HCHS Boys Basketball coach Mitch Osborn is recognized for becoming the fourth coach all-time in Iowa with 700 wins before a game vs. Creston on February 14. Osborn is presented with a plaque and basketball before giving a speech.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jess Schaben poured in 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds on her way to captain of the all-tournament team as the Cyclones downed the Bobcats for their first state championship in girls basketball. Taylor Wagner knocked down some clutch free throws late to ice the game and was also named to the all-tournament team.
Taylor Frederick scored 17 points to lead the Cyclones to their second straight state championship win over the Bobcats. Frederick was honored as captain of the all-tournament team, averaging over 20 points and 10 rebounds in the three tournament games. Jess Schaben was also named to the all-tournament team and added 14 points in the game, while Elle Kloewer chipped in 11 points.