Sports

 REGIONAL (Oct. 8) -- AHSTW and IKM-Manning are the fourth and fifth seeds, respectively, for this week’s Western Iowa Conference Volleyball Tournament. Both area teams went 4-4 during the WIC regular season, with AHSTW earning the seeding tiebreaker based on its head-to-head victory. First round...
 HCHS seniors Eli Boldan (24) and Jon Owens combine for a tackle against Glenwood last Friday night.
 COUNCIL BLUFFS (Oct. 5) -- It’s been a few years since the Harlan Community football team has faced a Class 3A foe from western Iowa like the one it will square off against tonight. Ranked second in the state by the Associated Press, Lewis Central has  defeated all six of its opponents, including...
 COUNCIL BLUFFS (Oct. 2) -- The Harlan Community volleyball team responded to one of its most lopsided losses of the year with one of its best wins Tuesday night, finishing with a Hawkeye Ten triangular split at St. Albert. The Cyclones were swept by the 9th-ranked (2A) Saintes in the first match...
 EXIRA (Sept. 28) -- The unbeaten Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton football team celebrated Homecoming last Friday night with a resounding 51-6 win over West Harrison, improving to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in 8-Player, District 8. The Hawkeyes dropped to 0-6. Despite throwing two interceptions, senior...
 Led by senior Leslie Caniglia (15), a happy group of Exira-EHK volleyball players head through the reception line following Tuesday’s come-from-behind five-set win over Woodbine. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 ELK HORN (Oct. 2) -- It’s been a tough season so far for the Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton volleyball team, but four Spartan seniors will always have fone memories of their final home game. Rallying back from a two-set deficit, then answering the bell again after falling behind 6-1 and 13-9 in the...
 HCHS senior defensive end Jake McLaughlin (83) tackles Glenwood quarterback Zach Carr for one of his two second-half sacks as teammates Allen Fries (55) and Caleb Bieker also rush the passer. The Cyclones sacked Carr eight times during the course of Friday’s 42-12 Homecoming win at Merrill Field.
 HARLAN (Sept. 28) -- No one knew it at the time, but Preston Mulligan’s late-game touchdown pass to Johnathan Monson Friday night was more significant than being the final dagger in Harlan Community’s 42-12 win over Glenwood at Merrill Field. As it turns out, Mulligan’s fourth-and-10, 15-yard...
 IKM-Manning’s Nathan Blankman (30) fights for yardage against a pair of Manson-Northwest Webster tacklers Friday night. Blocking for the Wolves is Jacob Dentlinger.
 MANNING (Sept. 28) -- Led by an outstanding all-around performance from Stephen Grimm, the IKM-Manning football team pulled away in the second half to defeat Manson-Northwest Webster 39-8 in Class A, District 2 action here Friday night. Grimm carried the ball 20 times for 295 yards (14.8 ypc) and...
 EARLHAM (Sept. 28) -- AHSTW overcame three turnovers with some big plays on both sides of the football during Friday’s second half at Earlham, beating the Cardinals 35-7 to keep their undefeated record intact. The second-ranked (Class A) Vikings improved to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in District 9, tied...
 IKM-Manning’s Caitlin Muhlbauer (center) and Gabby Cadwell block an attack by Underwood’s Megan Freese during Thursday’s 3-1 Eagles victory.
 MANNING (Sept. 27) -- In a WIC showdown between two evenly-matched volleyball teams, IKM-Manning had its chances in the final two sets but couldn’t get over the hump in a 3-1 home loss to Underwood Thursday night, falling 12-25, 25-15, 20-25, 22-25. The Wolves are now 12-10 overall (3-4 in the...
 Riverside’s Jadyn Achenbach (7) is blocked by AHSTW junior Kinsey Scheffler as Lady Vike sophomore Kailey Jones also defends the net during Thursday’s Western Iowa Conference volleyball match.
 AVOCA (Sept. 27) -- The AHSTW volleyball team improved to 21-7 overall Thursday night with a 25-17, 25-20, 25-18 win over Riverside. The Lady Vikes are 4-3 in Western Iowa Conference play. AHSTW finished with a team kill efficiency of .350 against the Bulldogs, getting 11 kills from Kinsey...

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