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 Iowa Western’s Bailey Schmitz (from Westphalia) was a two-event national champion for the Reivers’ Shotgun Sports team in San Antonio March 25-April 2.
 Above, Schmitz holds his American Trap championship trophy and his Wobble Trap championship plaque. Bailey’s brother Lucas was also a member of the IWCC team, which placed third at nationals. (Photo contributed)
 SAN ANTONIO, TEX. -- Bailey Schmitz earned a pair of individual national championships and Lucas Schmitz also helped Iowa Western Community College to a third-place Division IV finish in the 2019 ACUI Collegiate Clay Targets National Championships, held March 25-April 2 at the National Shooting...
 Team members and coaches of the Iowa Western men’s bowling team include, left-right: Devin Wilson (Earling), Bailey Schmitz (Westphalia), Assistant Coach Jimmy Chavez, Keaton Jones (Harlan), Lucas Schmitz (Westphalia), Head Coach Chad Goodwin and Andrew Gibbs. (Photo contributed)
 CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. -- Freshmen Keaton Jones, Lucas Schmitz, Bailey Schmitz and Devin Wilson - all 2018 Harlan Community graduates - helped the Iowa Western Community College men’s bowling team to a top-10 national finish in the program’s inaugural season this past winter. The Reivers placed sixth...
 HCHS junior Connor Bruck runs the third leg of the Cyclones’ first-place shuttle hurdle relay during Thursday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference Track Meet at Lewis Central.
 COUNCIL BLUFFS (May 2) -- On a perfect night for track and field, the Harlan Community girls and boys squads combined to place 45 times and score 211 points on Thursday, both finishing third out of 11 teams in the Hawkeye Ten Conference Co-Ed Track Meet at Lewis Central. The Cyclone girls’ top...
 Cyclone freshman Raegen Wicks (right) is congratulated by teammate Vanessa Schechinger after scoring one of her four goals against Riverside. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (May 4) -- Freshman Raegen Wicks scored four goals and sophomore Hannah Bissen added a pair on Saturday as the Harlan Community girls soccer team dominated Riverside 7-0 at Merrill Field. HCHS, now 5-5 overall, posted six goals in the first 30 minutes before subbing freely the rest of the...
 AHSTW freshman Raydden Grobe (11) looks to pass the ball around Treynor’s Jacob Lang.
 AVOCA (May 3) -- Overcoming some early adversity in the form of a 1-0 deficit and an injury to their leading goal scorer, the AHSTW boys soccer team built a 2-1 halftime lead and added three more second-half scores to down Treynor 5-1 on Friday night. The eighth-ranked (Class 1A) Vikings beat...
 AHSTW freshman Ally Meyers (16) gets to a 50/50 ball ahead of Treynor’s Evyn Eblen.
 AVOCA (May 3) -- It didn’t result in a victory, but AHSTW girls soccer coach Beth Herbst was thrilled with her team’s effort during Friday night’s 2-1 loss to Treynor. Despite being outshot and outpossessed by a wide margin, the Lady Vikes (4-3) hung right with the sixth-ranked (1A) Cardinals (8-2...
   Retiring Hawkeye Ten Conference athletic directors, left-right: Mike Hale (Lewis Central), Mitch Osborn (Harlan Community) and Ken Schreiber (St. Albert).
 COUNCIL BLUFFS (May 2) -- During a break in the action at Thursday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference Track Meet, retiring athletic directors Mike Hale (Lewis Central), Mitch Osborn (Harlan Community) and Ken Schreiber (St. Albert) were recognized for their years of service and dedication to the conference...
 HCHS juniors Jordan Fink (right) and Michael Heithoff celebrate Fink’s first-half goal during Tuesday’s 4-1 victory over Thomas Jefferson. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 GLENWOOD (April 29) -- A header goal by Dalton Gross with 21:24 remaining proved to be the game winner Monday night as Harlan Community outlasted Glenwood 1-0 for a Hawkeye Ten Conference boys soccer win. The match was even throughout, with HCHS taking 15 total shots (eight on goal) compared to 13...
 DENISON (April 30) -- The Harlan Community girls soccer team notched its first conference win of the year in thrilling fashion Tuesday night, scoring the only goal of the game in the 74th minute to outlast Denison-Schleswig 1-0. With about six minutes to go in regulation, Vanessa Schechinger sent...
 HCHS goalie Lexi Musich (5) makes a save before St. Albert’s Teagan Blackburn can put her head on the ball.
 HARLAN (April 29) -- An athletic St. Albert team scored three goals in the opening 17 minutes and controlled possession throughout Monday’s 7-0 girls soccer victory over Harlan Community at Merrill Field. The Saintes (6-4) were led by two goals each from Ellerie Tarbox and Makenna Shepard while...

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