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Devastating runs doom Lone Tree in semifinals

Prior to their Class 1A-District 7 boys basketball semifinal game with Springville Feb. 25, Lone Tree head coach Tom Squiers worked on how to defend Springville’s full-court pressure defense in … more

Edwards named North Division Player of Year

t was a great year for our local boys basketball teams as 13 players received Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division All-Conference honors. The group was led by Lone Tree’s Keegan … more

Miller’s free throws launch Lions to district semifinals

With just two seconds left on the clock, and Lone Tree trailing by a single point, Lone Tree’s Harmon Miller stepped to the line and hit two free throws to give the Lions a first-round playoff … more

Lone Tree girls best Holy Trinity before bowing out

The Class 1A-Region 4 second-round game Feb. 18 between Lone Tree and Holy Trinity Catholic played out like two teams who came into the contest with similar records. Junior Madeline Jacque hit big … more

Mills, Hotz move on to districts

Lone Tree had five competitors Saturday in the Class 1A-Section 16 meet in West Branch. Two advanced to Saturday’s district meet in Wilton. At 220 pounds, Timothy Mills spent less than two … more

Three medal for Lions

Lone Tree had three of its five wrestlers take a place on the medals stand Saturday at the Southeast Iowa Super Conference tournament in the Lions’ gym. Overall, the Lions finished 10th of … more

Lone Tree suffers home setback to Pekin

The Lone Tree girls basketball team got off to a slow start Tuesday, Jan. 28 at home against Pekin and they were not able to crack the win column in a 66-54 setback. Lone Tree fell behind 8-1 to … 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

Last-second shot clinches win for Lone Tree girls

Things were not looking good for Lone Tree. The Lady Lions were down by one point to Louisa-Muscatine, and the clock was clicking down the final seconds of the game. The ball was in the hands … 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

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 wrestlers lose two in triangular

The Lone Tree wrestling team hosted Pekin and WACO for a triangular on Thursday night. Pekin topped the Lions in the first round 42-27. Lone Tree’s Will Hotz (170 pounds) pinned Blake … 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

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

Lone Tree defense steals the show

Down 14-8 after one quarter, the Lone Tree girls basketball team ratcheted up their defensive intensity, forcing 28 turnovers and using that to beat Highland 52-37 in a rivalry game. Early on, the … 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


When the Lone Tree basketball team gets in an offensive flow it’s a thing of beauty. The Lions played their style of basketball from the opening tip and drubbed Wapello 75-54 to move to 6-2 … more

Lone Tree hosts conference wrestling triangular

Facing nearly full lineups from Wapello and Louisa-Muscatine, Lone Tree dropped a pair of conference duals at a home meet last Thursday. The Lions had one wrestler pick up wins in both duals in Tim … more
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