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 DENISON -- Both Harlan Community bowling teams fared well in the Baker Games format but could not overcome their individual round deficits in losing to Denison-Schleswig Dec. 19 at Lucky Lanes. The HCHS girls ended up falling by just 37 total pins (2445 to 2408) after outscoring the Monarchs 831-...
 AHSTW senior Gavyn Fischer (right) grapples with Logan-Magnolia’s Caleb Hiatt in a 182-pound semifinal match at the WIC Tournament. Fischer pinned his only two opponents of the day to place first.
 AUDUBON (Dec. 21) -- AHSTW claimed three champions and one runner-up on its way to placing fifth out of eight teams at Saturday’s Western Iowa Conference Wrestling Tournament held in Audubon. Logan-Magnolia won the team title by a narrow 206.5-202 margin over Underwood, followed by Missouri Valley...
 WAUKEE (Dec. 21) -- Senior Nathan Henry’s five first-period pins earned him a spot on the All-Tournament Team and helped Harlan Community place fourth in Group A at last Saturday’s Al Garrison Duals in Waukee. The HCHS wrestlers went 2-3 on the day to drop their dual record to 7-3 overall, but two...
 TREYNOR (Dec. 20) -- The IKM-Manning boys battled, but second-ranked (2A) Treynor gradually pulled away last Friday and handed the Wolves their fifth straight loss by a final count of 71-52. The Cardinals, now 7-0 overall and 6-0 in Western Iowa Conference play, led 19-14 after a quarter, 38-24 at...
 TREYNOR (Dec. 20) -- The IKM-Manning girls basketball team outscored Treynor 15-6 in the fourth quarter last Friday night to rally past the Cardinals 37-32 and improve to 4-1 in the Western Iowa Conference (5-2 overall). The Wolves had scored just 10 points in the second and third periods combined...
 AHSTW senior Michael Mantell focuses on the rim before knocking down the second of his two game-winning free throws with :01.3 remaining last Thursday at Logan-Magnolia.
 LOGAN (Dec. 19) -- It wasn’t easy, but then again it rarely is when AHSTW plays a boys basketball game at Logan-Magnolia. Leading by 17 points late in the third quarter, the 6th-ranked (1A) Vikings needed two free throws from senior big man Michael Mantell with :01.3 left to outlast the Panthers...
 AHSTW senior Kinsey Scheffler (holding basketball) hugs Claire Harris following the Lady Vikes’ 48-45 win at Logan-Magnolia. Also pictured for AHSTW are Julia Kock (foreground) and Kailey Jones. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 LOGAN (Dec. 19) -- It took the AHSTW girls more than three and a half quarters to grab their first lead against Logan-Magnolia, but once over the hump they were not going to be denied. The 12th-ranked (2A) Lady Vikes entered the holiday break on a very high note last Thursday night, playing great...
 GLENWOOD (Dec. 21) -- Harlan Community boys basketball coach Mitch Osborn said that 6-0 “was our goal” going into Christmas break, but even he wasn’t sure if that expectation was achievable. On Saturday night in Glenwood, it became reality. Despite playing without starting forward Connor Frame,...

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