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 By Mike Petersen    Sports    January 27, 2022 

Wrestlers wrap up Siouxland season

The 2021-22 Siouxland Conference dual wrestling season ended with Okoboji/H-M-S splitting with MOC-Floyd Valley and Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, on Jan. 20 at Orange City. After suffering a close loss to...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    January 27, 2022 

Defense and discipline

BY MIKE PETERSEN Competing for the entire game, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn combined tough defense and disciplined offense to hand South O'Brien a 52-41 loss on Jan. 18 at Paullina. South O'Brien quickly...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    January 27, 2022 

Pioneers compete at Herb Irgens Invitational

Five individuals from the Okoboji/HMS wrestling team placed during OABCIG’s Herb Irgens Invitational last weekend at Ida Grove. The only H-M-S wrestler to place was Nick Bronstad, who finished third at 285 pounds. Bronstad pinned Colton Wieland of...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    January 27, 2022 

The formula for success

Mixing together better shooting, fewer turnovers and more scoring output, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn came up with a winning formula to defeat South O'Brien, 54-43, on Jan. 18 at Paullina. The Hawks had...

 

Defense rules

Defense played a big role in ending the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn boys' basketball team's four-game losing skid. Playing solid defense throughout the game, the Hawks held off Sheldon's late charge to...

 

Scoring lulls are Hawks' downfall

The final minutes of the first half and the start of the third quarter settled the outcome of a girls' non-conference basketball game between Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn and Sheldon. During that time the...

 

Siouxland dual sweep for Okoboji/HMS

Okoboji/HMS wrestlers broke into the win column in Siouxland Conference action during a double dual on Jan. 13 at Milford. The Pioneers opened the night with a 51-32 win over Sheldon/South O'Brien....

 

Double the action on the mats

Okoboji/HMS wrestlers opened the post-holiday schedule with a pair of quadrangular meets hosted by South Central Calhoun on Jan. 4 and Pocahontas Area on Jan. 6. At Rockwell City, the Pioneers were 1-2 in duals, defeating Alta-Aurelia (60-23) and...

 

Opponents get the early jump

Taking advantage of Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's defensive lapses, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire jumped out to an early lead and extended it with a big third quarter to earn a 72-62 win on Jan. 4...

 

Not hitting the mark

Statistics weren't impressive and neither was the point total, but the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn girls' basketball team did enough to defeat Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire, 38-37, on Jan. 4 at...

 

Pioneers finish 4th at Clear Lake Invite

Okoboji/HMS finished fourth as a team at the Clear Lake Invitational on Jan. 8. Three squad members from H-M-S competed. Nick Bronstad was runner-up at 285 pounds, winning by fall over Caleb Cooper of Forest City (1:47) and Gage Jorgenson of...

 

A year to remember

Like any year, 2021 had moments of success and disappointment for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn athletes. But the high points were noteworthy and included achievements on the biggest stages. The...

 

Shorthanded but still battling

Facing the No. 1-ranked girls' basketball team in Class 3A with a full roster would have been a daunting task for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn. But to do so with a depleted team was even more challenging....

 

Defensive dominance

There was no lack of defense for either Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn or Unity Christian in their War Eagle Conference basketball game on Dec. 21 in Hartley. But the visiting Knights were best able to...

 

1 step forward, 2 steps back

Significant contributions from several players helped Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn defeat West Bend-Mallard, 66-55, in a non-conference girls' game on Dec. 13 in Hartley. Scoring leaders were Lydia Harders...

 

Dodd decides on Dordt

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn senior Connor Dodd is one of 29 players on the initial list of recruits who plan to join the Dordt Defender football program this fall. Dodd officially signed with Dordt on...

 

Just out of reach

Wrestling fans who like dual winners to be determined in the final matches were in luck on Dec. 16 at Rock Rapids, as three Siouxland Conference contests involving Okoboji/HMS, West Lyon and Central...

 

Not quite a sweep

A strong first half gave Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn a comfortable lead over visiting West Bend-Mallard, but the Hawks had to withstand the Wolverines' second-half comeback in order to earn a 66-45...

 

Pioneers finish 7th at Austin Roberts Memorial Tournament

The Okoboji/HMS wrestlers wrapped up the pre-holiday schedule at the Austin Roberts Memorial Tournament on Saturday. Seven individuals placed during the 15-team invitational at Spencer, and the Pioneers finished seventh as a team overall. H-M-S...

 

A different kind of hurt

After building double-digit leads in each half, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn saw the momentum swing to Sioux Central over the final 12 minutes, setting the stage for their 68-63 come-from-behind win Dec. 6 in Hartley. The Hawks led throughout the first hal...

 

Okoboji/HMS splits duals at Sioux Center

By nearly identical scores, Okoboji/HMS split a double dual with Hinton and Sioux Center on Dec. 9 at Sioux Center. The Pioneers won the opener against Hinton, 46-30, but Sioux Center turned the table...

 

Consistent scoring leads to third-place finish

Okoboji/HMS had only one individual champion at the Bob Roethler Invitational, but a pair of runner-up finishers and two wrestlers who finished third helped lift the Pioneers to third place as a team Saturday at Emmetsburg. Nick Bronstad placed...

 

H-M-S Dance Attack places at state contest

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Dance Attack traveled to Des Moines on Dec. 1 to compete in the 46th annual Iowa State Dance and Drill Team Association's dance competition. Two hundred forty-seven high school...

 

The right start makes a big difference

Scoring the first eight points set the right tone for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn during a 68-48 boys' basketball win over visiting Trinity Christian on Dec. 3. Whether from inside or outside, the Hawks...

 

Second-half defense tames the Tigers

A strong second half was a key factor in Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's 53-42 win over Trinity Christian on Dec. 3 in Hartley. It was the Hawk girls' first win of the season. H-M-S got off to a fast start,...

 

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