Thursday, May 10, 2018

2019 Pre-Season Seeds

Here are next years seeds. This is assuming all go out and doesn't include any new players that might be going out next year. 

Work hard to improve your game!

1. Brock Bruns(10)
2. Jonny Cheek(12)
3. Mitchell Rueschenberg(10)
4. Jack Buman(12)
5. Adam Kohl(12)
6. Reed Boardman(10)
7. William Funke(11) 
8. Will Sonderman(12)
9. AJ Deas(12)
10. Nolan Blum(10)
11. Nicholas Anderson(10)

HCHS Boy's Finish 4th at Districts

Listen to my radio report here.

Singles Results:

1st Round--Brock Bruns(#4 seed) defeated Chris Krajicek(Denison) 6-3, 6-3
2nd Round--Brock defeated Nathan Rhedin(St. Albert's) 6-2, 6-0
Semifinal--Brock lost to #1 seed Tanner Finken(Kuemper) 0-6, 0-6
3rd/4th Place-Brock lost to #2 seed Brandon Frey(Heelan) 2-6, 1-6 to get 4th place

1st Round--Bailey Schmitz lost to Luke Hicks(Kuemper) 0-6, 6-3, 2-6


Doubles Results:

1st Round--Kaleb Kaster/Jonny Cheek defeated Thad Booth/Carson Mongan(Cherokee) 6-2, 6-1
2nd Round--Kaleb Kaster/Jonny Cheek lost to #1 seed Jaden Heiden/Sean Moran(Dension) 0-6, 2-6

1st Round--Lucas Schmitz/Mitchell Rueschenberg lost to Tyler Richardson/Layne Rinehart(Cherokee) 3-6, 5-7


Coach's Comments:

I was very happy with how Brock played today. Getting fourth place as a freshmen was a positive way to end the season for him. He had been struggling a bit lately and I thought he really picked up his game in his first two matches. If he continues to work hard, Brock has a good future in high school tennis.

Bailey started extremely slow losing the first set 0-6. Bailey bounced back by winning the second set 6-3. He was up 2-1 in the third set when his opponent, Luke Hicks, picked up his game and played like he did in the first set. Bailey's had a good season and want to thank him for his positivity and hard work the last two years.

Kaleb and Jonny played a very good first round match but unfortunately, had to play the top seeded team from Denison in the second round. Kaleb and Jonny started the season slowly but really picked up their game the last couple of weeks. Kaleb has had a great career, playing varsity all four years. He will be greatly missed. Jonny will be a very important part of our success next year.

Lucas and Mitchell just couldn't get their game going. They were down 0-4 in the first set before coming back 3-4 but then lost the next to games to lose the set. In the second set, they took the lead at 5-4 but then lost the next three games to lose 5-7. Lucas has been as big addition to the varsity team this year and has done very well at the bottom of our lineup. As a Freshmen, Mitchell will be with us awhile so I look forward to his continued improvement into next year.



See below for all the individual and team results.





Monday, May 7, 2018

HCHS Boy's Tennis Defeat Thomas Jefferson 9-0

Go here to listen to my radio report over this meet.

The Harlan Community Cyclones boy's tennis team hosted Thomas Jefferson Council Bluffs on Monday, May 7 and won the meet 9-0. The win guaranteed the Cyclones their third winning season in a row, with a 6-5 record. The Cyclones travel to Denison on Wednesday, May 9 for Districts.

Coach' Comments:

I am just really proud of how this team kept improving as the season went along. We had to replace four very good players from last year so these guys deserve a lot of credit for their hard work and finishing with a 6-5 record. This win was great for our confidence going into Districts on Wednesday. Hopefully we will play our best!

Varsity Singles:

1. Brock Bruns beat Nate Newton 8-5
2. Kaleb Kaster beat Jayden Steele 8-0
3. Jonny Cheek beat Alex Lakei 8-0
4. Bailey Schmitz beat Ryan Woolsoncroft 8-4
5. Lucas Schmitz beat Jared Thompson 8-5
6. Mitchell Rueschenberg beat Tucker Rowe 8-2


Varsity Doubles:

1. Brock Bruns/Bailey Schmitz beat Newton/Steele 8-4
2. Kaleb Kaster/Jonny Cheek beat Lakei/Thompson 8-0
3. Lucas Schmitz/Mitchell Rueschenberg beat Woolsoncroft 8-6


JV Singles:

Jack Buman beat Byron Parker 6-1
Patrick Fah beat Jaden Nusser 6-0
Adam Kohl beat McCarthy Sivard 6-2
Reed Boardman beat Miguel Cortez 6-0
Dave Hoffman beat Jordan Musgrave 6-0
Will Hoffman beat Brandon 6-0

JV Doubles:

Jack Buman/Patrick Fah beat Parker/Nusser 6-1
Adam Kohl/Reed Boardman beat Sivard/Cortez 6-3
Dave Hoffman/Will Hoffman beat Musgrave/Brandon 6-1
Brian Hanson/William Funke beat Musgrave/Brandon 6-0

Saturday, May 5, 2018

HCHS Boy’s Tennis Defeats Red Oak 7-2

The Harlan Community boy’s tennis team hosted Red Oak on Friday, May 4 and won the meet 7-2. The Cyclones are now 5-5 on the season. The Cyclones conclude the regular season on Monday hosting Thomas Jefferson of Council Bluffs before traveling to Denison on Wednesday for Districts.

Coach’s Comments:

This was a big win for us today against a young and improving Red Oak team. It was too bad that their number six was unable to play but I still thought we played very well. Kaleb, Bailey and Lucas  all won convincingly while Brock dug deep and won his tight match in a tiebreaker. I hope our momentum can carry over into our meet on Monday against TJ  and Districts on Wednesday.



Varsity Singles:

1. Brock Bruns beat Garrett Rolenc 9-8(7-5)
2. Kaleb Kaster Beat Asher Hinshaw 8-3
3. Jonny Cheek lost to Jake Echternach 2-8
4. Bailey Schmitz beat Carson Jansky 8-1
5. Lucas Schmitz beat Jacob Anthen 8-0
6. Red Oak forfeited #6


Varsity Doubles:

1. Brock Bruns/Bailey Schmitz lost to Rolenc/Echternach 3-8
2. Kaleb Kaster/Jonny Cheek beat Hinshaw/Jansky 8-5
3. Red Oak forfeited #3 doubles

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

HCHS Boy's Tennis Finish 7th at the Hawkeye 10 Tournament

Go here to listen to my radio report from the Conference Meet.

Go here to see the all the boy's and girls individual and team results from the Hawkeye 10 Conference Tournament.

Team Results:

The team tied for 7th place

#1 Singles Results:

Brock Bruns lost to Jacob Buzzard(Shenandoah) 1-8
Brock Bruns lost to Dustin Merritt(Creston) 4-8


#2 Singles Results:

Bailey Schmitz beat Spencer Cooper-Ohm(Lewis Central) 8-5
Bailey Schmitz beat #3 seed Kory Rogers(Clarinda) 9-8(7-2)
Bailey Schmitz lost to #2 seed Trevor Finnegan(Shenandoah) 1-8 in the semifinal
Bailey Schmitz lost to #4 seed Luke Hohenberger(Atlantic) 2-8 to get 4th place



#1 Doubles Results:

Kaleb Kaster/Jonny Cheek beat Kris Mintle/Josh Ruth(Glenwood) 8-2
Kaleb Kaster/Jonny Cheek lost to #2 seed(and eventual Champions) Jacob Cook/Jaden Driscoll 3-8
Kaleb Kaster/Jonny Cheek beat Austin Perrin/Nick Bartles(Shenandoah) 8-5
Kaleb Kaster/Jonny Cheek beat Garret Rolenc/Jake Echternach(Red Oak) 8-6
Kaleb Kaster/Jonny Cheek beat Kris Mintle/Josh Ruth(Glenwood) 8-1 for 5th Place


#2 Doubles Results:

Lucas Schmitz/Mitchell Rueschenberg lost to Alex Wingert/Carson Jansky(Red Oak) 8-9(4-7)
Lucas Schmitz/Mitchell Rueschenberg lost to Carter Benson/Calvin Little(Glenwood) 3-8


Coach's Comments

While we didn't meet our team goal of being in the top five, I was very happy with the play of Bailey Schmitz at #2 singles and the team of Kaleb Kaster and Jonny Cheek at #1 doubles. Bailey played his best tennis of the season finishing in 4th place and beating the #3 seed  in the process in a tiebreaker. Bailey hit well and served well and just played smart all day long in the high winds.

Kaleb and Jonny ended up getting 5th place but went 4-1 on the day and played great. They beat a good Glenwood team twice, 8-2 and 8-1 and also had a couple of tight wins over Red Oak and Shenandoah. The only tram they lost to was the eventual champion from Creston.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

HCHS Boy’s Tennis Lose to Carrol Kuemper

The HCHS boy’s tennis team hosted the Kuemper Knights on Friday, April 27 and lost the meet 2-7. The Cyclones are now 4-5 on the season and travel to Omaha on Monday for the Hawkeye 10 Conference Tournament.

Coach’s Comments:

Kuemper was a very good team so overall, I thought we competed well. I was very happy with Bailey’s win at #4 and Lucas’ win at #5.  Bailey has been struggling with his consistency recently so getting this win right before Conference will be huge for his confidence. As far as Lucas’ win, he just out battled his opponent. It was a back and forth match with Lucas down most of it but tied it at 8-8 and then won the last two to clinch the win.


Varsity Singles:

1. Brock Bruns lost to Tanner Finken 1-10
2. Kaleb Kaster lost to Cameron Pille 2-10
3. Jonny Cheek lost to Justin Schroeder 3-10
4. Bailey Schmitz beat Cole Uhlenkamp 11-10(8-6)
5. Lucas Schmitz beat Kyle Ricke 10-8
6. Mitchell Rueschenberg lost to Luke Hicks 4-10


Varsity Doubles:

1. Brock Bruns/Bailey Schmitz lost to Pille/Schroeder 4-10
2. Kaleb Kaster/Jonny Cheek lost to Finken/Hicks 2-10
3. Lucas Schmitz/Mitchell Rueschenberg lost to Uhlenkamp/Ricke 6-10


JV Singles:

Dave Hoffman beat  Matt Jansen 6-2
Nicholas Anderson lost 2-6
Will Sonderman lost 1-6
Reed Boardman lost 2-6
Tyler Buman lost 4-6
Nolan Blum lost 1-6



JV Doubles:

Will Hoffman/Patrick Fah lost to Schreck/Kraus 2-6
Adam Kohl/Devin Wilson lost to Ching/Sappe 2-6
Dave Hoffman/Tyler Buman lost to Pottebonn/Pugh 6-7(3-7)
William Funke/Miguel Mena beat Klein/Meyers 6-3
Reed Boardman/Brian Hansen lost to Schreck/Grant 2-6
Will Sonderman/Nolan Blum lost to Pottebonn/Pugh 2-6
Will Hoffman/Patrick Fah won 6-1

Thursday, April 26, 2018

HCHS Boy's Tennis Win 5-4 Over Clarinda

Go here to listen to my radio report for this match.

The Harlan Community Cyclones boy’s tennis team hosted the Clarinda Cardinals on Thursday, April  26 and ended up winning the meet 5-4.

“This was a huge win for us today,” Coach Chad Bruns said. “I knew that this meet would be close and it couldn’t have gotten any closer.” The meet was tied 3-3 after singles where Harlan won at #1, 2, and 3 and Clarinda won at #4, 5, and 6. “Brock, Kaleb and Jonny really came up big for us today. They all hit the ball very well especially considering how windy it was,” Bruns added.

The meet came down to doubles where the Cyclones won at #1 and 2. “The way we won this meet is one of the most exciting wins in my career,” Bruns added. “Kaleb and Jonny played great and won their match at #2 doubles but then Lucas and Mitchell lost at #3 doubles. We were then tied at 4-4 so the meet came down to the #1 team of  Brock and Bailey. This match did not disappoint.”

The Cyclones won the first game of the match but then trailed the entire match until they took the lead in the tiebreaker at 5-4. At one point they trailed 2-5. “I am so proud of these two for not giving up and for battling their way back into the match and getting the win. They knew what was at stake and fought through their nerves especially when Clarinda had two match points.”

The Cyclones are now 4-4 on the season. The Cyclones host the Carroll Kuemper Knights on Friday before heading to Omaha for the Hawkeye 10 Tournament on Monday.


Varsity Singles Scores(HCHS players always listed first):

1. Brock Bruns beat JD Hitt 10-5

2. Kaleb Kaster beat Brady Williams 10-5

3. Jonny Cheek beat Alex Best 10-7

4. Bailey Schmitz lost to Kory Rogers 4-10

5. Lucas Schmitz lost to Owen Smith 6-10

6. Mitchell Rueschenberg lost to Conner Brown 9-11


Varsity Doubles:

1. Brock Bruns/Bailey Schmitz beat Williams/Best 11-10(12-10)

2. Kaleb Kaster/Jonny Cheek beat Hitt/Smith 10-7

3. Lucas Schmitz/Mitchell Rueschenberg lost to Rogers/Brown 7-10



JV Singles:

Will Hoffman lost to Alex Baker 7-9
Patrick Fah beat Storm Howard 8-5
Dave Hoffman lost to Tegan Matheny 1-8
Tyler Buman lost to Tegan Matheny
William Funke beat Connor Pullen 6-1
Miguel Mena beat Cyrus Lawrence 6-1


JV Doubles:

Devin Wilson/Adam Kohl lost to Baker/Howard 2-8
Reed Boardman/Brian Hansen beat Pullen/Lawrence 6-1

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

HCHS Boy's Tennis Lose to Atlantic

Listen to my radio report here.

The Cyclones hosted Atlantic on Monday, April 23 and lost the meet 0-9. The Cyclones are now 3-4 on the year and host Clarinda on Thursday, April 26 and Carroll Kuemper on Friday, April 27. The Hawkeye 10 Conference Tournament is on Monday, April 30.

Varsity Singles:

1. Brock Bruns lost to Grand Podhajsky 2-10
2. Jonny Cheek lost to Cooper McDermott 1-10
3. Bailey Schmitz lost to Nile Petersen 0-10
4. Lucas Schmitz lost to Kaleb Flory 3-10
5. Mitchell Rueschenberg lost to Luke Hohenberger 4-10
6. Will Hoffman lost to Josh McClean 2-10


Varsity Doubles:

1. Brock Bruns/Jonny Cheek lost to Podhajsky/McDermott 4-10
2. Lucas Schmitz/Mitchell Rueschenberg lost to Petersen/Flory 1-10
3. Bailey Schmitz/Will Hoffman lost to  Hohenberger/Jake Redler 0-10



JV Singles:

Dave Hoffman lost to Jake Redler 0-6
Adam Kohl lost to Max Bateman 0-6
Tyler Buman lost to Brody O'Brien 0-6
William Funke beat Lex Somers 6-2


JV Doubles:

Tyler Buman/William Funke lost to O'Brien 1-6
Brian Hanson/Reed Boardman lost to Aaron Rothfusz/Avery Andersen 1-6
Will Sonderman/Dave Hoffman lost to Ethan Williams/Bodie Johnson 0-6
Tyler Buman/Nicholas Anderson lost to Zach Mathison/Jacob Park 3-6
Brian Hanson/Reed Boardman lost to Garrett Reynolds/Chris Krogh 6-7(3-7)

Friday, April 20, 2018

Cyclones Boy's Tennis Lose Close One to Shenandoah


The Harlan Community boy’s tennis team traveled to Shenandoah on Thursday, April 19 and lost 4-5 to go to 3-3 on the year.

For the the second year in a row, the meet ended at 5-4 but this year it was Shenandoah coming out on top. “I knew going in that this meet would be super close and it couldn’t have gotten any closer,” Coach Chad Bruns said. “Seven of the nine matches were won/lost by four games or less with four of those being by two games. It was incredibly close. We had our opportunities but they were just a bit more consistent down the stretch. I’m still very proud of the guys for battling hard.”

As far as wins for the Cyclones, #1 Brock Bruns had his most impressive win on the season over Jacob Buzzard while #6 Lucas Schmitz dug deep to win 10-8 over Nick Bartles. “Brock was down early 0-4 and was struggling mentally but eventually got his confidence back and won ten of the next twelve games. A great win for him against a good player. “I was also very happy to see Lucas fight in his back and forth match. It was a big win for him,” Bruns said.

The Cyclones won two out the three doubles matches, winning at #2 and #3. “We had been struggling in doubles in the early part of the season but we have worked on it in practice and have really improved this last week or so. It was great to see Jonny, Kaleb, Lucas and Mitchell play well and get wins today,” Bruns added.

The Cyclones host Atlantic, Clarinda and Carroll Kuemper next week on Monday, Thursday and Friday.


Varsity Singles Scores(HCHS players always listed first):

1. Brock Bruns beat Jacob Buzzard 10-6

2. Kaleb Kaster lost to Trevor Finnegan 6-10

3. Jonny Cheek lost to Austin Perrin 9-11

4. Bailey Schmitz lost to PJ Hielen 8-10

5. Lucas Schmitz beat Nick Bartles 10-8

6. Mitchell Rueschenberg lost to Tyler Courtier 9-11


Varsity Doubles:

1. Brock Bruns/Bailey Schmitz lost to Buzzard/Finnegan 2-10

2. Kaleb Kaster/Jonny Cheek beat Perrin/Hielen 10-4

3. Lucas Schmitz/Mitchell Rueschenberg beat Bartles/Courtier 9-11


JV lost 1-15 to go 2-4 on the season.

JV Singles:

Patrick Fah lost to Peyton Stephens 1-6

Will Hoffman lost to Jack Campbell 3-6

Dave Hoffman lost to Zach Harms 4-6

Adam Kohl lost to Steve Ruiz 2-6

Tyler Buman lost to Tyler Lantz 1-6

Bryan Hanson lost to Tyler Freed 3-5

Miguel Mena lost to Quentin Slater 0-6

Reed Boardman beat Reed Finnegan 7-5

Will Sonderman lost to Avery Martin 1-6

AJ Deas lost to J. Brady 0-6

Nolan Blum lost to J. Brady 2-6

Nicholas Anderson lost to Avery Martin 1-6


JV Doubles:

Will Hoffman/Patrick Fah lost to Stephens/Campbell 0-6

Dave Hoffman/Adam Kohl lost to Harms/Finnegan 3-6

Tyler Buman/Bryan Hanson lost to Ruiz/Slater 2-6

Miguel Mena/Reed Boardman lost to Lantz/Martin 2-6

Will Sonderman/AJ Deas lost to Freed/Brady 3-6

Nolan Blum/Nicholas Anderson lost to Harms/Finnegan 6-0

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

HCHS Boy's Tennis Lose to Glenwood


The Harlan Community boy’s tennis team traveled to Glenwood on Tuesday, April 17 and lost 0-9 to go to 3-2 on the year.

Glenwood dominated the singles matches winning all six matches but the matches were much closer in doubles. “Kaleb and Jonny at #2 and Lucas and Mitchell at #3 played great today,”  Coach Chad Bruns said. “Even though they lost, they kept fighting and never gave up. We lost to the best team in the conference right now so we need to keep our heads up and keep working hard.”

The Cyclones travel to Shenandoah on Thursday,  April 19.


Varsity Singles Scores(HCHS players always listed first):

1. Brock Bruns lost to Joel Ibanez 1-10

2. Kaleb Kaster lost to Adam Konfrst 2-10

3. Jonny Cheek lost to Kris Mintle 4-10

4. Bailey Schmitz lost to Carter Benson 3-10

5. Lucas Schmitz lost to Josh Ruth 4-10

6. Mitchell Rueschenberg lost to Calvin Little 1-10


Varsity Doubles:

1. Brock Bruns/Bailey Schmitz lost to Ibanez/Konfrst 1-10

2. Kaleb Kaster/Jonny Cheek lost to Mintle/Ruth 8-10

3. Lucas Schmitz/Mitchell Rueschenberg lost to Benson/Little 8-10



JV lost 3-10 to go 2-2 on the season.

JV Singles:

Jack Buman lost to Nick Bahr 1-6

Will Hoffman lost to Grant Wickham  1-6

Devin Wilson lost to Coby Meyers 1-6

Dave Hoffman beat Tanner Maxwell 6-4

Adam Kohl lost to Dylan Good 1-6

William Funke lost to Shane Pierce 1-6


JV Doubles:

Will Hoffman/Jack Buman lost to Bahr/Wickham 3-6

Dave Hoffman/Devin Wilson lost to Meyers/Maxwell 6-7(4-7)

Adam Kohl/William Funke lost to Good/Pierce 2-6

Tyler Buman/Bryan Hanson defeated Aistrope/Jacob 6-4

Miguel Mena/Reed Boardman defeated Reed/Geeser 7-5

Will Sonderman/AJ Deas lost to Meyers/Maxwell 1-6

Nolan Blum/Nicholas Anderson lost to Aistrope/Jacob 1-6

Friday, April 13, 2018

HCHS Cyclone Boy's Tennis Improve to 3-1 With Win Over Audubon

Link to my radio report.

The Harlan Community Cyclones boy's tennis team traveled to Audubon on Thursday, April 13 to take on the Wheelers. The Cyclones came out on top 8-1 to improve their season to 3-1.

"This was a confidence booster going into next weeks meets against Kuemper, Glenwood and Shenandoah," Coach Chad Bruns said. "Everyone got at least one win tonight and played well. We are going to need to play very well next week. It will be challenging but we look forward to it."

The Cyclones host Kumper on Monday and then travel to Glenwood on Tuesday and Shenandoah on Thursday.


Varsity Scores:

1. Brock Bruns won 8-2 over Bryce Jensen
2. Kaleb Kaster lost 8-9(5-7) to Aden Torneten
3. Jonny Cheek won 8-1 over Morgan Christensen
4. Bailey Schmitz won 8-5 over Harvard Kollbotn
5. Lucas Schmitz won 8-1 over Landon Frahm
6. Mitchell Rueschenberg won 8-1 over David Webb

Varsity Doubles Scores:

1. Brock Bruns/Bailey Schmitz won 8-4 over Jensen/Torneten
2. Kaleb Kaster/Jonny Cheek won 8-3 over Christensen/Kollbotn
3. Lucas Schmitz/Mitchell Rueschenberg won 8-2 Webb/Frahm


JV won the meet 2-0 and are now 2-2 on the year.

JV Singles:

1. Jack Buman won 8-1 over Gage Synder
2. Patrick Fah won 6-0 over Gage Synder

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

HCHS Boy's Tennis Defeats Lewis Central

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The Harlan Community boy’s tennis team hosted Lewis Central on Tuesday, April 10 and won the meet 6-3.

“This was a great win for the team's confidence after getting beat by Denison last week”, Coach Chad Bruns said. “It was nice to see everyone get at least one win today to help our team get the victory."

The top three players of Brock Bruns, Kaleb Kaster and Jonny Cheek all got convincing wins on the day. "These three guys needed singles wins today after starting 0-2 on the season. All three played great tennis, serving well and hitting with confidence," Coach Chad Bruns said. "It was also great to see Lucas and Mitchell get wins at #5 and #6. Lucas' match was a marathon lasting over an hour and a half while Mitchell played great after a shaky start. This was Mitchell's first varsity match so I am sure there were some nerves early on."

The Cyclones had the meet won after singles but did end up losing two out of the three doubles matches. "This was disappointing way to end the day but we still did get the win so we are happy about that," Bruns added. "We just haven't had much time to work on Doubles so we will be focusing on that in the coming days and hopefully we will improve in the coming meets."
The Cyclones, who are now 2-1 on the season, travel to Audubon on Thursday, April 12 and St. Albert's on Friday, April 13.

Varsity Singles Scores(HCHS players always listed first):
1. Brock Bruns won 10-2 over Justin Reynolds
2. Kaleb Kaster won 10-1 over Chase Johnson
3. Jonny Cheek won 10-2 over Eros Filipi-Johns
4. Bailey Schmitz lost 7-10 to Spencer Cooper-Ohm
5. Lucas Schmitz won 10-5 over Calvin Fricke
6. Mitchell Rueschenberg won 10-5 over Jake Lear

Varsity Doubles:
1. Brock Bruns/Bailey Schmitz won 10-7 over Reynolds/Filipi-Johns
2. Kaleb Kaster/Jonny Cheek lost 8-10 to Johnson/Cooper-Ohm
3. Lucas Schmitz/Jack Buman lost 1-10 to Fricke/Lear




JV lost 4-5  to go 1-2 on the season.


JV Singles:
Jack Buman won 7-5 over Zach McDaniel
Patrick Fah lost 0-6 to Carter Wells
Will Hoffman lost 1-6 to Zach Moore
Dave Hoffman lost 2-6 to Grant Benson
Adam Kohl lost 4-6 to Eli Jones
Jack Buman won 6-2 over Zach McDaniel

JV Doubles:
Jack Buman/Patrick Fah won 7-5 over McDaniel/Wells
Dave Hoffman/Will Hoffman lost 3-6 to Moore/Benson
Adam Kohl/William Funke won 6-2 over Jones/Burns

Friday, April 6, 2018

HCHS Boy's Tennis Lose to Tough Denison Team


Here is a link to my radio report.

The Harlan Community boy’s tennis team traveled to Denison on Thursday, April 5 and lost 0-9 to go to 1-1 on the year.

“I knew going into this meet that it was going to be tough as Denison has a lot of returning varsity players”, Coach Chad Bruns said. “Denison is definitely one of the top four teams in the Hawkeye 10 so we just need to move on and work to improve our play throughout the season.”

The Cyclones travel to St. Albert’s on Friday, April 6, host Lewis Central on Tuesday, April 10 and go to Audubon on Thursday, April 12.


Varsity Singles Scores(HCHS players always listed first):

1. Brock Bruns lost to Jaden Heiden 3-10

2. Kaleb Kaster lost to Sean Moran 0-10

3. Jonny Cheek lost to Jordan Torres 4-10

4. Bailey Schmitz lost to Zach Ahrenholtz 6–0

5. Lucas Schmitz lost to Caleb Seuntjens 4-10

6. Jack Buman lost to Chris Krajicek 0-10


Varsity Doubles:

1. Brock Bruns/Bailey Schmitz lost to Heiden/Moran 0-10

2. Kaleb Kaster/Jonny Cheek lost to Torres/Ahrenholtz 6-10

3. Lucas Schmitz/Jack Buman lost to Seuntjens/Austin Freese 7-10



JV lost 9-11  to go 1-1 on the season.

JV Singles:

Patrick Fah lost 0-8 to Austin Freese

Will Hoffman lost  1-8 to Logan Dahm 

Devin Wilson lost 2-8 to Harrison Kahl 

Dave Hoffman lost 0-8 to Colton Johnson

William Funke lost 4-8 to Dillon Gesy

Adam Kohl lost to Isaac Leinen 5-8

Tyler Buman defeated Boul Machar 8-3

Bryan Hanson defeated Joshua Ahrenholtz 8-1

Reed Boardman defeated Javier Gonzalez 8-4

Miguel Mena defeated Jonathon Lara 8-2

Nolan Blum defeated Christian Heilson 8-6

Will Sonderman lost to Adolfo Vargas 6-8

AJ Deas defeated Angel Sanchez 8-6

Nicholas Anderson lost to Chris Arroyo 6-8


JV Doubles:

Will Hoffman/Patrick Fah lost to Dahm/Krajicek 0-8

Dave Hoffman/Devin Wilson lost to Kahl/Leinen 8-10

Adam Kohl/William Funke lost to Gesy/Johnson 2-8

Tyler Buman/Bryan Hanson defeated Machor/Ahrenholtz 8-6

Miguel Mena/Reed Boardman defeated Gonzalez/Heilson 8-6

Will Sonderman/Nolan Blum defeated Vargas/Sanchez 8-2

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

HCHS Cyclones Open Season With Win Over Abe Lincoln

 HCHS Radio Report

The Harlan Community boy’s tennis team opened their season with a big 5-4 win at Abe Lincoln of Council Bluffs on Tuesday, March 27

“What a great way to start the season”, Coach Chad Bruns said. “We replaced four of our six varsity players from last year so to come out here and get a close 5-4 win is just great for our teams confidence.”

The teams split the six singles matches with AL winning seeds one through three and Harlan winning four through six. “AL had a very strong lineup at the top of their roster so I was very proud of Bailey(4 seed), Lucas(5), and Jack(6) stepping up and getting wins”, Bruns added.

It came down to the doubles matches where Harlan won two out of three. After losing the number two doubles match, the Cyclones won at number one doubles and at number three doubles. “Brock and Bailey played an outstanding match together at number one doubles. They served well, hit aggressively and pulled away at the end winning 8-4. Jack and Lucas struggled early but played great down the stretch winning five straight games to secure the win for our team,” Bruns said.

The Cyclones travel to St. Albert’s on Monday, April 2 and to Denison on Thursday, April 5.


Varsity Singles Scores(HCHS players always listed first):

1. Brock Bruns lost to Dalton Pregon 1-8

2. Kaleb Kaster lost to Tyler Reid’s 3-8

3. Jonny Cheek lost to Trevor Haase 5-8

4. Bailey Schmitz defeated Reed Willadsen 8-4

5. Lucas Schmitz defeated Tanner Morris 8-5

6. Jack Buman defeated Matt Rieff 8-0


Varsity Doubles:

1. Brock Bruns/Bailey Schmitz defeated Pregon/Willadsen 8-4

2. Kaleb Kaster/Jonny Cheek lost to Reid/Haase 3-8

3. Lucas Schmitz/Jack Buman defeated Morris/Rieff 8-4



JV won 8-2 

JV Singles:

Mitchell Rueschenberg defeated Mike Wailes 6-4


JV Doubles:

Mitchell Rueschenberg/Patrick Fah lost to Mike Wailes/Anthony Rodriguez 3-6

Will Hoffman/Devin Wilson defeated Carter Jones/Hunter Gerrits 7-4

Dave Hoffman/William Funke defeated Nathan Fisher/Jared Dias 6-3

Tyler Buman/Adam Kohl lost to Jonas Scribe/Thad Kinney 4-6

Bryan Hanson/Reed Boardman defeated Brady. Michele/Gideon Welsh 7-5

Miguel Mena/Nolan Blum defeated Jude Ryan/Brody Fouch 6-2

Will Sonderman/AJ Deas defeated Shunj Tamara/Andrew Petersen 6-3

Nick Andersen/Adam Kohl won 6-1 in their match 

Dave Hoffman/Tyler Buman won 7-1 in their match

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

2018 Boy's Tennis Seeds


 As of 5-4-18


1. Brock Bruns(9)
2. Kaleb Kaster(12)
3. Jonny Cheek(11)
4. Bailey Schmitz(12)
5. Lucas Schmitz(12)
6. Mitchell Rueschenberg(9)
7. Jack Buman(11)
8. Patrick Fah(12)
9. Adam Kohl(11)
10. Reed Boardman(9)
11. Dave Hoffman(12)
12. Will Hoffman(12)
13. Brian Hansen(12) 
14. William Funke(10) 
15. Devin Wilson(12)
16. Miguel Mena(12)
17. Tyler Buman(11)
18. Will Sonderman(11)
19. AJ Deas(11)
20. Nolan Blum(11)
21. Nicholas Anderson(9)



Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cyclone Tennes Statistics

Isaac Stitz
30-18 career singles record
25-16 career doubles record

Alec Plagman
30-18 career singles record
21-13 career doubles

Josh Cheek
18-16 career singles record
33-17 career doubles record

Caleb Rasmussen
9-3 career singles record
14-5 career doubles record

Kaleb Kaster
15-15 career singles record
28-17 career doubles record

Jonny Cheek 
6-6 career singles record
11-6 career doubles record

2017 record-7-5
2016 record-8-4
2015 record-2-8
2014 record-5-6


Friday, May 12, 2017

Cyclones Get 4th Place at District Tennis

Coach's Comments:

What a District Tennis meet this was! It was the most competitive and closest District meet in my 20 years of coaching tennis. Unfortunately, we were the team that ended up in fourth place(top three teams move on) and lost two semifinals matches that would have put three people to State Tennis. I though we played hard but just didn't make enough shots to win the big points that you need to do to win the match.

Overall, we had a great season and want to thank the five Seniors that will be graduating-Isaac Stitz, Alec Plagman, Josh Cheek, Caleb Rasmussen, and Joey Fields. They have all been a huge part of our success this year, and with the exception of Caleb who joined tennis this year, the last three to four years. All five of them will be missed greatly!


Listen to Coach Bruns' District tennis report here.

Singles:

Isaac Stitz was seeded #1 in the singles tournament and ended getting 3rd place and is an alternate to State Tennis.

1st Round-Bye
Quarterfinals-Defeated Caleb Williams(Atlantic) 6-1, 6-1
Semifinals-Lost to #4 seed Caleb Hammerlink(Ballard) 5-7, 6-4, 1-6
3rd/4th place Match-Defeated #3 seed Jaden Heiden(Denison) 4, 6, 6-1, 1-0(7-5)


Alec Plagman was not seeded

1st Round-Lost to Kaleb Flory(Atlantic) 3-6, 7-6, 5-7


Doubles:

Josh Cheek and Caleb Rasmussen were seeded #3 the doubles tournament and ended up getting 4th place.

1st Round-Defeated Nile Petersen/Luke Hohenberger(Atlantic) 6-4, 6-4
Quarterfinals-Defeated Zach Ahrenholtz/Jordan Torres(Denison) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Semifinals-Lost to #2 seed Mosher/Echer(Ballard) 2-6, 6-4, 4-6
3rd/4th Place Match-Lost to Cam Pille/Justin Schroeder(Kuemper) 2-6, 4-6

Kaleb Kaster and Bailey Schmitz were not seeded.

1st Round-Defeated Brice Jensen/Adam Torneten 2-6, 6-1, 6-3


Team Results:

1. Carroll Kuemper-17-Kuemper wins via tiebreaker
2. Ballard-17
3. Atlantic-16
4. Harlan-13


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Cyclones Get Third Place at the Hawkeye 10 Conference

The Harlan Community Cyclones came up big in the Hawkeye 10 Conference Tournament for the second year in a row finishing in third place. Every player got 5th place or higher with Isaac Stitz leading the way with a 2nd place finish in the #1 singles tournament.

"I am so proud of this team today," Coach Chad Bruns said. "We were prepared and it showed. Everyone played great tennis and that really helped out the team point wise which explains our third place finish. To have everyone finish 5th place or higher is just incredible. There were a lot of great players here today so it really shows how determined everyone was, especially in the heat.  I also want to thank my player-coach Preston Mulligan. He has done a great job all season and was outstanding today in helping coach Alec Plagman, Kaleb Kaster and Jonny Cheek when I was not at their matches."


Listen to Coach Bruns' radio report here.


#1 Singles-Isaac Stitz-Not Seeded-Got 2nd Place--3-1 Record

Pigtail Match-Beat Cole Scheidle(Lewis Central) 8-3
1st Round-Beat Alex Chekal(#1 Seed-Glenwood) 8-4
Semifinal-Beat Tanner Finken(#4 Seed-Kuemper) 8-6
Final-Lost to Dalton Stoaks(#2 Seed-Shenandoah)3-8

Comments: I am so proud of how Isaac played today. After an up and down season, I have been telling him he is one of the best players in the Conference and is capable of making a run if he stays focused and positive. Everything played out almost perfectly for him and it was great to see him play the best tennis of his career today.
I can't say for sure, but there haven't been many non-seeded players in the finals in the #1 singles tournament over the years from what I remember. To beat the #1 and #4 seed, both of whom Isaac had lost to before, is a huge accomplishment.

#2 Singles-Alec Plagman-#3 Seed-Got 5th Place--2-1 Record

1st Round-Lost to Nile Petersen(Atlantic) 7-9
Consolation Semifinal-Beat Justin Choi(St. Albert's) 8-3
Consolation Final-Beat Justin Buzzard(Shenandoah) 8-4

Comments: Alec drew a very tough player in the first round, Nile Petersen from Atlantic. Nile was undefeated this season for a very strong Atlantic team at #4 singles and is also the son of former Atlantic tennis coach, Shawn Petersen. I knew it would be a tough match for Alec and sure enough it was. Alec was down 0-4 to start but battled back and got real close at the end but just couldn't get over the hump. I am very proud of how Alec bounced back and won his next two matches to get 5th place.

#1 Doubles-Josh Cheek/Caleb Rasmussen-Not Seeded-Got 3rd Place--3-1 Record

Pigtail Match-Beat Alex Best/Bradie Williams(Shenandoah) 8-4
1st Round-Beat Conner Andersen/Sam Weber(#3 Seed-Denison) 8-5
Semifinals-Lost to Jacob Cook/Jaden Driscoll(#2 Seed-Creston) 5-8
3rd/4th Place Match-Beat Justin Schroeder/Reed Rawlings(#4 Seed Kuemper) 8-6

Comments: Josh and Caleb played great today. Both rose to the occasion and beat two seeded teams and came close to beating the #2 seeded team from Creston as well. They did everything you have to do in doubles to have success-get first serves in, volley and lob well, hit away from the person at the net and finish overheads. Josh and Caleb are great competitors and are usually the better athletes on the court in their doubles matches. These two traits definitely helped them out yesterday. Great, great day from these two!

#2 Doubles-Kaleb Kaster/Jonny Cheek-Not Seeded-Got 5th Place

Pigtail Match-Beat Emilien Florentine/Tristin Davidson(Creston) 8-5
1st Round-Lost to Matt Detlinger/Colin Uhlenkamp(Kuemper) 1-8
Consolation 1st Round-Beat Ryan Messinger/Garrett Rolenc(Red Oak) 9-8(10-8)
Consolation Semifinal-Beat Sam Narmi/Christian Boer(St. Albert's) 8-5
Consolation Final-Beat Tyler Luckado/Owen Smith(Shenandoah) 8-5

Comments: First, let me start by saying that Kaleb Kaster has only lost one match in the #2 doubles tournament in two years with a 7-1 record. He won the #2 doubles championship last year with Josh Cheek. Great job!
Kaleb and Jonny went 4-1 on the day. That is a lot of matches for anyone in one day, especially in 90 degree heat. These two dug down deep and fought hard and played great tennis in the process. besided getting 5th place and going 4-1 on the day, the highlight for this team was the Red Oak match. Red Oak had three match points in the tiebreaker but Kaleb and Jonny found a way to comeback and win. Outstanding!

Final Team Standings

1. Carroll Kuemper-25
2. Atlantic-22
3. Harlan-21
4. Denison-Schleswig-20
5. Glenwood-19
6. Shenandoah-11
7. Creston-9
8. Clarinda-8
9. Red Oak/St. Albert's-4
11. Lewis Central-1