep of Creston. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN -- Fighting off some mid-match bouts of sluggishness, the Harlan Community volleyball team was still able to finish off a Senior Night sweep of Creston here Tuesday, winning 25-16, 25-22, 25-17, to maintain its share of first place in the Hawkeye Ten Conference. The 2nd-ranked (Class 4-A)...
GLENWOOD -- What a difference a year can make. Last season at this time, the Harlan Community and Glenwood football teams had won four out of 14 games en route to a combined overall record of 5-13 and a 2-10 mark in district play. The Cyclones shut out the Rams 19-0 in Week 8, but both programs...
IKM-Manning senior Jared Vollsted (center) blocks Reid Steinberg of Manson Northwest Webster as teammate Jacob Thraen returns an interception for the Wolves last Friday.
 MANNING -- The IKM-Manning defense forced six turnovers, including Noah Harlow’s 58-yard fumble return touchdown, in last Friday’s 30-6, non-district home win over Manson Northwest Webster. The Wolves trailed 6-0 after the first quarter - ironically due to a 58-yard fumble return score by the...
 UNDERWOOD -- Nick Pedersen passed for 146 yards and three touchdowns and the Underwood defense held AHSTW to just 73 total yards last Friday night as the fifth-ranked (1-A) Eagles beat the 10th-ranked Vikings, 40-0, to stay undefeated on the year. The game was marred by a season-ending knee injury...
 NEWELL -- Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton did everything but win the game in last Friday’s battle of 8-Player unbeatens at Newell-Fonda. Tied at 35 with the top-ranked and defending state champion Mustangs, the 6th-ranked Spartans were driving for the possible game-winning score when disaster struck...
Harlan Community tailback Nick Tarney (26) runs through an opening for a chunk of his 249 yards rushing against Creston Friday night. Tarney also scored four touchdowns.
 CRESTON – In 38 years and 443 games as the Harlan Community head football coach, it’s quite possible that Curt Bladt has never had a team accomplish what the 2015 Cyclones did Friday night against Creston/Orient-Macksburg. From a powerful rushing attack to an effective short-passing game to the...
 HCHS junior Haley Arkfeld attacks from the left side vs. Glenwood last week.
 HULL -- Losing only to Western Christian in a pair of tightly-contested matches, the Harlan Community volleyball team placed second with a 4-2 record at Saturday’s Wolfpack Kooima-Kaemingk Classic in Hull. HCHS finished second in Pool A to Western Christian following a 17-21, 19-21 loss in the...
Ethan Knudson's field goal and a Josh Cheek 25-yard interception return make a tight game appear much more wide open. HCHS quarterback Kyle Juhl threw for 270 yards and three touchdowns in Harlan's win over Glenwood.
HCHS senior Jordyn Moser led the team with 38 digs and was also solid on serve receive passing during Tuesday’s triangular against St. Albert and Glenwood.
 COUNCIL BLUFFS -- All in all, it was a busy and successful Tuesday night in Council Bluffs for the Harlan Community volleyball team. Playing seven rapid-fire sets within a three-hour window - four of them highly competive - the Cyclones handled their own business first by winning a Hawkeye Ten...
 CRESTON -- Barring any upsets elsewhere in District 8, the Harlan Community football team can actually clinch a playoff berth Friday night with a win at Creston/Orient-Macksburg. And considering all the struggles of last year’s 3-6 campaign, that’s a good place to be when it’s only Week 7 on the...

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