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 COUNCIL BLUFFS -- Lewis Central outscored the Harlan Community boys by 17 points during the final three quarters last Friday to upset the 3rd-ranked (3-A) Cyclones, 64-51, in a non-conference matchup. The Titans (9-9 overall, 6-4 Hawkeye Ten) trailed 16-12 after the opening stanza but countered...
 HARLAN -- The pairings are officially set for Harlan Community to make another run at the Girls State Basketball Tournament in Des Moines. Bishop Heelan’s 66-40 win over Denison-Schleswig Wednesday night moves the Crusaders (12-10) into Saturday night’s Class 4-A, Region 1 semifinal at 3rd-ranked...
AHSTW senior Dustin Engel pins Underwood’s Shawn Larsen in a first-round district match on Saturday. Engel placed second at 160 pounds to qualify for the Class 1-A State Wrestling Tournament later this week.
 DES MOINES -- Six area wrestlers will begin competition Thursday at the 2016 State Wrestling Tournament inside Wells Fargo Arena. The state meet will continue Friday and Saturday and conclude with the championship finals on Saturday night. This year’s local qualifiers include three from AHSTW, two...
HCHS 132-pounder Elias Shaeffer scores near-fall points during his come-from-behind 9-7 overtime win over Winterset’s Blake Ryerson. The wrestle-back victory clinched second place in the district meet for Shaeffer and made him a state qualifier. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 ATLANTIC -- What a difference a year can make. To be sure, the final results could have been even better for the Harlan Community wrestling team Saturday, but compared to the same meet a year ago the Cyclones left Atlantic feeling pretty good about their Class 2-A District Tournament outcome. Led...
AHSTW senior Tim Barr (left) prepares to take down Treynor’s Sam Gregory on Saturday. Barr pinned Gregory in 36 seconds and placed first at 170 pounds in the Class 1-A District Tournament at Underwood.
 UNDERWOOD -- Tim Barr won a district championship and two more AHSTW seniors - Jay Heiny and Dustin Engel - placed second at Saturday’s Class 1-A District Tournament in Underwood, each earning their first trip to the State Wrestling Tournament later this week. Also qualifying for state (for the...
HCHS junior Bailey Hansen (24) is pressured by Lewis Central’s Kye Madsen (3) and Dani Petersen during Friday’s game. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN -- With regional play just around the corner, the Harlan Community girls basketball team was about to hit the reset button on its season anyway this past weekend. Lewis Central just made sure the slate got wiped a little bit cleaner than anyone planned. Rallying from 11 points down in the...
IKM-M sophomore Shauna Reitan attempts a shot during a recent Wolves’ game. Reitan had 11 points and seven rebounds in Saturday’s regional win. (Photo by Kim Wegener)
 MANNING -- IKM-Manning made quick work of its first-round girls’ regional foe on Saturday night, using a big third quarter to pull away from Woodward-Granger for a 59-30 win. The Wolves led just 25-18 at the half before outscoring the Hawks 21-7 in the third and 13-5 in the fourth. Kia Rasmussen...
 SIOUX CITY -- The Harlan Community girls overcame a sluggish offensive game Thursday night to win 46-30 at Sioux City East. The Cyclones shot just 35.6 percent from the field but held the Black Raiders to 23 percent shooting and only three fourth-quarter points. 
 LOGAN -- The IKM-Manning girls finished the regular season with a signature road win Thursday night, completing a sweep of Logan-Magnolia, 57-48. The Wolves also beat the Panthers by nine (53-44) on January 12 in Manning. With each team having one Western Iowa Conference game cancelled due to...
 COUNCIL BLUFFS -- The Harlan Community boys basketball team lost for just the third time all season Friday night, falling 64-51 at Lewis Central. The game did not count in the Hawkeye Ten standings. Kyle Juhl scored 31 points in defeat for the Cyclones (16-3), while Chad Moran scored 26 for the...

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