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Janelle Sears of Westphalia
 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Janelle Sears of Westphalia was recognized prior to Harlan Community’s first round state volleyball match Tuesday as the school’s recipient of the Iowa Farm Bureau Sportsmanship Award. 
Payton Sporrer, IKM-Manning, so. (1-A state medalist)
AREA RECAP HCHS Boys13th out of 15 teams in Class 3-AReagan Hansen, jr. (34th)Michael Sciranko, sr. (42nd)Drew Voge, so. (85th)Caleb Brace, sr. (100th)Jacob Henry, jr. (127th)Ben Heileson, sr. (130th)Logan Klaassen, so. (138th)  HCHS Girls15th out of 15 teams in Class 3-AGreichaly Kaster, fr. (54th...
 Front row, L-R: Whitney Warner, Brenda Hopkins, Julia Sorfonden, Jordyn Moser, Sidney Craig, Maggie McGrath, Allison Bruck, Lexie Holloway.  Back row, L-R: Sam Schmitz, Ellen Keast, Kristen Ferry, Jess DuVal, Taylor Frederick, Haley Leinen, Emma Ahrenholtz, Clare Klein, Haley Arkfeld, Olivia Petersen, Bailey Portwood.
 CEDAR RAPIDS -- The Harlan Community volleyball team left for Cedar Rapids Monday afternoon with no intentions of returning until sometime late Friday. The ultimate goal: scratch out nine more set wins and become three-time state champions in Class 4-A. The 2nd-ranked Cyclones (35-5) will begin...
HCHS state participants and alternates included, front row, L-R: Greichaly Kaster, Savannah Parman, Kaitlyn Feldman, Drew Voge, Alexis Irlbeck, Mercedee Mayberry, Baylee Hoegh, Kara Rueschenberg, Emily Juhl, Alyssa Wyman, Coach Zach Klaassen, Head Coach Doug Renkly. Back row, L-R: Austin Knudson, Ben Heileson, Ben Renkly, Jacob Henry, Michael Sciranko, Caleb Brace, Logan Klaassen, Reagan Hansen. (Photo contributed)
 FORT DODGE -- For the second straight year, the Harlan Community boys and girls cross country teams both qualified for the State Cross Country Meet in Fort Dodge. The Cyclone boys, making their third consecutive state appearance as a team, placed 13th out of 15 qualifiers in Class 3-A. The Cyclone...
HCHS volleyball team celebrates after a three-set sweep of Pella (25-16, 25-21, 25-22) at the US Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids.
CEDAR RAPIDS -- Harlan Community extended its stay at the 2015 State Volleyball Tournament Tuesday afternoon with a three-set sweep of Pella (25-16, 25-21, 25-22) at the US Cellular Center.The 2nd-ranked Cyclones (36-5) will now face No. 8 Bishop Heelan (31-13) in a Class 4-A state semifinal match...
 STATE TOURNEY BOUND -- The Harlan Community volleyball team clinched its fifth consecutive state tournament berth Tuesday night with a regional final sweep of Bondurant-Farrar. The Cyclones will face Pella in a Class 4-A state quarterfinal match Tuesday, November 10, at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.
GUTHRIE CENTER -- Saying goodbye to a senior class featuring five all-conference players, three all-staters and a third-team All-American would be devastating for most high school volleyball programs. For the Harlan Community Cyclones, it’s simply called the next challenge. On Tuesday night, the...
IKM-Manning junior Katarina Willenborg keeps a point alive for the Wolves during Friday’s regional semifinal match vs. Unity Christian. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 ALTA -- IKM-Manning faced the complete package in last Friday’s Class 2-A regional semifinal volleyball match at Alta. Second-ranked Unity Christian (35-4) featured three six-footers at the net - including a 6-1 setter - along with talented back row players and quality, aggressive servers. The...
 AVOCA -- AHSTW’s Chase Jacobsen fights for yardage. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
 AVOCA -- Shut out for the second time in its last four games, AHSTW was ousted by Ridge View, 28-0, in a Class 1-A first-round playoff game last Wednesday night. The Vikings finished 6-4 overall, while Ridge View improved to 8-2. The Raptors lost to South Central Calhoun in the second round Monday...
Noah Pettepier (10) and Nelson Zach (52) of Exira-EHK combine to tackle an East Mills ball carrier. (Photo courtesy of Nate Tenopir, Atlantic News-Telegraph)
 EXIRA -- The Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton football team never recovered from a poor start last Wednesday night, losing to East Mills, 54-15, in an 8-Player first-round playoff game. The Spartans finished the season with an 8-2 record while East Mills (8-2) advanced and beat Lenox 58-34 in Monday’s...
Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton sophomore Evan Wilson (1073) crosses the finish line in sixth place (Class 1-A) at Saturday’s State Cross Country Meet in Fort Dodge. Wilson garnered a medal in his first state meet appearance.
 FORT DODGE -- It didn’t take Evan Wilson long to get acclimated to the fast pace and unfamiliar terrain of the State Cross Country Meet. Making his state debut Saturday at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course, the Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton sophomore worked his way into the top 10 early and secured a...

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