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Viking junior R.J. Harris scores inside for two of his team-high 14 points. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
    HARLAN -- It’s tough to beat any good team three times in one season. Throw in the fact that the opponent is a tradition-rich rival like Treynor and the challenge becomes even greater.    The AHSTW boys stared down that test in Tuesday night’s Class 2-A district final and rarely blinked,...
 CARROLL -- Kuemper Catholic hit five 3-pointers during a pivotal 19-4 second-quarter run and got 22 points from senior standout Matt Dentlinger in beating IKM-Manning 76-53 in Tuesday night’s Class 2-A, District 15 final at Carroll High. The 2nd-ranked Knights (21-2) advanced to Saturday night’s...
Exira-EHK sophomore Josh Pettepier scans the court for an open teammate as Brody Schlepp defends for Coon Rapids-Bayard. Pettepier hit five three-pointers and scored 17 points in Tuesday’s district win. (Photo courtesy of Caleb Nelson, Audubon County Advocate-Journal)
ELK HORN -- Finishing the first half on a mini-run, Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton picked up right where it left off in the third quarter Tuesday night and beat Coon Rapids-Bayard, 58-51, in a Class 1-A boys district semifinal. The game was a rubber match between the Rolling Valley Conference rivals,...
 ATLANTIC -- HCHS junior Shane Chamberlain (31) drives toward the basket against an ADM defender during Monday’s Class 3-A district tournament loss. (Photo courtesy of Nate Tenopir, Atlantic News-Telegraph.)
    ATLANTIC -- A season of ups and downs ended abruptly for the Harlan Community boys basketball team Monday night as the Cyclones were bounced from tournament play by Adel-De Soto-Minburn.    The Tigers went on a 12-2 run in the second quarter and pulled away with a 16-3 second-half spurt to beat...
    DES MOINES – Harlan Community High School junior Keaton Jones placed in a tie for 27th out of 52 total bowlers at the Class 1-A Boys State Bowling Tournament held at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines on Monday.    Jones rolled individual games of 190 and 184 for a total score of 374.    Jones became...
HCHS junior Nick Foss has his arm raised in victory after beating Tanner Vermaas of Woodward-Granger for fifth place at 182 pounds in Class 2-A.
 DES MOINES -- The last time Harlan Community had a top-four medalist at the State Wrestling Tournament, current senior Jacob Wingert was in second grade. Wingert personally ended the drought Saturday with a fourth-place finish at 170 pounds in Class 2-A. Junior teammate Nick Foss was close behind...
AHSTW sophomore Gabe Pauley (left) defeated Wapello’s Rogan Pforts 6-2 in his first-round state tournament match on Thursday afternoon. Pauley placed third at 160 pounds (Class 1-A) with a 5-1 record and finished 49-2 on the season. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 DES MOINES -- A severe hamstring injury ended Gabe Pauley’s freshman season just shy of sectionals last winter, bringing an abrupt close to an otherwise successful 43-5 campaign. One year later, Pauley has certainly made up for lost time. AHSTW’s sophomore 160-pounder capped a sensational 49-2...
Exira-EHK senior Maggie Rasmussen drives past Boyer Valley’s Erin Weber for a basket during Friday night’s regional win.
 ELK HORN -- Sophia Peppers dominated in the paint to the tune of 37 points and 13 rebounds Friday night, leading the Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton girls past Boyer Valley 72-39 in a Class 1-A regional semifinal played at Elk Horn. Leading by just two points (24-22) at the midway mark of the second...
Exira-EHK’s Drew Buckholdt shoots in traffic vs. Charter Oak-Ute.
 AREA -- Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton, AHSTW and IKM-Manning all prevailed in boys basketball district action Thursday and will continue on the postseason trail Tuesday. The Spartans won 70-49 over Charter Oak-Ute in a Class 1-A district quarterfinal and will host Coon Rapids-Bayard on Tuesday night....
Cyclone senior Bailey Hansen pushes the ball upcourt against Ballard’s pressure defense.
 HUXLEY -- The Harlan Community girls basketball team saw its season come to end here Saturday night, falling behind 26-4 in the second quarter and losing at 12th-ranked Ballard, 53-34, in a Class 4-A regional semifinal. The Bombers (16-5) moved on to play at fourth-ranked Pella (18-4) in Tuesday’s...

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