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  2020 IFCA Coaches Hall of Fame inductees include Harlan native Lynn Cadwell (far left) and former Irwin coach Gary McElmuray (second from right). (Photo courtesy of Iowa Football Coaches Association)
 ALTOONA -- Harlan native Lynn Cadwell and former Irwin coach Gary McElmuray were among four men inducted into the Iowa Football Coaches Association’s 2020 Coaches Hall of Fame class on February 28 at the IFCA “Clinic of Champions” Awards Dinner at Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel....
 Harlan Community senior Jayden Gessert (front row, center) is seated next to her parents, Stephen and Dori Gessert, and in front of her younger siblings, Jenna and Rece Gessert. Also pictured in the back row are Morningside College bowling coach Stephen Gonshorowski (left) and HCHS assistant coach Jami Andersen. Not pictured: HCHS head coach Dave Tyrrel.
 HARLAN -- Two Harlan Community seniors, Jayden Gessert and Darren Stein, recently signed their letters of intent to join the women’s and men’s bowling programs, respectively, at Morningside College in Sioux City. Gessert averaged a 158.5 score as a senior and rolled a high game of 234, helping the...
 Harlan Community players react to Tuesday’s 72-37 state tournament loss vs. top-seeded Norwalk at Wells Fargo Arena. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 DES MOINES (March 10) -- From afar, the hype surrounding Norwalk boys basketball is all about senior star Bowen Born and a potent offense that scores 76 points a game. Up close inside Wells Fargo Arena, the top-ranked Warriors showcased some stifling team defense as well on Tuesday, perhaps the...
 Harlan Community players and coaches gather around their state tournament trophy following Tuesday’s loss to Norwalk in the Class 3A quarterfinals. The Cyclones finished the season with an overall record of 18-7. (Photo courtesy of HULST Photography)
Class 1A ResultsQuarterfinal Scores: Monday, March 9Wapsie Valley 49, Lake Mills 45           Bishop Garrigan 55, Springville 52Montezuma 75, Martensdale-SM 50    West Fork 55, Remsen St. Mary’s 53Semifinal Scores: Wednesday, March 11Wapsie Valley 57, Montezuma 42       Bishop Garrigan 66, West...
Kinsey Scheffler, AHSTW, sr. - Second Team All-State (Photo courtesy of Fischer Photography)
 DES MOINES (March 10) -- Four area student-athletes have been recognized on the 2020 All-State Girls Basketball teams released Tuesday by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association. AHSTW senior Kinsey Scheffler and junior Kailey Jones were both named to the Class 2A Second Team after helping the...
 Harlan Community’s bench celebrates a Cyclone three-pointer during the second half of last week’s 60-58 substate final win over Denison. HCHS players, right to left, include: Brayton Schechinger, Ashton Lyon, Konner Leinen, Carter Wagner and Joey Moser. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 DES MOINES (March 10) -- All of the pressure is squarely on the shoulders of Norwalk. Harlan Community’s first round opponent in the Class 3A Boys State Basketball Tournament is ranked No. 1 by the Associated Press and BCMoore and is also the top seed in the 3A bracket. The Warriors (21-3) boast...
 The HCHS Red Team huddles together before the second half of Thursday’s Unified Basketball Scrimmage in Harlan. Mike Kenkel (11) joins the group as Jocelyn Cheek (left) and Brecken Van Baale call out to the rest of the squad.
 HARLAN -- There were 118 total points, numerous three-pointers and countless big smiles. The Harlan Community Schools’ first-ever Unified Basketball Scrimmage was a success here Thursday night as HCHS varsity and junior varsity players teamed with Special Olympics athletes for a regulation 32-...
Class 5A ResultsQuarterfinal Scores: Monday, March 2Iowa City High 59, CR Prairie 40             Waukee 76, Sioux City East 36Johnston 75, Southeast Polk 71              Waterloo West 51, Cedar Falls 49Semifinal Scores: Thursday, March 5Johnston 71, Iowa City High 61               Waukee 88,...
 HCHS assistant coach Kevin Osborn leaps into the arms of Cyclone senior Johnathan Monson as assistant coach Chad Swanson joins the celebration following Monday’s last-second victory over Denison-Schleswig. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 ATLANTIC (March 2) -- There’s just something about a state tourney-clinching buzzer beater that makes a 36th-year coach run around like his hair is on fire. The Harlan Community boys basketball team could have won Monday night’s substate final with a little less drama in the final minute by simply...
 Harlan Community players and coaches display their 2020 state qualifier banner after defeating Denison on a last-second shot, 60-58, in Monday’s Class 3A, Substate 8 final at Atlantic. The Cyclones will face top-seeded Norwalk in a 3A state quarterfinal on Tuesday, March 10 (11:15 a.m.) inside Wells Fargo Arena.
Class 1AQuarterfinal Pairings: Monday, March 911:15 a.m. - #1 Lake Mills (23-2) vs. #8 Wapsie Valley, Fairbank (18-7)9:30 a.m. - #4 Montezuma (23-2) vs. #5 Martensdale-St. Marys (23-3)1:00 p.m. - #2 Bishop Garrigan, Algona (22-2) vs. #7 Springville (20-5)2:45 p.m. - #3 Remsen St. Mary’s (22-3) vs...

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