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 REGIONAL (June 14) -- The Iowa High School Athletic Association released its district baseball assignments for Class 2A and 1A schools last Friday, placing area teams AHSTW, Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton and IKM-Manning in separate Class 1A districts. Class 1A, Substate 7 Baseball DISTRICT 13: Bedford...
 FORT DODGE (June 15) -- Harlan Community finished with a 1-2 record at the Fort Dodge Softball Tournament last weekend, advancing to the 11th/12th place final before thunderstorms wiped out several of the consolation games at the Rogers Sports Complex. The 14th-ranked (Class 4A) Cyclones lost to...
 HCHS senior pitcher Morgan Schaben struck out 27 batters against Glenwood Thursday as the Cyclones won 5-2 and 3-0. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (June 13) -- Harlan Community’s first night as a state-ranked softball team was a good one. Led by Morgan Schaben’s 27 strikeouts in a pair of complete game pitching efforts, the No. 14 Cyclones topped Glenwood 5-2 and 3-0 here Thursday night, improving to 10-1 in Hawkeye Ten Conference...
 HCHS senior Brett Sears (4) slides safely into third base with a triple as Glenwood’s Kaden Wray takes the relay throw during game two of Thursday’s doubleheader at Jim Goeser Field. Sears tripled in both games but the Rams swept the twin bill by scores of 7-4 and 12-11 in eight innings.
 HARLAN (June 13) -- For the Harlan Community baseball team, Thursday night at Jim Goeser Field was a five-and-a-half hour process of one step forward and two steps back. Hosting Glenwood for a varsity doubleheader, the fourth-ranked (3A) Cyclones held the lead for all of about 10 minutes, losing...
 Exira-EHK’s Cole Burmeister went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Friday’s 5-4 loss to Coon Rapids-Bayard.
 ELK HORN (June 14) -- Ninety-nine times out of 100, Josh Pettepier’s 110th and final pitch Friday night would have resulted in the 21st out and an Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton win over Coon Rapids-Bayard. Instead, the Spartans’ sixth error of the ball game allowed the tying and go-ahead runs to score...
 IKM-M catcher Zoey Melton catches a pop-up against the Panthers.
 IRWIN (June 14) -- The IKM-Manning softball team scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth but fell one short Friday night in an 8-7 home loss to Logan-Magnolia. The Wolves also lost by one run at Riverside, 7-6, on Thursday and are now 5-10 overall.    Lexi Branning had a big game against Lo-Ma...
 HCHS junior Connor Bruck pitched a two-hitter in game one vs. Kuemper Catholic on Tuesday, striking out eight batters.
 HARLAN (June 11) -- During eight straight trips to the state baseball tournament and four consecutive 3A title game appearances, Harlan Community’s mantra has often centered around pitching and defense. Don’t look now, but those same two elements have played a big role in a 12-1 start for the...
 HARLAN (June 11) -- Fresh off a 10-run seventh inning rally and remarkable 12-7 win at sixth-ranked Denison Monday night, the Kuemper Catholic softball team arrived at H. Jack Field with a whole lot of momentum for Tuesday’s doubleheader vs. Harlan Community. A few hours later, the Knights left...
 HCHS freshman Tianna Kasperbauer pitched the third inning of Monday’s 12-0 rout of St. Albert.
 HARLAN (June 10) -- Back-to-back home runs by Morgan Schaben and Madison Schumacher provided the offensive highlight Monday as the Harlan Community softball team made quick work of St. Albert with a 12-0, three-inning win at H. Jack Field. HCHS scored seven first-inning runs (all unearned with two...
 HARLAN (June 10) -- St. Albert’s Ethan Bernard pitched a great game at Jim Goeser Field Monday night, but Harlan Community’s Brett Sears was just a little better. With the tying run 90 feet away from home plate in the top of the seventh, Sears induced a fly ball to center for the final out as the...

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