Sports

 HCHS juniors Jordan Fink (right) and Michael Heithoff celebrate Fink’s first-half goal during Tuesday’s 4-1 victory over Thomas Jefferson. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 GLENWOOD (April 29) -- A header goal by Dalton Gross with 21:24 remaining proved to be the game winner Monday night as Harlan Community outlasted Glenwood 1-0 for a Hawkeye Ten Conference boys soccer win. The match was even throughout, with HCHS taking 15 total shots (eight on goal) compared to 13...
 DENISON (April 30) -- The Harlan Community girls soccer team notched its first conference win of the year in thrilling fashion Tuesday night, scoring the only goal of the game in the 74th minute to outlast Denison-Schleswig 1-0. With about six minutes to go in regulation, Vanessa Schechinger sent...
 HCHS goalie Lexi Musich (5) makes a save before St. Albert’s Teagan Blackburn can put her head on the ball.
 HARLAN (April 29) -- An athletic St. Albert team scored three goals in the opening 17 minutes and controlled possession throughout Monday’s 7-0 girls soccer victory over Harlan Community at Merrill Field. The Saintes (6-4) were led by two goals each from Ellerie Tarbox and Makenna Shepard while...
 AHSTW senior Drake Partridge (left) and Riverside’s Valentin Andrusyshyn near the finish line in the 100-meter dash at Tuesday’s WIC Track Meet. Partridge won in a photo finish - both runners were clocked at 11.32 - and finished the night with four gold medals.
 OAKLAND (April 30) -- AHSTW’s Ryann Portch and Drake Partridge combined to win four individual gold medals and seven overall Tuesday night, emerging as the top area point winners at the Western Iowa Conference Track & Field Championships held in Oakland. Portch won the girls’ open 400 and 800...
 Exira-EHK senior Jayden Goodwin (left) takes a handoff from junior Creighton Nelson in the 4x200 relay at Monday’s Rolling Valley Conference Track Meet. Goodwin and Nelson teamed with Cole Burmeister and Trever Schulz to place second in the event. (Photos courtesy of Matt Gengler, Missouri Valley Times)
 MONDAMIN (April 29) -- Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton’s boys and girls track teams combined to win three relay golds at the Rolling Valley Conference Meet here Monday, placing fifth and seventh, respectively, in the final team standings. Woodbine swept the RVC team titles in impressive fashion. The...
 ATLANTIC (April 29) -- Impressive field-event throws from Caleb Bieker and Lauren Andersen proved to be the top Harlan Community track highlights Monday as the Cyclone boys placed third and the girls finished fifth in the Atlantic Trojan Co-Ed Relays. Bieker put together his best day of the season...
 Harlan Community junior Abby Alberti (right) hands the baton to senior anchor Chloe Hansen in the Drake Relays’ 4x100 relay Saturday morning. HCHS clocked a season-best time of 51.57 seconds and finished 34th out of 96 qualifiers, with freshmen Savanna Musich and Delaney Wegner running the first two legs of the race. (Photo courtesy of Scott Vicker)
 DES MOINES (April 26-27) -- Area athletes competed in five events at the 110th annual Drake Relays this past weekend, recording a pair of season-best relay times and placing above their qualifying rank on three occasions. The Harlan Community boys 4x400 relay and girls 4x100 relay both ran their...
 ATLANTIC (April 26) -- Michael Heithoff scored two goals and assisted another Friday night, leading the Harlan Community boys to a 4-0 Hawkeye Ten Conference soccer win at Atlantic. HCHS, which led 3-0 at the half and subbed frequently, did not allow a single shot on goal and outshot the Trojans...
 Cyclone sophomore Jocelyn Cheek tees off on hole No. 7 during Thursday’s round of 56 in Harlan.
 HARLAN (April 25) -- The Harlan Community girls golf team finished one stroke away from a triangular sweep at the Harlan Golf and Country Club Thursday, losing to Clarinda by one stroke (217-218) and beating Denison-Schleswig (232) by 14 shots. The Cyclones did boast the top medalist in junior...
 BREDA (April 26) -- While the scores kept on improving for the Harlan Community boys golf team last week, victory narrowly eluded the Cyclones in three consecutive dual meets on the road. HCHS opened the week by placing seventh out of nine teams at the Monarch Boys Invitational held April 22 on...

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