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Leah Bontrager wins first cross country race

NORTH ENGLISH Leah Bontrager, a senior at Hillcrest Academy, hit a lifetime first on Tuesday. A three-time state qualifier, Bontrager won her first cross country race in the English Valleys …
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Steines pushes Hostetler to career best, course record in Monticello
It was a rare sight on Saturday in Monticello. Another runner alongside Mid-Prairie sophomore Danielle Hostetler, chasing the UTV … Read More
Lions finish strong in 66-40 win over HLV
After HLV cut the Lone Tree lead to 42-40 in the fourth quarter of Friday’s game, the Lion offense prepared for a pivotal possession … Read More

Mid-Prairie tramples E-B-F in return to field

After two weeks of waiting, the Mid-Prairie football players were chomping at the bit before Friday night’s homecoming game.  They were ready to run.  The Golden Hawks finished …

Golden Hawks annihilate Cougars in fifth

Cascade took Mid-Prairie to the fifth on Thursday, but the Cougars were unable to handle the serves of Golden Hawk freshman Dakota Mitchell in the decisive set of the match. 

Daufeldt helps Comets stay unbeaten at Mid-Prairie

Macy Daufeldt, remember the name. If you don’t happen to know it already. After watching Mid-Prairie score three of the first five points against unbeaten and then No. 8-ranked West …
HIGHLAND FOOTBALL

Huskies win 2nd straight district game

RIVERSIDE Highland’s offense cut through North Cedar’s defense with the precision of a surgeon’s knife in the early moments of last Friday’s second half. Less than three …

Photos: English Valleys Invite cross country

Girls and boys runners from Hillcrest Academy, Highland and Lone Tree participated in the English Valleys Invitational on September 14 at Knoll Ridge Country Club in North English. Click through …

Bontrager leads area runners at Fairfield races

Over 140 girls ran the two laps around Bonnifield Lake in the first of the two varsity races held at the Waterworks Park in Fairfield on Thursday.  Hillcrest senior Leah Bontrager led all …
LONE TREE FOOTBALL

Lone Tree shut out by English Valleys, 12-0

NORTH ENGLISH Lone Tree quarterback Cade Shield’s frustration spilled out. “I need protection!” he yelled as he ran toward the Lions sideline after throwing his first …

Lone Tree tops Hillcrest in five-set SEISC opener

The Hillcrest Ravens battled back from two sets down to force a fifth set in Lone Tree on Thursday, but the Lady Lions came out on fire in the final frame.  Lone Tree opened up a 9-1 lead in the fifth and went on to defeat Hillcrest 25-22, 25-21, 21-25, 17-25, 15-9. 

Hillcrest Academy hosts annual Early Bird

Raven senior Collin Miller just wanted to beat all of his Hillcrest Academy teammates in his first race of the season on Tuesday, August 31.  With a time of 21:36, Miller was the first Raven …

Ravens down Pekin in four to stay unbeaten at home

A week after picking up the first conference victory of their careers, the Hillcrest volleyball players were eight points away from their first conference sweep on Tuesday. Tied 17-17, Pekin scored …

Photos: Hillcrest volleyball home opener

The Hillcrest Academy Ravens  played  their volleyball home opener against Louisa-Muscatine on September 7, and won the match in four sets. Click through the photos for a look at the …
HILLCREST ACADEMY VOLLEYBALL

Finally home, Hillcrest captures emotional win

KALONA Hillcrest Academy’s volleyball girls celebrated their homecoming in a big way Tuesday night. The Ravens high-fived each other on court and happily enjoyed the moment after a …

Photos: Pathway Christian School Volleyball Invitational

Wellman sweeps State of Iowa Sand Greens Championships

It was a beautiful weekend for the 27th annual State of Iowa Sand Greens Championship, hosted by the Wellman Golf Course. It was especially good for the teams from Wellman, who swept both the …
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