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Softball: Buckman throws strikes for roaring Lions

Lone Tree senior pitcher Abby Buckman began her final postseason in July with a no-hitter. She struck out 16 in the Lions’ 5-0 tournament win against Iowa Valley. She struck out another 10 … more

Big-hitting Lions

The Lions brought the lumber in 2020. Harmon Miller hit .441 with 19 RBIs and those numbers would have gone even higher if he hadn’t been walked 14 times. Adam Knock hit .425. Tim Mills … more

Regional loss at Lisbon finishes Lions season

The Lone Tree Lions’ softball season ended on July 17 with an 8-2 Region 8 semifinal loss at Lisbon. Lone Tree got off to a promising start when Holley Johnson led off the game with a … more

Lone Tree Lions softball team moves to 4-3 overall record

The Lone Tree Lions softball team moved to an overall record of 4-3 after going 1-2 last week. Their 3-2 conference record has them sitting at fourth place in the Southeast Iowa Super Conference … more

Lone Tree hands conference leader first loss

With a 2-2 record last week, the Lone Tree Lions baseball team moved to an overall record of 4-4. Their 3-2 Southeast Iowa Super Conference North record has them sitting in fourth … 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

High School Football Schedules

Mid-Prairie Aug. 28 vs. Sigourney-Keota Sept. 4 vs. Regina Iowa City Sept. 11 at Mediapolis Sept. 18 at Mount Vernon Sept. 25 vs. Central Lee Oct. 2 vs. … more

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
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