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Viking senior R.J. Harris is bumped by a T-C player on his way to the basket.
 NEOLA (Dec. 5) -- AHSTW fell behind 39-27 at halftime and could not mount a second-half rally on Tuesday night, losing at Tri-Center 61-43 in Western Iowa Conference boys basketball action. Jack Paulson led the Vikings with 16 points, R.J. Harris scored 11 and Kevin Jorgensen had eight. Blake...
 IKM-Manning senior Kia Rasmussen (right) was presented with a commemorative game ball by her father and head coach Gene Rasmussen after surpassing 1,000 career points against Panorama. (Photo contributed)
 MANNING (Dec. 2) -- In a battle of Class 2A Top 10 teams, the Panorama girls outlasted IKM-Manning 50-45 in a competitive non-conference matchup here last Saturday. The Wolves’ highlight of the game was senior guard Kia Rasmussen surpassing 1,000 career points on a three-point basket with less...
 MANNING (Dec. 2) -- The IKM-Manning boys basketball team survived Panorama’s 10 three-pointers and overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to win last Saturday’s non-conference game 54-51. The Wolves (2-1) entered the fourth quarter down 44-38 before outscoring the 1-2 Panthers 16-7 the rest of...
 Exira-EHK sophomore Kamryn Waymire (center) drives through a crowd of Coon Rapids-Bayard players toward the basket. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
 ELK HORN (Dec. 1) -- Freshman Tatum Grubbs scored a game-high 21 points in her high school debut while senior Sophia Peppers tallied 18 points, eight rebounds, eight steals and five assists last Friday night as the Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton girls basketball team opened the season with a 67-32 home...
 AHSTW sophomore Kinsey Scheffler (right) is guarded by IKM-Manning senior Peyton Gross during last Friday’s Western Iowa Conference battle.
 AVOCA (Dec. 1) -- IKM-Manning built a 27-13 halftime lead and forced 30 AHSTW turnovers last Friday en route to a 61-41 girls basketball win over the Lady Vikes. Kia Rasmussen led the Wolves with 18 points, seven assists and five steals, shooting 8-for-8 from the free throw line. Shauna Reitan...
HCHS senior Nick Foss (left) scores near-fall points during his 195-pound championship match against Glenwood's Noah Carter at the Dan Hill Invite. Foss prevailed by a 15-8 decision.
­ HARLAN (Dec. 2) -- Nick Foss has every intention to improve on last season’s fifth-place medal at the State Wrestling Tournament. If Saturday was any indication, Harlan Community’s senior 195-pounder is poised for a memorable last go-around on the mats. Following up two first-period pins with a...
 HCHS junior Brett Sears drives past Trevor Bauer of Shenandoah during Friday’s Hawkeye Ten game. Sears led the Cyclones with 14 points. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (Dec. 1) -- Much tougher games await the Harlan Community boys basketball team during the next three months, but Friday night provided a nice starting point for a Cyclone squad looking to bounce back from a disappointing 11-11 season. Led by Brett Sears’ 14 points and seven rebounds off the...
 HCHS junior Chloe Hansen pushes the ball upcourt on a Cyclone fast break against Shenandoah.
 HARLAN (Dec. 1) -- For the first three quarters on Friday, it simply didn’t look like Harlan Community’s night against Shenandoah. Trailing almost the entire way, including 21-14 at the half, the Cyclone girls had rallied within a point when Lexi Larsen’s 30-footer was waved off for traveling at...
 Trever Schulz (13) drives toward the hoop for Exira-EHK. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
 ELK HORN (Dec. 1) -- Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton outscored Coon Rapids-Bayard 25-11 in the second quarter Friday night en route to a season-opening 66-51 home win over the Crusaders. Junior guard Cole Burmeister had a huge game for the Spartans, totaling 26 points, seven assists and five rebounds...
AHSTW’s Kevin Jorgensen (33) looks to score as Ethan Carter defends for IKM-M.
 AVOCA (Dec. 1) -- AHSTW outscored IKM-Manning 21-9 in the fourth quarter to outlast the Wolves 58-48 in a Western Iowa Conference boys basketball game Friday night. Both teams are now 1-1 in the WIC. Jack Paulson and Kevin Jorgensen led AHSTW with 15 and 14 points, respectively, and Paulson also...

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