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 Harlan Community players are all smiles following Wednesday night’s three-set sweep of Glenwood in a Class 4-A regional tournament quarterfinal. Cyclone players, left-right, include: Delaney Kelly, Brenda Hopkins, Haley Arkfeld, Kara Weis (9), Lexi Larsen and Lexie Holloway (8).
 GLENWOOD -- If Harlan Community’s players didn’t already know it was tournament time Wednesday night, coach Angie Spangenberg cued them in pretty quickly at the start of set two. Already holding a 25-17 win to their credit over Glenwood, the Cyclones received serve to start the second set, showed...
HARLAN -- The Harlan Community football team will have one last chance to put it all together Friday night when it hosts Atlantic in the final game of the season for both teams. The Trojans visit Merrill Field with an overall record of 1-7 and a Class 3-A, District 7 mark of 0-6, having lost seven...
AHSTW senior Anna Bauer
 LOGAN -- It’s hard to say how Tuesday’s regional match between AHSTW and Logan-Magnolia would have played out if the first set had ended differently, but for the Lady Vikes it was an all too familiar experience. Letting a 22-20 lead slip away in a highly-competitive set one, AHSTW never fully...
Spartan players cheer from the bench, left-right: Leslie Caniglia, Malaina Leader, Meghan Zach, Grace Greving and Jolene Jensen.
 COON RAPIDS -- The Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton volleyball team advanced in Class 1-A regional play Tuesday night, outlasting Coon Rapids-Bayard, 27-25, 17-25, 25-18, 25-10, in a first-round match. The Spartans will now play at 9th-ranked Audubon Monday night at 7:00 p.m.
IKM-Manning senior Kinze Brandt (9) tries to hit around the block of an ACGC player during Tuesday night’s regional match. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
 MANNING -- The IKM-Manning volleyball team opened postseason play with a three-set sweep of ACGC here Tuesday night, winning 25-16, 25-15, 25-21 in a Class 2-A, Region 2 matchup. The Wolves (21-11 overall) finished with a kill efficiency just under 26 percent and served 86.2 percent with nine aces...
 EXIRA -- Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton wrapped up a playoff berth in 8-Player football last Friday night with a convincing 62-8 rout of CAM, Anita. The Spartans improved to 5-3 overall and 5-1 in District 7, clinching the district runner-up playoff spot (via tiebreakers) regardless of how they fare in...
 COUNCIL BLUFFS -- Harlan Community defeated IKM-Manning in the final round of the day to place third out of six teams at the Lewis Central Volleyball Tournament last Saturday. The Cyclones and Wolves both finished with 3-2 records in the round-robin tourney, with HCHS taking third and IKM-M fourth...
Denison-Schleswig ball carrier Dan Summers is tackled by Cyclone senior Nick Tarney (35) and sophomores Jon Owens (34) and Jake McLaughlin (83) on Friday night. HCHS held the Monarchs scoreless during the second half.
 DENISON -- It wasn’t a season-saving win by any means, but for one night, at least, the Harlan Community football team made some thrilling, feel-good memories to take away from a year of hard knocks and disappointment. Trailing Denison-Schleswig 34-7 late in the first half, the Cyclones stormed...
HCHS sophomore Greichaly Kaster placed third out of 74 runners at Thursday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference girls meet. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 COUNCIL BLUFFS -- Harlan Community sophomore Greichaly Kaster added to a fantastic 2016 season on Thursday afternoon, placing third among a talented group of girls at the Hawkeye Ten Conference Cross Country Meet. Running the Iowa Western Community College 5K course for the third time this fall,...
HCHS junior Haley Leinen (6) goes up high to spike one of her seven kills against Denison-Schleswig on Thursday night. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN -- The start was sluggish and the finish a bit shaky, but Harlan Community was plenty dominant between as part of a 25-14, 25-14, 25-18 Senior Night volleyball sweep of Denison here Thursday. The victory clinched at least a tie for fifth place in the final Hawkeye Ten standings as HCHS...

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