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Yeggy’s ‘late’ start ends in state tournament appearance

Highland senior Cael Yeggy proved that no matter when you get started competing in a sport, you can end it at the sport’s highest stage. Yeggy did not start wrestling at Highland until his … more

Three area wrestlers move on to state

One week ago, 13 area wrestlers made their way past the section tournament to get to the cusp of wrestling in the Iowa State Wrestling Championships this week. After battling through Saturday’s … more

Highland’s Lasek signs football letter of intent to join Iowa

When it all came down to it, it was about playing for the hometown team. In front of his parents, teammates, and coaches, Highland senior Zack Lasek signed his letter of intent to play football … more

Highland wrestling advances to regionals

With a second-place team finish at the Class 1A-Section 3 meet Saturday in Mediapolis, the Highland wrestling squad earned a place in the Class 1A regional duals Tuesday against No. 2 Don Bosco in … more

Highland girls finish with wins

The Highland girls basketball team closed out the regular season portion of their schedule, splitting four games. The Huskies’ busy week started with a 45-30 home loss to Winfield-Mount … more

Joe Tischler joining The News as sports editor

Hello readers of The News. My name is Joe Tischler, and I am excited to be the new Sports Editor of The News. I look forward to covering the local high schools and community sports for you. Most … more

Lone Tree, Highland have strong meet

Highland and Lone Tree wrestlers had strong showings in a quad meet at Highland High School on Jan. 23. Columbus Community, with wrestlers in every weight class, dominated the meet where the three … more

Offensive rebounding important again for Highland

Derick Sandburg has had a knack for important offensive rebounds this season. For the second time this season, a big offensive rebound by Sandburg led to a Cole Adamson 3-pointer that gave … more

Moffitt: Saying goodbye to the newspaper

I have been pretty fortunate during my time as sports editor at The News. As I sit down to think about all the awesome stories I have been able to cover over the last three years, I feel pretty … more

Huskies get back on mat at Nike Duals

The Huskies had a 36-30 lead on Pekin heading to the final match of their dual. Up to the mat for Highland was 152-pounder Kolton Miller. It was his first match of the season at 152 pounds after … more

Huskies win tight game over English Valleys

In the huddle between the first and second quarter of a non-conference game against English Valleys, the Huskies made a choice. A choice to let the game come to them and not try to force … more

Huskies dismantle English Valleys

The Huskie defense is ramping up, having held a second consecutive opponent under 30 points in a 52-28 win over English Valleys. The Huskies have allowed the fewest points of any team in the SEISC … more

Athlete of the week: Haley Sweeting, Highland

Haley Sweeting was selected Athlete of the Week as she has provided strong leadership and experience for her team according to her coach. Sweeting is scoring 4.3 points per game this season and leads … more

Basketball stat leaders

Boys Points per game Keegan Edwards, Lone Tree 22.1 Eli Ours, Hillcrest Academy 19.7 Zack Lasek, Highland 16.5 Mason McFarland, Highland 15.4 Carter Harmsen, Mid-Prairie … more

Adamson beats the clock on second-chance shot

Tied at 63 with less than 10 seconds to go, Highland walked away with a win as Cole Adamson nailed a 3-pointer. The Huskies had tried to have Mason McFarland take the final shot, but it was just … more

Huskies show heart

Highland coach Jody Fink was happy with how his team battled in a conference matchup with Pekin. The Huskies came out on the losing end 43-37, but outscored Pekin 16-11 in the final quarter of the … more

Easton Schlabaugh picks up win at North Cedar

Highland freshman Easton Schlabaugh finished on top of the podium for the first time in his young high school career, taking the 106-pound title at the North Cedar Invitational. In the round-robin … more

Girls basketball stat leaders

Points per game Holley Johnson, Lone Tre 15.8 Yani Gutierrez, Hillcrest Academy 12 Maddie Nonnenmann, Mid-Prairie 11.3 Esther Hughes, Hillcrest Academy 10.5 Alyssa Brase, Highland … more

Boys basketball stat leaders

Points per game Eli Ours, Hillcrest Academy 23.3 Keegan Edwards, Lone Tree 21.2 Zack Lasek, Highland 17.5 Harmon Miller, Lone Tree 14.8 Carter Harmsen, Mid-Prairie … more

Highland winning big in first week

The Highland basketball team has started off their season on the right foot. The Huskies won all three games and beat opponents by an average of 17 points per game, holding the teams they played to … more
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