Hillcrest Academy Sports
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Ravens on target in rebuilding

The moment was so sweet for Mia Graber, a senior softball player at Hillcrest Academy. In her final at-bat of her final inning in her high school career, Graber saw a pitch from Highland’s … more

Ravens get hot late in summer

The shortened summer season really began on June 26 for Hillcrest Academy’s baseball squad. That night, junior shortstop Eli Ours had two hits and drove in two runs. Senior outfielder Kobe … more

Ravens finish week on a winning note

The Hillcrest Ravens went 1-2 last week, moving their overall record to 2-5 on the season. Their 2-3 conference record has them at sixth place in the Southeast Iowa Super Conference North … more

Athlete of the Week

Eli Ours struck out six batters in a complete game shutout on June 23. In three games, he had five hits, three stolen bases, two RBIs and two runs scored. Congratulations to Eli Ours! 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

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

Hillcrest girls collect second season win over Columbus

Yani Gutierrez and Esther Hughes career nights helped give the Hillcrest Academy girls basketball team their second win of the season with a 45-30 victory over Columbus Feb. 4 in Kalona. Gutierrez … more

Hillcrest Academy boys top Columbus in home finale, 55-36

Playing in front of the home crowd for the final time in the regular season, the Hillcrest Academy boys basketball team used a strong first quarter as a catalyst to a 55-36 win over Columbus Feb. 4 … more

Tough year continues for Hillcrest Academy girls

The Hillcrest Academy girls basketball team is having a tough year. Last week, with three games scheduled, they added to their losing streak. The Lady Ravens finished the week 1-17 with three … 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 beats Hillcrest, 62-51

The Lone Tree Lions triumphed over Hillcrest Academy Jan. 14 behind a 28-point performance of Keegan Edwards. When the final buzzer sounded, the Lions recorded a 62-51 victory. Hillcrest looked … more

Lone Tree girls beat Hillcrest Academy with heavy press

Lone Tree and Hillcrest looked evenly matched in the first quarter of their game Jan. 14. The quarter ended in a 6-6 tie when Hillcrest’s Yani Guttierez-Larios tied the game at the end of … 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

Stout defense gives Ravens win over Columbus

Columbus had two players combine for 27 points in the first half, slicing up the Hillcrest Academy defense. A key defensive change won the Ravens the game. “We knew he was hurting us, so we … more

Blossom hired as Hillcrest Academy softball coach

The Hillcrest Academy softball team will have a new coach at the helm this summer in Kent Blossom.  According to a release from Hillcrest Academy, he returns to coach the softball team after … more

Hillcrest Academy goes down to the wire with Columbus

The Hillcrest Academy girls basketball team nearly picked up their second win of the season, but a third-quarter run from Columbus gave them a 32-26 loss. Yani Gutierrez had a double-double with … more
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