The numbers suggested that Harlan Community could have printed out a big, black “W,’’ sealed it in an envelope and sent it to the Iowa High School Athletic Association to be granted admission to another state tournament.
It’s hard to imagine a better evening of regular-season softball than the one the Schaben family enjoyed with Harlan on Monday night.
Harlan soccer was looking at a 1-0 deficit to the fifth-seeded Rams well into the second half. But the No. 3 Cyclones were able to reverse their fortune in a span of 2:22 as the Cyclones notched a 2-1 win over their Hawkeye Ten rival at Titan Stadium.
Harlan activities director and boys basketball coach Mitch Osborn will retire from his full-time commitments with the school, effective June 30. He hasn’t closed the door on returning to coach, however.
Lewis Central improved to 5-0 in the Hawkeye Ten on Friday, suffocating Harlan Community in the third quarter en route to a 66-58 victory at the L.C. gymnasium.
No. 2 Lewis Central celebrated a 35-14 win over stubborn Harlan Community and its first trip to the UNI-Dome in the 43 years that they’ve been playing high school football at the indoor facility in Cedar Falls.
Lewis Central was 21 points better than Glenwood, Thursday to win their first Hawkeye 10 Conference championship since 1984.
In front of his future TCU co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie, Lewis Central's Max Duggan put on a show. He accounted for six touchdowns – four rushing and two passing – as the Class 3-A No. 2 Titans thrashed No. 9 Harlan 49-14.
St. Albert rolled to a 41-0 halftime lead and blasted previously unbeaten Southwest Valley 50-13 Friday in Class A, District 9 play.
Nick Foss has the look. At 6-foot, 200 pounds with broad shoulders and bulging muscles, the recent Harlan graduate is an imposing presence.
They’re both outstanding all-around players, but when junior Brett Sears of Harlan Community held a ball in his hand and senior Garret Reisz of Council Bluffs St. Albert held a bat, bad things usually happened to their opponents.
Whatever kind of rain dance Harlan attempted, it failed miserably. And without their top two pitchers, the Cyclones’ championship meeting with Davenport Assumption resembled last year’s.
Top-rated Harlan survived a wild seventh inning to hold on for a 7-6 win in the Class 3-A semifinals over No. 7 Waverly-Shell Rock at Principal Park.
Senior Jared Moser delivered Harlan Community’s biggest hit, a two-run, fifth-inning single that gave his team a 3-2 lead.
Harlan is the top-rated team in Class 3-A, has reached the championship game the past three summers and is making its eighth straight state appearance.
The last time Harlan Community didn’t reach the state baseball tournament, junior ace Brett Sears had just completed the third grade.
In Don Lyons’ final game in the purple and gold, there was no Hollywood ending: Harlan eliminated Denison-Schleswig 10-5 Monday in a Class 3-A district final.
Sydney Biermann waited until she got into her car Wednesday morning before she pulled out the letter. Glenwood coach Kylee Stanton had typed up short letters to each of her 16 varsity players and handed them out after their final practice before the postseason.
In the biggest start of his high school career, Harlan Community junior Riley Kohles received some assistance from his cousin.
It was the year of the iPad, Angry Birds and Jersey Shore. And it was the last year the Harlan baseball program didn’t end its season at Principal Park in Des Moines for the state tournament.
Knowing they had a chance at state for the first time since 2006, the Harlan boys had an extra pep in their step Saturday.
Harlan senior Tanner Fink isn’t usually one to celebrate too much.
A week after substate assignments were announced, every boys soccer team in western Iowa officially has a roadmap to Des Moines’ Cownie Soccer Park.
Frustration was mounting, but the Harlan boys knew they were right there. All they needed was for everything to break right, just once. It didn’t happen until they were in danger of losing the upper hand.
Missing two key seniors from the back line on opening night, Harlan turned to a pair of players who came off the bench last year to step up.
No. 5 Glenwood beat Harlan 82-69 in the Class 3-A, Substate 8 final at Abraham Lincoln Fieldhouse on Monday night to reach Des Moines for the first time since 2015.