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The Mid-Prairie prep volleyball team had been swept in every match against Wilton since 2015. The two teams faced off for the 2022 installment Thursday at Mid-Prairie High School, and true to form, it took just three sets to decide the outcome. This time, however, it was the Golden Hawks holding the broom.
Lions dominant in homecoming win
The Lone Tree football team was dominant in all three phases during the first half of a 65-14 homecoming win over Tri-County on … Read More
Miller tees off at National Disabled Veterans Golf Clinic
This week, Eldon Miller of Kalona, will once again be leading the National Disabled Veterans Golf Clinic, Sept.11-16, at the Blue Top … Read More

Golden Hawks score shutout win in district opener

EDDYVILLE The cheers started early from the Mid-Prairie side Friday night in a rural southern Iowa town. Braden Hartley, a senior running back, rushed for five touchdowns and helped the Golden …

Golden Hawks run in crowded Heartland Classic

The Golden Hawks were ready to get off the bus after a long drive to Pella for the Heartland Cross Country Classic, but lengthy weather delays kept them off the course on Saturday …

Golden Hawks set new personal records at Monticello

The Mid-Prairie cross country teams took to the course on Saturday at the Monticello Invitational. The girls placed second with 78 points, finishing behind the meet host Monticello. The Golden Hawk …

Huskies battle North Cedar

The Huskies are still looking for a first win, but the Highland football team took another step offensively in a 36-19 loss at North Cedar on Friday. 

Huskies score for first time, but fall to Wilton

RIVERSIDE Friday night’s game at Highland began so differently than the previous two had. Wilton, an unbeaten team in a higher classification class than the Huskies, kicked off to start …

Zaruba leads area runners at Knoll Ridge

A tough course didn’t keep Lone Tree sophomore Vivian Zaruba from running a new career-best time with a sixth-place finish at the Knoll Ridge Golf Course on Tuesday. 

Lions see improvement in loss to Winfield-Mt. Union

Lone Tree was unable to hand either the Wapello Arrows or WMU Wolves their first conference loss this past week, but the Lady Lions did finish the tough stretch playing their best …

Lone Tree comes back to defeat Panthers in five

The Lady Lions  found themselves in a must-win situation on Thursday after playing one of their worst sets of the season. The winless Pekin Panthers went up two sets to one with an emphatic …

Lions vault past HLV

Scoring Summary HLV: Brody Sternhagen 3 run  (Kyler Gorsh run) LT:  Jader Sanchez 6 pass from Ethan Bockelman (Sanchez kick) HLV: Sternhagen 40 run (Camden Kennebeck kick) LT: …

Ravens face Wildcats

After falling behind 17-8 in a must-win third set on Thursday, the Hillcrest Ravens battled back to close the gap to 20-18 before falling to the Columbus Wildcats 25-13, 25-20, 25-21.  Like …

Highland, Lone Tree open cross country season at Hillcrest Early Bird

The Highland, Lone Tree, and Hillcrest cross country team opened the season at the Ravens’ annual Early Bird meet on Thursday.  Hillcrest coach Marty Gingerich looks forward to the …

SEISC coaches and volleyball teams support Lisa Brinkmeyer

Coaches and volleyball families from the Southeast Iowa Super Conference are coming together to support assistant director of the IGHSAU Lisa Brinkmeyer, who was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer last spring. 

Slabaugh takes back-to-back Legends titles at Hawkeye Downs

It was an anticlimactic finish to the racing season at Hawkeye Downs Speedway, but the cancellation of Friday night’s championship races left Austin Slabaugh on top of the Legends standings for …

Max Swartzentruber joins annual trek to 14,000 feet

For 10 of the last 11 years, Andy Swartzentruber has spent a bit of each Labor Day weekend at an elevation of 14,000 feet.  A trip to the summit of Gray’s Peak in Colorado with three …
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