Harlan Community junior Caleb Rasmussen defends Kuemper’s Nathan Mertz during the Cyclones’ 67-32 victory Friday night.
 CARROLL -- Lopsided wins at Kuemper Catholic have been a rarity over the years, but Friday night was a fun exception to the rule for the Harlan Community boys basketball team. Drilling 7-of-8 three-pointers in a game-opening 23-4 outburst, the Cyclones led by as many as 25 points in the first half...
HCHS senior Jordyn Moser (left) steals the ball from Kuemper Catholic’s Karsyn Thomsen. Moser had six steals and 14 points in the Cyclones’ 56-35 victory on Friday.
 CARROLL -- The Harlan Community girls basketball team clinched at least a share of its third straight Hawkeye Ten Conference title on Friday, winning 56-35 at Kuemper Catholic to complete a season sweep. The top-ranked (Class 4-A) Cyclones built a 13-0 lead in the opening six minutes and extended...
IKM-Manning sophomore Paige Gaskill (30) looks for an open teammate as Sydnie Collins defends for Underwood. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
 MANNING -- The IKM-Manning girls avenged a three-point loss to Underwood from earlier in the season Friday night, and they did so in a big way with an 82-34 rout of the Eagles. The Wolves stormed to a 30-8 first-quarter lead and never looked back. 
IKM-Manning senior Noah Harlow defends an Underwood player Friday night. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
 MANNING -- The IKM-Manning boys basketball team improved to 15-2 Friday night with a 76-48 home win over Underwood. The Wolves led 37-24 at halftime and pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring the Eagles 24-8. 
HCHS junior Jacob Wingert rides Denison’s Parker Preul in a 160-pound semifinal at the Hawkeye Ten Tournament on Saturday. Wingert defeated Preul and placed second.
 HARLAN -- Led by the runner-up finish of Jacob Wingert at 160 pounds, Harlan Community secured 11 medals and placed fifth in the team standings as the host of Saturday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference Wrestling Tournament. The Cyclones’ fifth-place finish was one spot higher than each of the last two...
Exira-EHK senior Brady Hansen (right) and freshman Cole Burmeister double-team Coon Rapids-Bayard’s Brody Schlepp (1) during last Tuesday’s Rolling Valley Conference game.
 ELK HORN -- Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton overcame a slow night on offense with some shut-down defense in the second half to beat the Coon Rapids-Bayard boys, 37-29, last Tuesday night. Trailing 21-13 at halftime, the Spartans made a few defensive adjustments and outscored CR-B 24-8 the rest of the...
Exira-EHK guard Kealey Nelson (30) pushes the tempo against Coon Rapids-Bayard last Tuesday.
 ELK HORN -- Outscoring Coon Rapids-Bayard 49-10 during the second and third quarters, the Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton girls cruised to 16-0 last Tuesday night with a 72-29 win over the Crusaders. The game was close for one quarter (15-13) before the 2nd-ranked (1-A) Spartans dominated the rest of...
 HALL OF FAMER -- Harlan Community baseball coach Steve Daeges, accompanied by his wife, Sue, holds his Iowa Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame statue after being honored at the organization’s 48th annual Awards Banquet on January 23 in West Des Moines. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 WEST DES MOINES -- Hired to direct the Harlan Community baseball program in 1994, Steve Daeges never imagined the type of success that would follow. Twenty-two seasons and 579 wins later, he’s a hall of famer. On Saturday night, January 23, at the Sheraton Hotel in West Des Moines, Daeges was...
HCHS senior Clare Klein (center) tallied five points, five assists and four rebounds against Denison.
 HARLAN -- Taylor Frederick and Jordyn Moser combined to score 42 points Tuesday night as the Harlan Community girls basketball team overcame a sluggish start to beat Denison-Schleswig, 65-43, in Hawkeye Ten Conference play. The top-ranked (Class 4-A) Cyclones led by 30 points before D-S closed the...
HCHS senior Josh Kloewer (right) attempts to knock the ball away from Hunter Lilleholm as the Denison guard drives toward the basket for a fast break score on Tuesday.
 HARLAN -- It took nearly three quarters, but Harlan Community eventually delivered the knockout punch Tuesday night in a 74-43 boys basketball win over Denison-Schleswig. After the Monarchs pulled within 41-33 at the 2:30 mark of the third period, Cyclone coach Mitch Osborn called a timeout and...




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