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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

Lions finish strong in 66-40 win over HLV

After HLV cut the Lone Tree lead to 42-40 in the fourth quarter of Friday’s game, the Lion offense prepared for a pivotal possession with 8:30 left on the clock.  Junior receiver Drew … more

Lone Tree shut out by English Valleys, 12-0

NORTH ENGLISH Lone Tree quarterback Cade Shield’s frustration spilled out. “I need protection!” he yelled as he ran toward the Lions sideline after throwing his first … more

Lone Tree tops Hillcrest in five-set SEISC opener

The Hillcrest Ravens battled back from two sets down to force a fifth set in Lone Tree on Thursday, but the Lady Lions came out on fire in the final frame.  Lone Tree opened up a 9-1 lead in the fifth and went on to defeat Hillcrest 25-22, 25-21, 21-25, 17-25, 15-9.  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

Lions capitalize on Central City turnovers in blowout win

The Lone Tree Lions almost held the Central City Wildcats scoreless on Friday, Aug. 27, but Central City scored a touchdown with 20 seconds remaining in the game, making the final score … more

Lady Lions take fifth-place match at Keota Tournament

Lone Tree also finished the Keota Volleyball Tournament with a win after dropping both matches in pool play. The Lady Lions bounced back from losses to Mid-Prairie and Highland to defeat Tri-County … more

Lion defense steps up in 22-8 win over Midland

On his first carry of the season, Brayden Grau made it look easy.  The Midland ball carrier broke two tackles and ran away from the Lone Tree defense — 54 yards to the … more

Lions prepare for week zero kickoff

Counting down the days until the season’s first game is an annual tradition for many football teams and their fans. But in Lone Tree this year, the countdown skipped from 24 days to 16 in just … more

A 25-year look back at area basketball

The 1995-96 and 1996-97 basketball campaigns were seasons of “firsts” for Mid-Prairie and Lone Tree.  Don Showalter had been to the state tournament as a player in 1970, and took … 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

Lisbon shuts down Lone Tree in district semifinal

After scoring three early runs, Lisbon was able to hold Lone Tree’s high-powered offense in check on Tuesday, moving on to the district final with a 7-1 victory.  The Lions averaged … more

Lone Tree wins in a walk-off

LISBON Tyler Bell needed just one good swing. And with that home run swing Saturday night, Bell sent Lone Tree’s baseball team into the second round of a Class 1A district tournament with … 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

Fast start propels Lone Tree past Crusaders

Lone Tree traveled 70 miles south to open the postseason at Holy Trinity on Tuesday, but from the first pitch, the Lady Lions felt right at home.  Lone Tree put up three runs in each of the … more

Lions look to cut down on mistakes heading into postseason play

A preview of Saturday’s district quarterfinal did not go Lone Tree’s way on Thursday, as Wapello scored twice in the seventh inning to walk off with a 7-6 win.  The Lions were … more

Lone Tree defeats Holy Trinity in Regional preview

Lone Tree had seven baserunners through four innings, but had yet to put a run on the scoreboard when Ella Buser stepped to the plate with two outs in the top of the fifth inning at Holy … more

Lions stay poised during tough stretch

With one week to go in the prep softball regular season, Lone Tree is attempting to dig itself out of its toughest stretch. A once-promising 7-3 start to the season – which already surpassed … more
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