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Huskies roll in home finale win against Pekin, 49-14

RIVERSIDE Highland quarterback Connor Grinstead raised his index finger into the air as he reached the end zone for one of his three touchdowns this past Friday night. Senior teammate Trevor … more

Bontrager finishes first at Big Hollow

Leah Bontrager was the first to cross the finish line on Thursday at the Big Hollow Recreation Area near Mediapolis. In the final regular season race of her career, the Hillcrest senior came away … more

Huskies look to secure a postseason berth against Pekin

After a tough three-game stretch, the Highland Huskies are still in position to lock up a postseason spot with a win over Pekin on Friday.  The Panthers (0-7) have lost every game by at least … more

Bontrager takes seventh at conference meet with season-best effort

The cross country course for Thursday’s SEISC meet at Heritage Oaks Golf Course was a little different than the other courses that Hillcrest senior Leah Bontrager had experienced this … more

Wapello air attack downs Huskies

It was a game of rush vs. pass. The Highland Huskies fell 34-21 to Wapello on homecoming night in a game where quarterback Connor Grinstead racked up 222 of Highland’s 287 rushing … more

Photos: Highland Volleyball Senior Night

Highland High School's volleyball team celebrated Senior Night on September 30  with a sweep of Columbus. The Huskies honored seven seniors in a pre-match ceremony and all seven played in the … more

Huskies and Ravens pick up wins in SEISC tournament

The South division dominated the final day of the SEISC Volleyball Tournament at Southeastern Community College in Burlington on Saturday.  All four teams in the semifinal matches were ranked … more

Huskies fall to Alburnett on late TD, 26-21

ALBURNETT When Highland quarterback Connor Grinstead sprinted right through the middle of Alburnett’s defense from 14 yards out and wound up in the end zone this past Friday night, he threw … more

Huskies finish second in Cardinal Invitational

ELDON When the ball finally touched a Danville player’s hands for the last time Saturday and deflected out of bounds, Highland’s volleyball girls screamed in celebration. The … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

Huskies come up short at Wilton

The Highland Huskies fell to the undefeated Wilton Beavers, 39-14, on Friday, Sept. 10.  Wilton struck early, scoring on a long 52-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Aidan Walker on their … more

Huskies come together for final two sets at Pekin

Needing a win in the fourth set to extend the match at Pekin on Thursday, the Highland volleyball team did more than just stay alive. They made a statement.  The Huskies torched the Panthers 25-9 in the fourth and carried that momentum into the fifth. A 15-9 win in the decisive set gave Highland a winning record at 4-3, and a 2-1 record in the SEISC North.  more

Huskies sweep Falcons

Highland opened its conference slate with a three-set victory at Louisa-Muscatine on Thursday. The Huskies earned the sweep with 25-22, 25-17, and 25-19 set wins over the Falcons.  Grace … more

Huskies run wild at Columbus Junction

The Highland Huskies controlled the line of scrimmage — and the scoreboard in a 48-20 win at Columbus on Friday. Senior Brenton Bonebrake totaled 244 rushing yards off of 17 carries, … more

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 … more

Huskies fall to East Buchanan

It wasn’t the start that Highland wanted, but the Huskies showed some resiliency in the second half of a 24-12 season-opening loss to East Buchanan on Friday.  Trailing 16-0 late in the … more

Huskie rushing attack poised for success behind experienced line

Quarterback Connor Grinstead is the only returning Huskie to carry the ball more than 11 times last season, but don’t expect the offensive philosophy to change at Highland.  “The … more
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