(Harlan) On one hand Harlan's run to the 2013 boys state basketball championship game could seem improbable. Harlan lost three games in a row at one point in the regular season and and have had to beat the #1 and #2 ranked teams in the state along the way. They entered the postseason with a 15-6 record.
On the other hand though, Harlan has been there time after time. Over the last three year's alone the Cyclones have made state tournament runs in football, baseball, and basketball that have seemed, at one point or another, to be highly unlikely.
Saturday night Harlan will play in their 6th basketball state championship game in the last 16 years. For the Harlan fans, cheering a team on in a state title game is nothing new.
Harlan Boys Sports Championship History
Baseball (2 State Titles, 2 Runner-up)
Basketball (2 State Titles, 3 Runner-up)
Football (12 State Titles, 8 Runner-up)
Cross Country State Qualifications
1999 Runner up
Morris Somerville, 1940
Brett Gallinger 1998
Doubles Teams (all finished as runner-up)
Pete Ruesher and David Thomsen 1985
Dan Newlin Jamie Burmeister, 1988
Track and Field (2 Team Titles)
1954 Class A Champion
2003 Class 3A Champion
Wrestling (1 Team Title)
Team Champion in 1967
*3 separate individual champions in program history