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Huskies win 2nd straight district game

RIVERSIDE Highland’s offense cut through North Cedar’s defense with the precision of a surgeon’s knife in the early moments of last Friday’s second half. Less than three … more

Photos: English Valleys Invite cross country

Girls and boys runners from Hillcrest Academy, Highland and Lone Tree participated in the English Valleys Invitational on September 14 at Knoll Ridge Country Club in North English. Click through … more

Leah Bontrager wins first cross country race

NORTH ENGLISH Leah Bontrager, a senior at Hillcrest Academy, hit a lifetime first on Tuesday. A three-time state qualifier, Bontrager won her first cross country race in the English Valleys … more

Bontrager leads area runners at Fairfield races

Over 140 girls ran the two laps around Bonnifield Lake in the first of the two varsity races held at the Waterworks Park in Fairfield on Thursday.  Hillcrest senior Leah Bontrager led all … more

Huskies come up short at Wilton

The Highland Huskies fell to the undefeated Wilton Beavers, 39-14, on Friday, Sept. 10.  Wilton struck early, scoring on a long 52-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Aidan Walker on their … more

Huskies come together for final two sets at Pekin

Needing a win in the fourth set to extend the match at Pekin on Thursday, the Highland volleyball team did more than just stay alive. They made a statement.  The Huskies torched the Panthers 25-9 in the fourth and carried that momentum into the fifth. A 15-9 win in the decisive set gave Highland a winning record at 4-3, and a 2-1 record in the SEISC North.  more

Huskies sweep Falcons

Highland opened its conference slate with a three-set victory at Louisa-Muscatine on Thursday. The Huskies earned the sweep with 25-22, 25-17, and 25-19 set wins over the Falcons.  Grace … more

Huskies run wild at Columbus Junction

The Highland Huskies controlled the line of scrimmage — and the scoreboard in a 48-20 win at Columbus on Friday. Senior Brenton Bonebrake totaled 244 rushing yards off of 17 carries, … more

Hillcrest Academy hosts annual Early Bird

Raven senior Collin Miller just wanted to beat all of his Hillcrest Academy teammates in his first race of the season on Tuesday, August 31.  With a time of 21:36, Miller was the first Raven … more

Huskies fall to East Buchanan

It wasn’t the start that Highland wanted, but the Huskies showed some resiliency in the second half of a 24-12 season-opening loss to East Buchanan on Friday.  Trailing 16-0 late in the … more

Huskie rushing attack poised for success behind experienced line

Quarterback Connor Grinstead is the only returning Huskie to carry the ball more than 11 times last season, but don’t expect the offensive philosophy to change at Highland.  “The … more

Huskies close Keota Tournament with pair of wins

The Huskies rebounded from a loss to Mid-Prairie to defeat rival Lone Tree 25-20 and 25-21. more

12U Renegades Place Second

The 12U Renegades, consisting of kids from Highland and Lone Tree, placed second in the Elite Gold Bracket at the Iowa USSSA State Tournament July 23-26. more

Stransky named to IGCA All-State third team

The Highland softball team had a pair of athletes recognized by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association after finishing a 22-7 season in the regional final. Sophomore Abbi Stransky landed on the … more

Memories of the day “Duke” took on Kalona football

Duke Slater, a 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and the first Black All-American in University of Iowa history when he played for the Hawkeyes from 1918 to 1921, will soon have his name on the … more

Lions edge Huskies 8-6 in regional final

Just a play or two kept the Huskie softball team from finishing the 2021 season at the state tournament.  The lead went back and forth between Libson and Highland in Tuesday’s regional … more

Huskies survive 14-inning battle with WMU

The pitching was phenomenal. And the defense was even better. Through 12 innings, neither Highland nor Winfield-Mount Union could find a crack in the opposing defense. With the season on the line … more

North Cedar upsets Highland 4-1 in first round of districts

A nightmarish Monday night may stay with the Highland Huskies for a long time. In a way, that’s what Huskies baseball head coach Seth Milledge is hoping for. Highland’s season ended … more

Highland and WMU wait to resume regional semifinal

The Winfield-Mount Union softball team moved the go-ahead run to third base as dark clouds rolled in from the West on Friday.  The Wolves and Huskies were still scoreless in the bottom of the … more

Highland defeats Lone Tree 5-0, advances to regional semifinal

Highland scored just one run over the last five innings of Wednesday’s regional quarterfinal, but that was enough for starting pitcher Grace Batcheller, who allowed just three hits in the 5-0 … more
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