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 Harlan Community’s Ryan Doran, Luke Schaben and Brett Sears are among the players to greet Logan Klaassen (25) at home plate after Klaassen scored the go-ahead run in the fifth inning of Tuesday’s 3A state quarterfinal game vs. Boone. The Cyclones fell behind again in the sixth before scoring two runs in the bottom of the inning to win 5-4 and advance to Friday’s semifinal round.
 DES MOINES (July 24) -- Some might argue that Harlan Community was darn lucky to win Tuesday night’s Class 3A state baseball tourney quarterfinal vs. Boone. Others would counter that the top-ranked Cyclones showed incredible resolve to overcome one unfortunate break after another. Both groups are...
 DES MOINES (July 27) -- The Class 3A state baseball semifinals will include three of the same teams from a year ago when action commences late Friday morning at Principal Park. At 11:00 a.m., top-ranked and second-seeded Harlan Community (32-3) will face this year’s newcomer, seventh-ranked and...
 The Harlan Community baseball team stands behind its eighth consecutive State Baseball Tournament qualifying banner following last Wednesday’s 6-0 substate final victory over Winterset at Jim Goeser Field. The top-ranked and number two-seeded Cyclones will face Boone in a Class 3A state quarterfinal game Tuesday night at Principal Park.
 DES MOINES (July 24) -- You know you’ve got a deep state tournament field when teams with the recent baseball tradition of Solon and Waverly-Shell Rock aren’t even seeded in the top four. That’s the type of competition Harlan Community will be up against this week when the Class 3A State Baseball...
Assumption, Davenport (31-10, #1 seed)State Appearance: 16th.State Tournament Record: 34-5.Last Appearance: 2017 (1st).State Titles: 10 (1982, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2004, ‘06, ‘08, ‘14, ‘17).State Runner-Up: 3 (2002, ‘07, ‘13).Final IBCA Ranking: 3rd.2018 Tourney Trail to Des Moines:-- Assumption...
 Harlan Community’s Nick Foss stands with his parents, Ernie and Stacie, after rushing for 179 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday’s Shrine Bowl. (Photo contributed)
 CEDAR FALLS (July 21) -- It was a remarkable eight-day stretch for recent Harlan Community graduate Nick Foss. But then again, Foss has been a remarkable Cyclone student-athlete for some time now. Doing his best Bo Jackson impersonation, Foss split time between baseball and football - Harlan and...
 DES MOINES -- Harlan Community seniors Keaton Jones and Drew Voge were both named to at least one all-state boys soccer team in June after leading the Cyclones to a 16-3 season and an appearance in the Class 2A substate finals. Jones was named to the Des Moines Register’s All-Iowa Boys Soccer Team...
 HCHS senior catcher Jared Moser (right) hugs junior pitcher Brett Sears following Wednesday’s 6-0 substate final win over Winterset. Sears fired a four-hitter for his ninth win of the season.
 HARLAN (July 18) -- Not so long ago, Brett Sears and the words pitch efficiency didn’t always belong in the same sentence. It’s hard to argue with Sears’ 27-3 career record for the Harlan Community baseball team, but sometimes striking out a lot of hitters requires throwing a lot of pitches. Not...
 Denison’s Dawson Dorhout (right) is tagged by HCHS third baseman Joey Moser for the third out of the sixth inning Monday just as the Monarchs had pulled within 7-5. The Cyclones got a three-run homer from Nick Foss in the bottom of the inning and won the game 10-5. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (July 16) -- On a night when Harlan Community committed three throwing errors and four all told, the biggest defensive play of the game involved two perfect relays that stifled Denison-Schleswig’s rapidly-gaining momentum. Three-run home runs by seniors Jared Moser and Nick Foss also proved...
Drew Voge, HCHS
 WEST DES MOINES -- Area graduates Drew Voge of Harlan Community and Rudy Herrera of AHSTW both played for the victorious West squad after being selected for the 2018 Iowa High School All-Star Soccer Game on Saturday, June 16. Also known as the East-West All-Star Cup, the game was played at Valley...
 BRINGING THE HEAT -- Harlan Community junior Brett Sears struck out 14 of the 19 Carroll batters he faced Saturday night, pitching a five-inning three-hitter as the Cyclones used a nine-run fifth to beat the Tigers 11-1 in a Class 3A district semifinal game at Jim Goeser Field. Sears also led HCHS with three RBI.
 HARLAN (July 14) -- It’s not easy racking up 14 strikeouts in five innings, but Harlan Community junior ace Brett Sears just kept on missing bats during Saturday night’s Class 3A, District 15 baseball semifinal at Jim Goeser Field. Sears mowed down 14 of the 19 Carroll batters he faced and the...

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