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After a strong start to the season, the Hiawatha Braves hosted Silver Lake for their second round of doubleheaders on the American Legion season on Sunday afternoon, but Post 66 saw their momentum stopped abruptly by the visiting teams, as they suffered run rule losses in both games after a …

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Coach Nick Dowell hoped that increased numbers out for the Horton Charger track team would bode well for the team’s success this season, and that came to fruition as the team qualified six team members for the Class 2A State meet. The athletes who qualified at last week’s Regional took to Wi…

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Five members of the Hiawatha Red Hawk track squad competed at the 3A State meet in Wichita this weekend after a strong season in the Big 7, and qualifying for the meet based on their performances at last week’s Regional. All five competitors showed well at the meet, with three runners bringi…

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The Sabetha Country Club hosted last week’s KSHSAA Class 3A Regional golf meet, where one member of the Hiawatha Red Hawk golf team represented the school for one final time. Caden Lillie, last season’s State qualifier, took the course and competed for the final time in his high school career.

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Some say success breeds confidence and just examining how the season went its evident the Highland softball continued to become a more confident team with their success throughout the season leading to the best finish at the National tournament in school history, finishing in the Top six.

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Highland softball opens the NJCAA Division II National tournament on positive note grabbing 7-2 win over Kankakee.

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Behind a 3-0 weekend in Topeka, Kansas the No. 5 Highland softball team earned a trip to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Clinton, Mississippi by winning the Region VI District E Tournament title.

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The Highland softball rolled up two more KJCCC wins with a Scottie sweep on Wednesday winning 10-2 in six innings and 10-2 in five innings over Cloud County.

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Friday marked the middle schools League Meet in Royal Valley, as the junior Red Hawks hit the track and field to take on the best around the Big 7.

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The Hiawatha Middle School track team hosted the Hiawatha Invitational on the 29th, and the Hiawatha team posted strong results on the day.

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Hiawatha had one of its better chances to pick up a win since the first games of the season on Tuesday night, but a timely Doniphan County hitting and a series of miscues swung the tide in the other direction in the final inning of the second game, as the Braves came away with a pair of losses.

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Summer is in full swing as are games at Bruning Park in Hiawatha.

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Hiawatha had one of its better chances to pick up a win since the first games of the season on Tuesday night, but a timely Doniphan County hitting and a series of miscues swung the tide in the other direction in the final inning of the second game, as the Braves came away with a pair of losses.

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Summer is in full swing as are games at Bruning Park in Hiawatha.

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The Bears this summer will hold their 18th consecutive training camp at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, with report date set for Thursday, July 25, and the first of 11 practices open to the public kicking off Saturday, July 27 at 8:15 a.m.

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The Hiawatha American Legion Senior team played a trio of games this weekend, as they hosted Falls City for one varsity game, and had an opportunity to avenge a pair of losses against Corning with a doubleheader on Saturday.

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The Hiawatha American Legion team traveled to Oskaloosa last week to play a Northeast Kansas League matchup against the Oskie squad. Hiawatha overcame a rough early game to play a competitive second match, but in the end the Braves dropped each game.

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Two local baseball coaching legends were honored Sunday in a field-naming ceremony at Wathena.

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Photos from summer 2019 activities in Hiawatha, including baseball and swim meets. Photos by Josephine May, Josey May and Adam Clay.

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The Post 66 Braves took a break from Northeast Kansas League play on Sunday, traveling to Corning for a pair of games. After a rough game one, the Braves kept the second game tight, but still came away with the loss to move their record to 2-10 on the season.

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The Hiawatha Post 66 American Legion team hosted Seneca on Friday night, and suffered through a cold spell with their bats in the early game, followed by improved output in the second, but came away with a pair of losses for their effort.

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Editor’s Note — This story about Hiawatha graduate Brianna Schmitz was reprinted with permission from the Emporia Gazette.

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The Hiawatha Legion baseball team took to the road for the first time this season on Wednesday night, as they visited Doniphan County for a doubleheader. The Braves could not get their bats going as they dropped both sides of the double dip, falling to 2-4 on the season.

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The American Legion baseball season is underway, and the Hiawatha Post 66 Braves opened summer play with a sweep of the visiting Leavenworth squad, as they earned 13-2 and 5-3 wins at Noble Park last week.

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After a strong start to the season, the Hiawatha Braves hosted Silver Lake for their second round of doubleheaders on the American Legion season on Sunday afternoon, but Post 66 saw their momentum stopped abruptly by the visiting teams, as they suffered run rule losses in both games after a …

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Coach Nick Dowell hoped that increased numbers out for the Horton Charger track team would bode well for the team’s success this season, and that came to fruition as the team qualified six team members for the Class 2A State meet. The athletes who qualified at last week’s Regional took to Wi…

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Five members of the Hiawatha Red Hawk track squad competed at the 3A State meet in Wichita this weekend after a strong season in the Big 7, and qualifying for the meet based on their performances at last week’s Regional. All five competitors showed well at the meet, with three runners bringi…

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Highland softball opens the NJCAA Division II National tournament on positive note grabbing 7-2 win over Kankakee.

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The Sabetha Country Club hosted last week’s KSHSAA Class 3A Regional golf meet, where one member of the Hiawatha Red Hawk golf team represented the school for one final time. Caden Lillie, last season’s State qualifier, took the course and competed for the final time in his high school career.

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The season is complete for the Hiawatha softball and baseball teams, which means it is time for All Big 7 teams to be announced, and the high school revealed on Monday that three members of the baseball team and two from the softball squad had been given All-League honors.

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A chance to compete at the State track meet was on the line as the Horton Chargers took part in their Class 2A Regional track meet at JCN on Friday afternoon. A handful of team members cashed in on that opportunity, with four individuals and one relay qualifying for the State competition.

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Silver Lake was the site of Friday afternoon’s Class 3A Regional, as the Hiawatha Red Hawk track team competed for the opportunity to represent the school at the State track meet. Five Red Hawks earned their way into the season’s final meet.

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Doniphan West freshman Elle Williams is headed to the state track meet in the 800-meter run. Williams qualified at the regional meet in Washington, Kan., with a time 2:31.60, which earned fourth place.

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The Hiawatha Post 66 American Legion baseball team will be starting action soon. Coaches are needed for the Legion and the Junior Legion teams to begin practice immediately. Games will start the week after Memorial Day.

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Starting slow was not an option for the Lady Red Hawks on Monday night, as they visited top-seeded St. Mary’s in opener of their class 3A Regional, unfortunately the Hawks could not find the momentum they needed and could not recover despite keeping the game within striking distance, eventua…

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The Hiawatha baseball program has only been around for two years, and they have gone two-for-two in the first round of their stacked Regional, as they pulled off yet another upset on Tuesday night, sending Marysville home for the year by a score of 3-1.

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The Hiawatha golf course was the site of Friday’s Big 7 League golf meet, and two of Hiawatha’s competitors took their swings along with the rest of the field.

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The Horton track team took part in the Northeast Kansas League meet on Thursday afternoon, and returned with one league champion and strung together a solid team effort for the day.

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The new Maple Lanes and their new management joins with the nationwide “Kids Bowl Free” summer bowling program, giving away thousands of dollars of bowling to local youth.

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Friday marked the middle schools League Meet in Royal Valley, as the junior Red Hawks hit the track and field to take on the best around the Big 7.

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Behind a 3-0 weekend in Topeka, Kansas the No. 5 Highland softball team earned a trip to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Clinton, Mississippi by winning the Region VI District E Tournament title.

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Postseason track has hit Hiawatha, and the Red Hawks hit back on Thursday afternoon, as they posted one of their strong performances of the year at Jeff West to earn a handful of Big 7 individual championships.

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The Hiawatha Middle School track team hosted the Hiawatha Invitational on the 29th, and the Hiawatha team posted strong results on the day.

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The scramble to get in games in the final rain-soaked weeks of the baseball and softball regular seasons came to an end last week, as both teams moved their games to Sabetha, but managed to get their games in against Bluejays, while their Holton games were cancelled and not rescheduled.

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Last Thursday marked the final regular season meet of the year for the Hiawatha Red Hawk track team, as they visited Nemaha County for the Sabetha Invitational.

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The Red Hawk tennis team traveled to Lawrence on Friday afternoon, where Bishop Seabury hosted a Class 3-2-1A Regional to finish their 2019 season.

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The Horton track team visited Sabetha on Thursday to compete in the Sabetha Invitational, and came away with a handful of top finishes as the squad wrapped up the regular season.