Sports

Senior kicker/punter Stephen Leinen of the Harlan Community High School Cyclones.
Stephen Leinen, HCHS placekicker/punter and member of the National Honor Society (NHS), is looking to support his NHS project by raising funds for Colleen’s Dream.  Colleen’s Dream is dedicated to funding scientific research with the primary goal of developing an accurate and accessible early-...
From L-R, Seniors Ella Stamp, Kaleah Guyer, Hannah Nielson and Grace Porter honored during Senior night before their volleyball games against the Tri-Center Trojans.
Volleyball can sometimes come down to one mistake here or there, maybe a miscommunication among teammates or it could be sometimes the ball just doesn’t bounce your way. While the AHSTW varsity volleyball team’s record doesn’t indicate how hard they’ve fought each and every night, the Vikings...
Senior Ellie Ineson serves the ball in the backcourt against the Red Oak Tigers. Cyclones dropped all three matches played against the Tigers. Their record falls to 7-8 on the season.
Emotions are a part of sports and winning is not easy and never guaranteed. Tuesday at home, the HCHS varsity volleyball team ran up against a buzz saw as the Red Oak Tigers dominated them, winning three straight sets 25-21, 25-19 and 25-15. According to head coach Elle Crees, communication was the...
The struggles continue for the IKM-Manning Wolves varsity volleyball team as it falls to 1-9 on the season losing its seventh consecutive match. Tuesday at home, they lost three straight to the Treynor Cardinals, dropping the final set by 15 points. Sports can be challenging and bring out emotions...
Sophomore Macy Mueller (left) sets up Junior Erika Rust (center) for a shot during a volleyball match against the Clarinda Cardinals.
Thursday at home, the HCHS varsity volleyball team took on the Clarinda Cardinals and won three of the four sets played evening their overall record at 7-7. The Cyclones took game one, 25-19; lost game two, 27-25; but won games three and four by scores of 25-17 and 25-23. Whether it’s the Cardinals...
Senior quarterback Teagon Kasperbauer of the Harlan Community Cyclones surpassed Joel Osborne’s record for passing yards of 6,382 yards as the Cyclones look to repeat as state champions.
Teagon Kasperbauer, a senior at Harlan Community High School and stellar quarterback has made history for Harlan’s football program. Last Friday, when the Cyclones were on the road in a match against the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Warriors, Kasperbauer threw for 186 yards and surpassed Joel Osborn’s...
Junior Hannah Nelson serves the ball in the backcourt during a volleyball match against the CAM Cougars. Cougars won all three matches over the Spartans.
Thursday at home, The Exira-EHK varsity volleyball team had a rough night against the CAM Cougars, dropping all three matches. With the losses, it moves their overall record to 4-9 on the season. The students of Exira-EHK high school came out energetic as they were rocking Hawaiian shirts and swim...
Ella Petersen of the Spartans competes in the 5k run at the AHSTW High School Co-Ed event in Avoca.
Running requires you to be in great physical shape, but having the right mindset is also key to performing well. Learning how to suffer and having the willpower to push your limits is what’s going to help you improve over time. Tuesday, 14 schools competed in the AHSTW High School Co-Ed cross...
Tuesday in Des Moines, the HCHS swim team competed in the Des Moines East Dual in which two other teams went against them, Hoover and Des Moines East. Head Coach Stephenie Dale was pleased with the results of the meet. “We won against Hoover” Dale said. “When we competed against Des Moines East, we...
Senior Elaina Vrchoticky (right) sits with her mom, Brandy, as she signs a Letter of Intent to go swimming at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. following her senior year.
Elaina Vrchoticky, a senior at HCHS has signed a Letter of Intent to go swimming at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. following the conclusion of her high school days. “I’m so excited and ecstatic to swim for a team as competitive as they are,” Vrchoticky said. “Everything that I’ve...

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