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

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

2020: A year of cancellations, challenges and successes

Athletes persevere during a year unlike any other


January 7, 2021

H-M-S made it to the third round of the playoffs in football this fall.

For high school athletes at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn and throughout Iowa, overcoming the effects of the coronavirus pandemic was as challenging as facing a tough opponent. From having seasons cancelled to competing in nearly empty gymnasiums, nothing in 2020 was normal.

Even so, H-M-S athletes made their mark whenever they could compete. The Sentinel-News looks back at how they navigated the challenges and opportunities of 2020.

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