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PLAY BALL! High school baseball, softball resume

Schools across the state have the green light to move ahead with summer sports. Last week, Gov. Kim Reynolds cleared the way for schools to have summer activities, including baseball and softball, … more

Spring sports could get partial seasons

If classes resume on May 1, state tournaments for spring sports would be held in June. The organizations overseeing high school sports in Iowa released tentative schedules for resuming spring … more

High School Football Schedules

Mid-Prairie Aug. 28 vs. Sigourney-Keota Sept. 4 vs. Regina Iowa City Sept. 11 at Mediapolis Sept. 18 at Mount Vernon Sept. 25 vs. Central Lee Oct. 2 vs. … more

Adamson, Lasek lead Highland to district semifinal victory

Playing on their home court for the final time, seniors Cole Adamson and Zack Lasek each scored 23 points to lead Highland to a 72-68 Class 1A-District 7 semifinal win Feb. 25 over North Cedar in … more

Highland falls to Springville in district finals

Springville’s vaunted full-court pressure defense was on display Feb. 27 against Highland in the Class 1A-District 7 championship game in North Liberty. Highland was held to a season low 35 … more

Hillcrest’s season ends with 47-36 loss in districts to Highland

Hillcrest Academy played hard Feb. 20 against Highland, but a 7-0 Huskie run in the second quarter proved the difference in the 47-36 game as Highland advanced in the district playoffs and the … more

Highland’s Thompson ends ‘frustrating’ season at state

It can be unusual for an athlete to end their season at the sport’s highest level and not be pleased with the way the season turned out. That may the case for Highland junior wrestler Bryce … more

Yeggy’s ‘late’ start ends in state tournament appearance

Highland senior Cael Yeggy proved that no matter when you get started competing in a sport, you can end it at the sport’s highest stage. Yeggy did not start wrestling at Highland until his … more

Three area wrestlers move on to state

One week ago, 13 area wrestlers made their way past the section tournament to get to the cusp of wrestling in the Iowa State Wrestling Championships this week. After battling through Saturday’s … more

Highland’s Lasek signs football letter of intent to join Iowa

When it all came down to it, it was about playing for the hometown team. In front of his parents, teammates, and coaches, Highland senior Zack Lasek signed his letter of intent to play football … more

Highland wrestling advances to regionals

With a second-place team finish at the Class 1A-Section 3 meet Saturday in Mediapolis, the Highland wrestling squad earned a place in the Class 1A regional duals Tuesday against No. 2 Don Bosco in … more

Highland girls finish with wins

The Highland girls basketball team closed out the regular season portion of their schedule, splitting four games. The Huskies’ busy week started with a 45-30 home loss to Winfield-Mount … more

Joe Tischler joining The News as sports editor

Hello readers of The News. My name is Joe Tischler, and I am excited to be the new Sports Editor of The News. I look forward to covering the local high schools and community sports for you. Most … more

Lone Tree, Highland have strong meet

Highland and Lone Tree wrestlers had strong showings in a quad meet at Highland High School on Jan. 23. Columbus Community, with wrestlers in every weight class, dominated the meet where the three … more

Offensive rebounding important again for Highland

Derick Sandburg has had a knack for important offensive rebounds this season. For the second time this season, a big offensive rebound by Sandburg led to a Cole Adamson 3-pointer that gave … more

Moffitt: Saying goodbye to the newspaper

I have been pretty fortunate during my time as sports editor at The News. As I sit down to think about all the awesome stories I have been able to cover over the last three years, I feel pretty … more

Huskies get back on mat at Nike Duals

The Huskies had a 36-30 lead on Pekin heading to the final match of their dual. Up to the mat for Highland was 152-pounder Kolton Miller. It was his first match of the season at 152 pounds after … more

Huskies win tight game over English Valleys

In the huddle between the first and second quarter of a non-conference game against English Valleys, the Huskies made a choice. A choice to let the game come to them and not try to force … more

Huskies dismantle English Valleys

The Huskie defense is ramping up, having held a second consecutive opponent under 30 points in a 52-28 win over English Valleys. The Huskies have allowed the fewest points of any team in the SEISC … more

Athlete of the week: Haley Sweeting, Highland

Haley Sweeting was selected Athlete of the Week as she has provided strong leadership and experience for her team according to her coach. Sweeting is scoring 4.3 points per game this season and leads … more
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