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 Exira-EHK players pose for the cameras following Wednesday’s state tournament win over AGWSR.
 DES MOINES (Feb. 28) -- For three and a half quarters on Wednesday, Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton and AGWSR waged a back-and-forth battle in search of consistency. The lead changed hands eight times and there were seven ties. Momentum was fleeting. But with the outcome hanging in the balance at Wells...
 Logan Klaassen, one of seven Cyclone seniors, walks off the floor following Monday night’s loss.
 COUNCIL BLUFFS (Feb. 26) -- From an effort and execution standpoint, the Harlan Community boys basketball team graded out close to an ‘A’ in Monday’s Class 3A, Substate 8 final vs. Glenwood. But on this night - against this opponent - an A+ was required to win. In an entertaining, up-tempo battle...
 Remsen St. Mary’s sophomore Spencer Schorg (10) gets past IKM-Manning defenders Austin Lingle (30), Ethan Carter and Jared Johnson (14) as Austin Ahrenholtz looks on. (Photos by Kim Wegener)
 DENISON (Feb. 26) -- Only three IKM-Manning players were able to break into the scoring column Monday night as the Wolves lost a low-scoring Class 1A, Substate 8 final vs. third-ranked Remsen St. Mary’s, 39-23, at Denison. IKM-Manning trailed just 6-2 after the first quarter and 16-10 at halftime...
 Exira-EHK coach Tom Petersen talks with sophomore Ellie Schultes (22) and freshman Tatum Grubbs during last week’s regional final game.
 DES MOINES (Feb. 28) -- At least on paper, Wednesday’s Class 1A girls state basketball quarterfinal between Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton and AGWSR looks like a great 4 vs. 5-seed matchup. The 7th-ranked Spartans (23-1) and No. 8 Cougars (21-2) will tip things off at 3:15 p.m. inside Wells Fargo Arena...
 HCHS senior Logan Klaassen (11) shoots over Creston’s Jaden Driskell for two of his 26 points during Friday’s substate semifinal win over the Panthers.
 HARLAN (Feb. 23) -- Some folks around southwest Iowa may still disagree, but on this night anyway, the Harlan Community boys basketball team looked like a legit top-two seed in Class 3A, Substate 8. Bolstered by the red-hot outside shooting of Logan Klaassen, excellent team passing and an...
 IKM-Manning sophomore Colten Brandt (24) looks to score against Boyer Valley during last Tuesday’s district semifinal. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
 CARROLL (Feb. 23) -- The IKM-Manning boys basketball team moved within one win of the state tournament on Friday night, defeating Tri-Center 51-42 in a Class 1A, District 15 final played at Kuemper Catholic. The game was postponed 24 hours due to inclement weather and the Wolves’ Substate 8 final...
 Exira-EHK’s Josh Pettepier (right) is guarded by Tyler Blaha of St. Albert during last week’s district semifinal game.
 COUNCIL BLUFFS (Feb. 20) -- The Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton boys got just the start they wanted in Tuesday’s district battle at St. Albert, scoring the first six points of the night and leading 19-12 near the midway mark of the second quarter. Sustaining their early success in the post proved...
Darren Stein
 WATERLOO (Feb. 19) -- Bowling just below his season average, Harlan Community sophomore Darren Stein placed 33rd out of 53 participants in the Class 1A Boys State Bowling Tournament held February 19 at Waterloo’s Cadillac Lanes. Competing as an individual qualifier, Stein rolled games of 155 and...
 Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton players and coaches pose together with their state qualifier banner and IGHSAU “admission ticket” along with the net they cut down following Monday’s regional final win over Boyer Valley at Avoca. Front row, L-R: Lauren Hansen, Tatum Grubbs, Ellie Schultes, Jacey Anthofer. Back row, L-R: Coach Hilary Runyan, Leslie Caniglia, Kealey Nelson, Sophia Peppers, Damian Peterson, Kamryn Waymire, Coach Cory Bartz, Head Coach Tom Petersen.
 AVOCA (Feb. 19) -- The final chapter has yet to be written in the basketball storybook of Sophia Peppers and Kealey Nelson, but the plot thus far has certainly been well worth the read. Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton’s senior duo combined for 38 points and 19 rebounds Monday night, clinching a fourth...
 IKM-Manning seniors Shauna Reitan (12) and Payton Sporrer (4) lead the team off the court following Wednesday’s 58-54 loss to West Sioux in a Class 2A regional final. The Wolves finished 18-5 overall. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 MAPLETON (Feb. 21) -- After building an eight-point lead in the second quarter Wednesday night, the IKM-Manning girls basketball team began the long process of holding off one West Sioux challenge after another. When the Falcons made it a one-possession game, the Wolves would extend the margin...

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