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Zaruba and Thomann earn all-conference honors

With a 14th-place finish of 23:56 at the Southeast Iowa Superconference championships, Erika Thomann earned a spot on the all-conference team, along with Lone Tree sophomore Vivian Zaruba, who finished eighth with a time of 23:00.  more

Highland, Lone Tree open cross country season at Hillcrest Early Bird

The Highland, Lone Tree, and Hillcrest cross country team opened the season at the Ravens’ annual Early Bird meet on Thursday.  Hillcrest coach Marty Gingerich looks forward to the … more

Huskie freshmen step up in regional victory

With an opportunity to deliver a knockout blow in the third inning of Friday’s first-round regional game against Hillcrest, Highland coach Carrie Wieland called on freshman Adeline Krotz to … more

Hillcrest's Leah Bontrager strikes out her 250th

WAPELLO After Leah Bontrager struck out a batter in the second inning Monday, Hillcrest Academy coach Kent Blossom marched out to the pitching mound. Bontrager was puzzled. “I … more

Ravens produce historic softball night at Hillcrest

The bases were full of Hillcrest Academy Ravens. The score was tied in the final inning. Malia Yoder, a Hillcrest freshman, stood at the plate facing history. Oh, sure, just another at-bat in … more

Huskies win seventh straight

Three consecutive hits with one out in the first inning provided the Huskies with almost all of the offense they would need in a 5-1 win over Hillcrest at Duane Banks Field on … more

Ravens come through in final innings against Wapello

An early setback didn’t have much of an effect on Hillcrest junior Luke Schrock during the Ravens’ 5-3 win over Wapello on Wednesday.  Schrock’s third pitch of the game was … more

Hillcrest's Leah Bontrager breaks school record at state

DES MOINES When the Class 1A girls 800-meter championship race began last Saturday, the pace was fast. The speed worked out perfectly for Hillcrest Academy senior Leah Bontrager. Her mission … more

Mid-Prairie edges Hillcrest in soccer substate battle

WELLMAN Owen Trimpe's goal early in the second half Thursday night boosted Mid-Prairie to a 1-0 victory over Hillcrest Academy in a Class 1A boys soccer substate quarterfinal. It was the first … more

Bontrager wins 800 at state-qualifying meet

Leah Bontrager has earned one more chance to run.  With a first-place finish in the 800-meter run at Thursday’s 1A state-qualifying meet at Sigourney, Bontrager qualified for the … more

Hillcrest, Highland advance to district golf championships

NORTH ENGLISH The Hillcrest Ravens and Highland Huskies have a Monday golf date in Iowa City. Jace Rempel carded an 17-over-par 89 and was one of three Hillcrest golfers finishing among the top … more

Mid-Prairie leaves Wapello with an 8-1 victory

The Golden Hawk offense was able to take advantage of early scoring opportunities in an 8-1 victory at Wapello on Friday.  Mid-Prairie scored four goals in the first 20 minutes before the … more

Schultz and Schrock claim all-conference honors at SEISC meet

Sitting in a six-way tie for fourth place after nine holes, Highland senior Chase Schultz shot a 41 on the back nine at Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course to finish alone in fourth with 84 strokes in the … more

Golden Hawks top Cedar Valley 5-1 at Hillcrest

The Mid-Prairie girls faced Cedar Valley Christian on the pitch at Hillcrest Academy on Monday, after field conditions in Wellman forced a venue change.  Golden Hawk forward and Hillcrest … more

Ravens pull away from Sigourney-Keota in second half

The Hillcrest Academy soccer team took on both Sigourney-Keota and a 30 mph breeze in a non conference match on Thursday. The cross wind frustrated the Ravens at times, but three second-half goals … more

Golden Hawks escape Tipton with 5-4 victory

TIPTON   The goals are coming in bunches for Esther Hughes.   The Mid-Prairie senior is no stranger to leading the Golden Hawks' girls' soccer team in goals. Last season, Hughes … more

Golden Hawks blow out Columbus in first win

The Mid-Prairie girls were dominant, both in time of possession and on the scoreboard, at home for the first time on Thursday.  Esther Hughes scored five times in the Golden Hawks’ 9-1 … more

Photos: Ramos scores twice in Ravens opener

Hillcrest freshman Diego Ramos scored two goals in  his first varsity game on Tuesday in Tipton. His second goal tied the game 3-3 with 7:30 left, but the Tigers scored the game winner two … more

Bontrager and Ravens return to the track

Hillcrest senior Leah Bontrager was a freshman the last time she ran the 1500-meter race for the Ravens.  A stress fracture kept the four-time state cross country qualifier out of action last … more

Ravens pull away from Holy Trinity in the fourth, move on to district semifinal

After falling behind by 15 points in the first half of Monday’s district quarterfinal at Hillcrest, Holy Trinity was building momentum in the third quarter with a 12-5 run.  Crusader … more
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