Keyword: Hillcrest Academy
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Senior showdown: Chown vs. Hughes

LONE TREE Let’s just call it Senior Night. When Lone Tree’s girls basketball team hosted Hillcrest Academy on Tuesday night, the game showcased the dominating skills of Lone Tree … more

Hillcrest tops Lone Tree for 7th straight victory

LONE TREE Lone Tree’s Lions were confident, speedy and ready. Coming off their first road win of the season Monday at Midland, the Lions greeted Hillcrest Academy witb a full-court … more

Dominant defense leads Huskies past Ravens

KALONA Highland girls basketball coach Jody Fink had the Huskies defense clearly focused in their game at Hillcrest Academy on December 21. The mission was simple and complex all at the same … more

Ravens survive battle against Highland for 6th straight win

KALONA The gym at Hillcrest Union was packed on the night of December 21. Sure, a boys basketball game between Southeast Iowa Super Conference rivals Hillcrest Academy and Highland High School … more

Photos: Hillcrest Academy Alumni Night Celebrates Coach Gingerich

The center of attention at Hillcrest Academy's Alumni Night on December 21 was boys basketball coach Dwight Gingerich, who won his 702nd game with a victory over conference rival Highland. Gingerich … more

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leah Bontrager wins first cross country race

NORTH ENGLISH Leah Bontrager, a senior at Hillcrest Academy, hit a lifetime first on Tuesday. A three-time state qualifier, Bontrager won her first cross country race in the English Valleys … more

Photos: Hillcrest volleyball home opener

The Hillcrest Academy Ravens  played  their volleyball home opener against Louisa-Muscatine on September 7, and won the match in four sets. Click through the photos for a look at the … more

Finally home, Hillcrest captures emotional win

KALONA Hillcrest Academy’s volleyball girls celebrated their homecoming in a big way Tuesday night. The Ravens high-fived each other on court and happily enjoyed the moment after a … more

Photos: Hillcrest Academy volleyball

The Hillcrest Academy volleyball team is preparing for the start of its season. Check out these photos  from a recent practice session. The Ravens open their season August 26 at … more

Memorable Hillcrest career for Eli Ours

LISBON Not long after Hillcrest Academy’s season-ending loss in a district championship game on July 17, Eli Ours looked senior classmate London Schrock in the eyes. And they … more

Playoff run ends for Hillcrest Academy

LISBON The groans of nervousness rattled around Lisbon City Park with a district championship at stake. When Grant Bender of Hillcrest Academy trotted home to score a run on a bases-loaded walk … more
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