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 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 23, 2024 

Growth shows in H-M-S softball program

The growing pains that the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn softball program endured in previous years are paying dividends. With several athletes having multiple years of playing experience, H-M-S has both...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 23, 2024 


It is extremely difficult for a baseball team to win a game if it fails to put the ball in play. Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire found that out trying to hit against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 23, 2024 

Plenty of new faces

The Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn baseball team has several positions to fill for the 2024 season. Graduation and other player losses have created several lineup openings to be filled by a young group of...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 23, 2024 

Making his mark at state

Adam Schierholz added his name to the list of Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn athletes who finished in the Top 8 in their events at the state track and field meet in Des Moines. Competing in the Class 1A...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 23, 2024 

Hard work pays big dividends

A handful of Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn golfers have gotten to the cusp of qualifying to play in the girls’ state tournament, but none could get over the hump. All of that is history now, as Gracie Knobloch will play in the Class 1A state tournament o...

 By Nick Pedley    Sports    May 16, 2024

Lightning win first home game in Everly

The home debut of the Northwest Iowa Lightning ended in victory Saturday afternoon in Everly. Playing at the former Clay Central/Everly High School, the Lightning defeated the Midwest Rampage 16-14.... Full story

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 16, 2024

Hawks reach full potential at qualifying meet

A personal-best effort paid big dividends for Adam Schierholz at the Class 1A state qualifying meet. Competing in the discus throw, he placed first to earn an automatic berth in the state track and...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 16, 2024

Still playing

Just as they did for most of the season, two Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn golfers finished near the top of the standings at the Class 1A girls' regional first-round tournament. Playing at the Aurelia Golf...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 16, 2024

Mission accomplished

Having finished last and scoring just one point at the Class 2A state qualifying meet in 2023, a top priority for the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn girls' track and field team this spring was to improve on...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 16, 2024

Stiff competition

Playing with some of the best golfers in northwest Iowa, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn competed in a Class 1A boys' sectional golf meet on May 8. The meet was played at the Otter Valley course south of...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 16, 2024

Last chance for victory

Remsen St. Mary’s and Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn wrapped up their War Eagle Conference dual schedules with a meet on May 6 at Remsen. St. Mary’s was the winning team, 172-201, led by the Top 4 players on the leader board: Hunter Pick 41, Ty Tritz, 42,...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 16, 2024

1 stroke makes a big difference in final dual

A stroke here or there was all that kept Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn from earning its third War Eagle Conference girls’ golf dual victory. Remsen St. Mary’s hosted the final dual on May 6 and escaped with a 230-231 win. Gracie Knobloch was top med...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 16, 2024

H-M-S boys finish fourth in final meet of 2024

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn scored 75 points and finished fourth overall in the boys’ competition at the Sioux Central track and field meet on May 6. Damion Hansen won the shot put in his first varsity competition. His best effort was measured at 45 f...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 16, 2024

Hawk girls finish regular season at Sioux Central

The final girls’ regular season track and field meet featured solid performances by Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn athletes. Sioux Central hosted the meet on May 6. Lexi Croatt earned another first-place finish in the 3000 meters (13:56.76), Hannah Tessum w...


05/09/24: Local Sports Briefs

State qualifying track meet today at Armstrong Track and field athletes from 14 area schools will compete in a Class 1A state qualifying meet today (May 9) at Armstrong. Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn and six other War Eagle Conference schools are among...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 9, 2024

Hawk girls near end of WEC dual play

The end of the War Eagle Conference girls’ dual golf season was in sight when Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn played MMCRU on May 3 at Marcus. The hosts won the second-to-last dual of the season, 226-236. Continuing their consistent play, Gracie Knobloch a...


Hawks lose twice in boys' golf dual action

Excellent scores by both opponents in War Eagle Conference boys’ golf duals resulted in losses for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn. Playing at Marcus on May 3, the Hawks lost to MMCRU, 155-188, despite recording one of their best team totals of the season. T...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 9, 2024

Accepting the challenge

The War Eagle Conference girls' golf tournament did not quite turn out as planned. After starting play at the Willow Creek Course in LeMars with the intention of golfing 18 holes, a 90-minute rain...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 9, 2024

Leading all the way

Crowning a conference champion and scoring more than twice as many points as they did in 2023 were measures of success for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn during the girls' competition at the War Eagle...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 9, 2024

Battling back

The effort was consistent but scoring was up and down for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn at the War Eagle Conference boys' golf tournament. The 18-hole event was played April 29 at Willow Creek Golf Course in...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 9, 2024

The farther the better

Distance mattered for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in the boys' competition of the War Eagle Conference track and field meet. The Hawks scored well in the throwing and long running events during the meet...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 2, 2024

Improving at the perfect time

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn girls' track and field athletes did not amass a large number of team points at the Okoboji Relays, but they turned in several personal-best performances during the meet on...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 2, 2024

Chasing victory on the links

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn boys' golfers cut 28 strokes off their team total over the course of the week but still fell short of victory in War Eagle Conference dual action. Playing at Hull on April 22,...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 2, 2024

Flexing their muscles

The strength of the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn boys' track and field team showed again during the Okoboji Relays. Three throwers recorded Top 4 finishes during the meet on April 22 at Milford. Jacob...

 By Mike Petersen    Sports    May 2, 2024

2 in a row

The Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn girls' golf team won its first War Eagle Conference dual meet of the season on April 23, defeating George-Little Rock at Sanborn Golf and Country Club. The Hawks finished... Full story


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