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Katelyn Waters speeds up the game for Huskies

Katelyn Waters, a senior at Highland High School, loves to run. She helped the Huskies reach the state track championships last spring in the girls 4x200 relay. She runs cross country every …
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Pickard's career night fuels Golden Hawks win at River Valley Shootout
CEDAR RAPIDS On a night when Mid-Prairie senior guard Camron Pickard scored a career-high 29 points, even double defenders … Read More
Remembering the sporting moments of 2022
The end of a year is upon us. It is a time to cherish the memories. And it is a time to kick away the forgettable … Read More

Highland and Mid-Prairie Wrestlers punch their tickets to State at Cedar Rapids Tournament

With a chance to qualify for the state tournament the Mid-Prairie and Highland girls wrestling teams took a trip to The Alliant Energy Powerhouse Arena in Cedar Rapids to participate in the State …

Mid-Prairie secures Decisive Win over Durant

The first quarter was the only one played competitively in the score column. The Golden Hawks on an extremely hot streak, jumped to a 6-0 lead, four scored off the back of senior, Maya Nonnenmann. …

Mid-Prairie Tops Durant in a back and forth contest

Despite the competitive nature of this affair, The Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks held a lead through three quarters, not giving up a tie until early into the third.  They only lost the lead once, …

After lop-sided loss vs WACO, Highland finds its groove vs Wapello

Highand, hoping to bounce back from a sluggish offensive performance in a loss at home against Sigourney on January 23, went on the road to challenge the formidable second placed team in the …

Mid-Prairie and Highland find success at the Colfax-Mingo Girl's tournament

The Highland and Mid-Prairie wrestling teams took the trek down to Colfax last Saturday to compete in the Colfax-Mingo Girls Tournament.  As the regular season comes to a close, this …

With excellent team play Highland takes a commanding win over Pekin

Before you knew it, Highland controlled an 8-0 commanding lead in the first quarter before Pekin could manage two free throw shots and end the first quarter down 14-2. It was a dominant start to …

Lone Tree’s Bryan Forbes inducted into BCU’s basketball Hall of Fame

Sometimes someone just can’t get enough of something. A person who cherishes cars would not be opposed to talking about motor vehicles for hours on end, a person who takes great joy in writing …

Lady Lions Rock Pink Uniforms, Defeat Panthers 51-33

An admittedly sluggish start, the Lady Lions took command of this game after the first quarter, never looking back. They ditched their traditional jerseys in favor of donated pink jerseys from Chad …

Despite injury scare Hillcrest does not unravel and defeat Lone Tree 61-50

In a small-town like Lone Tree, high school athletics can be a major aspect of life. But there are more important things, like the well-being of the athletes who compete, with hopes of maybe moving …

Bender delivers through the pain on Hillcrest Senior Night

The painful moment came early in Hillcrest Academy’s boys basketball game against Lone Tree on Jan. 17. “Two minutes into the game,” Hillcrest senior forward Grant Bender said, …

Grant Bender shines on Hillcrest Senior Night

With the regular season winding down the Ravens honored its seniors when they hosted fellow Superconference member Louisa-Muscatine last Friday. Hoping to get a win in its last home game of the …

Lady Lions complete season sweep of the Ravens

The Lady Lions of Lone Tree roared ahead to a 6-0 lead off two three-point shots instantly before the Hillcrest Ravens scored four points of their own. This was the most competitive the game would be …

Thank you for the memories

As I write the last few stories of my career as a journalist and reflect on some of the special moments, I’d like to say thanks. Thanks for showing up.  For packing the stands for …

Wellman taekwondo students participate in first competition

Kids are learning more than self defense in the taekwondo classes held at the Wellman Parkside YMCA.   Abbie Nason’s students are learning about discipline as well.  “We …
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