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699 wins for Hillcrest Academy's Dwight Gingerich

KALONA Blink, and you would have missed it. Hillcrest Academy boys basketball coach Dwight Gingerich, who is on the edge of Iowa basketball history, didn’t dare blink. Trailing 6-2 in … more

Ravens can't keep up with Arrows in 44-28 loss

The Hillcrest Ravens used the 3-point shot to match Wapello through three quarters, but the Arrows pulled away in the fourth for a 44-28 win.  Norah Yoder hit key 3-pointers in the second and … more

Ravens hold off Wapello for first win

Playing in front of a home crowd for the first time this season, the Hillcrest Ravens got into an offensive flow in the first half.  But over the next ten minutes, a 15-point halftime lead … more

Grant Bender fits big piece of Hillcrest's hoops puzzle

KALONA The transformation of Hillcrest Academy junior forward Grant Bender hit like a freight train the night of November 22. Here the Ravens and Bender were, playing for the first time this … more

Ravens edged by Tri-County in return of varsity girls hoops

After Hillcrest Academy had fallen behind by 18 points in its season opener last Friday, Ravens senior Esther Hughes figured it was go time. The Ravens had not scored a point in the third quarter … more

Ours scores memorable goals in final season at EMU

The Eastern Mennonite University soccer team was in a bit of a slump heading into a conference match with Ferrum on October 13. The Royals had not experienced a win in 750 days, not since senior Cole … more

Bontrager posts personal-best 39th place in 1A state championship

FORT DODGE One mile into her final high school race, Hillcrest Academy senior Leah Bontrager decided it was go time. The timing was perfect. Competing in her fourth consecutive Class 1A … more

First-year coach Brandon Statler helps Ravens reach 10-win season

One final lunge at a kill by Hillcrest Academy senior Esther Hughes just didn’t work in the Ravens’ final match on October 18. The ball went into the net and HLV’s Warriors began … more

Hillcrest's Leah Bontrager reaches state meet 4th consecutive year

IOWA CITY Fall winds blew briskly over the Kickers Complex in Iowa City. The temperatures were cool, almost cold. Simply perfect. Hillcrest Academy cross country runner Leah Bontrager … more

Photos: 1A state qualifier

Cross country runners from Highland High School, Hillcrest Academy and Lone Tree High School chased after state championship berths in the Class 1A state qualifier held October 21 at the Iowa City … 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

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
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