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 STATE CHAMPION -- AHSTW senior Drake Partridge (center) celebrates his state title in the 100-meter dash Saturday over Riverside’s Valentin Andrusyshyn (left) and Winfield-Mount Union’s Brandon Snowden at Drake Stadium. Partridge would add a second individual championship one hour later by winning the Class 1A 200-meter dash. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 DES MOINES (May 16-18) -- Just five minutes prior to Saturday’s 100-meter dash final at the state track meet, AHSTW senior Drake Partridge was having his sore right thigh wrapped with tape. An hour later, incredibly enough, the Viking sprinter was celebrating - not one, but two - individual state...
 TANGLED -- Harlan Community senior Caleb Bieker becomes wrapped up in the measuring tape at the shot put ring on his final throw of prelims. Given a second chance, Bieker launched his best throw of the season (51 feet, 2.5 inches) and earned a fifth-place state medal.
 DES MOINES (May 16-18) -- From a powerful start in the discus Thursday morning to a fast finish in Saturday’s 4x400 relay, the Harlan Community boys track team left Des Moines with a lot to feel good about from the 2019 Co-Ed State Track Meet. The Cyclones qualified 14 entries in 13 events for...
 AHSTW junior Holly Hoepner earned a third-place state meet finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a new ‘PR’ of 1:05.92.
 DES MOINES (May 16-18) -- Not many teams walk away from Iowa’s state track meet with a medal percentage of 85.7, but that’s exactly what the AHSTW girls accomplished last weekend inside Drake Stadium. Bringing home top-eight medals in six of the seven events they qualified, the Lady Vikes scored...
 IKM-Manning junior Parker Behrens anchors the Wolves’ 4x800 relay to second place and a school record time at the state meet.
 DES MOINES (May 16-18) -- The IKM-Manning boys’ 4x800 relay squad was all about breaking the school record last Thursday at the Co-Ed State Track Meet in Des Moines. Placing second in Class 1A was simply icing on the cake. Improving their season ‘PR’ by 17 seconds on a hot afternoon inside Drake...
HCHS sophomore Lauren Andersen placed fourth in the Class 3A discus competition to secure the Cyclone girls' only state meet medal.
 DES MOINES (May 16-18) -- It’s been two years since Gillian Streit won a state discus title for the Harlan Community girls track team and set the school record at 137 feet, 3 inches. If either of those feats are to be duplicated in the next couple of years, Cyclone sophomore Lauren Andersen will...
 Left-right: IKM-Manning’s 4x200 relay team of Jodi Opperman, Alexa Ahrenholtz, Lexi Branning and Gabrielle Cadwell. The Wolves' quartet finished 21st in Class 1A.
2019 Co-Ed State Track & Field Championships • May 16-18 • Des MoinesClass 3A Girls Team Scoring Top Five: 1. Glenwood 65, 2. Dubuque Wahlert 64.5, 3. Assumption 59, 4. Bishop Heelan 41, 5. (tie) Pella 40, Solon 40. Also in Top 20: T-9. Dallas Center-Grimes 27, 15. ADM 19. (Harlan Community...
 HCHS junior Jordan Fink (right) scores his second goal of the game past a sliding Creston goalie, Derek Paup, during the Cyclones’ 6-0 win at Merrill Field on Monday. HCHS clinched a share of the Hawkeye Ten title. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (May 13) -- As the halftime buzzer sounded Monday night, Harlan Community boys soccer coach Dave Voge muttered aloud that the Cyclones’ 2-0 lead over Creston could have been 8-0 if not for missed opportunities. HCHS never quite got to eight goals, but Voge was much more pleased with the...
 LOGAN (May 14) -- Sixth-ranked (1A) AHSTW improved to 15-1 overall Tuesday night with an 8-0 win at Logan-Magnolia. Gabe Madsen scored a hat trick by the midway point of the second half while Brayton Tuma, Blake Osbahr, Kris Ferry, Jaedan Rasmussen and Ben Ehlers added one goal each for the...
 AREA (May 13) -- IKM-Manning advanced as a team while Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton and AHSTW both qualified one individual for the next round at three separate girls regional golf tournaments on Monday. Placing three girls in the top six, IKM-M easily won the Class 1A, Region 2B meet at the Coon...
HCHS junior Haley Manz sinks a putt.
 HARLAN (May 14) -- The Harlan Community girls golf team finished regular season play Tuesday with a 21-stroke loss to Atlantic (204-225) at the Harlan Golf and Country Club, putting their final dual record at 2-6. HCHS scores included a 52 by Kayla Powers, a 55 for Haley Manz and a 57 shot by...

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