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Hershberger finishes strong, Hawks return to state

Chandler Hershberger was already having the best run of his life as he approached the final stretch of the state-qualifying race, when he realized he was gaining on fellow Mid-Prairie senior Thaddeus …
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Golden Hawks cruise, finish second in district
After a quiet first quarter, the home crowd in Mustang Stadium came alive following a 22-yard touchdown connection between a pair of … Read More
An enjoyable season winds down for Hillcrest boys
The Hillcrest boys might not have earned many medals or claimed any trophies this year, but that doesn’t mean that they didn’t … Read More

Golden Hawks hold off Northeast in first-round victory

When Mid-Prairie senior running back Tyler Helmuth bulled his way into the end zone less than one minute into the second quarter of last Friday night’s Class 2A playoff game, the Golden Hawks …

Mid-Prairie girls dominate district meet, seek a fifth straight title

In their final state-qualifying race, Sydney Yoder, Jaden Yoder, and Mitzi Evans followed defending state champion Danielle Hostetler across the finish line in second, third, and fourth place to send …

Mid-Prairie comes back, moves on

It didn’t come easy.  The Golden Hawks’ regional quarterfinal match with Tipton had its ups and downs.  But this Mid-Prairie senior class is used to that. And after three …

Highland falls to Lynnville-Sully in first-round game

The Huskies were hoping to limit the Hawks’ big plays, maybe catch a few breaks, and stay within striking distance of Lynnville-Sully at halftime of their first-round playoff game. But it …
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Huskies roll in home finale win against Pekin, 49-14

RIVERSIDE Highland quarterback Connor Grinstead raised his index finger into the air as he reached the end zone for one of his three touchdowns this past Friday night. Senior teammate Trevor …

Bontrager finishes first at Big Hollow

Leah Bontrager was the first to cross the finish line on Thursday at the Big Hollow Recreation Area near Mediapolis. In the final regular season race of her career, the Hillcrest senior came away …

Season ends for Lone Tree at No. 1 Notre Dame

After dealing with mounting challenges over the past two years, it was fitting for the Lone Tree volleyball seniors to finish their final season with a  substantial challenge in the 1A quarterfinals — a match with No. 1 Burlington Notre Dame. 

Lone Tree advances with win over English Valleys

Needing just one more point to advance in the postseason, a Lone Tree missed serve brought English Valleys within 25-24 in the fourth set.  But Riley Krueger wouldn’t let them get any …

Lions play spoiler at Iowa Valley

After winning the last three games, Iowa Valley was playing to reach the postseason on Friday, while Lone Tree was simply playing for pride.  The Lions left Marengo with a 42-40 win and …

Bontrager takes seventh at conference meet with season-best effort

The cross country course for Thursday’s SEISC meet at Heritage Oaks Golf Course was a little different than the other courses that Hillcrest senior Leah Bontrager had experienced this …

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 …

Hillcrest hosts final race before SEISC meet

Hillcrest senior Collin Miller ran the hill from the Joetown woods up to the cinder track for the final time in a Raven uniform on Monday.  Miller burned through his last reserves of energy …

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Wellman sweeps State of Iowa Sand Greens Championships

It was a beautiful weekend for the 27th annual State of Iowa Sand Greens Championship, hosted by the Wellman Golf Course. It was especially good for the teams from Wellman, who swept both the …
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