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Lady Lions pull away for 48-37 win over Highland

In a game of runs, Lone Tree’s 12-1 fourth-quarter stretch proved to be the decisive one, resulting in a 48-37 win over rival Highland.  “It feels really good,” said Kasey …
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Photos: Three Golden Hawks finish first at Highland Tournament
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 … Read More
Hillcrest comes back from break with 73-42 win over Morningstar
Unsurprisingly, Hillcrest looked a little rusty in the first quarter on Saturday after a two-week break from practices and … Read More

Callahan lead Golden Hawks at Anamosa, WACO

Mid-Prairie heavyweight Gannon Callahan’s week started with a 1-0 decision over a ranked wrestler in Anamosa on Thursday, and it ended with a championship in the WACO Warrior Invitational on …

Golden Hawks prepare for state

The competition level was high on Saturday in Independence, but Sarah Meader continued her excellent season with another first-place finish in a final tune-up before the IWCOA girls state tournament …

Visiting Golden Hawks fend off early Wildcat surges to capture both contests in Durant

There were times for the Mid-Prairie basketball teams where it looked like their opponents would pull away with a victory Tuesday night. But the Golden Hawks reupped their momentum thanks to some …

Huskies hold off Lions, Escape with 58-54 win

Highland watched a 16-point lead nearly evaporate on Friday, but the Huskies came up with defensive stops in the final minute and held on for a 58-54 win at Lone Tree.  The Huskies led 52-36 …

Huskie wrestlers rack up points at Mediapolis

The team scores didn’t reflect the effort and execution from Highland’s little wrestling squad at Mediapolis on Thurday. The Huskies lost all three duals, but went 10-2 in the matches …

Highland can't come back at English Valleys

After a tough first half, Highland’s acting coaches were encouraged by the Huskies’ effort down the stretch in a 57-50 loss at English Valleys on Thursday.  After trailing by as …

Lady Lions edged 43-36 by Iowa Valley

The Lady Lion defense held Iowa Valley in check for most of the night on Monday, but the Tigers came through in the final minutes to escape Lone Tree with a 43-36 win.  Maddie Jacque scored …

Lions fall to Iowa Valley

After a rough start, the Lone Tree offense showed signs of life in the second half of a 71-47 loss to Iowa Valley on Monday.  The Lions struggled with turnovers during a 23-1 second quarter …

Photos: Lone Tree at Hillcrest basketball

The Hillcrest offense was clicking when the Ravens returned to conference action on Tuesday.  John Hughes, Eli Ours, and Grant Bender each had at least eight points while the Ravens built a …

Ours scores 1,000th point in win at Mediapolis

The Hillcrest Ravens traveled to Mediapolis Tuesday and defeated the Bulldogs 44-34 in a hard-fought affair highlighted by senior guard Eli Ours scoring 1000 points. Ours connected on his second …

Late runs propel Hillcrest in back-to-back thrillers

On Friday, the 4-4 Ravens were down by nine points with five minutes left.  On Saturday, they trailed by 10 at the same point. By Sunday, they were 6-4. You could call it a …

Louisa-Muscatine edges Hillcrest in final seconds

After trailing by eight points in the third quarter, Hillcrest came back to take a one-point lead but couldn’t protect it in a 45-44 loss to Louisa-Muscatine on Tuesday. Down by one with 30 …

Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week this week is Mid-Prairie Runner Jamie Stutzman! Jamie helped lead the Golden Hawks to a sixth-place state team finish. He improved 96 spots from the 2019 state meet, …

Mask up! This will indeed be a strange season

This season will be so different. High school and college basketball won’t be played in a bubble, as the NBA’s delayed season was just a few weeks ago. There won’t be any …
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