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HCHS junior Allison Bruck (12) guards IKM-Manning’s Rylie Muhlbauer during Thursday night’s Cyclone Jamboree.
 HARLAN -- Three area girls basketball teams took part in Thursday night’s Cyclone Jamboree at Harlan Community High School. The HCHS girls defeated IKM-Manning 31-14 in one half of play, taking a 17-3 lead after one quarter and outscoring the Wolves 14-11 in the second. The AHSTW girls, meanwhile...
 FUTURE LOPER -- Harlan Community senior Kyle Juhl, seated between his parents, Kelly and Julie Juhl, recently signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. At left is HCHS basketball coach Mitch Osborn.
 HARLAN -- Mitch Osborn has coached many talented basketball players in 19 years at Harlan Community, but few have matched the versatility of current Cyclone senior Kyle Juhl. Armed with tremendous three-point shooting touch and a smooth mid-range jumper off the dribble, the 6-foot-5 Juhl can also...
 FUTURE COYOTE -- Harlan Community senior Taylor Frederick has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at the University of South Dakota. Taylor is seated next to her parents, Jay and Kathy Frederick of rural Earling, and younger brother Thomas. Back row, L-R: Ty Frederick (younger brother), HCHS assistant coach Mark Kohorst and HCHS head coach Zach Klaassen. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN -- It only took one summer camp and an unofficial visit for Taylor Frederick to realize Vermillion, South Dakota was the right place for her. Frederick, a senior at Harlan Community High School, signed her national letter of intent last Wednesday (Nov. 11) to play basketball at the...
 STAYING A CYCLONE -- Harlan Community senior Logan Schaben has signed a national letter of intent to play softball at Iowa State University. Logan is seated next to her parents, Gary and Jackie Schaben of rural Portsmouth. Standing behind her are sisters Brooke and Morgan Schaben. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN -- Watch Logan Schaben play for very long on the softball diamond and it’s easy to envision her skill set transferring from high school to the Division I level of the NCAA. • Fluid swing and bat speed - check. • Instincts and range in the field - check. • Rocket arm - check. Iowa State...
Cyclones Celebrate Semi-Final Win over Heelan
Highlights from State games in Sports!
Front row, L-R: Jess DuVal, Julia Sorfonden, Jordyn Moser, Sidney Craig, Maggie McGrath, Brenda Hopkins, Whitney Warner, Allison Bruck.  Back row, L-R: Coach Chad Swanson, Coach Willie Baughman, Sam Schmitz, Ellen Keast, Haley Arkfeld, Clare Klein, Lexie Holloway, Haley Leinen, Taylor Frederick, Kristen Ferry, Emma Ahrenholtz, Lexi Larsen, Olivia Petersen, Bailey Portwood, Head Coach Angie Spangenberg, Coach Carrie Schaben.
 CEDAR RAPIDS -- For the last two years, Harlan Community’s volleyball and girls basketball teams have established a minor monopoly on Class 4-A state championships, showing incredible will to win while claiming back-to-back titles in both sports. The Cyclone dynasty hit a speed bump on Friday, but...
Left-right: Carlee Ketchum, West Delaware (captain); Bridget Hoffmann, West Delaware; Taylor Frederick, HCHS; Emily Albertsen, Lewis Central; Grace Hanno, Bishop Heelan; Jordyn Moser, HCHS; Mariah Kleitsch, West Delaware.
Left-right: Carlee Ketchum, West Delaware (captain); Bridget Hoffmann, West Delaware; Taylor Frederick, HCHS; Emily Albertsen, Lewis Central; Grace Hanno, Bishop Heelan; Jordyn Moser, HCHS; Mariah Kleitsch, West Delaware.
Cyclone players celebrate following Thursday’s Class 4-A state semifinal win over Bishop Heelan. Left-right: Lexie Holloway, Taylor Frederick, Jordyn Moser, Julia Sorfonden, Jess DuVal, Brenda Hopkins.
 CEDAR RAPIDS -- By the time it was over, Bishop Heelan coach Mary Miller had seen enough. Despite their best efforts, including a victory in set one, the Crusaders were unable to slow down Harlan Community senior Taylor Frederick long enough to pull the upset in Thursday’s Class 4-A State...
HCHS senior Jordyn Moser concentrates on making a solid pass as sophomore teammate Lexie Holloway looks on during Tuesday’s state tournament match.
 CEDAR RAPIDS -- Perhaps it’s a sign of things to come later this week, or simply a validation of why the Harlan Community volleyball team is back at state for a fifth straight year to begin with. This much is certain: there have been more experienced, state champion Harlan teams with more...
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. 

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