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Harlan Community junior Caleb Rasmussen makes a diving steal attempt in front of Abraham Lincoln’s Devon Logan during Tuesday’s non-conference game in Harlan.
 HARLAN -- The Harlan Community Cyclones didn’t quite find a way to defeat Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln here Tuesday night, but they became a better basketball team for trying. Battling from behind the entire game - even turning a 16-point third-quarter deficit into their only lead with 2:31 to...
 COUNCIL BLUFFS -- The Harlan Community girls kept their Hawkeye Ten winning streak alive Friday night, opening the fourth quarter with a pivotal 11-2 run and holding off Lewis Central, 43-40, on the Titans’ home floor. Bailey Hansen and Jordyn Moser both hit 1-of-2 free throws in the final 10...
 Exira-EHK coach Tom Petersen talks to his team during a timeout. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 ELK HORN -- Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton outscored Ar-We-Va 19-2 in the second quarter en route to a 58-35 win over the Rocket girls in Rolling Valley Conference action Friday night. The 2nd-ranked (1-A) Spartan girls improved to 7-0 overall and also beat Guthrie Center 67-20 on Saturday. See Friday’...
Exira-EHK junior Noah Pettepier drives toward the lane on Ar-We-Va’s Derek Schurke during Friday’s Rolling Valley Conference game.
ELK HORN -- With one decisive two-minute burst, the Ar-We-Va boys basketball team showed there’s a reason they’ve won 50 consecutive regular season games. Answering Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton’s 13-2 first-half finish that put the Spartans up 29-25 at the half, Ar-We-Va’s Derek and Drew Schurke...
HCHS senior Ethan Knudson (right) clamps down on Lewis Central’s Mitchell Brinkman Friday night.
 HARLAN -- A change in defensive strategy produced the same winning result for Harlan Community Friday night as the Cyclone boys beat Lewis Central, 55-39, to move to 5-0 on the season. Facing a big and physical Titan lineup that includes two Division I football recruits in JB Baker (6-8, 260) and...
HCHS senior Jordyn Moser (left) battles a Sioux City West player for possession of the basketball as Bailey Hansen (24) looks on.
 COUNCIL BLUFFS -- It wasn’t easy, but then again it wasn’t supposed to be. In a span of less than 24 hours this past weekend, the Harlan Community girls basketball team beat a pair of state-ranked unbeatens while making two separate bus rides to Council Bluffs. One night after outlasting sixth-...
 CLARINDA -- Harlan Community improved its Hawkeye Ten dual record to 4-0 Thursday night with a double dual sweep, beating Clarinda, 42-30, and St. Albert, 66-18. The host Cardinals beat St. Albert, 78-6. Eight out of 12 Cyclone wrestlers finished 2-0 for the meet, led by two pins each from Elias...
HCHS 220-pounder Aaron Johannsen (top) - wrestling at the Dan Hill Invite December 5 - finished 5-0 with four pins Saturday to make the All-Tournament Team at the Al Garrison Memorial Duals in Waukee.
 WAUKEE -- The Harlan Community wrestling team salvaged a 45-29 win over Chariton in its final dual to finish with a 1-4 record at Saturday’s Al Garrison Memorial Duals in Waukee. The Cyclones went 0-3 in Pool C before splitting a pair of duals in the consolation round, dropping their overall...
Harlan Community senior Travis Crees (21) drives to the basket against Creston during Tuesday’s 80-47 Cyclone victory. Crees finished the night with seven assists.
 HARLAN -- With the outcome long since decided, Tuesday night’s second half between Harlan Community and Creston resembled a below-the-rim version of the NBA All-Star Game. There were no slam dunks, but three-pointers - 32 of them in all - rained from the sky as the third-ranked (Class 3-A)...
HCHS senior Lexi Hoffmann looks to score inside as Creston’s Jenna Taylor defends.
 HARLAN -- The ball movement was crisper, the shooting was better and the dry spells were shorter Tuesday night as the Harlan Community girls basketball team showed marked improvement in a 58-35 win over Creston. Taylor Frederick led a balanced Cyclone attack with 18 points and eight rebounds,...

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