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 HCHS senior quarterback Deren Schmitz will look to build on an impressive 2016 season that included 1,875 passing yards and 18 touchdowns.
 HARLAN -- Despite their 4-5 record last season, the Harlan Community Cyclone football team had one of the most prolific offenses in all of Class 3-A. HCHS averaged 242 yards passing per game and 194 on the ground, scoring at least 32 points in seven of nine games and averaging just under 38. The...
 HCHS fullback Alex Schechinger (80) is tackled by junior linebacker Wyatt Schaben (27) and senior CJ Schechinger during the Cyclone intrasquad scrimmage.
 HARLAN -- The question really isn’t whether Harlan Community’s defense will be better in 2017. The real query is how much better? The answers might vary depending on who you ask, but second-year defensive coordinator John Murtaugh is optimistic that the overall improvement on ‘D’ will show up...
 Harlan Community senior pitcher Joshua Cheek started on the mound in three consecutive state tournament semifinal victories over the last three years and finished his career with a record of 21-6. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN -- The Harlan Community baseball team’s sustained success over the last two and a half decades or so has officially reached juggernaut status. The 2017 Cyclones raised the bar another notch this summer, setting a single-season school record for wins (36-3) in qualifying for a seventh...
 HCHS sophomore Morgan Schaben (above) shared the varsity pitching duties with Emily Brouse this past season and led the Cyclones with a 3.52 earned run average and 165 strikeouts in 107 and one-third innings. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN -- For a team that lost just three seniors off last year’s softball squad, the 2017 Harlan Community Cyclones found themselves in full-fledged rebuild mode this past summer. In addition to the graduation departures of Iowa State recruit Logan Schaben, Julia Sorfonden and Emily Juhl, several...
Dillon Sears, HCHS -- Small Schools West MVP
 DES MOINES -- The postseason honors have continued to pile up this month for Harlan Community senior shortstop Dillon Sears. The Western Illinois recruit played in the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Series August 3-6 and was named the team MVP for Small Schools West. Sears...
Joshua Cheek, HCHS -- Academic All-State
 DES MOINES -- Harlan Community senior Joshua Cheek was recognized as a 2017 First Team Academic All-State selection earlier this month by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. Cheek was honored at the IHSBCA’s All-Star Banquet on Saturday, August 5, at the Sheraton Hotel Banquet...
 BLAIR, NEB. -- The Iowa Western Baseball League will wrap up its 2017 season Saturday, August 19, when a team of IWL All-Stars takes on the Dodge County All-Stars in Blair, Nebraska. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. The IWL All-Star roster is as follows. Pitchers: Alex Johnson (Council Bluffs), Ryan...
 Left-right: Cyclone girls Kara Rueschenberg, Greichaly Kaster, Abby Alberti, Savannah Parman and Brecken Van Baale.
 HARLAN -- The Harlan Community cross country program held its annual preseason Cyclone Camp August 7-11, concluding with a timed race at Prairie Rose State Park on Friday morning. The camp was attended by 51 prospective harriers (36 high school runners, 15 middle schoolers) who took part in...
 First-year HCHS volleyball coach Willie Baughman talks to his players after Friday’s practice.
 HARLAN -- The Harlan Community volleyball team opened preseason practices on Monday, August 7, with a roster of 30 players in grades 9-12. First-year Cyclone head coach Willie Baughman, a varsity assistant the last two years, inherits a program that finished 20-18 overall last year and placed...
 AREA -- Forty-two total baseball and softball players from the area have been recognized on this year’s Hawkeye Ten, Western Iowa and Rolling Valley all-conference teams, including 20 first-team selections. The Harlan Community baseball team, which set a school record for wins (36-3) and finished...

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