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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

An enjoyable season winds down for Hillcrest boys

The Hillcrest boys might not have earned many medals or claimed any trophies this year, but that doesn’t mean that they didn’t take anything valuable from the cross country meets over the … 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

Hillcrest slams Columbus for 3rd win in 4 matches

COLUMBUS JUNCTION Esther Hughes, a senior at Hillcrest Academy, rose above the net and slammed the ball with a thunderous spike into the Columbus defense. The Wildcats never stood a … more

Hillcrest hosts final race before SEISC meet

Hillcrest senior Collin Miller ran the hill from the Joetown woods up to the cinder track for the final time in a Raven uniform on Monday.  Miller burned through his last reserves of energy … more

Pair of aces lead Ravens from the service line

Hillcrest’s three-game home winning streak was snapped by Winfield-Mt. Union on Thursday. The Wolves (15-8) improved to 4-1 in conference play with the 25-19, 25-16, and 25-18 set … 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

Bontrager finishes among Top 20 at Stormin' Pointer Invitational

CENTER POINT The hills were gone. And the fast times arrived. “A confidence boost,” HIllcrest Academy cross country coach Marty Gingerich said following the Ravens showing in the … more

Bontrager overcomes adversity for first win

When Hillcrest Academy runner Leah Bontrager noticed the path was about to go down, down, down, she knew it was go time. But maybe not for just this race held on a warm September afternoon at … 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

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 … 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

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 … more

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 … more

Ravens earn first wins

The momentum from Hillcrest’s first win of the season on Saturday carried right over to the Ravens’ second match.  Everything was clicking for the Ravens, who took down … more

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.  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

Ravens open season at Fairfield varsity quad

Without enough players to scrimmage 6-on-6, it was a tough transition for Hillcrest from pre-season practice to the 3A and 4A competition at the Fairfield Varsity Quad on Thursday, August 26. The Ravens dropped all six sets, but showed first-year coach Brandon Statler some positive things with a week to go before conference play begins.  more

Photos: Hillcrest Academy volleyball

The Hillcrest Academy volleyball team is preparing for the start of its season. Check out these photos  from a recent practice session. The Ravens open their season August 26 at … more
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