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Mike Nichols: Stock Cars A-Feature winner Sept. 24
(Photo courtesy of Chris Brown Motorsports Marketing)
 HARLAN -- Local race car drivers Mike Nichols of Harlan and Jason Fusselman, Avoca, both won feature races at this year’s Tiny Lund Memorial, held Sept. 24-25 at the Shelby County Speedway. Nichols won the Pizza Ranch Stock Cars A-Feature race on Friday night, Sept. 24. Fusselman won Friday’s KNOD...
 DENISON (Sept. 28) -- Placing five runners in the top nine overall, the Harlan Community girls posted a dominating team score of 26 to win Tuesday’s Denison-Schleswig Cross Country Invitational by 40 points. The Cyclone girls moved up to seventh in this week’s Class 3A team rankings and avenged a...
 Kansas University redshirt freshman Trevor Kardell (center), pictured with his parents Kevin and Jill Kardell, will be playing at Iowa State Saturday night. (Photo courtesy of Kansas Athletics)
 AMES (Oct. 2) -- Saturday’s Kansas at Iowa State football game will include a Jayhawk player with local ties in redshirt freshman Trevor Kardell. Kardell, number 45 on the Kansas roster, is a 6-foot-5, 234-pound tight end from Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Trevor is the son of Kevin and Jill Kardell and...
 ATLANTIC (Oct. 1) -- Following a one-year hiatus in the series, Harlan Community will renew an old football rivalry Friday night when it faces Atlantic at the Trojan Bowl. The top-ranked Cyclones are off to a 1-0 start in Class 3A, District 6 (5-0 overall) after crushing Saydel 64-0 last week at...
 AHSTW senior Natalie Hagadon (13) spikes one of her 27 kills over Tayler Krueger of Underwood during Tuesday’s Western Iowa Conference match. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 AVOCA (Sept. 28) -- The AHSTW volleyball team continues to search for that big signature win in the Western Iowa Conference. The Lady Vikes appeared to be on their way Tuesday night, taking two of the first three sets vs. Underwood and leading most of the fifth and deciding “Race to 15.” Senior...
 RED OAK (Sept. 28) -- Harlan Community suffered its fourth straight Hawkeye Ten Conference volleyball loss on Tuesday night, recording zero ace serves and no blocks in a 25-17, 25-9, 25-17 defeat at Red Oak. The Cyclones, who have now lost eight of their last 10 matches, fell to 12-14 overall and...
2021 EXIRA-ELK HORN-KIMBALLTON FOOTBALL TEAM
(Photo courtesy of Beth Hansen)
 EXIRA (Sept. 24) -- Junior quarterback Trey Petersen passed for 321 yards and four touchdowns and also rushed for 143 yards and a 50-yard score last Friday night as the Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton football team outlasted Bedford 37-30 in an 8-Player non-district game. The Spartans improved to 3-2...
 Left-right, Lindsey Sonderman of HCHS, Mayson Hartley (Clarinda), Kaia Bieker (HCHS) and Ava Rush (Atlantic) pace the field at the start of Saturday’s Cyclone Invitational at the Harlan Golf and Country Club. Sonderman pulled away from the pack to place first with a school record time and Bieker placed fourth, leading the Cyclone girls to their second team title of the year.
 HARLAN (Sept. 25) -- The Harlan Community cross country girls picked a great spot for their second team title of the season on Saturday morning, capping Homecoming week with an 11-point Cyclone Invite victory over rival Glenwood. Paced by freshman Lindsey Sonderman’s first-place, school-record...
 Harlan Community junior Aidan Hall (6) catches a 51-yard touchdown pass from Teagon Kasperbauer in stride to score the Cyclones’ second touchdown Friday night after getting behind Saydel defensive back AJ Ollin. HCHS scored on its first three offensive plays from scrimmage and rolled past the Eagles for a 64-0 Homecoming win.
 HARLAN (Sept. 24) -- While unofficial, it’s probably safe to say the Harlan Community football team tied a world record Friday on its first three plays from scrimmage. Three plays, three touchdowns. And a 22-0 lead just five minutes into a Homecoming mismatch vs. Saydel. The top-ranked (3A)...
 NEVADA (Sept. 25) -- The Harlan Community volleyball team finished with two wins and four losses at Saturday’s Nevada Tournament. HCHS scored 2-0 victories against Carlisle and Ballard while losing to Norwalk (0-2), West Marshall (1-2), Carroll (0-2) and Bondurant-Farrar (0-2). The Cyclones now...

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