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 HCHS senior Brett Sears threw 108 pitches in Friday’s four-hit shutout against Atlantic, striking out 13 Trojans and walking four as the Cyclones advanced in the Class 3A district tournament. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (July 19) -- On a hot, humid Friday night, Harlan Community’s Brett Sears and Atlantic’s Chase McLaren battled the elements and each other in a pitchers’ duel that lived up to the hype. Both seniors allowed just four singles and combined for 21 strikeouts, but only HCHS was able to scratch...
 HARLAN (July 22) -- Friday’s low-scoring district baseball opener - a 2-0 win over Atlantic - could be a prelude of what’s to come this postseason for fifth-ranked Harlan Community (25-7), which hosted Winterset (22-7) in Monday’s District 15 final. The Huskies held back their ace pitcher, Casey...
 COON RAPIDS (July 16) -- IKM-Manning finished the baseball season with a record of 7-17 following last Tuesday’s 10-1 loss at Coon Rapids-Bayard in a Class 1A, District 16 semifinal. The ninth-ranked Crusaders (27-4) broke the game open with a pair of early crooked numbers, scoring three runs in...
 ANITA -- The Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton baseball team lost to CAM 7-2 in a Class 1A district quarterfinal game July 13 and finished the season 10-12 overall. The Spartans scored two runs in the top of the first but the host Cougars answered with four in the bottom of the inning and scored three...
 Harlan Community junior Connor Bruck throws a pitch at Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln Monday night. Bruck is part of a formidable one-two punch with senior Brett Sears at the top of the Cyclone pitching rotation as postseason play begins Friday night.
 HARLAN (July 19) -- Three wins removed from a potential ninth straight trip to state, the Harlan Community baseball team opens district tournament play Friday night against an opponent that will have its full attention. Atlantic (7-17) takes on the fifth-ranked Cyclones (24-7) in the second of two...
 HCHS senior Derec Weyer connects for a first-inning grand slam against Abraham Lincoln on Monday. Weyer finished the game with three hits and five RBI.
 COUNCIL BLUFFS (July 15) -- The Harlan Community baseball team let leads of 5-0 and 8-6 slip away on Monday night at Abraham Lincoln, falling to the Lynx 9-8 in a back-and-forth non-conference affair. The game ended in ugly fashion in the bottom of the seventh after AL’s Hunter Nice hit a leadoff...
 AHSTW’s Joel Sampson puts the ball in play during Tuesday’s Class 1A district semifinal game at St. Albert. Sampson gave the Vikings an early 3-0 lead with a bases-clearing triple in the top of the first but the Falcons rallied back quickly and advanced with a 16-8 victory. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 COUNCIL BLUFFS (July 16) -- As soon as AHSTW’s Joel Sampson rifled a bases-clearing triple to the fence in the top of the first, the tone for the night - offense - was set. The Vikings continued to hit the ball well and fought admirably the rest of the way, but never slowed down St. Albert’s bats...
 AHSTW first baseman Tristin Heiny comes off the bag to catch a throw as Madison Chesnut reaches safely for West Monona during the teams' July 12 regional semifinal. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 ONAWA (July 12) -- When the bats came alive for the AHSTW softball team last Friday, the Lady Vikes scored four sixth-inning runs to pull within 8-5 of West Monona. The drama would be short-lived, however, as the 4th-ranked Spartans answered with six runs on seven hits in the bottom of the sixth...
 FONDA (July 12) -- Seven errors proved extremely costly for Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton last Friday night as the Spartans lost an 8-1 decision in a Class 1A, Region 2 softball semifinal at 4th-ranked Newell-Fonda. Exira-EHK, which totaled just one less hit (7-6) than the Mustangs, finished 13-15...
 Boone pinch runner Kinsie Zinnel (4) dives toward home plate to score a fourth-inning run as HCHS catcher Madison Schumacher attempts to tag her out. The Toreadors scored 11 times in the fourth inning to beat the Cyclones 12-0 in Saturday’s 4A regional semifinal.
 BOONE (July 13) -- At the halfway point of Saturday’s Class 4A regional softball semifinal, Harlan Community and Boone appeared destined for a down-to-the-wire finish. Thirty minutes later, the Cyclones could only reflect on how quickly it all came unraveled. The host Toreadors led 1-0 as they...

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