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Football teams open camp

As the winds continued to howl following Monday’s severe storm outbreak, Mid-Prairie’s football players took to their practice field for the first workout of the preseason. Weather or … more

Football 2020 is all about the mask

Mid-Prairie head football coach Pete Cavanagh and his assistants added a new piece to their coaching attire last week. The mask. You could say football season arrived last week with … more

Youthful Huskies show promise

The Highland Huskies softball team was getting hot at precisely the right time. The Huskies had won four of five games, averaging nearly 10 runs a game in those four victories. Dani Laughlin, a … more

Baseball squad ends summer in districts

The moment tugged at the hearts, a senior outfielder and the coach he played for. The season had just ended for the Highland baseball team in New London, a 9-3 loss in the semifinals of the Class … more

New London ends Huskies’ season in district semifinal

The moment was so devastating for the Highland Huskies baseball squad. The Huskies, who were attempting to reach the Class 1A District 8 finals, had scored two runs in the sixth inning to pull … more

Athlete of the Week

The News Athlete of the Week is Highland Freshman Abbi Stransky. For the week she had:  4 hits, 4 RBIs, .500 BA. Hitting: 3 hits, 3 RBIs, 2 runs scored in 13-1 tournament win over … more

Highland Huskies move up to second place in SEISC

The Highland Huskies posted a 2-1 record last week to move to an overall record of 6-4. Their 6-1 conference record has them in second place in the Southeast Iowa Super Conference … more

Highland Huskies score wins against WMU, Holy Trinity, Belle Plaine

The Highland Huskies went 3-2 in another busy week on the diamond, moving to an overall record of 7-6.   June 29 Highland 2 WMU 1 (10 innings) The Huskies earned a 2-1 10-inning … more

Huskies go .500, move to first place conference tie

The Highland Huskies went 2-2 last week to move their overall record to 4-3 on the season. Their 4-1 conference record has them in a first place tie with Mediapolis in the Southeast Iowa Super … more

Highland tops Lone Tree, falls to Louisa-Muscatine

June 16 Highland 9, Lone Tree 5 On June 16, Highland traveled to Lone Tree, earning a 9-5 road win. Highland jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with a two-run first inning. Lone Tree countered … more

Hillcrest baseball gets off to a rough start

Hillcrest Academy started their baseball season with an 8-5 home win against Highland. The week got tougher, and the Ravens finished the week with a 1-3 record. Their Jun 19 game at Central Lee … more

Back in Action

After months without high school sports, area teams took to the baseball and softball diamonds Monday night for the opening of the summer sports season. Teams only had two weeks of practice before … more

Baseball and Softball Schedules

Highland Varsity Baseball June 15, 7 p.m at Hillcrest Academy June 16, 7 p.m. vs. Lone Tree June 18, 7 p.m.  at Louisa-Muscatine June 22, 7 p.m. vs. Mediapolis June 23, 7 p.m. at … more

PLAY BALL! High school baseball, softball resume

Schools across the state have the green light to move ahead with summer sports. Last week, Gov. Kim Reynolds cleared the way for schools to have summer activities, including baseball and softball, … more

Spring sports could get partial seasons

If classes resume on May 1, state tournaments for spring sports would be held in June. The organizations overseeing high school sports in Iowa released tentative schedules for resuming spring … more

High School Football Schedules

Mid-Prairie Aug. 28 vs. Sigourney-Keota Sept. 4 vs. Regina Iowa City Sept. 11 at Mediapolis Sept. 18 at Mount Vernon Sept. 25 vs. Central Lee Oct. 2 vs. … more

Adamson, Lasek lead Highland to district semifinal victory

Playing on their home court for the final time, seniors Cole Adamson and Zack Lasek each scored 23 points to lead Highland to a 72-68 Class 1A-District 7 semifinal win Feb. 25 over North Cedar in … more

Highland falls to Springville in district finals

Springville’s vaunted full-court pressure defense was on display Feb. 27 against Highland in the Class 1A-District 7 championship game in North Liberty. Highland was held to a season low 35 … more

Hillcrest’s season ends with 47-36 loss in districts to Highland

Hillcrest Academy played hard Feb. 20 against Highland, but a 7-0 Huskie run in the second quarter proved the difference in the 47-36 game as Highland advanced in the district playoffs and the … more

Highland’s Thompson ends ‘frustrating’ season at state

It can be unusual for an athlete to end their season at the sport’s highest level and not be pleased with the way the season turned out. That may the case for Highland junior wrestler Bryce … more
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