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 South Dakota junior Taylor Frederick (15) posts up on Omaha’s Romekia Wallace.
 VERMILLION, S.D. (March 11) -- For Taylor Frederick, life as an NCAA Division I basketball player is starting to resemble her days as a multi-sport star for Harlan Community High School. The University of South Dakota junior is enjoying the best individual season of her career so far, starting all...
 Derec Weyer (front row, center) is seated next to his parents, Tim and Kelli Miller. Back row, left-right: HCHS head football coach Curt Bladt and assistant coaches Mark Kohorst, Sam Brummer, Todd Bladt and John Murtaugh. Not pictured: Derec’s parents Shane and Missy Weyer. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN -- Harlan Community senior Derec Weyer signed a national letter of intent on February 6 to play football at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota. Weyer earned second-team All-District 9 honors as an offensive lineman last fall - starting at left tackle - and was also...
 Jon Owens (front row, second from left) is seated next to his parents, Rod and Julie Owens, and his younger sister Allison (far right). Back row, left-right: HCHS head football coach Curt Bladt and assistant coaches Mark Kohorst, Sam Brummer, Todd Bladt and John Murtaugh.
 HARLAN -- Harlan Community senior Jon Owens signed a national letter of intent on February 6 to play football at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska. A versatile three-year starter for the HCHS football team, Owens has played outside linebacker, fullback and tight end while also serving as the...
Evan Hansen
 DES MOINES -- Grand View junior wrestler Evan Hansen became a three-time national champion last Saturday, claiming his third straight title at 197 pounds and helping the Vikings claim their eighth consecutive team crown at the 2019 NAIA National Championships, held March 1-2 at the Jacobsen...
Harlan Swim Club State Meet Individual Qualifiers --- Front row, L-R: Rex Swanson, Ben Schmitz, Maura Jenson, Ari Daniels, Eagan Berndt, Brody Nihsen, Jameson Arentson. Back row, L-R: Eli Schmitz, Emeri Smith, Stephen Leinen, Kaiden Milliken, Aubri Smith, Landon Nihsen, Kennedy Zehner. Not pictured: Ainsley Mages. Also qualifying for state in relays only were Addie Berndt, Kori Smith, Jacob Spangenberg and Gavin Sisson. (Photo contributed)
 GRINNELL -- Fifteen members of the Harlan Swim Club have qualified individual events for the Greater Iowa Swim League State Championship Meet on Saturday, March 9, in Grinnell. In addition, four others will be competing in relay events only at the state meet, which features 15 teams from Iowa...
 DES MOINES (March 5) -- The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association announced its 2019 girls basketball all-state teams on Tuesday, selecting three eight-player teams in all five classes and naming West Des Moines Valley’s Zoe Young this year’s Miss Iowa Basketball. No players from the Harlan...
 HCHS senior Luke Schaben is seated next to his parents, Jeff and Donna Schaben, of rural Earling. At right is Luke’s sister Dana. Standing behind the Schaben family are HCHS assistant baseball coaches Mark Vande Berg (left) and Heath Stein. Not pictured: HCHS head coach Steve Daeges and assistant coach Joe Heese. (Photo contributed)
 HARLAN -- Harlan Community senior Luke Schaben signed a letter of intent on February 6 to join the baseball team at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. Schaben had a breakout season for the Cyclones last summer, playing second base and outfield while batting in the middle of the order and...
 AHSTW head football coach Davis Pattee (left) and assistant coach Jason Holst applaud the Vikings during last year’s Class A state semifinal win over Edgewood-Colesburg at the UNI-Dome. Pattee has been hired as Harlan Community’s next Activities Director and High School Assistant Principal, pending school board approval. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (Feb. 28) -- Calling it a “once in a lifetime opportunity,” Davis Pattee on Thursday accepted the position of Harlan Community Schools Activities Director and High School Assistant Principal, pending school board approval. Pattee, currently the Activities Director at AHSTW, will begin his...
 The 2019 Iowa Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductees include, left-right: Lonnie Powers (Lone Tree, WACO, Knoxville), Tom Casey (I-K-M, IKM-Manning), Brian Wilkens (Newell-Fonda) and Greg Thomas (Humboldt). (Photos contributed)
 ALTOONA -- Longtime IKM-Manning and I-K-M football coach Tom Casey, Manilla, is one of four new inductees into the Iowa Football Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame. Casey received his hall of fame plaque during a ceremony at the IFCA Clinic held Friday, March 1, at Prairie Meadows Casino and Hotel...
 END OF THE ROAD -- Exira-EHK players watch the final moments of Tuesday’s substate loss to Sioux Central from the bench. Left-right: senior Cole Burmeister, senior Dakota Rold, senior Trey Nelson, junior Creighton Nelson and senior Trever Schulz.
 CARROLL (Feb. 26) -- It’s been eight years since the Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton boys basketball team went to state in its first season as a consolidated school. On Tuesday night, the Spartans’ most accomplished four-year senior class fell one win shy of joining that coveted fraternity. In a Class...

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