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Thompson and Schlabaugh trained together, 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 …

Jovonte Squiers' year on the bench creates lasting …

A difficult boys’ basketball season produced an indelible memory for longtime Lone Tree Coach Tom Squiers and his family. While coronavirus rest-rictions and a team with five new starters …

Mid-Prairie boys reach district final

Mid-Prairie heated its game up from long range to score a crucial district boys basketball win this past Thursday against West Liberty. Junior guard Jack Pennington hit four 3-pointers, leading a …

Raven defense shuts down Tigers in district …

Iowa Valley took a timeout with three minutes left in Monday’s district quarterfinal, clinging to a 37-34 lead.  Heading back out on to the court, Hillcrest senior Eli Ours made a …

Highland's comeback, and season, run out of time

An inexperienced Highland boys basketball team showed flashes of its potential during the regular season, but the challenges of the pandemic made it difficult for the Huskies to find …

Golden Hawk season ends with frustrating loss

Foul trouble plagued Mid-Prairie in a 49-41 season-ending loss at Central Lee on Saturday.  When Maddie Nonnenmann was in the game, especially alongside Phelan Hostetler, the Golden Hawks …

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 …

Golden Hawks take three first-time state qualifiers to …

Once the whistle blew, Cael Garvey wasted little time before driving his opponent to his back  and forcing a pin to join district champion teammates Ben Meader and Josh Wallington as first-time …

Gould's improbable shot ends Golden Hawk title hopes

West Branch junior Thomas Gould was just hoping to draw a foul when he threw the ball up after feeling contact in the closing seconds on Thursday. When no whistle came as he released the off-balance …

Golden Hawks sweep series with West Liberty

The Mid-Prairie boys were supposed to travel to West Liberty on December 1 to play the first game of the regular season. But the Comets weren’t there. West Liberty had transitioned to …

Thompson, Valenzuela win sectional titles for Highland

Three Highland wrestlers will advance to districts after the class 1A sectionals meet in Mediapolis on Feb. 6. Bryce Thompson and Carlos Valenzuela each won their brackets at 113 and 126 pounds and …

Six Golden Hawks advance to district meet

The Mid-Prairie wrestling team arrived in Albia expecting to take care of business at the heavier weights in Saturday’s sectional meet.  They did just that.  From 160 up, the …

Schultz leads Huskies to overtime victory

After a lopsided loss on Tuesday night, Highland junior Chase Schultz took the court on Wednesday determined to will his team to victory.  Schultz scored all but four of the Huskies’ 19 …

Huskies pull away for senior night victory

Not many shots were falling for Lone Tree or Highland early in Wednesday’s game.  Through 11 minutes the teams were tied at 12-12. But after 11 more passed, the Huskies were firmly in …

Lions break through at Columbus

Twice in the last six days, Lone Tree had been in one-possession games late in the fourth quarter. So close, but unable to finish.   There would be no need for the Lions to play catch-up …

Hillcrest fades at Pekin

The Raven defense held the Panthers in check for much of the first half on Friday, but Hillcrest couldn’t generate enough offense to keep up with No. 9 Pekin in a 48-30 loss on …

Slow start dooms Golden Hawks

After Washington started Monday’s game on a 17-4 run, Mid-Prairie battled back to cut the lead to three points.  But after the second half began with a 20-5 Demon run, there …