Sixty players from all 16 area teams are represented on the Globe Gazette's 2021 All-Area Football Team.
Class A, District 2 was home of the state champion West Hancock football team. It also was home to some of the best players in the state.
The West Hancock defense held strong in the final two minutes of the game to earn a 19-14 win over Grundy Center in the Class A state title game.
The West Hancock football team earned a 19-14 win over Grundy Center in the Class A state championship game on Thursday at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls.
All of the season's triumphs and hardships have led to this moment for the West Hancock football team. A familiar foe stands in the way of a state title.
Six area teams had winning records, two were conference champs and Osage qualified for state again. The Globe Gazette's 2021 All-Area volleyball team is here.
The West Hancock football team looked right at home at the UNI-Dome.
The West Hancock football team rolled through East Buchanan, 37-0, in the Class A state semifinals on Thursday morning at the UNI-Dome.
It's easy to feel the excitement in the air in Hancock County.
West Hancock girls basketball head coach Paul Sonius only had one goal when he first got started: A trip to the state tournament. Soon, he'll be a Hall-of-Famer.
The football field in Britt is named 'Sanger Field' for a reason. Mark Sanger says his father, Bob, would have been proud of the Eagles after their quarterfinal win on Friday.
Behind a shutout on defense, and explosive plays on offense, the West Hancock football team is moving on.
The West Hancock football team has another chance at the UNI-Dome on Friday.
Forget about the offense. Let's talk defense. Because this West Hancock defense is historically good.
Led by Mathew Francis and Mitchell Smith on offense, and another shut-down performance on defense, the West Hancock football team is moving on.
Every year in late October, there's always a special buzz around Britt.
After a regular season of highs and lows for North Iowa volleyball teams, Iowa high school athletic conferences have begun to release all-conference teams.
All the mileage, all the hill workouts and all the 5,000-meter races come down to Wednesday and Thursday night.
A breakdown of the seven area playoff games on Friday night, three of them featuring teams playing at home.
Did you blink?
Comparisons to the 2019 West Hancock state title team to the 2021 version, particularly on the defense side, is not a topic Mark Sanger can come up with an easy answer.
West Hancock grabbed a district title after winning, 36-0, against visiting North Butler in Britt on Friday.
Osage's football team felt it was a couple plays away from being unbeaten in Class 2A, District 3. Rattling off four wins a row, three of them by 17 or more, was a suffice consolation prize.
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura football advanced to the playoffs after defeating visiting team Forest City on Friday.