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 HARLAN (Dec. 3) -- During a frustrating 5-17 campaign last winter, the Harlan Community girls basketball team didn’t win its first two games until the 5th and 8th of January. Flash forward 11 months and the Cyclones - armed with seven returning letter winners - reached the two-win mark in just...
 HCHS junior Macie Leinen drives baseline on Treynor’s Clara Teigland during Monday’s season opener. Leinen scored 12 points.
 HARLAN (Dec. 2) -- Pivotal runs of 11-0 in the second quarter and 12-0 in the second half paved the way for Harlan Community here Monday night as the Cyclone girls beat Treynor 46-36 for their first season-opening victory in five years. The 9th-rated Cardinals, who graduated their top four scorers...
 IKM-Manning girls basketball coach Gene Rasmussen picked up his 400th career win Tuesday night as the Wolves rallied past Underwood 70-66. (File photo)
 MANNING (Dec. 3) -- Trailing throughout much of the game, the IKM-Manning girls emerged on top following a series of late lead changes Tuesday night and opened the season with a 70-66 Western Iowa Conference win over Underwood. The final outcome marked career win number 400 for Wolves’ head coach...
   Lady Vike sophomore Madison Heiny (4) steals the ball away from a Riverside player. (Photos by Bob Bjoin)
 AVOCA (Dec. 3) -- The AHSTW girls basketball team reached 80 points by the end of the third quarter and improved to 3-0 overall Tuesday night, hammering Riverside 87-20 in its Western Iowa Conference opener. AHSTW jumped out to a commanding 35-8 lead after one quarter and also outscored the...
   Exira-EHK freshman Quinn Grubbs (right) secures the basketball against the Wildcats.
 ELK HORN (Dec. 3) -- Macy Emgarten just missed a double-double with 24 points and nine rebounds and freshman Shay Burmeister tallied 12 points and five boards Tuesday night, leading Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton past Glidden-Ralston 61-25 in Rolling Valley Conference girls basketball action. The...
 AVOCA (Dec. 2) -- The AHSTW boys basketball team opened the season in strong fashion Monday night with a 68-39 win over Woodbine. The Vikings built a 32-17 lead at the half and pulled away by outscoring the Tigers 21-10 in the fourth quarter. The Vikings shot an impressive 13-of-14 at the free...
HCHS Girls Basketball Team -- Front row, L-R: Caitlyn Leinen, Jocelyn Cheek, Ashley Hall, Macie Leinen, Brecken Van Baale, Kaia Bieker. Back row, L-R: Head Coach Zach Klaassen, Kate Heithoff (manager), Brynn Klaassen, Jordan Heese, Shelby Sisson, Claire Schmitz, Raegen Wicks, Maci Schmitz, Assistant Coach Mark Kohorst, Hannah Tunender (manager), Assistant Coach Sam Brummer.
2018-19 Season RecapOverall Record: 5-17Hawkeye Ten: 2-8 (9th Place)4A Regionals: Lost to Glenwood in 1st Round, 49-35Leading ScorersJocelyn Cheek, so.    7.5 ppg.Macie Leinen, so.    7.4 ppg.Brecken Van Baale, so.    6.6 ppg.Leading ReboundersMacie Leinen, so.    5.6 rpg.Anna Ahrenholtz, sr.    3....
Front row: Brayton Schechinger, Joey Moser, Ashton Lyon, Connor Bruck, Michael Heithoff, Michael Erlemeier, Carter Wagner, Brad Curren. Back row: Coach Kevin Osborn, Coach Chad Swanson, Aidan Hall, Konner Leinen, Connor Frame, Will McLaughlin, Cody Christensen, Isaiah Ahrenholtz, Johnathan Monson, Joseph Fah, Tyler Mumm (manager), Head Coach Mitch Osborn.
2018-19 Season RecapOverall Record: 11-9Hawkeye Ten: 7-3 (4th Place)3A Substate: Lost to Winterset in 1st Round, 67-51Leading ScorersBrett Sears, sr.    14.4 ppg.Johnathan Monson, jr.    9.3 ppg.Connor Bruck, jr.    8.3 ppg.Leading ReboundersBrett Sears, sr.    8.3 rpg.Johnathan Monson, jr.    5.0...
 Harlan Community senior Allen Fries (17) wraps up Glenwood quarterback Zach Carr for one of his 10 sacks during the 2019 season. Fries was named first team All-State by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association. Also pictured for the Cyclones are Joey Moser (23), Eli Monson (9) and Brenden Bartley (25).
 DES MOINES (Nov. 26) -- Led by first-team selections Allen Fries and Will McLaughlin of Harlan Community, four area players have been named to the 2019 Iowa Print Sports Writers Association’s All-State Football teams. The IPSWA announced its all-state teams on Tuesday following Saturday’s voting...
 WOODBINE (Nov. 25) -- AHSTW opened the girls basketball season Monday night with a 50-32 win at Woodbine and also beat CAM on the road Tuesday night, 56-43. Lady Vike junior Kailey Jones had a huge opener against the Tigers, totaling 22 points and 17 rebounds to lead all players. Seven of her...

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