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Junior golfers hack it at Meadowbrook

The Junior Golf Academy at Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club near Hartley had 26 junior golfers this year. The academy was held each Wednesday in June with the fourth week being a three-hole...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    July 21, 2022

3 Hawks earn initial WEC softball recognition

The three Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn softball players named to the 2022 All-War Eagle Conference teams have something in common: they are all first-time selections. Freshman Gracie Knobloch was named...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    July 21, 2022

Hardballers receive all-conference recognition

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn baseball player Jacob Cates was named to the All-War Eagle Conference first team for the 2022 season. The sophomore, who was honorable mention all-conference in 2021, led H-M-S...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    July 14, 2022

Building process takes positive steps forward

For some softball programs, a 10-15 season record would be a step backward. For Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn it could be a sign of better things to come. With a roster primarily comprised of freshmen and...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    July 14, 2022

A season of ups and downs for H-M-S

The 2022 baseball season started on an up note for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn and a 3-2 record in the final five regular season games was a plus. But the Hawks also suffered through a 10-game losing...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    July 14, 2022

A break in the momentum

A seven-run second inning gave Sibley-Ocheyedan all the scoring it needed to hand Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn an 11-2 loss in a Class 2A regional softball quarterfinal game July 6 at Ocheyedan. S-O had...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    July 7, 2022

Doomed again by a big inning

The Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn baseball team may have felt as though they were in a time warp during the opening round of the Class 1A district baseball tournament. In an eerily similar inning to one...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    July 7, 2022

Bats come alive against Wolverines, Tigers

South O'Brien's first-inning lead was no stumbling block for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's baseball team, which came back to claim a 5-3 win on June 27 in Hartley. Two hits and an error allowed the...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    July 7, 2022

And what a week it was

Wins on three consecutive nights helped Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's softball team improve its final regular season record to 10-14, doubling their win total from a year ago. The week could have started...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    June 30, 2022

A win and the one that got away

As had often been the case during a 10-game losing streak, the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn baseball team fell behind early against West Bend-Mallard. But there was one crucial difference in the June 21...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    June 30, 2022

It all came together

It isn't often that a softball team can be out-hit and still win by seven runs. But that was the scenario in Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's 9-2 victory over George-Little Rock. G-LR had a 5-4 edge in hits d...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    June 30, 2022

Quick endings to softball games

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn lost twice during the Okoboji softball tournament on June 25 at Milford. Okoboji overcame an early deficit to earn a 15-5 win. The Hawks led 3-1 after one inning but the...

 

Postseason play to begin for baseball, softball teams

H-M-S, S-O to play in regional softball tourney Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn will play Sibley-Ocheyedan in the quarterfinal round of the Class 2A Region 1 softball tournament. The game will be played at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, at the S-O softball...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    June 23, 2022

Tough month continues for H-M-S hardballers

The month of June has been a winless one for the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn baseball team, which extended its losing streak to 10 games last week. Remsen St. Mary's, the top-ranked team in Class 1A, took...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    June 23, 2022

Working to pull through the slump

Runs remained at a premium for the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn softball team, which scored just twice in four games last week, all of which were losses. H-M-S had only two baserunners in an 11-0 home loss...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    June 16, 2022

Softball team splits 2 games at South O'Brien tourney

Improved play by Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn was evident in the results of two games at the South O'Brien softball tournament on June 11. The Hawks lost their first game with Ridge View, 9-5, but there...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    June 16, 2022

Stuck in a funk

The issues that challenged Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's baseball team to begin the month continued against three War Eagle Conference opponents last week. In action against Akron-Westfield, the Hawks were...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    June 16, 2022

Close isn't enough against Westerners

Akron-Westfield may have won the battle, but Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn put up quite a fight. Playing on June 6 at Akron, the Westerners (1A No. 13) needed three late runs to preserve a 5-1 victory in...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    June 9, 2022

Late comeback salvages split

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn needed a late rally in the softball game to salvage a split with Cherokee on Saturday, June 4. On the softball diamond, H-M-S and Cherokee each scored a run in the first...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    June 9, 2022

Promising start doesn't carry through in 2 losses

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's baseball team entered the Memorial Day weekend having lost back-to-back games, but the post-holiday schedule began with a convincing 11-4 win over South O'Brien at Paullina....

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    June 9, 2022

They came to play

After being shut out the first half of the game, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn scored 12 runs over the final three innings to roll past South O'Brien, 12-7, on May 31 at Paullina. Early scoring...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    June 2, 2022

Progress turns into success on softball diamond for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn

After showing progress in their first two games, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's softball team put all the pieces together to defeat Harris-Lake Park, 16-4, on May 27 in Hartley. Five Hawks had big nights...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    June 2, 2022

Just 1 inning is the difference for Hawk hardballers

One baseball game was close and one game wasn't. In both cases, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn came out on the short end of the score. In action on May 26 in Hartley, H-M-S gave up the lead in the fifth...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 26, 2022

Pitching is the centerpiece of young H-M-S softball team

Pitching is a key ingredient to the success of any softball team, and that will definitely be the case for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in 2022. In addition to the importance of pitching itself, H-M-S's...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 26, 2022

Looking to continue the momentum in 2022

Coming off the first double-digit win season in seven years, the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn baseball team is setting its sights on even better things in 2022. Graduation losses leave some important positi...

 

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