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Kevin White is a staff writer for The Omaha World-Herald and covers western Iowa high school sports. You can follow Kevin on Twitter (@KWhiteOWH) or e-mail him at kevin.white@owh.com

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Iowa boys state basketball tournament information

102nd Iowa boys state basketball tournament
When: Monday through Saturday.
Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines.
WI qualifiers: East Mills (Class 1-A), Treynor (Class 2-A), Harlan Community (Class 3-A), Sioux City North (Class 4-A).
Television: The eight semifinal games and four championship games will be on the Iowa High School Sports Network. In the Omaha area, it’s on KPTM (Digital 3.2, Cox 121 and Mediacom 20).
Streaming: All 28 games will be streamed online for free at ihssn.com.

Tourney facts
Defending champions: Waverly-Shell Rock (3-A) and Iowa City West (4-A). Boyden-Hull (1-A) and Sheldon (2-A) did not qualify.
Western Iowa quarterfinal matchups (with seedings): Monday: 2 p.m.: No. 3 Dunkerton (25-1) vs. No. 6 East Mills (23-3). Tuesday: 12:15 p.m.: No. 3 Treynor (23-1) vs. …

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Western Iowa prep sports roundup, March 1

A brief roundup of the latest Western Iowa high school athletics news, complete with the event of the week, tourney facts, crystal ball, statistics leaders and more.

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EVENT OF THE WEEK

95th Iowa girls state basketball tournament
When: Monday through Saturday.
Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines.
WI qualifiers: Bedford (Class 1-A), Harlan Community (Class 4-A), Sioux City Heelan (Class 4-A).
Television: All five championship games will be carried live in high definition on Iowa Public Television. Game times: Friday: 6 p.m.: Class 1-A. 8 p.m.: Class 2-A. Saturday: Class 3-A: 4 p.m. Class 4-A: 6 p.m. Class 5-A: 8 p.m.

Tourney facts
Defending champions: Hull Western Christian (2-A), Davenport Assumption (3-A, now competing in 4-A), Southeast Polk (5-A). Central Lyon (1-A) …

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Iowa state wrestling tournament information

When: State duals are Wednesday. Traditional meet is Thursday through Saturday.
Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines.

Dual pairings
Class 3-A: Quarterfinals, all 9 a.m.: No. 1 seed Bettendorf (15-4) vs. No. 8 Pleasant Valley (20-7); No. 4 Cedar Rapids Prairie (20-3) vs. No. 5 Linn-Mar (22-6); No. 2 Waverly-Shell Rock (20-0) vs. No. 7 Cedar Rapids Jefferson (13-1); No. 3 Southeast Polk (20-1) vs. No. 6 Iowa City West (21-6). Consolation semifinals: 11 a.m. Semifinals: 1 p.m. 5th-, 7th-place matches: 4:30. Finals, 3rd-place matches: 6:30.
Class 2-A: Quarterfinals, all 11 a.m.: No. 1 Mediapolis (23-5) vs. No. 8 Sergeant Bluff-Luton (21-0); No. 4 Creston/Orient-Macksburg (16-0) vs. No. 5 Clear Lake (23-4); No. 2 Davenport Assumption (19-3) vs. No. 7 Webster City (23-3); No. 3 …

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Western Iowa prep sports roundup

Event of the week
Class 1-A, 2-A, 3-A District Wrestling Tournaments
When: Noon Saturday
Where: Western Iowa schools will be competing in Class 1-A at Underwood and Nodaway Valley, in 2-A at Atlantic and Sheldon, and in 3-A at Glenwood and Fort Dodge.
What’s at stake: The top two finishers in each weight class will advance to the conventional state tournament, Feb. 20 to 22 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Schedule
Girls basketball: Class 1-A regional openers, 7 p.m. Thursday unless noted. Here are the games involving WI schools:
Glidden-Ralston vs. Paton-Churdan at Coon Rapids-Bayard, 6 p.m.
Iowa Christian at Coon Rapids-Bayard, 7:30
CAM at Guthrie Center
Orient-Macksburg vs. DM Grandview Park Baptist at Saydel
Clarinda Academy at Sidney
Nishnabotna at Fremont-Mills
East …

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Western Iowa prep sports roundup

Event of the week
Hawkeye Ten Conference
Wrestling Tournament
When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Denison-Schleswig High School
Last year: Creston/Orient-Macksburg repeated as champion with 242.5 points, ahead of Glenwood (223), Clarinda (165) and Atlantic (140.5).

Schedule
Girls basketball: Fremont-Mills (15-2, 11-1) at Stanton (16-1, 12-0), 6 p.m. Friday. Fremont-Mills handed the Viqueens their first loss last Friday in the conference tournament championship game, 39-38. The Knights can climb into a share of the regular-season lead with another victory.
Boys basketball: Carroll Kuemper (11-3, 7-1) at Harlan (14-1, 8-0), 7:30 p.m. Friday. Creston handed Kuemper its first league loss Tuesday (69-62). The Knights, who handed Harlan its only loss in a nonleague encounter, can draw even with another win.

Griswold playing well
The Griswold boys basketball …

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Western Iowa prep sports roundup

Event of the week
59th annual John J. Harris
Wrestling Tournament
When: 4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Corning Activity Center
Admission: Friday: $5 adults, $4 students. Saturday: $6 adults, $5 students.
Schools entered: Atlantic, Bedford/Lenox, Central Decatur, Chariton, Clarinda, Clarke, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Creston, East Mills, Griswold, New Hampton, Missouri Valley, Mount Ayr, Nodaway Valley, Panorama, Red Oak, Riverside, Shenandoah, Southwest Iowa, Southwest Valley, Tri-Center, Wayne, Winterset.
Last year: Creston/Orient-Macksburg (222.5 points) breezed to the team title over Clarinda (140), Chariton (108.5) and Tri-Center (108).

Schedule
Boys basketball: Corner Conference tournament semifinals at Sidney. East Mills (1) vs. Fremont-Mills (4) at 6, followed by Sidney (2) and CB Heartland Christian (3) at about 7:30.
Girls basketball: Corner Conference tournament consolation and finals at Tabor. …

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Western Iowa prep sports roundup

Game of the week
Harlan at Carroll boys
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
Records: (through Wednesday) Harlan (9-1), Carroll (9-1)
Ratings: Harlan 1st state (3-A), 1st WI (4-A/3-A); Carroll 5th state (3-A), 4th WI (4-A/3-A)
Overview: One week after suffering its first loss at Carroll Kuemper, the Cyclones return to town in the first of two regular-season meetings with Carroll, which leads the Raccoon River Conference at 6-0.

Schedule
Boys basketball: Underwood at IKM-Manning, 7:30 p.m. Friday. WI 2-A/1-A No. 2 IKM-Manning is 10-2 overall and 8-1 in Western Iowa Conference play (through Wednesday), while WI No. 4 Underwood is 9-2 and 7-2.
Girls basketball: IKM-Manning at Treynor, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Treynor is rated second in western Iowa (2-A/1-A) and IKM-Manning is fifth. Through Wednesday, both …

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Western Iowa prep sports roundup

Game of the week
Harlan at Carroll Kuemper boys
When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
Records: (through Wednesday) Harlan (8-0, 5-0), Kuemper (6-1, 3-0)
Ratings: Harlan 1st state (3-A), 1st WI (4-A/3-A); Kuemper 6th state (2-A), 1st WI (2-A/1-A)
Overview: Harlan must recover from the loss of talented sophomore Kyle Juhl to an ACL injury. Coming off its state football title, Kuemper still hasn’t hit its stride on the hardwood.

Schedule
Girls basketball: Sioux City Heelan vs. MOC-Floyd Valley in CNOS Classic at Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, 6:15 p.m. Thursday. MOC-FV (10-0) is rated first in the state in 3-A and Heelan (8-0) is second in 4-A. Something has to give. Heelan leads 4-A in scoring average at 72.3 and MOC-FV is third in 3-A …

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Western Iowa prep sports roundup

Event of the week
Jennie Ed Sports Med MAC Shootout
Where: Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs
When: Thursday through Saturday
Tickets: $8 for adults, $6 for students (good for all 3 days)
Schedule
Thursday
4 p.m.: CB Heartland Christian vs. Fremont-Mills (boys)
5:30: CB Heartland Christian vs. Fremont-Mills (girls)
7: CB Thomas Jefferson vs. CB Lewis Central (girls)
8:30: CB Abraham Lincoln vs. CB St. Albert (girls)
Friday
4 p.m.: Red Oak vs. Bellevue East (girls)
5:30: Tri-Center vs. Riverside (girls)
7: Glenwood vs. Denison-Schleswig (girls)
8:30: Glenwood vs. Denison-Schleswig (boys)
Saturday
11 a.m.: CB St. Albert vs. Tri-Center (boys)
12:30 p.m.: CB Thomas Jefferson vs. South Sioux City (boys)
2: CB Lewis Central vs. Bellevue East (boys)
3:30: CB Abraham Lincoln vs. Ralston (boys)
5: …

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Iowa prep football championship schedule, picks

The schedule for the Iowa championship games Thursday and Friday, with selections by World-Herald prep rater Kevin White in bold type. All games at UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Semifinal round: 10-2 (.833). This year: 380-93 (.803).

Thursday
Eight-Man
Don Bosco (13-0) vs. Exira-EHK (12-0)
Class A
BGM (13-0) vs. West Lyon (13-0)
Class 3-A
Sioux City Heelan (13-0) vs. Washington (12-1)

Friday
Class 1-A
Fort Dodge St. Edmond (13-0) vs. Iowa City Regina (13-0)
Class 2-A
Carroll Kuemper (13-0) vs. Waukon (12-1)
Class 4-A
Cedar Rapids Xavier (12-1) vs. WDM Dowling (13-0)

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