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 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...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 26, 2022

Harders to run track at Central

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn graduate Lydia Harders will continue her athletic career with the women's track and field team at Central College in Pella. While at Central, Harders plans to major in...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 26, 2022

It was a wild one

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn put together two big scoring innings against Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire, and the Hawks needed every run they got to preserve a 10-7 home field win on May 18. The...

 

H-M-S coach recognized with 25-year service award

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn assistant girls' track coach Jim Thomas was among those recognized during a special presentation at the 2022 state track and field meet on May 21. He received a plaque which...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 26, 2022

Running again for some hardware

Competing against some of the state's best track athletes, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn claimed medals in three Class 1A girls' events at the state meet last week in Des Moines. Senior Jasmine Lux and...

 
 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 26, 2022

Great end to a great season

The old adage about saving the best for last could apply to Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's final events at the 2022 state track meet. The Hawks ran school record times in the Class 1A sprint medley and...

 
 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:...

 

Boys' link season ends

A sixth-place finish at the Class 1A boys' sectional golf tournament brought an end to the season for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn. Playing at Primghar Golf and Country Club on May 11, the Hawks recorded a...

 

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