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Mid-Prairie's Pennington chooses Cornell College

WELLMAN Mid-Prairie senior Jack Pennington was looking for a family atmosphere. Another one. He discovered a welcoming atmosphere in committing to the basketball program at Cornell College, … more

Perfect combo: Head coach Daren Lambert is the maestro in Golden Hawks memorable season

Daren Lambert’s chair was always empty. All season long. He is an active coach. Whenever Mid-Prairie’s boys basketball team was on offense, he was calling a play or guiding the … more

Family ranks high for Mid-Prairie basketball

Mid-Prairie’s road to the state basketball tournament really began years ago. It began in the family driveways and in the back yards and at the weekend youth basketball games and so many … more

Unbeaten Golden Hawks ready for state tournament week

WELLMAN There won’t be many surprises Tuesday morning at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. When Mid-Prairie’s unbeaten boys basketball team faces Monticello in the Class 2A state … more

Magical season for longtime Golden Hawk Kelby Bender

MUSCATINE Kelby Bender had waited more than 30 years for this moment. He jumped out of his assistant coaching seat on the Mid-Prairie boys basketball bench last Saturday night in anticipation … more

Unbeaten Golden Hawks face Northeast in substate final

There couldn’t be a better substate final. In order to reach the Class 2A state tournament in Des Moines nine days from now, Mid-Prairie’s unbeaten boys basketball team must defeat the … more


The pain hit in a nonconference game against Williamsburg in early January. Third quarter. Mid-Prairie forward Maddie Nonnenmann went up for the ball in a scramble for a rebound. Her hand was … more

Golden Hawks fall to Davenport Assumption in regional final

IOWA CITY Dreams of a regional girls basketball title floated away painfully for Mid-Prairie on Saturday. As Davenport Assumption’s players celebrated and gathered for a team photo around … more

Golden Hawks win school-record 22nd game

WELLMAN The crucial moment came with 2 minutes, 22 seconds remaining in the third quarter of Thursday night’s Class 2A regional tournament game. A basket by Mediapolis senior forward … more

Painful injury produces tears and hugs for these Huskies

They’ve been friends since they were small kids, Dani Laughlin and Abbi Stransky. They went to Iowa Hawkeye football games together. They played basketball in the Lone Tree League … more

Golden Hawks reach regional championship game

WELLMAN Amara Jones, a Mid-Prairie junior guard, had an easy decision at one key point in the Golden Hawks Class 3A regional semifinal Wednesday night. She stood behind the baseline and was … more

Golden Hawks crush Tipton with defense

WELLMAN The second half of Saturday’s Class 3A playoff game had just begun when Mid-Prairie sophomore Nora Pennington swooped in for the kill. She whacked the ball loose from Tipton guard … more

21-0: Golden Hawks tie school record

WELLMAN Mid-Prairie senior forward Carter Harmsen hit one last shot Friday night as the student section roared behind him. Ten seconds still remained in the Golden Hawks’ River Valley … more

Huskies win playoff opener in dramatic finish

RIVERSIDE The drama was clear. Standing at the free-throw line with just 5.9 seconds remaining in her final home game Thursday night, Highland senior Kenzi Hora was looking to pad a precious … more

Senior Night truly special for Hillcrest's Noah Miller

When Noah Miller heard his name called and he walked to the center of Dwight Gingerich Court in HIllcrest Union on February 3, the moment was unforgettable. Most Senior Nights are. But this one … more

Lions score upset win in dramatic finish

LONE TREE Stop time had arrived for the Lone Tree Lions. After Kaden Hall of English Valleys stole the ball and sprinted down the court for a layup and his 29th and 30th points of the … more

Maddie Nonnenmann hits 1,000 points

WASHINGTON Each shot by Maddie Nonnenmann caused her teammates to leap up from their seats on the bench Monday night. Golden Hawks head coach Danny Hershberger held his breath. Golden Hawks … more

Golden Hawks slam Regina for 16th straight win

IOWA CITY Mid-Prairie became the first Class 2A school in the state to reach 16 wins with a crushing 55-24 win over Iowa City Regina on Tuesday night. The Golden Hawks (16-0) were so dominant … more

Perfect finish for Senior Night

The pressure of it all was perfect. Jack Pennington, a senior at Mid-Prairie High School, stood at the free throw line with 6.4 seconds left in a game against an opponent the Golden Hawks … more

Golden Hawks win River Valley showdown

WELLMAN Mid-Prairie’s Golden Hawks didn’t need to be reminded what last Friday night’s game against Class 2A power Camanche meant. After all, Camanche had ended the last two … more
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