Sports

 A class of Modifieds races past the grandstand on a green flag during a night of racing at the Shelby County Speedway. The Harlan race track is hopeful to open its 2020 season in the near future when the state will allow fans to attend. (Photo contributed)
 HARLAN (May 18) -- It is still an unknown when the Shelby County Speedway might hold its first racing night of the 2020 season, or if fans will be able to watch from the grandstand. The SCS racing season was originally set to begin on April 17-18, but opening night was pushed back at least two...
 AREA -- The Iowa Western Baseball League is forging full speed ahead with its 74th season starting May 31. IWL Commissioner Jim Bruck released the amateur league’s 2020 schedule on Friday with five teams set to compete: Portsmouth, Persia, Walnut, Council Bluffs and Massena. Bruck said there will...
 REGIONAL -- The Hawkeye Ten Conference has recognized 211 seniors, including 24 from Harlan Community, on its 2020 H-10 Spring Sports All-Academic Team. Award recipients include all senior letter winners who have attained a cumulative 3.5 GPA during their high school career. The 24 HCHS members of...
Gage Clay: Iowa State track & field  (Photo courtesy of Luke Lu/Iowa State Athletics)
 REGIONAL -- Five area student-athletes competed for college track and field teams in 2020, including two at the NCAA Division I level and another in Division II. Unfortunately, all outdoor track seasons were cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indoor seasons were nearly completed,...
 Former AHSTW girls basketball coach Steve Sauvain talks to his players in a timeout during the team’s regional quarterfinal win against Underwood in February. Sauvain recently resigned as the AHSTW high school principal and girls basketball coach. He guided the Lady Vikes to a 35-11 record in two years, including the program’s first WIC championship since 2001.
 AVOCA -- Steve Sauvain has stepped down as the high school principal and girls head basketball coach at AHSTW. Sauvain has accepted the position of Field Director with the Green Hills Area Education Agency in southwest Iowa, calling it a professional opportunity that was too good to pass up. He...
 Trey Brotherton (center) is pictured with his parents, Ray and Lori. (Photo contributed)
 WATERLOO -- A Denison-Schleswig bowler with area ties finished his sophomore bowling season at the Class 2A state tournament this past winter after posting the top individual qualifying score in the entire state. Denison’s Trey Brotherton bowled a two-game series of 565 (269-296) at the 2A State...
Bailey Portwood
 SIOUX CITY -- Former Harlan Community bowlers Bailey Portwood, Jessica Phipps and Joshua Grote were members of the Morningside College bowling teams during the 2019-20 season. Portwood was a senior majoring in General Business, Phipps was a junior majoring in Elementary Education and Grote was a...
Devin Wilson
 COUNCIL BLUFFS -- Former Harlan Community High School bowlers Devin Wilson, Bailey Schmitz, Lucas Schmitz and Tara Hansen were sophomore members of the highly successful Iowa Western Community College bowling teams during the 2019-20 season. The Schmitz brothers are from Westphalia, Wilson is an...
 AREA (May 7) -- Perhaps even more than usual, golf has become a recreational escape for many during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local golf courses have seen a strong turnout of both members and guest golfers during the early weeks of the season. Some clubhouses have opened up for dining again - with...
 HCHS junior Brock Bruns was set to return as the Cyclones’ number one singles player in 2020. He finished 5-6 in singles matches last year and teamed with Jonathan Cheek to place second in No. 1 doubles at the conference tennis meet.
Harlan Community Boys Tennis -- 2019 RecapOverall Dual Meet Record: 0-10. Hawkeye Ten Dual Meet Record: 0-9.Hawkeye Ten Conference Tournament: at Shenandoah -- Team placed 8th (9 points)- Brock Bruns & Jonathan Cheek placed 2nd in No. 1 doubles (2-1)- Carter Wagner placed 8th in No. 2 singles (...

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