Brody Deren threw for 275 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Cyclones to an easy win over the Tigers, where they set eight championship game records. Ben Hall caught three of those scoring strikes, while also rushing for a TD and amassing over 150 yards receiving. Paul Bruck caught the other touchdown pass and Ryan Fagan and Todd Sondag ran for scores in the game.
Taylor Frederick poured in 25 points to lead the Cyclones to a dominant win over the Wildcats in the state semifinals. Taylor Wagner, who hit four 3-pointers against Carlisle in 2014 at state, went one further with five treys and 15 points in the game to help Harlan to its third straight state title game.
Jordyn Moser scored 13 points, hitting a long jumper with less than two seconds remaining, to give the Cyclones a win over the Lancers in the opening round of the state tournament. Jess Schaben dominated the paint with 16 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocked shots, also knocking away North Scott's full-court pass which made the clock run out. Taylor Wagner knocked down three 3-pointers and scored 13 points in the game as well.
Dylan Barrett rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns, while Brian Kloewer added 131 yards of total offense, catching and rushing for a score to lead the Cyclones to a win over the Dutch. Michael Kaufmann threw two TD passes in the game, with the other going to Adam Cave. Matt Hoch rushed for 111 yards on offense and added two tackles for loss on defense to pick up MVP honors for Harlan, who picked up its 12th state championship with the victory.
Kevin Osborn knocked down five 3-pointers and scored 17 points in a state championship win over the Dutchmen, but his only 2-point basket put the Cyclones in front to stay in a thrilling overtime conquest. Osborn was named to the all-tournament team, as was AJ Arkfeld, who poured in 22 points in the title game to earn captain honors of the squad. Neil Gross and Adam Leinen added 14 and 13 points, respectively, while Brad Blum was the fifth Harlan player in double figures with 10 points.
The Cyclones trailed by 13 with six minutes left in the game before going on a 19-0 run to eventually take down the Cadets for the first state basketball championship in school history. Jeff Bissen scored 14 points and hit three 3-pointers during the pivotal run, while Joel Osborn added 17 points on his way to being named captain of the all-tournament team. Greg Applegate posted a double-double with 12 points and 18 rebounds and Billy Miller chipped in 10 points for a balanced Harlan attack.
Rob Klinkefus threw touchdown passes to Justin Cox and Bryan Buckholdt to lead the Cyclones to a state championship win over the Hawks. Matt Leinen rushed for a score in the game and Billy Cundiff kicked two field goals for Harlan, who won its fourth title with the victory.
Jess Schaben posted a double-double with 33 kills and 15 digs on her way to captain of the all-tournament team, as the Cyclones downed the Hawks to win their second straight state volleyball championship. Taylor Frederick added 11 kills and a pair of blocks on her way to all-tournament team honors, while Kenzie Swanson also made the team, dishing out 50 assists and serving up aces on the final two points of the match. Asia Kloewer led the Harlan backline effort with 17 digs and four service aces.
With the Cyclones trailing 13-7 with 2:13 left in the game, Pat Shelton knocked the ball away from the Sailor quarterback Chris Kleiman and Don Klitgaard picked up the ball and took it 65 yards for an eventual game-winning touchdown. Mike O'Brien iced the game with an interception to give Harlan its third straight state championship. Brad Svendsen hit Gene Gettys Jr. with a second quarter touchdown pass for the other Cyclone score.
Nick Tarney had two hits and drove in four runs to earn game MVP honors as the Cyclones routed the Wildcats to pick up their third state baseball championship. Dillon Sears added two hits and scored four times, while Kyle Juhl chipped in two runs and two RBIs. Brett Croghan drove in two runs at the plate and pitched a complete game, striking out six for the win. Nick Foss scored twice in the game as well and Jared Moser had two hits and drove in two runs for a balanced Harlan attack.
Mark Blum rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Cyclones to their third straight state championship win. Shawn Doran threw touchdown passes to Neil Gross and Adam Leinen and Jonathan Davis intercepted two passes from Hawks' quarterback BJ Hermsen.