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Two start wrestling season with rankings

Wrestling season officially started practice this week, and two area wrestlers started the year off with some recognition in the rankings.
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Dance season kicks into gear with state solo competition
The dance competition season is heating up, and 10 Mid-Prairie and Lone Tree dancers kicked it off with Division I ratings at the … Read More
Marie wins three
Marie Hostetler joined elite company on Saturday by winning a third consecutive Class 2A individual title at the state cross country … Read More

Mid-Prairie to hire third wrestling coach

The Mid-Prairie wrestling program is growing. As a result, the school board approved adding a second assistant wrestling coach during their Monday meeting. “When I started here 12 years …

Marie Hostetler blazes trail to Nike Nationals

Eight days removed from her third straight state championship, Marie Hostetler one-upped herself. The Mid-Prairie senior ran a personal best of 17:27.4 to place third in the Heartland Region and …

Two Hawks earn All-RVC volleyball

Mid-Prairie junior Tori Boyse earned a spot on the All-River Valley Conference South team after a strong season for the Golden Hawks. The RVC coaches select three teams for All-Conference with an …

Girls basketball season kicks off Friday

Highland to host basketball tournamentThis Friday will mark the fourth straight year Highland and Keota have faced off to start the season, but this year will have a twist. Before the Huskies take on …

Yani Gutierrez named second team All-Conference

Hillcrest Academy junior Yani Gutierrez was named second-team All-Conference for her work on the volleyball court. Gutierrez did it all this season for Hillcrest Academy, moving positions …

Final area football stat leaders

Leaders in statistical categories from Mid-Prairie, Lone Tree and Highland.

Gallery: Lone Tree senior night

Lone Tree hosted senior night for 15 students in cheerleading, cross country and football at their final home game of the season. 

Area volleyball season ends with first-round exits

The deck was stacked against area volleyball teams as multiple drew ranked or formerly ranked teams in their first-round matches of regional play. All four lost in straight sets, ending the …

Class 1A runners hopeful of state meet qualifying

Last year, Leah Bontrager had to make a mad dash to the finish line to qualify for her first state cross country meet. This year she’s hoping for a more comfortable spot. The Hillcrest Academy …

Brezina ready for Top 5 showdown

Week-by-week, Northwestern College has been knocking off teams waiting for their big moment.

Bontrager sees improvement at state meet

Hillcrest Academy sophomore Leah Bontrager finished in 67th place, five spots higher than last season with a time of 21:22. “It was pretty good,” Bontrager said. “It was a hard …

Individuals finish strong at state meet

Four area individuals ran at the state cross country meet on Saturday in Fort Dodge.  In the Class 2A boys race, Nathan Wallington and Jamison Stutzman ran the first state meet of their career. …

Errthum qualifies for Boston Marathon

Mid-Prairie graduate Ryan Errthum has qualified for the Boston Marathon after running a personal best in the 26.2-mile race of 2:41:17. The 2020 Boston Marathon qualifing standard for the 18-34 …

Week 7 RPI rankings released

The ratings-percentage index rankings were released again after Week 7, giving a closer insight into who the final 16 teams in each class will be. The ratings formula works by using winning …
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