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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...
Ben Renkly, HCHS
 CARROLL -- Payton Sporrer of IKM-Manning placed third in the Class B girls division of Saturday’s Kuemper Catholic Cross Country Invite, pacing eight area runners to earn top 25 finishes at Swan Lake State Park. Sporrer’s five-kilometer time of 21:43 trailed only two Underwood runners - Karley...
 MANNING -- The IKM-Manning football team came within five yards of a possible win over Logan-Magnolia here Friday night, falling just short, 14-8, when a fourth down pass was incomplete with 2:24 to go. The Wolves dropped to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in Class 1-A, District 7, while the Panthers improved...
Members of the winning Council Bluffs Diablos team included, front row, L-R: Brad Young, Andrew Sachs, Devin Young, Connor Gann, Pat Sachs. Back row, L-R: Thomas Beebe, Mike Brownlee, Joey Pogge, Sean Smith. (Photo contributed)
 WESTPHALIA -- After a five-year absence, the Harvest Baseball Tournament returned to Westphalia with a game on August 27 and two games over the Labor Day weekend. The Council Bluffs Diablos won the 2016 incarnation of the tournament after defeating the Omaha Yankees 9-6 in the championship game on...
Sophia Peppers (right) digs the ball as teammate Bailey Robertson looks on.
Exira-EHK swept Woodbine in three games Monday, Sept. 12.  The host Spartans won 25-9, 25-3 and 25-17 to push their record to 3-4 on the year.
HCHS junior Lexie Holloway played in her first match of the season at Kuemper Tuesday night.
 CARROLL -- Kuemper Catholic demonstrated early and often why it should be considered a serious state title contender in 3-A volleyball Tuesday night, starting fast and showing late grit in a 25-9, 25-22, 25-19 sweep of Harlan Community. The 2nd-ranked Knights dominated the opening set with...
HARLAN -- Time will tell how key Friday night’s game at Merrill Field is in determining this year’s two automatic playoff qualifiers from Class 3-A, District 7. It’s only Week 4, and this is just the second of seven district games on the schedule, but Glenwood (2-1, 0-1) and Harlan Community (1-2,...
HCHS sophomore Greichaly Kaster runs up one of the many hills at the Red Oak Country Club as she leads Atlantic’s Ashley Wendt during Monday’s Red Oak Invite. Kaster eventually placed second to Wendt.
 RED OAK -- While many of her teammates have battled illness or injury during the first few weeks of the cross country season, Greichaly Kaster remains a solid mark of consistency for Harlan Community. Kaster placed second to fellow sophomore Ashley Wendt of Atlantic at Monday’s Red Oak Tiger...

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