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Harlan Community’s Chad Swanson (right), along with Iowa City High volleyball coach Craig Pitcher (IGCA board member), holds the award plaque presented to him on Saturday as the Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association Volleyball Assistant Coach of the Year. (Photo contributed)
 CARROLL -- Longtime Harlan Community teacher and coach Chad Swanson has been recognized as the Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association Volleyball Assistant Coach of the Year for 2016. Swanson received a plaque commemorating the award at Saturday’s IGCA Volleyball All-Star Game in Carroll. Swanson has been...
Harlan Community senior Dillon Sears signed a national letter of intent on November 9 to play baseball at Western Illinois University starting next fall. Above, Dillon is seated next to his parents, Chad and Janelle Sears of Westphalia. Standing, left-right, are younger brother Cade Sears, Assistant Coach Eric Croghan, Assistant Coach Heath Stein, Head Coach Steve Daeges, Assistant Coach Mark Vande Berg and younger brother Brett Sears. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN – It was another proud day for a program that has had a lot to feel good about lately. Harlan Community senior Dillon Sears, already a four-year starter for the state champion Cyclone baseball team, signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday, Nov. 9, to play collegiately at Western...
 HARLAN -- The Harlan Community football team set two school records and tied another during a 4-5 campaign in 2016, breaking two marks that had stood since 1970. In a 70-49 loss at Creston/O-M in Week 3, HCHS accumulated 657 yards of total offense, breaking the record of 629 set in 1970 against...
Brett Croghan, who is currently a freshman at Iowa State University, joined his former teammates for the occasion due to the rewarding experience it provides.
 DES MOINES -- Harlan Community’s winning tradition on the baseball diamond has been well-documented, highlighted by 16 state tournament appearances, three state titles - most recently this past August - and three state runner-up finishes since 2008. But across the street from Principal Park, where...
Former IKM-Manning standout Cody Eischeid (right) earned playing time at linebacker and also contributed on special teams as a redshirt freshman for Wayne State.
 WAYNE, NEB. -- Wayne State College has become the new it place for former area athletes to continue their football and academic endeavors. The NCAA Division II program featured five area high school graduates on the football roster this fall, including fifth-year junior quarterback Zach Osborn...
 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Angie Spangenberg, pictured with her husband, Randy, inside the US Cellular Center Friday, was the 2016 volleyball recipient of the Golden Plaque of Distinction Award, presented by the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union. Spangenberg’s decorated 24-year coaching career includes a pair of state titles won during her recent six-year run as Harlan Community’s head volleyball coach. (Photo contributed)
 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Harlan Community volleyball coach Angie Spangenberg was honored on Friday as the 2016 volleyball recipient of the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union’s Golden Plaque of Distinction. She was presented her award prior to the Class 4-A state title match at the US Cellular Center in...
 Jess Schaben (left) and Iowa State teammate Ciara Capezio.
 AMES -- Jess Schaben and her Iowa State volleyball teammates had been in this position before. On October 8 in Austin, Texas, the Cyclones rallied back from an 0-2 deficit to force a fifth set against the University of Texas, but came up on the short end of a 15-10 score and fell to 1-4 in Big 12...
2016 Harlan Patriots 3rd-4th Grade Football Team (3-3)
 Front row, L-R: Corey Lee, Andy Pederson, Peyton Ransom, Spencer Fink, Aiden Bladt.  Second row, L-R: Alex Scheffler, Aiden Ransom, Dallas McDowell, Nolan Schwery, Gabe Arkfeld, Josiah Bowers.  Third row, L-R: Malcolm McDonald, Owen Neve, Alex Heithoff, Brody McKinley, Reican Rose, Ben Leinen.  Back row, L-R: Coaches Paul Schwery, Tim Pederson, John Arkfeld and Jim McKinley. (Photo courtesy of Leah Marie Photography)
 WEST DES MOINES -- The Harlan Patriots 6th grade football team capped a perfect 6-0 season on Saturday, October 22, defeating the Nevada Titans 26-0 in a championship playoff game held under the lights at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. The Harlan Patriots 3rd-4th grade team also won its...
 HARLAN -- Starting with the current 2016-17 season, Harlan Community Middle School will be charging admission to all home basketball games and wrestling meets for 7th and 8th grade. The cost will be $3 for adults and $2 for students in order to offset officiating expenses of $4,000. HCMS has been...
 COUNCIL BLUFFS -- A group of 17 Special Olympics athletes from the Harlan Community Schools (grades 6-8) participated in a regional bowling tournament at Thunderbowl in Council Bluffs on October 4. Three Cyclone bowlers advanced to the November 19 state tournament in Sioux City by placing first at...

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