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 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 19, 2022 

Running among the fastest in the state

Some of the fastest times for sprint events at Class 1A state qualifying meets were recorded at Lawton, and Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn was one of the teams that ran them. The Hawks didn't win any...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 19, 2022 

Their effort was everything

Victories in three relays and two individual events were among the highlights for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's girls at the Class 1A state qualifying meet. The meet was held at Lawton on May 13....

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 19, 2022 

H-M-S qualifiers for state track and field meet

Eleven track and field athletes from Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn will compete in a total of 12 events at the state meet this week in Des Moines. The lineup of events for H-M-S girls' qualifiers is:...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 19, 2022 

WEC boys' teams wrap up regular season

War Eagle Conference boys’ golf teams wrapped up the regular season at The Ridge Golf Club in Sioux Center, where the conference tournament was played on May 9. Nick Bronstad was the highest finisher for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn at 16th overall,...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 19, 2022 

Two steps forward

Having finished ninth a year ago at the War Eagle Conference girls’ golf tournament and in the dual standings, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn moved up two spots in 2022. H-M-S was the seventh-place team at the conference tournament on May 10 at The Ridge...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 19, 2022 

H-M-S has 3 all-conference golfers in 2022

Three golfers from Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn have qualified for the War Eagle Conference first or second teams for the 2022 season. Junior Elise Haack finished No. 10 in the girls' standings and made...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 19, 2022 

Course proves challenging at regional meet

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn saw its girls' golf season come to an end on May 13 during Class 1A regional first-round play at Primghar Golf and Country Club. The Hawks finished sixth among eight competing...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Community    May 19, 2022 

From Our Files

• May 22, 1947 A statewide move to stamp out the menace of flies in Iowa was being translated into action in Hartley. The local fly control committee established the goal of making the community and outlying farms fly-free during the summer. A...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    May 19, 2022 

Keeping the process moving forward

Response to letters asking Royal residents to clean up their properties was encouraging, but city council members want to make sure that further progress is made. According to discussion on May 9, over 50 initial courtesy letters were sent to...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    May 19, 2022 

Slow down and enjoy the moment

The 36 graduates of the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Class of 2022 were reminded during the graduation ceremony on Sunday to live in the spirit of their class motto: "If you have the opportunity to play...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    May 19, 2022 

Administrative change in store at H-M-S Middle School

The resignation of Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's middle school principal was accepted and a new administrator for the 5-8 building was named during the school board meeting on Monday. Corey Ramsey...

 

From Our Files

• May 15, 1947 The membership of the Hartley Chamber of Commerce voted to incorporate the local organization and adopt a set of bylaws. A committee comprised of Lyle Shinkle, Ed Popp and Henry Wieditz was appointed to revise the bylaws proposed by...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 12, 2022

Final week split for H-M-S linksters

A 195-202 win over West Sioux gave Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn a split in War Eagle Conference boys' golf dual action last week. The final meet was played on May 6 at the Hawarden Golf Club. H-M-S players...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 12, 2022

Hardest working athlete awards presented to 2 H-M-S seniors

Two Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School students were recognized for their dedication to Hawk athletics with the Hard Working Athlete Award. The awards were presented to seniors Kaley Pearson and...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 12, 2022

1 champion, 2 runners-up at War Eagle meet

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn crowned a War Eagle Conference boys' champion and had two runner-up finishes at the 2022 track and field meet hosted by Hinton on May 3. The Hawks' all-conference qualifier...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 12, 2022

Golfers win twice in final week

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn wrapped up the dual portion of the girls' golf season with a victory May 6 at Hawarden. The Hawks recorded a team total of 222 while West Sioux did not have a score as only two...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 12, 2022

Moving on up

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn moved up two places and more than doubled its team score from a year ago at the War Eagle Conference girls' track and field meet. Hinton hosted this year's event on May 3. H-M-S...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 5, 2022

Best performances translate into 2 wins

Season-best performances led to two wins for the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn girls' golf team on April 29 at Sanborn. The meet was a makeup date for earlier-scheduled events. In War Eagle Conference play,...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 5, 2022

Another win for the golfers

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn split a boys' golf double dual with South O'Brien and Sioux Central on April 29 at Sanborn Golf and Country Club. South O'Brien edged H-M-S by one stroke (183-184) to win the Wa...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 5, 2022

Relays, field events shine for H-M-S boys' tracksters

First-place finishers in two relays and the discus throw were among the top performances by the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn boys’ track and field team at the John Larson Relays. The meet hosted by North Union was held April 28 at Armstrong. Ryan...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 5, 2022

Happy to get on anybody's track

Putting together a complete lineup has been tough for the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn girls’ track and field team, and so has been being able to compete due to the uncooperative nature of the weather. Some of those issues were overcome last week and...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 5, 2022

Golf, track teams enter postseason next week

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn’s golf and track and field teams will enter Class 1A postseason competition next week. H-M-S will play in the boys’ golf sectional at Primghar on Wednesday, May 11. Tee-off is at 10 a.m. Other competing teams are...

 
 By Mike Petersen    News    April 28, 2022

Instrument maintenance fee under consideration at H-M-S

A maintenance fee for school-owned musical instruments and possible increases in admission prices to War Eagle Conference athletic events were discussed this month by the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn school...

 

From Our Files

• May 1, 1947 Drawings of a new church were heartily approved by the building committee of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Architect Thorwald Thorsen, of Forest City, drew plans for a building of modern Gothic style. A meeting of the congregation...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    April 28, 2022

They could finally play

After having four of the first five meets of the season either rescheduled or cancelled, the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn boys' golf team was able to host a War Eagle Conference meet on April 21. Led by...

 

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