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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

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

Hotz, Mills pick up wins at Montezuma tourney

Tim Mills and Will Hotz swept their way through the Montezuma Invitational to bring home first place at their weights. Mills, who is now 4-1 on the season at 220 pounds, pinned his way to the win … more

Lions high-powered offense beats Ravens

Lone Tree opened up their season and conference schedule with a 70-64 win over Hillcrest Academy, keeping the Ravens at arm’s length all night. An 8-0 run midway through the first quarter gave … more

Mid-Prairie dance sweeps Division I ratings

Mid-Prairie was a perfect three-for-three last week at the Iowa State Dance and Drill Team Association state competition. They scored over 80 points out of 100 possible to easily clear the 75-point … more

Athlete of the week: Keegan Edwards, Lone Tree

Keegan Edwards was selected athlete of the week after a 30-point 12-rebound performance in a win against Hillcrest Academy. Edwards is averaging 20.7 points per game through three games this season … more

Dec. 5 basketball roundup

Boys Lone Tree 63 Iowa Valley 34 Lone Tree stole the ball 18 times and spread the ball with 17 assists to cruise to a big win at Iowa Valley. The Lions were led by Keegan Edwards with 17 … more
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