Sports

 COUNCIL BLUFFS (Jan. 31) -- Oscar Olmos and Ethan Lemon both notched career win number 100 Thursday night as the Harlan Community wrestlers capped an outstanding regular season with a double dual sweep at Lewis Central. HCHS beat Creston/O-M 45-30 and defeated the host Titans 40-29, improving to...
 Dr. Lonnie Pitts and Richard Daberkow were presented awards from the Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association on January 26. Left-right: Harlan Community Activities Director Mitch Osborn, IHSADA President Todd Gordon, Dr. Lonnie Pitts (2019 Sports Medicine Person of the Year), Richard Daberkow (2019 Outstanding Service Award for Community Support), Glenwood Athletic Director Jeff Bissen. (Photo contributed)
 HARLAN -- Dr. Lonnie Pitts, Council Bluffs, and Richard Daberkow, Harlan, both received state awards recently from the Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association for their service to the Harlan Community School District. Pitts and Daberkow were recognized on January 26 prior to the HCHS girls...
Bob and Julie Klein (Photo contributed)
 HARLAN -- Bob and Julie Klein, rural Harlan, are the 2018-2019 inductees into the Harlan Community Schools Athletic Booster Club Hall of Fame. The Kleins were recognized as this year’s hall of fame honorees at halftime of the HCHS girls’ January 26 home game against Glenwood. Bob and Julie have...
 Exira-EHK freshman Mollie Rasmussen (20) guards CAM’s Sammi Jahde during Monday’s game.
 ELK HORN (Jan. 28) -- The Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton girls followed up their most disappointing loss of the season last Friday with arguably their most impressive win on Monday night, rallying past CAM 58-55 to hand the sixth-ranked (1A) Cougars just their second loss of the season. The Spartans...
 Exira-EHK senior Dakota Rold (44) grabs one of his 10 rebounds during the Spartans’ 74-50 win over CAM on Monday night. The 10th-ranked Spartans improved to 16-2 overall. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
 ELK HORN (Jan. 28) -- Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton entered the Class 1A boys basketball rankings at No. 10 Monday and promptly defeated CAM 74-50 that night to sweep the season series. The Spartans knocked down 12-of-25 three-pointers in the game, including 6-of-12 by Josh Pettepier and 4-of-5 by...
IKM-Manning coach Keith Wagner (middle) talks with his team during a timeout.
 MANNING (Jan. 25) -- Though it rarely led, IKM-Manning played right with 5th-ranked (2A) Treynor most of the way last Friday in a Western Iowa Conference boys game dominated by defense. The Wolves trailed 33-30 after three quarters and pulled within 42-38 following four straight Nathan Blankman...
 IKM-Manning’s Lexi Branning looks to score inside against the Treynor defense, including Sydni Huisman (left). (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 MANNING (Jan. 25) -- The IKM-Manning girls put together a promising start against Treynor last Friday night, but the third-ranked (2A) Cardinals calmly gained control and pulled away for a 62-42 Western Iowa Conference road win. The Wolves bothered Treynor early with their full court pressure and...
 REGIONAL -- The Harlan Community boys basketball team will be grouped with several familiar opponents when the Class 3A, Substate 8 brackets are released in the coming weeks. The Iowa High School Athletic Association released its postseason assignments for Class 3A and 4A teams on January 25,...
Darren Stein, HCHS, jr.
 HARLAN (Jan. 28) -- The Harlan Community girls and boys bowling teams both won handily against visiting Nodaway Valley on Monday at Cyclone Lanes, marking the program’s first dual sweep since January 5. The HCHS girls improved to 6-2 on the season, outrolling the Wolverines 2,375 to 1,857. The...
 The Harlan Community girls earned second-place medals at the Le Mars Bowling Tournament on January 26. Left-right: Head Coach David Tyrrel, Olivia Petersen, Sydney O’Neill, Abby Swank, Jayden Gessert, Madison Horn, Ania Kaster, Assistant Coach Jami Andersen. (Photos contributed)
 LE MARS (Jan. 26) -- The Harlan Community girls placed second and the boys took fourth in last Saturday’s Le Mars Bowling Tournament, both posting their season-best team scores at Sweet 16 Lanes. Le Mars swept the team titles on the day, including a 2,878 score by the girls, who were led by...

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