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 GLENWOOD (Dec. 21) -- For the second straight night, the Harlan Community girls basketball team gave a top-five, state-ranked opponent all it wanted in defeat. And while Saturday’s 62-51 loss at fourth-ranked (4A) Glenwood sends HCHS into Christmas break on a four-game slide, the competitive...
 Harlan Community senior Connor Bruck takes off down the floor after stealing the ball during Friday night’s 69-17 win over Red Oak. Pictured for the Tigers are Baylor Bergren (24) and Jacob Athen (5). (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (Dec. 20) -- The Harlan Community boys raced out to a 34-4 second-quarter lead Friday night before finishing off Red Oak 69-17 in a Hawkeye Ten boys basketball game. HCHS played a half-court zone defense throughout but did press the Tigers early and scored several first-half baskets off...
 HCHS sophomore Raegen Wicks (23) draws a foul on Red Oak’s Sophie Walker during the late stages of Friday’s game. The Tigers beat the Cyclones 53-50.
 HARLAN (Dec. 20) -- After falling behind 19-9 late in the first quarter, Harlan Community spent the rest of Friday night fighting and clawing from behind but never quite got over the hump against the third-ranked (3A) Red Oak girls basketball team. HCHS pulled within 22-20 in the second quarter,...
 CLARINDA (Dec. 19) -- Twelve Harlan Community wrestlers went 2-0 Thursday night as the Cyclones easily swept a double dual at Clarinda with wins of 78-0 over Shenandoah and 67-9 vs. the host Cardinals. HCHS improved to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in Hawkeye Ten Conference duals. The Cyclones received...
   AHSTW fans celebrate after Sam Porter clinched the victory with a steal of the Panthers’ inbounds pass with a second to go. (Photo by Mike Oeffner)
 LOGAN (Dec. 19) -- The AHSTW basketball teams went into Christmas break on a high note Thursday night with a varsity doubleheader sweep at Logan-Magnolia. The Lady Vikes outlasted the Panther girls 48-45 in overtime in a battle of state-ranked teams, then the Viking boys blew a 17-point second-...
 Exira-EHK freshman Easton Nelson drives toward the hoop against West Harrison’s Kolsen Evans.
 ELK HORN (Dec. 20) -- The Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton boys basketball team evened its record at 3-3 going into the holiday break with a 55-39 home win vs. West Harrison here Friday night. Senior Creighton Nelson had another big game for the Spartans, making 12-of-14 field goals and 9-of-11 free...
 Exira-EHK’s Jacey Anthofer is fouled by a Hawkeye player after stealing the ball. (Photo by Bob Bjoin)
 ELK HORN (Dec. 20) -- Hot three-point shooting and defense carried the Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton girls past West Harrison 82-22 Friday night in the final game before Christmas break. The Spartans improved to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in the Rolling Valley Conference, hitting 12-of-26 threes and totaling...
 AHSTW freshman Brayden Lund looks to score inside against the defense of Missouri Valley’s Conner Murray (52) and Ben Hernandez. Lund was fouled on the play and finished the game with 14 points and two blocked shots. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 AVOCA (Dec. 17) -- Raydden Grobe’s outside shooting ignited a 40-18 start for the AHSTW boys basketball team Tuesday night as the sixth-ranked (1A) Vikings improved to 7-0 with a 78-48 win over Missouri Valley. Grobe knocked down four straight 3-pointers to start the game and scored 14 of AHSTW’s...
 AHSTW’s Madison Heiny (4) battles Missouri Valley’s Maddie Larson (14) for control of the basketball Tuesday night. Also pictured is AHSTW senior Tristin Heiny.
 AVOCA (Dec. 17) -- The AHSTW girls basketball team bounced back from its first loss of the season in a big way earlier this week, routing its next two opponents by a combined 103 points. The 11th-ranked (2A) Lady Vikes suffered an overtime defeat vs. Audubon last Friday but recovered to overwhelm...
 HCHS girls basketball coach Zach Klaassen talks to the team during a timeout last Friday night as the Cyclones take on Denison-Schleswig.
 HARLAN (Dec. 13) -- Harlan Community’s last-second layup rolled off the rim and Denison-Schleswig grabbed the rebound as time expired last Friday, giving the Monarch girls a 48-47 Hawkeye Ten Conference win over the Cyclones. Harlan’s second frustrating loss in as many nights dropped its record to...

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