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HCHS Baseball Team - Front row: A. Monson, T. Schaben, T. Gross, L. Musich, J. Dotzler, K. Lasher, J. Monson, L. Schaben, R. Noeth, I. Ahrenholtz, J. Moser, C. Bruck. Back row: Coach Mark Vande Berg, B. Bartley, J. Owens, B. Sears, L. Klaassen, R. Kohles, R. Doran, D. Weyer, N. Foss, J. Bartley, K. Livengood, J. Moser, Coach Heath Stein, Head Coach Steve Daeges. Not pictured: Coach Joe Heese, Coach Eric Croghan, Statistician Matt Gubbels. (Photos courtesy of Leah Marie Photography)
 HARLAN -- The tradition continued for the Harlan Community baseball team this summer as yet another season ended on the final Saturday of July. Playing in their fourth consecutive Class 3A state championship game - and the sixth in 11 years - the Cyclones capped a 33-4 season by facing state power...
2018 HCHS Softball Team -- Front row: T. Kasperbauer, M. Goetz, M. Schaben, M. Gubbels, L. Larsen, A. Ahrenholtz, K. Kjergaard, K. Carey. Middle row: V. Mahlberg, J. Schechinger, E. Brouse, K. Heithoff, M. Parman, L. Bruck, B. Goshorn, E. Hilario, J. Heese, M. Schmitz, M. Schumacher, H. Hillgartner. Back row: Coach A. Heithoff, T. Viereck (manager), C. Larsen, T. Viereck, O. Anderson, A. Owens, G. Coenen, E. Gross, L. Musich, K. Burchett, Head Coach B. Schaben, Coach B. Eckles.
 HARLAN -- Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest through the trees, but the Harlan Community softball team made definite strides overall during 2018. While the Cyclones are still in search of their first postseason victory during Brooke Schaben’s three-year head coaching tenure, the roster is still...
 Iowa State sophomore Logan Schaben hustles to first base after putting down a sacrifice bunt vs. Baylor.
 AMES -- Highlighted by Big 12 Conference Player of the Week honors in late April, Iowa State University sophomore Logan Schaben batted .203 and hit six home runs this past spring in helping the Cyclone softball team finish 23-33 overall and 4-14 in the Big 12 for sixth place. An infielder and...
Dillon Sears
(Photo by WIU Visual Productions Center)
 MACOMB, ILL. -- Dillon Sears started 41 games and batted .217 in his first season of NCAA Division I baseball this past spring, helping the Western Illinois Fighting Leathernecks finish 17-31 overall and notch their most conference wins since 2006 with a 14-12 record in the Summit League. The...
 Marcus Klein (left), pictured with Iowa Western Community College assistant track coach TJ Pride and teammate Evan Porter, who placed 12th in the decathlon at the NJCAA outdoor national meet. Klein placed second in the event. (Photo contributed)
 EL DORADO, KS -- Iowa Western Community College sophomore Marcus Klein earned All-American status for the second straight year by placing second in the decathlon at the 2018 NJCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships held May 17-19. Klein, a 2016 graduate of Harlan Community High...
 HARLAN -- The Harlan Community football team will hold its annual preseason “soap” scrimmage, hosted by the Harlan Lions Club, on Thursday, August 16, at Merrill Field. The freshmen team will scrimmage at 6:00 p.m., followed by the varsity scrimmage at approximately 7:30. The area’s other three...
 PORTSMOUTH (Aug. 8) -- The National League squad blew open a close game with 10 runs in the final two innings to defeat the American League 13-3 in Wednesday night’s Iowa Western Baseball League All-Star Game at Portsmouth. The NL team consisted of players from Portsmouth, Panama and Persia while...
 Harlan Community’s Chad Swanson (center) with wife Lisa Swanson and Harlan Community Activities Director Mitch Osborn at the NHSACA National Convention. (Photo contributed)
 SIOUX FALLS, SD -- Chad Swanson, a longtime Harlan Community teacher and coach, was honored at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s national convention June 26 as a finalist for the National (Girls) Assistant Coach of the Year. Swanson was one of just eight finalists chosen from...
 HCHS freshman Zophi Hendricks digs up a ball as Anna Ahrenholtz (left) and Ashley Sonderman look on.
 HARLAN -- The Harlan Community volleyball team began practicing for the 2018 season Monday morning (Aug. 6) as it looks to build on last year’s 23-13 match record. Second-year head coach Willie Baughman expects to start the season with a roster of approximately 35 players in grades 9-12. The...
 Tuesday’s first-place obstacle course team at the Cyclone Cross Country Camp included, left-right: Lucy Borkowski, Lindsey Metzger, Kaiden Milliken, Micah Sorensen, Olivia Anderson and Abby Alberti. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN -- The annual Harlan Community Cyclone Cross Country Camp for grades 7-12 is being held this week (August 6-10) with 44 total runners in attendance. The five-day camp will conclude with a timed four-kilometer race Friday morning at Prairie Rose State Park. The athletes took part in various...

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