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Harlan Community junior Whitney Warner serves during a second-set Cyclone rally Tuesday night at Lewis Central. Warner finished 12-for-13 with an ace, but HCHS was swept 3-0 by the Titans.
 COUNCIL BLUFFS -- Harlan Community and Lewis Central have waged some classic battles over the years in Hawkeye Ten volleyball action, and Tuesday’s latest match showed the potential, at times, to join that list. Too many unforced errors, however, prevented HCHS from ever seizing momentum as the...
 STATE -- Harlan Community volleyball coach Angie Spangenberg has been selected to receive the Golden Plaque Award from the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union for distinguished coaching in the sport of volleyball. She is just the sixth volleyball coach in the state to receive this honor. ...
 ADEL -- If the Harlan Community football team is going to work it’s way back into a playoff chase this fall, the climb up the District 7 ladder must begin Friday night at Adel. In need of a confidence-boosting win following back-to-back defeats vs. Creston and Glenwood, the Cyclones will face an...
 Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton football coach Tom Petersen talks with senior Chris Paulsen during a home game earlier this season. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
 ESSEX -- Five Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton players scored at least one touchdown last Friday as the Spartans blitzed Essex, 60-6, for their second straight victory. Exira-EHK improved to 2-2 overall and 2-0 in District 7 (8-Player football). Essex is now 0-4 and 0-2. The Spartans rushed for 290 yards...
Dalton Fischer
 AVOCA -- Five AHSTW runners earned top-10 finishes and the Lady Vikes placed second as a team at the AHSTW Cross Country Invite last Tuesday (September 13). Dalton Fischer secured the team’s highest medal of the day, placing second to Treynor’s Jerry Jorgensen with a time of 18:34. Miguel...
2016 Harlan Community Varsity Volleyball Team
Front row, L-R: Whitney Warner, Delaney Kelly, Sidney Craig, Allison Bruck, Kara Weis. Middle row, L-R: Lexi Larsen, Brenda Hopkins, Haley Arkfeld, Lexie Holloway. Back row, L-R: Coach Willie Baughman, Head Coach Angie Spangenberg, Olivia Petersen, Haley Leinen, Kendal Preston, Ellen Keast (manager...
2016 Harlan Community Cross Country Team
 Front row, L-R: Andrew Shelton, Cierra Hoegh, Daytona Wehr, Dakota Schaben, Jessica Buman, Bailey Hansen, Marissa Wingert, Jordan Bendorf, Baylee Hoegh, Colton Stanley. Second row, L-R: Lucas Carter, Savannah Parman, Lindsey Metzger, Alyssa Sotelo, Ryan Kopiasz, Kenzie Jones, Molly Gubbels,...
HCHS cornerback Caleb Rasmussen (left) comes up just short in his attempt to break up a pass to Glenwood’s Mavrick Decker during Friday’s third quarter at Merrill Field. Decker turned the reception into a 10-yard touchdown (his third of the game) as the Rams beat the Cyclones 49-41.
 HARLAN -- It wasn’t yet the knockout punch to Harlan Community’s 2016 playoff hopes, but it was a damaging body blow at the very least. For the second straight week, HCHS scored a lot of points but allowed even more, yielding 632 yards in an exciting, but disappointing, 49-41 loss to Glenwood at...
HCHS sophomore Olivia Petersen (10) and junior Lexi Larsen (4) mount a block against Atlantic senior Taylor Andersen during Thursday’s Hawkeye Ten volleyball match.
 HARLAN -- Two nights after starting slowly in a three-set loss at Kuemper Catholic, the Harlan Community volleyball team reversed roles in Thursday’s home match with Atlantic, scoring 21 of the first 26 points and cruising by the Trojans, 25-11, 25-14, 25-15. It was a marked turnaround for the...
Viking senior Rhett Welsh (75) sacks Chargers’ quarterback Cole Stetzel during Friday’s first half.
 AVOCA -- The AHSTW football team ran its shutout streak to three straight games here Friday night, blowing out ACGC (Adair-Casey/Guthrie Center) 55-0 to improve to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in Class 1-A, District 7. Since opening the season with a 13-6 overtime win over Shenandoah, the Vikings have...

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