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 BOONE (July 24) -- The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced changes to the 2020 prep football season on Friday, shortening regular season play to a maximum of seven games per team and expanding the postseason so that all teams qualify for the playoffs. The revised plan was approved by...
 HCHS head coach Steve Daeges (center) talks to the team following Wednesday's substate loss at Dallas Center-Grimes along with assistant coaches Heath Stein (left) and Joe Heese. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 DALLAS CENTER (July 22) -- The better team ultimately may have won Wednesday’s Class 3A, Substate 8 baseball final in Dallas Center, but the score serves no justice to the competitive nature of the game. Trailing 4-2 since the end of the first inning, Harlan Community loaded the bases with one out...
 Harlan Community head softball coach Toshia Kasperbauer (left) talks with the Cyclones following Tuesday’s 12-0 regional final loss at top-ranked Carlisle. Standing with Kasperbauer are assistant coaches Brandi Eckles (center) and Ann Heithoff. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 CARLISLE (July 21) -- The little things added up in a hurry against Harlan Community Tuesday night, turning a potentially closer game - or at least a longer one - into a quick three-inning affair. An error here, a bad call there, a base hit that barely eluded a Cyclone glove - something always...
 HCHS catcher Brenden Bartley reaches back to make a foul ball catch during the third inning of the Cyclones’ 13-3 district final win over Denison-Schleswig.
 HARLAN (July 20) -- The Harlan Community baseball team picked a great time to earn its first mercy-rule win of 2020. Breaking open a 4-2 game by scoring six runs in the bottom of the fourth, HCHS added three more in the fifth to finish off Denison-Schleswig 13-3 in a Class 3A district final at Jim...
 PORTSMOUTH -- Council Bluffs and Massena will play in the Iowa Western Baseball League Tournament title game on Sunday, July 27 (1:00 p.m.) in Portsmouth. The two teams punched their ticket to the final by winning semifinal games last week. Council Bluffs 9, Persia 1 - Alex Johnson had three hits...
 First-year Exira-EHK softball coach Andrea Nulle talks with her players, including Kate Hansen (7) and Alisa Partridge (8) during last week’s regional semifinal win over West Harrison. The Spartans finished the 2020 season with a record of 15-1. (File photo)
 FONDA (July 20) -- Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton’s magical 2020 softball season fell one win shy of its ultimate goal on Monday night as the 9th-ranked Spartans lost to 2nd-ranked Newell-Fonda 10-0 in five innings in a Class 1A, Region 2 final. Exira-EHK found itself in a 6-0 hole after one inning and...
 HCHS catcher Madison Schumacher tags out Lewis Central’s Megan Elam at the plate to complete an F8-2 double play in the fourth inning of Saturday’s Class 4A regional semifinal.
 HARLAN (July 18) -- So often in high school softball, the final outcome is determined by one big (or bad) inning for one side or the other. On Saturday night that key inning was the bottom of the third for Harlan Community. Plating five runs on just one hit, the Cyclones gave Lewis Central fits...
 HCHS junior Brenden Bartley (right) is greeted by head coach Steve Daeges as he rounds third base after hitting a two-run homer during Friday’s district semifinal win over Creston. Bartley also doubled and went 3-for-3 with three RBI in the Cyclones’ 9-2 victory. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (July 17) -- In baseball - or any sport for that matter - it’s important to answer an opponent’s rally as quickly as possible to keep momentum on your side. Harlan Community was able to do that and then some Friday night, countering Creston’s two-run top of the fourth with four runs in the...
 Exira-EHK pitcher Macy Emgarten delivers a pitch against West Harrison Friday. Emgarten struck out 13 Hawkeyes.
 KIMBALLTON (July 17) -- The Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton softball team earned another crack at Newell-Fonda here Friday, moving within one game of the state tournament with a 6-2, Class 1A regional semifinal win over West Harrison. The 9th-ranked Spartans took control with a five-run third inning and...
 ONAWA (July 15) -- For the second straight year, AHSTW’s softball season came to an end at the hands of West Monona. The fifth-ranked Spartans (19-1) got a three-hitter from senior pitcher Lexi Lander and used a four-run fourth inning to down the Lady Vikes 6-1 Wednesday night in a Class 2A...

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