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Cyclone freshman Jordan Fink (8) collides with a Knight player going after the ball.
 HARLAN -- Battling wind chills below 30 degrees and a physical Hawkeye Ten opponent, the Harlan Community boys soccer team scored all three of its goals in a tight 10-minute window Monday night to beat Kuemper Catholic 3-0 in its conference opener at Merrill Field. HCHS improved to 3-0 overall...
 HCHS senior Haley Arkfeld (12) pushes the ball downfield as Tri-Center’s Jill Manhart (2) tries to chase her down. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN -- It didn’t result in a win, or even any goals, but progress was evident Monday night as the Harlan Community girls soccer team took on 10th-ranked (1-A) Tri-Center at Merrill Field. Battling brutal conditions - cold and wind - as well as a formidable opponent, HCHS showed improvement on...
 HCHS senior Ashley Petsche is the Cyclones’ No. 1 singles player to start the 2017 season.
 HARLAN -- The number two doubles team of Nicole Lange and Brooke Nelson picked up Harlan Community’s first varsity win of the season here Tuesday (April 11) as the Cyclone tennis girls lost an 8-1 dual decision vs. Lewis Central. HCHS also lost its season opener at Denison-Schleswig last Thursday...
 HCHS freshman Abby Alberti anchors the distance medley relay to second place.
 HARLAN -- When Harlan Community girls track coach Doug Renkly used words like “mean” and “frosty” to describe his team’s performance here Thursday night, he wasn’t referring to the weather or anyone’s personality. Renkly was talking about his team’s “lazer-like focus,” determination and...
 HCHS senior Jenna Brelje (7) attempts to block a kick by Sioux City West’s Kim Ly during Friday night’s match at Merrill Field. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN -- Scoring twice on first-half breakaway goals into the wind, the Harlan Community girls soccer team was unable to take advantage of a second-half breeze at their backs in Friday night’s 4-2 home loss to Sioux City West. HCHS led 2-1 with less than 10 minutes left in the first half before...
 CLARINDA -- Led by Nick Foss’ gold medal in the long jump, Harlan Community scored 19 times in 16 events and placed fifth in the “Class 3-A” division of Friday’s Clarinda Cardinal Relays boys track meet. Glenwood won the 3-A team title with 152 points, followed by Lewis Central (124), Atlantic (89...
HCHS junior Kevin Campbell chips on to the green on the first hole.
 HARLAN -- Led by Kevin Campbell’s medalist round of 39, the Harlan Community boys golf team opened the season with a 24-stroke victory over Denison-Schleswig at the Harlan Golf and Country Club Thursday, winning 166 to 190. Jay Swanson and Matthew Bjoin both added rounds of 41 for the Cyclones...
 Kaleb Kaster of HCHS connects squarely on a forehand return shot during his 10-5 singles win over St. Albert’s Nathan Rhedin on Friday. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN -- The Harlan Community boys tennis team finished a busy week going 2-1 in dual competition following Friday’s 9-0 home win over St. Albert. HCHS lost to Denison-Schleswig 7-2 on Thursday and won 9-0 at Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson last Tuesday. The Cyclones are now 2-2 on the season. ...
 Harlan Community junior Nick Foss (center), competing at last week’s Monarch Relays, won the long jump and placed in the top three of three other events at the Glenwood Ram Relays on Monday night.
 GLENWOOD -- Times came down and point totals went up for the Harlan Community boys track team as the Cyclones placed third in a field of eight at Monday’s Glenwood Ram Relays. Placing in 16 of 19 events and scoring twice in eight of 12 individual competitions, HCHS tallied 115.5 points to come in...
HCHS senior Jenna Brelje (7) controls the ball for the Cyclones.
(Photo courtesy of Kaleb Carter, Creston News Advertiser)
 CRESTON -- The Harlan Community girls soccer team opened the 2017 season with a win on Tuesday, holding off the Creston Panthers 2-1 in Hawkeye Ten Conference play. HCHS took a 2-0 lead at halftime on Haley Arkfeld’s breakaway goal and a penalty kick by Jenna Brelje. The Cyclones were able to...

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