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 STATE HARDWARE -- IKM-Manning players, including Jared Vollstedt (left), Kyle Wagner, Ridge Muhlbauer and Ben Wegner (right) hold up the team’s state participant trophy.
 DES MOINES -- IKM-Manning faced a small margin for error in the opening game of the Boys State Basketball Tournament Monday morning. Allow West Hancock an open three-pointer and it was likely going to make it. Turn the ball over or hesitate ever so slightly getting back on defense and the Eagles...
Greg Lansing
 DES MOINES -- Former Harlanite Greg Lansing will join his father, Dave, in the Iowa High School Athletic Association Basketball Hall of Fame Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Greg will be inducted into the players’ wing of the Hall while Dave was honored as a coach in 1999. They will become the...
Taylor Frederick, HCHS
DES MOINES -- The Iowa Newspaper Association announced its 2016 All-State Girls Basketball teams on Tuesday, naming Harlan Community seniors Taylor Frederick and Jordyn Moser to the Class 4-A first team and citing Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton sophomore Sophia Peppers on the Class 1-A second team. A...
 AHSTW senior Tim Barr (left) wrestles Bodie Garnier of Sumner-Fredericksburg in a state quarterfinal match at 170 pounds. Barr pinned Garnier in 5:06. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
February 18-20  •  Wells Fargo Arena  •  Des Moines AREA RESULTSAHSTW: 29 points (19th in Class 1-A)138: Jay Heiny, sr. - Class 1-A Qualifier0-2 record at State; 13-6 on the season.160: Dustin Engel, sr. - Class 1-A Place-Winner3-2 record at State (7th Place); 37-6 on the season; No. 7 state...
Christofferson (left) is shown during a 2008 Exira game. (Photo courtesy of Atlantic News-Telegraph)
 DES MOINES -- Former Exira and Iowa State University standout Hallie Christofferson was one of three women inducted into the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena. Due to the demands of playing professional basketball in Greece,...
Schaben (right) is pictured along with the sportsmanship award recipient from Marion. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 DES MOINES -- Ron Schaben of Defiance was Harlan Community’s recipient of the Iowa Farm Bureau Sportsmanship Award at the 2016 Girls State Basketball Tournament held last week at Wells Fargo Arena. Schaben (right) is pictured along with the sportsmanship award recipient from Marion. Also...
Left-right: IKM-Manning players Jon Brandt, Noah Harlow, Austin Dahlgren and Trevor Cast celebrate a big play during the Wolves’ 65-60 substate final win over Nodaway Valley on February 27. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 DES MOINES -- The IKM-Manning boys basketball team played its first state tournament game since 2010 on Monday morning, facing West Hancock in a 10:30 a.m. Class 1-A quarterfinal at Wells Fargo Arena. A victory Monday would put the 7th-ranked, fifth-seeded Wolves (22-2) in Thursday’s 1-A semifinal...
HCS Booster Club Hall of Fame
 HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Athletic Booster Club Board of Directors inducted three new members into its Hall of Fame this year, honoring Todd Langenfeld and Mitch and Nancy Osborn during a pre-game ceremony on Friday, February 5, at the HCHS gymnasium. Above, Langenfeld and the Osborns hold...
 Left-right: Drayke Eshelman (manager), Josh Mulligan (manager), Michael Rueschenberg, Sam McLaughlin, Josh Kloewer, Ethan Knudson, Kyle Juhl, Coach Kelly Juhl, Nolan Heese, Thomas Fink, Will Lansman, Travis Crees, Logan Peters.
 HARLAN -- Longtime Harlan Community assistant boys basketball coach Kelly Juhl was honored prior to the Cyclones’ Senior Night game vs. Carroll on February 18 and was presented a plaque recognizing his commitment to the program and this year’s senior class. Juhl recently completed his 19th season...
HCHS junior Bailey Hansen walks off the court at Wells Fargo Arena on Wednesday as Marion players celebrate their 46-38 state tournament quarterfinal win over the Cyclones.
 DES MOINES -- Only time will tell if Wednesday’s Girls State Basketball quarterfinal marked a symbolic passing of the 4-A torch from Harlan Community to Marion. HCHS has become a Class 4-A dynasty, of sorts, during Zach Klaassen’s four years as head coach, winning 95 games, playing in four state...

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