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Thompson and Schlabaugh trained together, and medal …

As the 1A second-round consolation matches began on Friday, Highland senior Bryce Thompson waited for crews to finish cleaning the blue surface of mat three on the Wells Fargo Arena …

Garvey leaves state wrestling tournament with a medal

Mid-Prairie junior Cael Garvey had been to the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament many times before February 18.   As a fan.  But on Thursday, he finally made it to the mats of Wells …

Meader trusts the plan, earns the payoff

After coming from behind for a dramatic win in his first match, Ben Meader faced an even taller task in the final, trailing Davenport Assumption’s John Argo 7-3 with 35 seconds …

Schlabaugh's conference title highlight for Huskies at …

Easton Schlabaugh came out attacking in the first period of the 106-pound Southeast Iowa Superconference final on Saturday. The Huskies sophomore got a takedown 26 seconds in and added six back …

12 area girls wrestle in state tournament

In 2019 there were 87. In 2020 there were 350. And in 2021 there were 457 wrestlers who competed in the Iowa Girls State Wrestling tournament. Five years ago, there were less than 100 girls …

Photos: Three Golden Hawks finish first at Highland …

This week, Vinnie Bowlin returned to the mat for the first time in over a month and won each of his four matches with a first-period pin.  Three of those wins came during the Gary Curtis …

Kalona battles second hefty snowfall

After a storm on Tuesday, Dec. 29 buried Kalona in about 7-9 inches of snow, residents had to break out their shovels and snowblowers again on New Year’s Day, when another 3-4 inches …

Kalona sees second and third structure fires of …

The Kalona Volunteer Fire Department was called to another house fire on Wednesday, Dec. 16 and a garden shed fire early in the morning on Sunday, Dec. 20, making the second and third structure fires …

A Running Faith

Race day always begins with a huddle. And a prayer. Less than 10 minutes before the Mid-Prairie girls cross country team was to successfully chase down a fourth consecutive state team title on …

Mid-Prairie presents play seven months in the making

At long last, Mid-Prairie High School students and staff were finally able to present “Three Fairy Godmothers,” the play they’d started working on in February. The actors were …

Front Runner

Danielle Hostetler chases golf carts. Really. Since late August, when Hostetler won her first high school cross country race in school-record time, the Mid-Prairie freshman has been chasing …

Slam and Bam

Running back Kayden Reinier and Mid-Prairie’s offensive line sent a message on its very first play last Friday night against Central Lee. Reinier ran 45 yards for a first down before he was …

Golden Hawks dominate league meet

The finish was indeed familiar. Danielle Hostetler cruised into the finish line area with another win in the River Valley Conference championships on Oct. 13 at Monticello High …

Oh, baby, Huskies win tourney match

Now here’s a baby story that’s likely to be remembered around Highland High School. Playing in the first round of the Iowa Class 1A regional tournament Monday night, the Huskies …

Mid-Prairie Homecoming

Mid-Prairie celebrated its homecoming week with a number of activities, including the coronation ceremony, a power puff football tournament, kickball tournament and paintball battle. Kelby …

1-2-3 Sweep

Danielle Hostetler ran 5 kilometers Monday. Then, she did it again. Battling a nagging hip injury, Hostetler, a freshman at Mid-Prairie, led a one-two-three Golden Hawks sweep in the girls …

Another heartbreaker for Hawks

Mid-Prairie senior quarterback Vinnie Bowlin had already worked some touchdown magic on the final play of the first half. So, with the Golden Hawks down by seven points Friday night and just 2.6 …

Lions run and run for win

Lone Tree senior running back Alex Viner began to celebrate before he hit the end zone for his third touchdown of the day. A Moravia defender was on the ground 25 yards away after missing a …