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 SIOUX CITY (Jan. 23) -- Led by second-place finishes from Zane Bendorf, Jesse Schwery and Jeremiah Davis, Harlan Community came in ninth out of 12 teams at the Bishop Heelan Wrestling Invite last Saturday. Grand Island (Nebraska) led the field with 197 points and five individual champs, followed...
 TRURO (Jan. 23) -- Denver Pauley won a championship at 170 pounds last Saturday to highlight AHSTW’s ninth-place showing at the Rich Gray Wrestling Invitational hosted by Interstate 35. Four Viking place-winners combined to score 80 points in the meet, placing them ninth out of 17 schools. Pauley...
 ELK HORN (Jan. 23) -- Buoyed by a 30-11 first-quarter advantage, the AHSTW boys shot 53 percent and forced Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton into 31 turnovers in last Saturday’s 72-58 non-conference road win. The host Spartans cut into the third-ranked (2A) Vikings’ early 19-point lead by winning the...
 AREA -- Boys basketball district assignments for Class 2A and 1A were released last Friday by the Iowa High School Athletic Association. AHSTW, ranked second in the latest 2A rankings by the Associated Press, will be part of a 12-team Substate 8. IKM-Manning and Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton will be...
 Harlan Community senior Ashley Hall (right) tries to knock the ball away from Atlantic’s Maycie Waters Thursday night as Macie Leinen also defends for the Cyclones. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 ATLANTIC (Jan. 21) -- When the Harlan Community girls basketball team goes on a run this season, the opposing team knows they’ve been hit. The Cyclones’ latest big surge came in the opening 12 minutes at Atlantic Thursday night in the form of a 35-12 start. The Trojans got back in the game by...
 HCHS junior Connor Frame (left) dunks on Atlantic’s Dayton Templeton during Thursday’s game. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 ATLANTIC (Jan. 21) -- In a first half featuring two ties and 10 lead changes, the Harlan Community boys finished on a 9-0 run to take a 32-31 lead and momentum to the locker room in Atlantic. Unfortunately for the Cyclones, the second half was all Trojans. Atlantic outscored HCHS 17-5 in the third...
 CARROLL (Jan. 21) -- Eight Harlan Community wrestlers went 3-0 on the night as the Cyclones swept Thursday’s quad at Kuemper Catholic. HCHS picked up Hawkeye Ten wins over Kuemper (60-10) and Red Oak (60-18) while also beating AHSTW (63-12), improving to 14-6 overall and 6-2 in the conference. ...
 AHSTW senior Kailey Jones (right) pulls down one of her 22 rebounds Friday night as IKM-Manning’s Bianca Cadwell also battles for the ball. Jones led the Lady Vikes with 26 points as well in their come-from-behind 72-53 road win over the Wolves. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 MANNING (Jan. 22) -- Trailing by 11 points nearly midway through the third quarter, AHSTW shifted gears and finished on an impressive 40-10 run here Friday night, beating IKM-Manning 72-53 in Western Iowa Conference girls basketball action. The Lady Vikes improved to 10-5 overall and 6-4 in the...
 IKM-Manning senior Kyler Rasmussen (22) boxes out AHSTW freshman Nick Denning Friday night as Cooper Irlmeier (2) also looks to rebound the basketball for the Wolves. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 MANNING (Jan. 22) -- AHSTW boys basketball coach G.G. Harris fully expected a tough ball game when his third-ranked (2A) Vikings ventured to IKM-Manning Friday night. What he got was all that and more. Not known for their outside shooting prowess, the Wolves drilled five early threes in taking a...
 IOWA CITY (Jan. 22-23) -- AHSTW’s Bella Canada earned a fourth-place state medal at 195 pounds over the weekend at the 2021 IWCOA Girls State Wrestling Tournament in Iowa City. Canada went 4-2 during competition Friday and Saturday, earning 20 points for AHSTW and placing fourth out of 19...

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