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 Harlan Community senior Ellen Keast watches an approach shot fly toward the green during the Class 3A Girls State Golf Tournament at Coldwater Golf Links last week. Keast shots rounds of 110 and 116. (Photo contributed)
 AMES (May 30) -- Harlan Community senior Ellen Keast finished her three-year high school golf career at the Class 3A state tournament last week, placing 69th out of 75 individuals at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames. Keast shot consistent nine-hole scores during the 36-hole event last Tuesday and...
 MILESTONE MOMENT -- Harlan Community junior Kelli Christensen (23) celebrates scoring her first career goal with Kylee Hinz during Wednesday’s Class 1A regional soccer game at Merrill Field. Christensen’s goal broke a scoreless tie late in the first half and set the stage for a 4-0 Cyclone victory. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (May 30) -- Junior Kelli Christensen’s first varsity goal provided an uplifting finish to a frustrating first half and sparked Harlan Community to a 4-0 win over Riverside in Wednesday’s Class 1A girls soccer regional quarterfinal at Merrill Field. HCHS added three goals in the final 20...
 URBANDALE (May 29) -- The AHSTW girls soccer team was able to muster just three shots on goal (four total shots) in a season-ending 4-0 loss at Des Moines Christian Tuesday in a Class 1A regional quarterfinal. The 15th-ranked Lions (14-2) advanced to face Harlan Community in a Region 3 semifinal...
 HCHS senior Molly Gubbels makes a running catch in left field. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (May 30) -- Harlan Community softball coach Brooke Schaben is confident that at some point this season her young team will get past all the growing pains and learn to win the close ones against tough competition. Wednesday night marked another step in that process as the Cyclones battled...
 HCHS junior Tyler Schaben pitched two hitless innings of relief during Wednesday’s win over Shenandoah.
 HARLAN (May 30) -- Nick Foss homered, doubled, drove in four runs and scored four times Wednesday as Harlan Community topped Shenandoah 10-4 in Hawkeye Ten baseball action. HCHS improved to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play. A varsity doubleheader was scheduled but the second game was not...
Sioux City North 2, HCHS 0 SIOUX CITY (May 24) -- Trenton Frerichs pitched a three-hitter with eight strikeouts and Aaron Eybers hit a solo home run as Sioux City North shut out Harlan Community 2-0 in its season opener. HCHS (2-1) got doubles from Jared Moser and Connor Bruck and a single by Brett...
 The Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton boys golf team earned the third-place trophy at this year’s Class 1A State Tournament held May 24-25 at Newton. Left-right: Coach Tony Petersen, Everett Carroll, Cole Burmeister, Cole Madsen, Dalton Vanderwal, Will Carroll, Tyler Petersen. (Photo courtesy of Nate Tenopir, Atlantic News-Telegraph).
 NEWTON -- Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton’s first-ever trip to the Boys State Golf Tournament resulted in a shiny new object for the school trophy case. Led by top-15 finishes from sophomore twin brothers Everette and Will Carroll, the Spartans scored consistent rounds of 350 and 346 at Newton’s...
 ON THE BALL -- In what seemed to be a common theme of Saturday’s Class 2A substate final, Perry goalie Anthony Aragon makes a sliding play on the ball at the front of the 18-yard box just before HCHS senior Dylan Eshelman can attempt a shot. Aragon finished with 14 saves as the Bluejays prevailed 3-1 to clinch a state tournament berth.
 HARLAN (May 26) -- For the first 30 minutes of Saturday’s scorching substate final at Merrill Field, the Perry boys soccer team dodged one bullet after another fired by Harlan Community. It was only a matter of time, or so it appeared, until the fifth-ranked (Class 2A) Cyclones would break the...
 DES MOINES (May 26) -- Another successful AHSTW boys soccer season came to an end on Saturday afternoon as the Vikings were shut out by ninth-ranked Des Moines Christian, 5-0, in a Class 1A, Substate 7 final. The Vikings were held to just four shots on goal and seven total shots while the Lions...
 HCHS sophomore Lucy Borkowski (14) and freshman Hannah Bissen (24) converge on the ball in front of a Creston defender and goalie during Friday’s match at Merrill Field. The Cyclones came up empty on this scoring chance but beat the Panthers 5-1.
 HARLAN (May 25) -- A Kylee Hinz hat trick led the way Friday as the Harlan Community girls soccer team snapped a nine-game losing streak and picked up some momentum for postseason play with a 5-1 home win over Creston. Savannah Parman and Hannah Bissen also scored goals for the Cyclones, who...

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