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 OMAHA, NEB. -- Jacob Wingert and Austin Knudson led the Harlan Community wrestling team for the second straight weekend as the Cyclones placed fourth out of six teams at Saturday’s Omaha Burke Invitational. Wingert and Knudson, who both finished 8-0 at Mount Ayr’s Ron Scott Memorial Dual...
 Lady Vike junior Jaycie Schueman takes a second-half shot attempt. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 MISSOURI VALLEY -- Bolstered by four first-half 3-pointers and solid man-to-man defense, the AHSTW girls basketball team scored the first 10 points of the game en route to an 18-point lead and held off Missouri Valley, 46-40, Friday night to sweep the season series. Taking their biggest lead at 26...
IKM-Manning coach Gene Rasmussen asks for a traveling call as Wolves’ sophomore Paige Gaskill (center) and junior Aly Stadtlander (21) pressure a Tri-Center player during Friday’s WIC contest.
 TRI-CENTER -- Paige Gaskill’s season-high 17 points gave IKM-Manning the boost it needed Friday night as the Wolves outlasted Tri-Center, 46-36, to snap the Trojan girls’ six-game winning streak. IKM-M trailed 19-17 at the half before outscoring T-C 29-17 after the break, improving to 11-4 overall...
 DUNLAP -- All five Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton starters scored in double figures Friday night, combining for every Spartan point as the 2nd-ranked team in Class 1-A girls basketball won 58-43 at Boyer Valley. Exira-EHK established an 18-9 lead after one quarter and was able to build on it the rest...
HCHS senior Austin Knudson records one of his five pins at the Ron Scott Memorial Dual Tournament. Knudson made the All-Tournament Team with an 8-0 record for the meet. (Photo courtesy of Scott Vicker, Creston News Advertiser)
 MOUNT AYR -- Harlan Community wrestlers Austin Knudson and Jacob Wingert were both named to the All-Tournament Team and two other Cyclones also finished with unbeaten records as HCHS placed second out of nine teams in the Ron Scott Memorial Dual Tournament, held January 15-16 at Mount Ayr. ...
 AHSTW’s Rhett Welsh shoots over Missouri Valley’s Noah Clemons (32) during Friday night’s game. Also pictured for the Vikings is Blaine Lees (15).
 MISSOURI VALLEY -- Missouri Valley put together a 22-2 second-half run to storm past AHSTW, 55-47, in Western Iowa Conference boys basketball action Friday night. The Vikings led by eight points on three occasions in the third quarter before Justin Miller sparked Mo. Valley’s surge with a driving...
Max Langenfeld, HCHS
 HARLAN – Max Langenfeld’s two-game series of 404 marked the best score of the night at Cyclone Lanes as Harlan Community swept  Monday’s co-ed bowling dual vs. Denison-Schleswig. The Cyclone boys defeated the Monarchs for the second time this season, winning by 77 pins (2,584 to 2,507) while the...
IKM-Manning sophomore Madi Lingle battles for a loose ball during Tuesday’s loss to Audubon.
 MANNING -- For as well as the IKM-Manning girls played in Tuesday’s third quarter versus Audubon, the Wheelers turned the tables and played just as well or better in the fourth. The result was another close loss for the senior-less Wolves, who are still learning how to finish games as they strive...
IKM-Manning senior Jared Vollstedt rejects the shot attempt of Audubon’s Tyler Riebhoff (15) during first-quarter action Tuesday night. Also pictured are Austin Dahlgren of IKM-Manning (22) and Audubon’s Andrew Blomme (34). (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 MANNING -- With less than six minutes to go in the third quarter Tuesday night, the situation looked bleak for IKM-Manning. Outplayed by Audubon for most of the first half, the 8th-ranked (1-A) Wolves had just fallen behind 44-29 following a seven-point Wheeler possession that included a technical...
STATE – The Iowa High School Athletic Association on Wednesday released the state’s new district football assignments for 2016 and 2017, along with several adjustments to the playoff structure. Harlan Community (Class 3-A, District 7), IKM-Manning and AHSTW (Class 1-A, District 7) and Exira-Elk...

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