Sports

 HCHS catcher Austin Schumacher hits a first-inning single in Thursday’s Hawkeye Ten Conference game at Denison-Schleswig. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 DENISON (June 3) -- The Harlan Community baseball team outhit Denison-Schleswig 9-4 on Thursday night and did not commit an error on defense. The story of the game, however, was Denison’s 19 free bases courtesy of a combined 14 walks, one hit batter, three wild pitches and a balk issued by three...
 Exira-EHK junior pitcher Macy Emgarten allowed just two hits, walked one and struck out six against Boyer Valley. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 KIMBALLTON (June 4) -- One night after losing its first regular-season game since 2019, the Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton softball team quickly righted the ship here Friday with an 8-4 Rolling Valley Conference win over Boyer Valley. Junior ace Macy Emgarten pitched a two-hitter and the 11th-ranked (...
 Harlan Community and Lewis Central players scramble for the ball during Wednesday’s Class 2A regional semifinal game. Left to right: Haylee Erickson of LC, Ava Miller of HCHS, Haley Bach of LC, Samantha Ineson of HCHS, Hana Daoudi of LC, Ava Monson of HCHS and Hannah Estrada of LC. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 COUNCIL BLUFFS (June 2) -- The Harlan Community girls soccer team can take heart in the fact that their season was ended by one of the top programs in Iowa’s Class 2A. Lewis Central, which won three consecutive 2A state championships from 2016-2018, looks poised for another possible title run in...
Kylie Powers, IKM-M
 AMES -- IKM-Manning sophomore Kylie Powers shot two solid rounds in last week’s Class 1A Girls State Golf Tournament, placing 11th out of 77 competitors at the Ames Golf and Country Club. Powers carded a 90 on Tuesday, June 1, and was 13th at the halfway point of the state meet. She followed up...
 Cyclone senior Isaiah Ahrenholtz connects for a base hit in game one of Tuesday’s doubleheader sweep vs. Creston. He finished the contest 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs and two RBI. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (June 1) -- The Harlan Community baseball team won its first two games of the season Tuesday night at Jim Goeser Field, sweeping Creston in a Hawkeye Ten Conference doubleheader by scores of 10-6 and 8-0. Six two-out runs in the fourth inning, followed by a three-spot in the fifth, allowed...
 HCHS senior Emily Brouse pitched a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts and also had the game-winning hit as the Cyclones rallied past Creston 4-3 in game two of Tuesday’s doubleheader split.
 HARLAN (June 1) -- Senior Emily Brouse pitched a three-hitter and finished game two with a walk-off RBI single Tuesday night as the Harlan Community softball team salvaged a split of its Hawkeye Ten doubleheader with Creston. In a matchup of state-ranked, Class 4A foes, the No. 12 Panthers took...
 WINTERSET (May 29) -- Harlan Community finished with a 2-1 record at last Saturday’s Winterset Softball Tournament, winning by scores of 8-2 over Interstate 35 and 11-0 over Nodaway Valley before losing a nine-inning pitchers duel, 2-1, vs. 10th-ranked (4A) ADM.HCHS 8, I-35 2 (6 innings) Aurora...
 IKM-Manning senior Tyler Brandt hits a tee shot on Thursday, May 27, while competing in the Class 2A Boys State Golf Tournament at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course. (Photo courtesy of Mark Schafer, Carroll Times Herald)
 FORT DODGE -- IKM-Manning senior Tyler Brandt shot rounds of 85 and 90 at the Class 2A Boys State Golf Tournament held May 27-28 at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course near Fort Dodge. Brandt tied for 43rd place with his 36-hole total of 175 strokes, finishing 31 over par. There were 62 golfers in the...
 HCHS junior Kaia Bieker (right) high-fives teammate Ava Miller after Miller’s assist set up Bieker’s go-ahead goal with 22:25 remaining in the Cyclones' 2-1 regional soccer win over Denison at Merrill Field. (Photos by Mike Oeffner)
 HARLAN (May 28) -- Second-half goals by juniors Raegen Wicks and Kaia Bieker enabled Harlan Community to rally past Denison-Schleswig 2-1 Friday night in a Class 2A girls soccer regional quarterfinal at Merrill Field. Trailing 1-0 at halftime, HCHS scored goals in the 47th and 58th minutes, taking...
 HCHS freshman Franz Reisz took the loss against Bishop Heelan on Friday, allowing three runs (one earned) in five innings on the mound.
 HARLAN (May 28) -- Searching for any kind of good fortune to keep the seventh inning alive here Friday night, Harlan Community instead had its potential rally extinguished by an unfavorable call on the field. The final result was a 5-1 loss to Sioux City Bishop Heelan and an 0-2 start to the...

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