School News

Golden Hawks capture 5th place in tourney

Tori Boyse, one of seven Mid-Prairie seniors, tied the score against Tipton with a kill. Then, she put the Golden Hawks ahead in their winner-take-all River Valley Conference Tournament match with …

State chase begins with Thursday qualifiers

The path toward a fourth consecutive state championship begins Thursday for the Mid-Prairie girls cross country team. State qualifying will be held Thursday at multiple sites. For the Mid-Prairie …

Friday Night Lights

Mid-Prairie Football Season record: 4-3 Friday’s game: Mid-Prairie vs. Tipton, Class 2A playoffs When: 7 p.m. Where: Mid-Prairie HS Admission: $6 At stake: A spot in the third …

Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Sydney Yoder, Mid-Prairie cross country runner. Yoder finished 2nd in River Valley championship meet. Time: 19:22.
Highland

Highland School District reflects on the start of the school year

Finding the good in everything is a tough task at times. But to sit down and reflect — we can find a lot of good happening in the Highland School District. We have had a ton of changes thrown …

Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the Week this week is: Madison Thomann Highland Cross Country Runner Thomann finished 18th in SEISC championship meet. Time: 23:15.

Bontrager grabs 8th in fast finish

The fire in Leah Bontrager’s eyes became evident in the final 50 yards of the Southeast Iowa Super Conference championship meet. While other runners seemingly struggled to finish off the …

Highland board reviews school finances, report on Title I reading programs

The Highland School board members received encouraging reports on the new Title I reading programs at the elementary level and a review of the school finances on Monday evening, Oct. 12. Janice …
Lone Tree

Lone Tree provides free student meals

Lone Tree Community School is participating in the Summer Food Service Program during School Year 20-21. Meals will be provided to all enrolled children free of charge.  Acceptance and …

Knock digging deep for Lions on defense

Lone Tree coaches Lora Sieverding and Sonda Prybil are looking for consistent play as the days count down toward the Iowa Class 1A volleyball tournament. Alyssa Knock, a junior, is delivering for …

Lions fall to powerful ground attack

Blaise Porter’s five rushing touchdowns led New London to a 54-26 victory over Lone Tree this past Friday in the Lions’ home opener. After a scoreless third quarter for both teams, the …

Lions serve up aces in win over Pekin

Lone Tree is heading into its conference tournament on a strong note. The Lions (5-9) defeated Pekin three games to one in its match this past Thursday in Lone Tree. Ellen Carow, a junior, led …
Hillcrest Academy

Cross Country Results

HILLCREST INVITATIONAL MONDAY AT KALONA GIRLS 5K VARSITY: 1, Mid-Prairie, 27; 2, Iowa City High, 58; 3, Solon, 72; 4, Pella, 90; 5, Danville, 148; 6, Mt. Pleasant, 162; 7, Washington, 194; 8, …

Bontrager medals at English Valleys

Leah Bontrager of Hillcrest Academy conquered the hills of the English Valleys Invitational and captured third place in the meet held Sept. 15. It was the second consecutive top 10 finish for …

Hughes, Gutierrez lead Ravens kill machine

Esther Hughes, a junior, and Yanitza Gutierrez, a senior, led the Hillcrest Academy attack with eight kills in its home match against Wapello this past Thursday. The Ravens won the first set by a …

Ravens sweep away history

A sweep ended the streak. Led by Esther Hughes’ four kills, HIllcrest Academy’s volleyball team defeated Midland this past Saturday to end a losing streak that dated back to October …
Photo Galleries
Front Runner
Danielle Hostetler chases golf carts. Really. Since late August, when Hostetler won her first high school cross country race in school-record time, the Mid-Prairie freshman has been chasing …
Alburnett ends Huskies’ season
Highland’s football season ended with a 40-19 loss to Alburnett in the first round of the playoffs on Oct. 16. The Huskies recorded their third-highest offense output of the season with 294 …
Slam and Bam
Running back Kayden Reinier and Mid-Prairie’s offensive line sent a message on its very first play last Friday night against Central Lee. Reinier ran 45 yards for a first down before he was …
Golden Hawks dominate league meet
The finish was indeed familiar. Danielle Hostetler cruised into the finish line area with another win in the River Valley Conference championships on Oct. 13 at Monticello High …
Oh, baby, Huskies win tourney match
Now here’s a baby story that’s likely to be remembered around Highland High School. Playing in the first round of the Iowa Class 1A regional tournament Monday night, the Huskies …