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Offensive rebounding important again for Highland

Derick Sandburg has had a knack for important offensive rebounds this season. For the second time this season, a big offensive rebound by Sandburg led to a Cole Adamson 3-pointer that gave …
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Lone Tree defense steals the show
Down 14-8 after one quarter, the Lone Tree girls basketball team ratcheted up their defensive intensity, forcing 28 turnovers and … Read More
Bringing home the bracket
The first tournament at Mid-Prairie High School in 11 years saw the Golden Hawks win five weight classes. In addition to the winning, … Read More

Moffitt: Saying goodbye to the newspaper

I have been pretty fortunate during my time as sports editor at The News. As I sit down to think about all the awesome stories I have been able to cover over the last three years, I feel pretty …

Shooting woes hamper Hawks in loss

Mid-Prairie started off 2020 with a 51-38 loss to Northeast. The long bus ride ended with a cool night of shooting at just 29% from the field. It was the fifth straight loss for the Golden …

Rebels beat Mid-Prairie in 2020 opener

A Northeast burst of scoring in the third quarter gave the Rebels a 60-47 win over the Golden Hawks. Mid-Prairie trailed by only three after halftime, but Northeast junior Emma Fowler went off the …

Huskies get back on mat at Nike Duals

The Huskies had a 36-30 lead on Pekin heading to the final match of their dual. Up to the mat for Highland was 152-pounder Kolton Miller. It was his first match of the season at 152 pounds after …

Huskies win tight game over English Valleys

In the huddle between the first and second quarter of a non-conference game against English Valleys, the Huskies made a choice. A choice to let the game come to them and not try to force …

Huskies dismantle English Valleys

The Huskie defense is ramping up, having held a second consecutive opponent under 30 points in a 52-28 win over English Valleys. The Huskies have allowed the fewest points of any team in the SEISC …

Basketball stat leaders

Boys Points per game Keegan Edwards, Lone Tree 22.1 Eli Ours, Hillcrest Academy 19.7 Zack Lasek, Highland 16.5 Mason McFarland, Highland 15.4 Carter Harmsen, Mid-Prairie …

HIGH FLYING LIONS

When the Lone Tree basketball team gets in an offensive flow it’s a thing of beauty. The Lions played their style of basketball from the opening tip and drubbed Wapello 75-54 to move to 6-2 …

Lone Tree hosts conference wrestling triangular

Facing nearly full lineups from Wapello and Louisa-Muscatine, Lone Tree dropped a pair of conference duals at a home meet last Thursday. The Lions had one wrestler pick up wins in both duals in Tim …

Stout defense gives Ravens win over Columbus

Columbus had two players combine for 27 points in the first half, slicing up the Hillcrest Academy defense. A key defensive change won the Ravens the game. “We knew he was hurting us, so we …

Blossom hired as Hillcrest Academy softball coach

The Hillcrest Academy softball team will have a new coach at the helm this summer in Kent Blossom.  According to a release from Hillcrest Academy, he returns to coach the softball team after …

Hillcrest Academy goes down to the wire with Columbus

The Hillcrest Academy girls basketball team nearly picked up their second win of the season, but a third-quarter run from Columbus gave them a 32-26 loss. Yani Gutierrez had a double-double with …

Playoff expansion idea shot down by association

One of two proposals for an expanded football playoff was shut down by the Iowa High School Athletic Association board of control at their December meeting. Both proposals would have pushed the …

Brezina ready for Top 5 showdown

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