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AHSTW catcher Zach Hagadon tags out Tri-Center’s Dion Coffey at the plate during Tuesday night’s Western Iowa Conference baseball game.
 NEOLA -- In a back-and-forth Western Iowa Conference baseball game Tuesday night, Tri-Center answered every AHSTW challenge to post a 10-7 home win over the Vikings. After AHSTW took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second, T-C scored three runs in the bottom half of the inning. When the Vikings...
Ruby Martin
 OMAHA, NEB. -- Ruby Martin, the great-granddaughter of former Shelby County residents, will swim in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Team Trials held June 26-July 3 at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center. Ruby, a 16-year-old from Coralville, is the daughter of Jeff and Lisa Martin. She is the granddaughter of...
HCHS catcher Nick Tarney throws the ball to first base after forcing out Glenwood’s Nathan Nebel at the plate during game one of Thursday’s doubleheader.
 GLENWOOD -- After letting a two-run seventh-inning lead slip away in game one of Thursday’s doubleheader at Glenwood, Harlan Community played much better baseball in the night cap to earn a Hawkeye Ten split with the Rams. Glenwood won the first game, 7-6, on Drake Harrington’s two-out, walk-off...
HARLAN -- Add another name to the short list of Harlan Community baseball players who have hit three home runs in a single game. Derek Schwartz, a 2011 HCHS graduate, hit three home runs at Council Bluffs St. Albert during a July, 2010 game his junior year. Current Cyclone senior Kyle Juhl homered...
HCHS freshman Anna Ahrenholtz takes a cut vs. Glenwood Thursday night. Ahrenholtz batted 3-for-7 in the doubleheader.
 GLENWOOD -- Harlan Community split a varsity softball doubleheader at Glenwood on Thursday, winning the first game 2-1 before dropping the night cap 15-8. The game-one victory snapped a three-game slide for the Cyclones, who finished the night at 7-9 overall and 5-6 in the Hawkeye Ten. The Rams...
 FORT DODGE -- The Harlan Community softball team placed 14th at the Fort Dodge Invitational over the weekend, finishing 1-3 in games played Friday and Saturday. There were 16 teams in the field. The Cyclones were shut out in back-to-back games Friday, losing to third-ranked (3-A) Solon 12-0 in...
IKM-Manning sophomore Peyton Gross connects for a base hit during Friday night’s conference game at Underwood.
 UNDERWOOD -- Abbey Youngren smacked her fifth home run of the year and Peyton Gross pitched a five-hit shutout Friday night as the IKM-Manning softball team completed a season sweep of Underwood, 7-0, for its fourth consecutive win. Youngren’s three-run bomb in the top of the first was all the...
IKM-Manning shortstop Sam Gross (right) tags out an Underwood runner after a rundown between second and third base during Friday’s game.
 UNDERWOOD -- IKM-Manning’s rally fell one run short at Underwood Friday night as the Eagles held off the Wolves 3-2 in Western Iowa Conference baseball action. Underwood scored one run in each of the first three innings (all unearned) and was able to win behind the five-hit pitching of Alec...
Spartan junior Alex Petersen (11) scores a run against CR-B.
 VAIL -- The Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton softball team improved to 7-2 in Rolling Valley Conference play last week with wins of 9-1 over Coon Rapids-Bayard on Wednesday (at Kimballton) and 11-1 in five innings at Ar-We-Va on Friday night. Maggie Rasmussen pitched a seven-inning four-hitter against...
HCHS freshman Brett Sears pitched six innings for the win against Kuemper on Tuesday, improving his record to 3-0. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
CARROLL -- On a night when Harlan Community matched a season high by striking out eight times, it was a swing-and-a-miss that set the stage for the winning run to score on some savvy base running by Dillon Sears. With HCHS and Kuemper Catholic tied 4-4 in the top of the seventh on Tuesday, Sears...

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