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 PORTSMOUTH -- Justin Schaben and Heath Stein both hit a home run and Stein also earned the win on the mound as Portsmouth defeated Persia 6-4 in the championship game of the Iowa Western League Baseball Tournament on Sunday, July 28. Portsmouth outhit Persia 13-8 in the game and both sides...
Connor Bruck, HCHS, jr. - First Team All-Hawkeye Ten Conference
Hawkeye Ten All-Conference Baseball FIRST TEAM*Brett Sears, HCHS, sr., P/SS*Connor Bruck, HCHS, jr., Pitcher*Ethan Bernard, St. Albert, sr., P/CF*Chase McLaren, Atlantic, sr., P/IFGavin Gillam, Creston, jr., CatcherJack Mendlik, Denison, jr., P/OFCade Van Ness, Glenwood, sr., P/CColton Schutte,...
 Kylie Powers of Irwin (right) placed third overall in the Drive, Chip & Putt local qualifier held June 30 at Oak Hills Country Club in Omaha. (Photo contributed)
 REGIONAL -- Kylie Powers of Irwin competed well in two rounds of qualifiers for the Drive, Chip & Putt Championships during the past month at Omaha and Fort Dodge. Powers, the daughter of Tom and Sherry Powers and an incoming freshman at IKM-Manning High School this fall, placed third overall...
 Scott Heese holds the plaque for his coach of the year honor as well as his state championship plaque for guiding the Bennington Badgers (20-5) to the Nebraska Class B state baseball title in May. (Photo contributed)
 BENNINGTON, NEB. -- Earling native Scott Heese has been named the 2018-2019 Nebraska Coaches Association Hudl Baseball Coach of the Year for all classes. Heese was presented his award on July 21 at the NCA Awards Banquet in Lincoln. Coaches of the year are selected by their peers for service to...
 AHSTW senior Brayton Tuma looks to score vs. Tri-Center.
 AREA -- Five players from AHSTW and three from Harlan Community were named to the 2019 Boys All-State Soccer teams released in June by the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association. The list of area honorees includes four first-teamers: Seth Kiesel, Brayton Tuma and Adrian Herrera from AHSTW and...
Harlan Community Swim Team Conference Meet Participants
 MISSOURI VALLEY -- Sixty-three members of the Harlan Community Summer Swim Team competed in the Western Iowa Swim League conference meet on Saturday, July 13, at Missouri Valley. Harlan scored 1,278.5 points and won its 13th straight conference crown by a dominating margin to continue its recent...
 ADM coach Jason Book (right), a Walnut native, is congratulated by HCHS coach Steve Daeges after the Tigers defeated the Cyclones 3-1 in Wednesday’s Class 3A, Substate 8 final. HCHS finished the season 26-8 overall.
 HARLAN (July 24) -- Longtime Harlan Community head coach Steve Daeges has often used the phrase, “That’s baseball,” to describe the subtle nuances of the sport, in particular the propensity for any team beating another on any given day. On Wednesday night at Jim Goeser Field, baseball happened to...
 HARLAN (July 24) - Harlan Community coaches were disappointed to see their season come to an end on Wednesday, but happy for ADM head coach Jason Book. Most members of the Cyclone coaching staff have known Book, a Walnut native, for quite some time, trading scouting reports over the years or...
 HCHS shortstop Brett Sears bends over backwards to catch a shallow pop fly against Winterset Monday night as left fielder Luke Musich looks on. Sears overran the ball near the foul line before adjusting at the last second to make the seventh-inning grab. The Cyclones won the 3A district final game 5-2. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (July 22) -- Connor Bruck couldn’t have picked a better spot to notch his third and final strikeout against Winterset. Facing the Huskies’ most dangerous hitter in the left-handed Casey Young, who represented the tying run with two on and two out in the top of the seventh, Bruck jumped...
 FORT DODGE -- Former IKM-Manning softball pitcher Peyton Gross was honored at the State Softball Tournament Thursday night (July 25) for being a 100-game winner during her prep career. Gross, the daughter of Paul and Joy Gross, Manilla, was recognized prior to the Class 2A championship game as a...

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