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AHSTW senior Jaycie Schueman drives through the lane to score two of her 16 points against Griswold.
 AVOCA -- Leading by just four points at the break on Saturday night, the AHSTW girls used a 12-0 run to take control and dominated the second half to beat Griswold, 56-32, in a Class 2-A, Region 3 first-round game. The Lady Vikes outscored Griswold 33-13 in the final two quarters, beating the...
Caitlin Muhlbauer and Paige Gaskill (22) defend a T-C player. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
IKM-Manning defeated Tri-Center 63-28 in a Class 2-A girls regional game on Saturday night, setting up a showdown of ranked teams at Logan-Magnolia in Tuesday’s regional quarterfinals. Above,
HCHS junior Shane Chamberlain dunks on a Lewis Central player during Friday night’s game. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN -- The Lewis Central boys basketball team is blessed with a 6-foot-10 center in Kyle Arrington, a 6-4 all-conference guard in Chad Moran and several other solid athletes. But the biggest difference maker in Friday’s win at Harlan Community may have just been a stocky, 5-10 sophomore who was...
 MANNING -- Jon Brandt and Ben Wegner scored 22 points each and Jared Johnson added 12 here Thursday night as the IKM-Manning boys wrapped up regular-season play with a one-sided 77-34 win over Griswold. IKM-M has won 13 of 15 games since the holiday break and will take a 15-6 record into Thursday...
AHSTW senior Joel Becerra controls Underwood’s Drake Adair during first-round action on Saturday. Becerra won the match 10-7 and eventually placed second at 145 pounds.
 UNDERWOOD -- Area wrestlers Gabe Pauley and Joel Becerra of AHSTW and Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton’s Cole Bruns all qualified for the state tournament on Saturday by placing first or second at the Class 1-A District Tournament in Underwood. Pauley, a sophomore 160-pounder won his four-man bracket...
HCHS senior Maggie Langenfeld looks to drive around Sydney Fields of St. Albert during Tuesday’s home game.
 HARLAN -- All this time, perhaps the Harlan Community girls basketball team simply needed to play a game every day. Whatever the cause, the Cyclones appear to be heating up at just the right time. Winning its fifth straight game on Tuesday - all in a span of eight nights - HCHS outlasted a banged...
 COUNCIL BLUFFS -- HCHS senior Caleb Rasmussen (right) blocks a shot attempt by Jake Carley of St. Albert Tuesday night as Deren Schmitz (33) and Alec Plagman (15) also defend.
 COUNCIL BLUFFS -- It only took a quarter Tuesday night for the momentum of the Harlan Community and St. Albert boys basketball teams to rotate 180 degrees. HCHS was trying to bounce back from a rough week following losses by 23 and 14 points, respectively, at Atlantic and Glenwood. St. Albert was...
AHSTW 113-pounder Jaeden Rasmussen (left) takes on Logan-Magnolia’s Sidney Pitt during Tuesday’s regional dual finals.
 LOGAN -- AHSTW’s third consecutive trip to the Class 1-A regional wrestling duals ended with mixed results on Tuesday night. The Vikings were able to outscore Panorama for a slim 39-38 victory in the semifinal round before bowing out to fifth-ranked Logan-Magnolia in the finals, 63-12. The...
 ATLANTIC -- HCHS sophomore Oscar Olmos controls Colton Mudd of Atlantic during Tuesday’s regional dual. (Photo courtesy of Nate Tenopir, Atlantic News-Telegraph)
 ATLANTIC -- With an eye on Saturday’s Class 2-A District Tournament, Harlan Community’s dual season came to a close Tuesday night with a 61-13 loss to 3rd-ranked Atlantic in the semifinals of a 2-A Regional Dual meet. The Cyclones qualified for regional duals by placing second in last week’s...
 AREA -- The IKM-Manning and AHSTW girls basketball teams will open regional play Saturday night with first round home games in Class 2-A, Region 3. IKM-M, listed 15th in last week’s 2-A state rankings, will host Tri-Center (9-12) at 7:00 p.m. in Manning. The Wolves took a 16-4 record into their...

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