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Sophomore Teya Frohlich plays right field for the Cyclones in a softball game against the Kuemper Catholic Knights. Knights won 3-2.
Going into the top of the seventh inning, the HCHS varsity softball team was locked in a scoreless tie with the Kuemper Catholic Knights. That changed when sophomore Kaylie Diercksen put the Knights up by three with a bases clearing double over the head of junior outfielder Madison Kjergaard who...
Senior Alex Monson, #14, pitches a complete game shutout with five strikeouts over the Kuemper Catholic Knights. Cyclones won 5-0.
The Kuemper Catholic Knights rolled into town Monday night to play the HCHS varsity baseball team, but were silenced by senior pitcher Alex Monson, who struck out five batters and pitched a complete game shutout as the Cyclones went on to win, 5-0. “Alex did an outstanding job last night,” said...
HCHS junior Aidan Hall (left) catches a 75-yard touchdown pass from Teagon Kasperbauer during the first half of a football game against the Creston Panthers on Oct. 15, 2021. Cyclones won 42-0.
Sometimes dreams do come true. Senior Aidan Hall’s dream came true when he was offered a scholarship to play football for Iowa College, the school he’s always rooted for. “Playing for Iowa really means the world to me,” Hall said. “It felt really good to commit to Iowa because it was my dream...
Sophomore Hannah Nelson pitches in a softball game against the Clarinda Cardinals over the weekend at a softball tournament in Atlantic. Spartans won 5-3.
Over the weekend, the Exira varsity softball team played three games in a tournament in Atlantic losing two of three to the Creston Panthers, 4-2 and losing to the Lewis Central Titans, 7-0. Their lone victory came against the Clarinda Cardinals in which they won 5-3. “I told the girls that even...
Senior Alisa Partridge takes an at bat in game one of a doubleheader against the Whiting Warriors. Spartans won 12-0.
Friday in Kimballton, the Exira varsity softball team played a doubleheader against the Whiting Warriors and dominated both games as they won their first game 12-0, and the second game 15-0. “The girls were disciplined and knew what they were looking for during their at bats,” said Exira Head...
Senior Jordan Heese connects for a base hit during a softball game against the Carroll Tigers. Tigers won 11-1.
Saturday in Atlantic, the HCHS varsity softball team played two games against the Estherville Lincoln Central Midgets and the Carroll Tigers at a tournament and dropped the first game 7-0, and the second game 11-1. “Our focus right now is finding the energy each and every night,” said HCHS Head...
Senior pitcher Tianna Kasperbauer strikes out 14 batters on the Denison-Schleswig Monarchs. Cyclones won 1-0.
The HCHS varsity softball team took on the Denison-Schleswig Monarchs Thursday night at home and won, 1-0, behind the shutout arm of senior pitcher Tianna Kasperbauer. “We’ve been struggling offensively, but we’ve also been struggling defensively,” Kasperbauer said. “I think when we need a run, we...
Senior Joey Moser (front), #3, fields a grounder during a baseball game against the Denison-Schleswig Monarchs. Cyclones won 5-1.
After a tough loss against the Lewis Central Titans on Wednesday night, the HCHS varsity baseball team bounced back against the Denison-Schleswig Monarchs the following night and won, 5-1. “This is obviously huge because last night didn’t end the way we wanted it to,” said junior catcher Austin...
Junior Ellie Ineson, #24, hustles around the bases and scores a run for her team in a softball game against the Lewis Central Titans. Cyclones won 7-6.
In a seventh inning rally, the Lewis Central Titans had the tying run on base with two outs, but senior Kelsi Hoffman caught a pop up in foul territory that secured a 7-6 victory for the HCHS varsity softball team. “Kelsi has had to figure out a lot of things behind the plate considering she has...
Senior Alex Monson (left), #14, attempts to take second base in a baseball game against the Lewis Central Titans. Titans won 11-6.
It seemed like the Cyclones had a victory over the Lewis Central Titans, but with only one out remaining in the game and down by a run, Lewis Central rallied and beat the Cyclones, 11-6. Throughout the game, the Cyclones rallied as sophomore Quinn Koesters had three hits and drove in two runs....

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