The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

'I'm glad we at least have a season'

Summer sports teams dealing with COVID-19 changes


June 18, 2020


H-M-S outfielders take live fly balls during practice Tuesday morning. Teams must follow special precautions this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Practice time is limited and game schedules are compressed, but Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's high school baseball and softball coaches prefer that to seeing their sports cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic

"I'm glad we at least have a season," said softball coach Carissa Post. "The girls really enjoy seeing each other and doing something together."

Hawk baseball coach Jeremy Gloden said he was "50-50" on whether the season would happen. But after hearing that Gov. Kim Reynolds gave the go-ahead, Gloden was ready to head to the diamond for the start of practices on June 1.

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