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HARLAN -- On a night when the offense was flat, Harlan Community still played solid defense to easily handle Shenandoah, 52-20, in Friday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference girls basketball opener. Three nights after having their run of 52 straight wins come to an end vs. Dowling Catholic, the 3rd-ranked (4-...
AHSTW’s Josie Denning (2) and Morgan Eckmann (32) defend a Treynor player near the basket. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
 AVOCA -- The AHSTW girls basketball team lost its Western Iowa Conference opener vs. Treynor on Friday night by the score of 67-27. Madelyn Deitchler led the victorious Cardinals with 16 points and Abby Tiarks added 12 points and 10 rebounds.
HCHS junior guard Allison Bruck (12) pressures Dowling senior Becca Hittner on the perimeter.
 HARLAN -- Had the final shot fallen, it would have been a pretty sweet way to extend a remarkable winning streak to 53 games. But alas, Taylor Frederick’s 26-foot jumper at the final horn was narrowly off the mark Tuesday night, allowing Dowling Catholic to edge Harlan Community 56-54 in a well-...
Iowa State freshman and 2015 Harlan Community graduate Jess Schaben (14) forms a blockade at the net with teammates Tory Knuth (12) and Ciara Capezio (11) during the Cyclones’ November 24 home match against Baylor.
In many respects, Jess Schaben is the same girl now - playing big-time college volleyball at Iowa State - as she was during a four-year standout career at Harlan Community High School. Still leading her team in kills. Still the first to encourage a teammate. Still smiling. Still just ... Jess. But...
 HARLAN -- Another outstanding Harlan Community volleyball season was rewarded by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association last week as three Cyclone seniors were named to the 2015 IGCA All-State teams. Middle hitter Taylor Frederick, in addition to being cited on the Class 4-A First Team, was one of...
 Abby Bruck pictured with LC swim coaches Bruce Schomburg and Kelsey Schomburg.
COUNCIL BLUFFS -- Harlan Community sophomore Abby Bruck competed for the Lewis Central girls swim team for the second consecutive year and finished her season at the state meet in Marshalltown. Abby is pictured above with LC swim coaches Bruce Schomburg and Kelsey Schomburg. Bruck qualified for...
Harlan Community Varsity Girls Basketball Team
 Front row, L-R: Lexi Larsen, Emily Juhl, Clare Klein, Lexi Hoffmann, Ellen Keast.  Middle row, L-R: Molly Gubbels, Lexie Holloway, Allison Bruck, Jordyn Moser, Alyssa Wyman, Maggie Langenfeld, Rachel Blum.  Back row, L-R: Coach Brian James, Coach Mark Kohorst, Nicole Lange, Taylor Frederick, Emma Ahrenholtz, Amelia Juhl, Sam Wilwerding (manager), Head Coach Zach Klaassen.  Not pictured: Bailey Hansen, Samantha Schmitz (manager). (Photo contributed)
 HARLAN -- Since falling one point short in the 2013 state championship game, the Harlan Community girls basketball team has simply taken ownership of the Class 4-A realm, posting 52 straight victories and earning back-to-back state titles. Expectations won’t be scaled back much this winter for the...
Cyclone senior Clare Klein (14) controls the ball inside. (Photos by Kim Wegener)
 HARLAN -- Jordyn Moser led three Harlan Community players in double figures with 19 points as the Cyclone girls topped Sioux City Bishop Heelan, 62-49, in the annual Hall of Pride Scrimmage here Tuesday night. HCHS, ranked third in Class 4-A to start the season, built a 28-15 halftime lead on the...
 FIRST-TEAM KICKER -- Harlan Community senior Ethan Knudson (8) set single-season school records this past fall with 10 made field goals and a kickoff average of 57.4 yards.
 DES MOINES -- Three area players were named first-team All-State and five more were also honored when the Iowa Newspaper Association released its 2015 All-State Football teams Wednesday. A panel of sports writers selected three all-state teams per class while also naming six honorary senior...
 Cyclone senior Jordyn Moser makes a serve-receive pass as Sidney Craig looks on.
Congrats, Cyclones!Harlan Community: Class 4-A State Runner-UpFinal Match Record: 37-6State Tourney Results: def. Pella 3-0; def. Heelan 3-1; lost to West Delaware 3-0   Individual Highlights HCHS seniors Taylor Frederick and Jordyn Moser were named to the Class 4-A All-Tournament Team following...

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