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 HCHS junior Jordan Heese (left) celebrates with teammates, including Emily Brouse (14), after hitting a game-tying home run in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s home game vs. Atlantic. The Trojans prevailed 11-7 in nine innings.
 HARLAN (June 8) -- In seven out of nine innings Tuesday night, Atlantic mustered little to nothing against Harlan Community softball pitcher Emily Brouse. In the sixth and the ninth, however, the Trojans showed a big part of the reason why they’re ranked eighth in Class 3A. Aided by two Cyclone...
 HARLAN (June 8) -- Scoring two runs each in the first two innings, the Harlan Community baseball team built an early 4-1 lead and was able to hold off Atlantic 4-3 for a nice Hawkeye Ten victory Tuesday at Jim Goeser Field. HCHS evened its conference record at 3-3 and improved to 4-5 overall going...
 HCHS senior Isaiah Ahrenholtz slides home with the game-ending run in the Cyclones’ 16-1, four-inning win over Sioux City North. HCHS took the night cap vs. the Stars to earn a doubleheader split. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (June 7) -- The game of baseball is just so much simpler when you’re throwing strikes. Harlan Community and Sioux City North were on both sides of that coin Monday night in a doubleheader split at Jim Goeser Field. The Stars took advantage of 14 walks in a game one featuring five lead...
 Viking senior Blake Holst pitched five innings of quality relief to earn the win as AHSTW prevailed 3-2 over IKM-Manning on June 8. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 AVOCA (June 8) -- Blake Holst struck out Max Nielsen looking with the tying run in scoring position Tuesday night as AHSTW held off IKM-Manning 3-2 in Western Iowa Conference baseball action. A hit batsman, a walk and two wild pitches allowed the Wolves to pull within one run in the top of the...
 AVOCA (June 8) -- One night after winning 4-2 at Logan-Magnolia, the AHSTW softball team used three big innings to defeat IKM-Manning 13-1 Tuesday in four innings. The Lady Vikes scored five runs in the first, four in the third and four in the fourth to win by the rule. They totaled eight hits and...
 ATLANTIC (June 5) -- Harlan Community and Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton both finished with 2-1 records while AHSTW went 0-3 at last Saturday’s Atlantic Softball Tournament. The Cyclones’ two wins on the day came by scores of 11-1 over the Spartans and 11-0 vs. the Lady Vikes. The Spartans and Lady...
 Harlan Community junior Jordan Heese puts the ball in play during Thursday night’s game at Denison-Schleswig. Heese doubled and had one RBI in the Cyclones’ 11-3 victory. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 DENISON -- The Harlan Community softball team improved its Hawkeye Ten Conference record to 4-1 on Thursday night with an 11-3 win at Denison-Schleswig. Outside of Denison’s three-run fifth inning, HCHS pitcher Emily Brouse was in full command in a complete game, 10-strikeout performance. Brouse (...
 HCHS catcher Austin Schumacher hits a first-inning single in Thursday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference game at Denison-Schleswig. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 DENISON (June 3) -- The Harlan Community baseball team outhit Denison-Schleswig 9-4 on Thursday night and did not commit an error on defense. The story of the game, however, was Denison’s 19 free bases courtesy of a combined 14 walks, one hit batter, three wild pitches and a balk issued by three...
 Exira-EHK junior pitcher Macy Emgarten allowed just two hits, walked one and struck out six against Boyer Valley. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 KIMBALLTON (June 4) -- One night after losing its first regular-season game since 2019, the Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton softball team quickly righted the ship here Friday with an 8-4 Rolling Valley Conference win over Boyer Valley. Junior ace Macy Emgarten pitched a two-hitter and the 11th-ranked (...
 Harlan Community and Lewis Central players scramble for the ball during Wednesday’s Class 2A regional semifinal game. Left to right: Haylee Erickson of LC, Ava Miller of HCHS, Haley Bach of LC, Samantha Ineson of HCHS, Hana Daoudi of LC, Ava Monson of HCHS and Hannah Estrada of LC. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 COUNCIL BLUFFS (June 2) -- The Harlan Community girls soccer team can take heart in the fact that their season was ended by one of the top programs in Iowa’s Class 2A. Lewis Central, which won three consecutive 2A state championships from 2016-2018, looks poised for another possible title run in...

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