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 HCHS senior Connor Frame (2) jumps over Glenwood’s Tommy Johnson to catch a first-quarter pass from Teagon Kasperbauer. Frame ran to the end zone to complete a 33-yard touchdown reception and finished with 115 receiving yards as the top-ranked Cyclones improved to 4-0 with a 41-13 win. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 GLENWOOD (Sept. 17) -- The Harlan Community football team has passed its early-season gauntlet with flying colors. The top-ranked (3A) Cyclones improved to 4-0 on Friday night with a businesslike 41-13 win at Glenwood (2-2). HCHS junior quarterback Teagon Kasperbauer threw two touchdown passes to...
 IKM-Manning’s Amos Rasmussen (23) tries to break free from the grasp of Missouri Valley’s Gage Clausen (43) during Friday’s Class A, District 8 contest. Rasmussen scored three touchdowns on the night. (Photo courtesy of Brandi Perdew)
 MISSOURI VALLEY (Sept. 17) -- The IKM-Manning football team built a 28-0 halftime lead and continued to pull away in the second half on Friday, defeating Missouri Valley 49-8 for its second road win of the season. The Wolves used a balanced running and passing attack to rack up 367 total yards...
 Junior quarterback Trey Petersen of Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton steps into a throw during Friday’s 56-7 home loss against third-ranked Audubon. Petersen threw a touchdown pass to Tyler Kingery for the Spartans’ only points of the night. (Photos by Bob Bjoin)
 EXIRA (Sept. 17) -- Gavin Smith scored four rushing touchdowns and passed for two more here Friday night, leading the third-ranked Audubon Wheelers to a 56-7 win over Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton. The 8-Player, District 10 matchup saw Audubon build a 28-0 lead by the 4:25 mark of the second quarter...
 ATLANTIC (Sept. 16) -- Despite finishing with more aces, kills and digs than Atlantic, Harlan Community came up just short in a five-set Hawkeye Ten volleyball match on Thursday night. Alternating set wins, the Trojans prevailed 25-23, 14-25, 25-22, 19-25, 16-14, beating HCHS for the first time...
 STORM LAKE (Sept. 14) -- Harlan Community freshman Lindsey Sonderman has moved up to sixth in the Class 3A girls cross country rankings following last Tuesday’s first-place performance at the Storm Lake Invite. Sonderman ran a personal best 5K time of 19 minutes, 36 seconds - breaking 20:00 for...
 HCHS senior Claire Schmitz (14) attempts to hit through the block of Kuemper Catholic’s Sophie Badding (10) and Kamryn Venner as Maci Schmitz (11) and Zophi Hendricks (4) look on during Tuesday’s Hawkeye Ten volleyball match. The Cyclones were competitive in each set but lost to the Knights 25-22, 25-21, 25-18. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (Sept. 14) -- No matter how many times Harlan Community challenged with a run Tuesday night, Kuemper Catholic always seemed to keep the Cyclone volleyball team at arm’s length on the scoreboard. Ranked 12th in Class 2A, the Knights finished well in all three sets to sweep HCHS 25-22, 25-21...
 IKM-Manning senior Bianca Cadwell (right) bumps up a Tri-Center serve in front of sophomore libero Eryn Ramsey.
 MANNING (Sept. 14) -- The IKM-Manning volleyball team fought gamely but was unable to take a set from Tri-Center Tuesday night, falling 12-25, 17-25, 15-25 in Western Iowa Conference action. The Wolves dropped to 0-10 overall and 0-2 in the WIC. T-C improved to 12-4 overall and 2-0 in the WIC. IKM...
 IKM-Manning freshman Emily Albertsen earned a 12th-place medal at Tuesday’s AHSTW Cross Country Invite, helping the Wolves place third in the girls team standings. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 AVOCA (Sept. 14) -- The IKM-Manning girls placed third and the boys were fourth to pace three area schools at Tuesday’s AHSTW Cross Country Invite at the Avoca Golf Course. The Wolves combined to earn five individual medals on the day. Logan-Magnolia won the girls team title with an excellent...
 GLENWOOD (Sept. 17) -- The Harlan Community football team has won 48 out of 51 all-time meetings vs. Glenwood with many lopsided scores along the way. But in the last decade - or since Cory Faust took over as Rams’ head coach in 2012 - a one-sided series has morphed into more of a true gridiron...
 LEADING THE PACK -- Harlan Community freshman Lindsey Sonderman (right) and senior Kaia Bieker charge uphill during the early stages of Saturday’s Lewis Central Cross Country Invite. Sonderman won the girls varsity race with a time of 20:15 and Bieker placed second, leading the Cyclone girls to a second-place team finish.
 COUNCIL BLUFFS (Sept. 11) -- Harlan Community cross country coach Doug Renkly may have said it best when describing the running style of freshman sensation Lindsey Sonderman. “Lindsey’s got basically one gear. She just goes and doesn’t look back,” Renkly stated following Saturday morning’s Lewis...

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