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 HCHS junior Michael Erlemeier scores a breakaway layup in the fourth quarter vs. Lewis Central. Erlemeier finished with a career high 18 points as the Cyclones rallied to beat LC 76-67. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (Jan. 7) -- With 4:23 left in Tuesday’s third quarter, the outlook for the Harlan Community boys basketball was bleak. Lewis Central had rattled off 10 straight points - all in the paint - to surge ahead 48-33 and the Cyclones were searching for answers in their second timeout of the second...
 Lewis Central’s Delaney Esterling (25) draws a foul on HCHS junior Macie Leinen (right) as Ashley Hall also contests the shot for the Cyclones. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (Jan. 7) -- It’s tough to hang with quality opponents when you’re outscored 30-0 from the three-point arc through three quarters. Throw in some untimely turnovers and it spelled a sixth straight loss for the Harlan Community girls basketball team Tuesday night as the Cyclones trailed for...
 HCHS senior guard Connor Bruck (15) drives to the basket and draws a foul on an Abraham Lincoln player during Friday’s game. Bruck led the Cyclones with 10 points in a 53-38 defeat.
 HARLAN (Jan. 3) -- Harlan Community’s zone defense was good enough through three quarters Friday night to be competitive in almost any basketball game this season. Unfortunately for the Cyclones, they couldn’t score enough points to make it matter. Held in check by Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln’s...
 HCHS junior Ashley Hall pushes the ball upcourt as Jillian Shanks of Abraham Lincoln (left) goes for a steal. Also defending for the Lynx is Alexis Pomernackas (22). AL raced out to a 32-11 first-half lead and beat the Cyclones 64-39. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (Jan. 3) -- Poor starts at home have become an all-too-familiar pattern for the Harlan Community girls basketball team during its current five-game losing streak. The Cyclones fell behind 16-3 vs. Denison-Schleswig and 19-9 against Red Oak last month and on Friday night they trailed Council...
 Exira-EHK senior Creighton Nelson (14) scores two of his 28 points during Friday’s win at Ar-We-Va. (Photo courtesy of Todd Danner, Denison Bulletin/Review)
 WESTSIDE (Jan. 3) -- Creighton Nelson led the way with 28 points and 11 rebounds Friday night to lead Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton past the Ar-We-Va boys 56-45 in Rolling Valley Conference action. The Spartans outscored the Rockets 16-9 in the third quarter to open up a 12-point lead and were able to...
 Exira-EHK freshman Quinn Grubbs works in the lane on Ar-We-Va’s Bridget Cameron Friday night. (Photo courtesy of Todd Danner, Denison Bulletin/Review)
 WESTSIDE (Jan. 3) -- The Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton girls opened January with a hard-fought 47-43 win at Ar-We-Va Friday night, improving to 8-1 overall and 6-0 inside the Rolling Valley Conference. Sophomore forward Macy Emgarten led the 14th-rated (1A) Spartans with 16 points, seven rebounds and...
 MANNING (Jan. 3) -- Bre Muhlbauer had a career night with 27 points, six rebounds and five steals Friday night as the IKM-Manning girls destroyed Missouri Valley 92-37 in Western Iowa Conference play. Leading 20-10 after one quarter, the Wolves blew the game wide open by outscoring the Lady Reds...
 MANNING (Jan. 3) -- The IKM-Manning boys basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak Friday night with a methodical 66-33 home win against Missouri Valley. The Wolves, now 3-5 overall and 3-3 in the Western Iowa Conference, outscored the winless Big Reds 13-7 in the first quarter, 21-13 in...
 HCHS junior Michael Erlemeier (21) passes the ball to a teammate during the season opener against Blair.
 AREA -- The 2019-2020 winter sports season will resume Friday (January 3) with three area girl/boy basketball doubleheaders on the docket. Harlan Community will host Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln, IKM-Manning will host Missouri Valley and Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton will play at Ar-We-Va. The...

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