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Fundraiser helps roll to nationals

More than 50 local supporters got the opportunity to test their wheelchair basketball skills at the Parkside Activities Center in Wellman on Saturday. The center hosted a three-on-three wheelchair …
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Devastating runs doom Lone Tree in semifinals
Prior to their Class 1A-District 7 boys basketball semifinal game with Springville Feb. 25, Lone Tree head coach Tom Squiers worked on … Read More
Highland falls to Springville in district finals
Springville’s vaunted full-court pressure defense was on display Feb. 27 against Highland in the Class 1A-District 7 championship … Read More

Mid-Prairie archery club aims to be competitive

More than 55 students turned out for the first year of the Golden Hawk Archery Club. The team included 20 high school students and 35 from the middle school. The club began meeting in December, …

Boucher’s career ends with return appearance at state

In the 2019 Iowa State Wrestling Championships, Mid-Prairie’s Isaac Boucher, then a junior, lost his first match, but fought back to claim sixth place in the Class 2A, 195-pound weight …

Three area wrestlers move on to state

One week ago, 13 area wrestlers made their way past the section tournament to get to the cusp of wrestling in the Iowa State Wrestling Championships this week. After battling through Saturday’s …

Adamson, Lasek lead Highland to district semifinal victory

Playing on their home court for the final time, seniors Cole Adamson and Zack Lasek each scored 23 points to lead Highland to a 72-68 Class 1A-District 7 semifinal win Feb. 25 over North Cedar in …

Hillcrest’s season ends with 47-36 loss in districts to Highland

Hillcrest Academy played hard Feb. 20 against Highland, but a 7-0 Huskie run in the second quarter proved the difference in the 47-36 game as Highland advanced in the district playoffs and the …

Highland’s Thompson ends ‘frustrating’ season at state

It can be unusual for an athlete to end their season at the sport’s highest level and not be pleased with the way the season turned out. That may the case for Highland junior wrestler Bryce …

Edwards named North Division Player of Year

t was a great year for our local boys basketball teams as 13 players received Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division All-Conference honors. The group was led by Lone Tree’s Keegan …

Miller’s free throws launch Lions to district semifinals

With just two seconds left on the clock, and Lone Tree trailing by a single point, Lone Tree’s Harmon Miller stepped to the line and hit two free throws to give the Lions a first-round playoff …

Lone Tree girls best Holy Trinity before bowing out

The Class 1A-Region 4 second-round game Feb. 18 between Lone Tree and Holy Trinity Catholic played out like two teams who came into the contest with similar records. Junior Madeline Jacque hit big …

Hillcrest Academy seniors honored before final home game of season vs. Columbus

Hillcrest Academy boys top Columbus in home finale, 55-36

Playing in front of the home crowd for the final time in the regular season, the Hillcrest Academy boys basketball team used a strong first quarter as a catalyst to a 55-36 win over Columbus Feb. 4 …

Hillcrest girls collect second season win over Columbus

Yani Gutierrez and Esther Hughes career nights helped give the Hillcrest Academy girls basketball team their second win of the season with a 45-30 victory over Columbus Feb. 4 in Kalona. Gutierrez …

Pathway Senior Night

Pathway Christian School honored two senior basketball players and their parents on Senior Night. The seniors are Shaylon Graber and Logan Stutzman.

Girls basketball regional brackets announced

Over three months of regular season action has come down to postseason play and four local teams are set to begin regional action this week. In the Class 1A-Region 4 bracket set to tip off …
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