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SPORTS/2 }ages Fri. ATHLETIC Gun Club members compete at state CEDAR FALLS - Three members of the Harlan Gun Club had impressive showings at the Iowa State Shoot here last week- end. Dan Kaufman of Harlan took first place in Class B of the Iowa Doubles Championship with a score of 95. The event was held last Friday. On Saturday, Harlan's Bill Brower took first place in Class B of the Iowa 16-Yard Clay Target Championships. Brower shot a 197. Another local champ was Andy Sondag of Harlan. He took In,st place in the sub-junior division of the Handicap Championships with a score of 90. That competition was held on Sunday. Cyclonette swim team to meet Jennifer Peters Continued from Page 7A Her statistics over the past two seasons are truly amazing. She struck out only twice and committed a single error this season. She remembers that error very vividly. "Last year, I felt some pressure at the end of the season when I found out about the streaks," she said. "I got it over with quickly this year. In a way it was a relief because you can't expect to go forever without striking ouL I can remember the error because it was so stupid. It was an easy throw to second after I fielded a ball. I remember thinking, 'You dummy. Why'd you throw the bali so hard?'" Peters was a catcher and shortstop her freshman season. When Coach Randy Plait took over the team, he quickly con- All girls interested in competing with the Harlan Community Cy- , clonette swim team this fall will have their first practice on Wednes- day, August 23, at 9 a.m. All girls must have physicals completed and insurance forms completed before practices start. For more information, contact Cyclonette Coach Dave Lathrop at 263-3022. verted her to an outfielder. It was a switch that has paid off many times over for both Peters and the Cyclonettes. Softball has provided some great moments for Peters and her teammates. The squad has finished third in the state the last two seasons. The team's accomplish- ments this year really haven't fully sunk in yet, according to Peters. She commented, "You look at the final ratings in Class 2A and there's Charles City and Boone No. 1 and No.2. We beat both of those teams in tournaments. When the season was over, it was rmlly an upper because of what we had done." The current season opened with plenty of apprehension. The Cyclonettes were losing four of five positions up the middle - catcher, shortstop, pitcher and second base. The only middle player returning was Peters in center field. It took awhile but the team steadily began to see they were good enough to return to state. "We started to realize how good we were after we had won the Hawkeye Eight with a 14-0 record. Beating Ames and Boone were big games, too," she said. Peters also excelled in three other sports. She averaged 18.3 points for the girls' basketball team that finished 18-2 overall and was rated among the top five all season long. She was also one of the area's top hurdlers in track competition. She said of the other three sports, "I love to hurdle. That's why I went out for track. It was fun this year because we put together some good relay teams, too. I really enjoyed my senior track season the most. "I was happy with our basketball sea- son. It was disappointing to lose (to Atlan- tic) in tournaments, but you can't expect to go to state all the time. The softball season really helped get over that. "Volleyball is fun because it's so dif- ferent from the other sports. It's really fun when you can beat teams like Atlantic or Lewis Central because they're so tough in every sport." But Peters' allegiance keeps returning to softball. She's headed for the University of Northern Iowa this fall where she re- ceived a scholarship for softball. She plans on majoring in elementary education. Peters is the first Cyclonette to win the Harlan Newspaper Softball Player of the Year award. Interestingly, a Cyclone base- ball player is honored as the area's top player this season, too. Jennifer is the daughter of Carl and Judy Peters of rural Harlan. PAST HARLAN NEWSPAPER PLAYERS OF THE YEAR 1989 - Jennifer Peters, HCHS, outfield 1988 - Nancy Frieze, Tri-Center, pitcher 1987 - Kathy Meier, I-K-M, pitcher 1986 - Kirn Jacobsen, EH-K, outfield 1985 - Beth Gawley, Irwin-Kirkman, pitcher 1984 - Wendy Kay, Tri-Center, shortstop Duane ---------- Continued varsity games as a more, he didn't throw com Itition as a junior. I sure wish I would pitching last year," said surprised that I the beginning of Brnck told me 1 I wouldn't throw more I1 turned out to be more camps, the infield - no Brus did well despite his lack with a of his losses The team finished but that was better than plated. He explained, '2 going seniors we lost. We than I a part of that. He pitcher in just one Brus expects to career at Sim next spring but That was when his senior, "I didn't expect much as I did," he always been my far behind. Going to realize just how There are six or seven both baseball and know it's possible." . Brushas been recruitea back at Simpson. He won Final racing at Shelby Co. Speed- way is tomorrow The final racing of the 1989 season at the Shelby County Fair- grounds will be held tomorrow (Saturday). The event will not be the same as the two previous com- petitions this year. Stock car races will begin at 8 p.m. There will be two heats with and A and B feature. There will also be a trophy dash and a powder puff competition. On the line will be $2,300 in prize money. Admission for rs is $3 for adults and $1 for stndents 12 and under. Pre-schoolers are free. Iowa's No. 3 Team: 1989 Harlan Community Cyclonettes- The HCHS girls' softball team finished third In the state tournament last Kathy Wegner, Kelly Buhman, Beckie Greer; week. Members of the team included, front, from left: Jill Fuhs, Ronda Kenkel, Kathl Funk, Jennifer Peters, Tricla Wegner, Tonya Goeser, Amy Hendrlckson; Middle: Angle Bruck, Jenny Bruck, Lisa Smith, Suzle Bleker, Christy Brock, Back: Coach Randy Platt, Jenny Schiltz, Ann Goetz, Michelle Spetman, Jenny Merrill, Angle Goeser, Gale Adams, Christine Ahrenholtz and Assistant Coach Dan Hill. fall. Classmates Curt Jacobsen and 1987 Kloewer are also play football. Another Heese, is a student Brus plans on athletic trainer. how much he loves Simpson cannot letes. "You just have to this level in Duane is the son Bruce of rural 1989 - 0uane BinS, 1988 - 1987 - 1986- Brian 1985 - 1984 - Harlan Utilities wins city SB battle For the seventh time in 10 games, Harlan Municipal Utilities beat the City of Harlan in softball action. The winners took a 7-6 vic- tory. Danny Schmitz had a three-run homer for the winners while Joe Zaccone was filed for his defense. Ben Post was the honorary MVP for Harlan Utilities. Terry Cox was the winning pitcher while Charlie Conrad took the loss. Openings available for Panama slow- pitch SB tourneys PANAMA -The 13th annual Panama Slowpitch Softball Tom'- naments will be held August 18-22. There will be two tournaments of eight teams each - mixed and men's. To enter or for more informa- tion, call 489-2736. Gene Adams plays for Iowa All-Stars LEMARS -Gone Adams, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wells Adams of Harlan, is a member of the Iowa District I Little League All-Stars. The All-Stars will he represent- ing Iowa for the 13th time at the National Baseball Congress World Series to he held in Springfield, Missouri, August 11-16. The Dis- trict I squad has placed fourth or better 11 times and were second last year. For the past two weeks the team has participated in tournaments in Edina, Minnesota, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They compiled a 7-3 record at the two tourney and fin- ished with five straight victories. The team is coached by Bob Bitterly of LeMurs and is made up of teams from 11 different leagues in western Iowa. Adams is being sponsored by Harlan National Bank, Squealer Feeds and I-Iarlan Auto Mart. Football workouts begin on Monday The high school football sea- sons has its official opening next Monday when the fh-st day of prac- tices can be held. The Harlan Newspapers' coverage of the 1989 season begins next Tuesday with a brief look at what each area team's fans might expect this fall: Sched- ules for area teams will also be printed. Shelby Co. gets 7 gold medals - Area residents do well in second Iowa Games AMES -Shelby County residents accounted for seven gold medals in the Iowa Games held last weekend. Five of the golds came in cycling while the other two were in volleyball and Tae-Kwon-Do. Zack Roecker of Harlan was the big winner among area competitors. Roecker won three events in cycling competition. He took first place in the 56-mile road race, 12-mile time trial and the criterium. The latter is a five-mile race over a one-mile circuit. He competed in the 11-15 year old division. He was 13th among all 300 people that competed in the road race. Zack's brother, Josh, also took home a gold medal as he partnered with Gina Pierce of I-Iarlan to win the 11-15 year old division of the co-ed team 56-mile road race. Greg, father of both Zack and Josh, also competed in the time trial and crit- erium events but did not place. Robin Johnson of Defiance, a member of Shinn's Tae-Kown-Do Club in Harlan, took a gold medal in the blue belt forms division of Tae-Kown-Do. He competed in the senior's class. Johnson was also third in the heavyweight jndo competition. Vance Peterson of Harlan also competed in judo competition. Marcy Klein of Harlan earned a gold medal as a member of the first place volley- ball team in the 18-and-under division. Klein played for the Toledo Girls, one of 16 teams in competition. Several other area residents earned medals in the competition. Billy and Chris Cundiff of Harlan each earned medals in high jump competi- tion. Billy took the silver in the 10-and- under division while Chris took the bronze in the 14-and-under division. Both boys also competed in the free throw and shoot- around competition in baskethall. Basketball brought another medal to Harlan as Toshia Klinkefus took third in the free throw contest for 13-14 year old girls. She also competed in the shoot- around competition, as did her brotherRob in the 11-12 year old division. The only other medal for Shelby County was won by Eric Kumm of rural Manilla. He ran in the open division of track and field and was on the third place 1600-meter relay team. The other three runners were from Denison. Tatum Rust of I-Iarlan qualified for the finals in the 100-meter dash for 11-12 year old girls but bad weather forced cancella- tion of the finals. She also ran in the 200 and 400-meter dashes. She was fourth in her 200-meter heat but only the top three advanced to the finals. Other Shelby County residents that competed and their events were: Todd Anderson, rural Marne, bowling; Dale Brincks, Irwin, track and field; Dan Newlin, Harlan, tennis; Todd Petersen, Harlan, cycling; Vance Peterson, I-larlan, judo; and Austin Rauterkus, Defiance, track and field. Iowa Western Baseball IWL All-Stars 17, Omaha Giants 1 The Iowa Western League All- Stars had their final tune-up before the big game today (Friday) at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, NE. The IWL beat the OmahaGiants 17-1 in a gameplayed at J. J. Jensen Park here Tuesday. Jim Bruck of Portsmouth had two homers while Lenny Gubbels of Portsmouth and Myron Bissen of Ear- ling each had one for the victors. Pitch- ing the game were Jarod Juelsgaard of Elk Horn, Al Wilson of Earling and Scott Daugherty of Cumberland. The IWL All-Stars will face the Dodge County, NE, All-Stars in a 4 p.m. game today. The two teams have split their two previous encounters. Tickets are available at Rosenblatt. In addition to attending the IWL vs Dodge County game, tickets entitle the buyer to stay for the Denver vs Omaha AAA game. It's also mug night at the ballpark so ticket buyers receive a free mug. Panama 18, Pisflah 8 PANAMA - Panama defeated Pis- g 18-8 in the first round of the Panama Picnic Tournament held Monday eve- ning. Panama will face Cumberland in the finals this Sunday at 2 p.m. Cumber- land beat Elk Horn 9-8 in the other fwst round game Wednesday. For Panama, Ron Chamberlain had a homer, double and single; Dan Stess- man two singles and a double; and Larry Klein three singles. Kyle DeBuse pitched the win with relief help from Ron Chamberlain. Tony Clark had a double and homer for Pisgah. Steve Ericksen hit a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth to give Cum- berland a one-run victory in the other semifinal game. Scott Dangherty was the winning pitcher in relief. I:'laph ............ 012 04100 : 1H E Panama .......... 00042417 18 16 6 t  iv R H E Elk Horn ....... 012 200 300 8 9 3 Cumberland.002300103 9 $ 6 AII-SWI teams , ,, Continued from Page 7A Three Harlan Community Cycion- ettes are among the first team choices. They are pitcher Jill Furs, shortstop Kathi Funk and outfielder Jennifer Peters. Join- ing those two on the first unit are Tri- Center first baseman Lisa Casson and Shelby-Tennant catcher Nikki Graybiil. The second team softball choices in- clude pitcher Sarah Brich and third base- man Mindy Schafer of Tri-Center; out- fielder Tricia Wegner and first baseman Amy Hendrickson of Harlan Community; outfielder Toni Rasmussen of Irwin-Kirk- man-Manilla; and catcher Chantil Larsen of Walnut. The first team baseball picks include two area pitchers - Kyle DeBuse of AvoHa-Shelby-Tennant and Tom Pe- tersen of Elk Horn-Kimballton. The sec- ond team choices include pitcher Corby Schulte and catcher Troy Schulte of Harlan Community; outfielder Travis Justice of Tri-Center; and shortstop Joel Juelsgaard of Elk Horn-Kimballton. Following are the honorable mention picks in softball: Ande Rasmusse n, pitcher, 1-K-M; Kay Hundt, pitcher, Shelby,Tennant; Shannon Kite, catcher, EH-K; Kathy Herbst, first base, Shelby- Tennant; Tonya Goeser, third base, HCHS; Amy Hodne, second base, I-K-M; Staci Maloy, shortstop, I-K-M; Angle Huttmann, infield, Shelby-Tennant; An- drea Nelsen, shortstop, AvoHa; and Na- talie Hitchcock, outfield, Tri-Center. The honorable ball included: Kevin Center; Gene Bueher, Marry Bmnsmann, catCher, Christofferson first Brus, infield, EH-K; Jim Dermody, Todd I-Iansen, Denning, outfield, A-s-T. ckle For 3 00NcH H0ms :!ii :: garage wil S:( ab 755-5446 1, 1016 6th St., Harlan peted With Io of cu ! oom. :Largeutih l Sundayand Vlew iisfihe home: STOP SUNDAY & INSPECT THESE FINE HOMES.