School News

Golden Hawks fall to No. 7 West Liberty

The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks arrived in West Liberty this past Thursday with an impressive start to the season. The Hawks had won their first four matches and were a perfect 10-0 in sets. But …

Coming at ya

The game was less than two minutes old Friday night when Mid-Prairie senior running back Kayden Reinier struck the first time. Heavy rain had already pounded the field into an adventurous …

Athlete of the Week

The News Athlete of the Week this week: Kayden Reiner Mid-Prairie Senior Running Back Rushed for school-record 316 yards in 49-0 victory over Central Lee Touchdowns scored:  …

Mid-Prairie lifts ticket restrictions at sporting events

At their Sept. 14 meeting, the Mid-Prairie Board of Education reversed its previous decision to place attendee limits on sporting events. At a special meeting on Sept. 8 the board instituted a …
Highland

Sublette races to 3rd-place finish

Taylor Sublette, a senior at Highland High School, led the Huskies with a third-place finish at a meet Sept. 8 in Keota. She finished the course in 23 minutes, 45 seconds, trailing only Hannah Gus …

Highland struggles to execute against tough Wapello line

The Highland Huskies fell to the Wapello Indians, 42-13, in a rainy game on Sept. 11. Highland struggled to punch through the tough Wapello line, averaging 4.6 yards per carry for 170 total rushing …

Highland to stay hybrid through at least Oct. 2

A survey of 51 Highland Community School teachers overwhelmingly showed that the hybrid learning model that has been in place since the start of school in late August has been …

Huskies drop home opener to L-M in 5 sets

Louisa-Muscatine spoiled the home opener for the Highland volleyball team on September 3. The Huskies won two of the first three sets, but Louisa-Muscatine, playing its season opener, came back …
Lone Tree

Lions roll past WACO for win

The Lone Tree Lions spoiled the WACO Warriors’ home opener on Friday, scoring six touchdowns in a 42-6 victory for their first win of the season.  Amid chants of “Let’s go …

Louisa-Muscatine sweeps Lions on Senior Night

Skyler Smith delivered quickly on Senior Night at Lone Tree. Rising above the net early in the Lions’ match against Louisa-Muscatine this past Thursday night, Smith slammed a shot to the …

Athlete of the Week

Leah Bontrager is this weeks Athlete of the Week! She is a junior at Hillcrest Academy. Bontrager finished eighth in Hillcrest Early Bird cross country meet on Sept. 1 Time: 22:54.37 Top …

Lions top Ravens in dramatic marathon

The night began with HIllcrest Academy’s volleyball team winning its first set of the year. Then, the Ravens won a second. Grace Miller, a junior, hugged teammates on her way toward the …
Hillcrest Academy

Ravens sweep away history

A sweep ended the streak. Led by Esther Hughes’ four kills, HIllcrest Academy’s volleyball team defeated Midland this past Saturday to end a losing streak that dated back to October …

Right on Time

Leah Bontrager cut through the sea of red. Hillcrest Academy hosted the Hillcrest Early Bird cross country meet in perfect conditions on the first day of September. Clouds helped cool the …

Hillcrest has Socially Distanced First Day

Students at Hillcrest Academy were spread out all over Celebration Hall for chapel on their first day of school on Aug. 24.

Ravens swept in tourney at Fairfield

Hillcrest Academy was swept in three matches in its season-opening tournament in Fairfield on August 27. The Ravens lost 21-18, 21-10 to Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, 21-15, 21-8 to Albia, and …
Photo Galleries
Lone Tree Senior Night
Lone Tree volleyball seniors Josie Mullinnix, Skylar Smith, Lauren Bell and Izzy Fuller were honored on Senior Night when the Lions played Louisa-Muscatine on Sept. 10 at Lone Tree. Click through …
Mid-Prairie Senior Night
Mid-Praire High School held Senior Night for its 12 senior football players this past Friday night prior to the Golden Hawks’ game against Central Lee.
Ravens nearly pull off an upset
Hillcrest Academy’s volleyball team played Lone Tree in its home opener on September 3, and nearly pulled off its first victory of the season. The Ravens won the first two sets before Lone …
Hillcrest Early Bird
High school runners from multiple schools came to Kalona on the first of September for the first big meet of the cross country season. Click through the photos to take a look at the girls varsity …
Mid-Prairie JV Volleyball
The Mid-Prairie JV volleyball team traveled down to Washington on August 27 and scored a win in their match against the Demons.