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 Mollie Rasmussen serves for the Spartans against Woodbine. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 ELK HORN (Oct. 7) -- Poor starts in the first two games set the tone for an 0-3 loss Thursday night as the Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton volleyball team was swept by Woodbine 15-25, 15-25, 15-25. The visiting Tigers raced out to a 12-1 lead in set one and a 7-1 lead in set two. Spartan senior Mollie...
 Exira-EHK quarterback Trey Petersen (3) throws the ball downfield as Robert Brasel closes in for Boyer Valley. Petersen had a career night with 509 passing yards and seven total touchdowns. (Photos by Bob Bjoin)
 EXIRA (Oct. 8) -- Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton kept its playoff hopes alive Friday night with a thrilling 50-47 home win over Boyer Valley. The Spartans were led by quarterback Trey Petersen’s 509 passing yards, four touchdown passes and three TD runs as the team improved to 4-3 overall and 2-3 in 8-...
 Harlan Community senior Zophi Hendricks attacks the block of Glenwood’s Kennedy Jones (14) and Abby Hughes during Tuesday’s Hawkeye Ten triangular. HCHS lost 3-0 decisions vs. the Rams and St. Albert. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 COUNCIL BLUFFS (Oct. 5) -- It was another tough night in the win-loss column, but Harlan Community may have found something to build on during the late stages of Tuesday’s Hawkeye Ten volleyball triangular at St. Albert. The Cyclones were swept by the eighth-ranked (1A) Saintes in the opening...
 ADEL (Oct. 8) -- Friday night’s matchup between Harlan Community and Adel-DeSoto-Minburn is most likely the de facto championship game in Class 3A, District 6. The top-ranked Cyclones enter the contest at 6-0 overall and 2-0 in district play following one-sided wins over Saydel (64-0) and Atlantic...
 The AHSTW bench celebrates a point during Tuesday’s win over Audubon. Left-right: Megan Wise, Darian Hansen, Maddie True, Ashtyn McCarthy, Kaleah Guyer and Saydi Paulsen. (Photos by Bob Bjoin)
 AVOCA (Oct. 5) -- The AHSTW volleyball team closed out regular-season play with a pair of Western Iowa Conference home wins earlier this week, rallying past Logan-Magnolia in five Monday night and sweeping Audubon 3-0 on Tuesday. The Lady Vikes’ second and third straight WIC wins improved their...
 SIDNEY (Oct. 1) -- AHSTW started out fast with 21 first-quarter points and continued to pull away last Friday night, beating Sidney 44-6 to even its record at 3-3 overall. The Vikings kept their playoff hopes alive by improving to 2-3 in Class A, District 7. Kyle Sternberg had a great night...
 IKM-Manning senior Amos Rasmussen carries the football against Logan-Magnolia behind a convoy of blockers, including Taylor Williams (61), Max Nielsen (63), Trey Jasa (40) and quarterback Nolan Ramsey (17). Rasmussen rushed for 127 yards on 29 carries but the Wolves were defeated 29-19 by the sixth-ranked Panthers. (Photos by Bob Bjoin)
 MANNING (Oct. 1) -- The IKM-Manning football team scored three of the last four touchdowns but was unable to overcome a 22-0 first-half deficit in Friday night’s 29-19 home loss to sixth-ranked (Class A) Logan-Magnolia. Lo-Ma’s Gavin Maguire was a major impact player in the game, scoring two short...
 ANITA (Oct. 1) -- CAM senior Lane Spieker surpassed 5,000 career rushing yards and had a hand in eight touchdowns Friday night as the top-ranked Cougars beat Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton 66-6 in an 8-Player, District 10 football game. The Spartans made it 20-6 on Trey Petersen’s 11-yard touchdown...
 Cyclone tight end Jacob Birch falls backward after making an acrobatic 30-yard catch between two Atlantic defenders. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 ATLANTIC (Oct. 1) -- Through two weeks, the Harlan Community football team is treating Class 3A, District 6 like a video game in which the Cyclones have all the cheat codes. Seven days after blowing out Saydel 64-0, HCHS traveled to the Trojan Bowl Friday night and made quick work of Atlantic, 55-...
 MANNING (Sept. 30) -- The AHSTW volleyball team picked up its second Western Iowa Conference win of the season on Thursday night, sweeping IKM-Manning 25-12, 25-20, 25-7. The Lady Vikes improved to 21-7 overall and 2-4 in the WIC. IKM-Manning fell to 1-16 overall and 1-5 in league play. AHSTW...

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