By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

From Our Files

1948: Hartley girls finish fourth at state tourney


March 9, 2023

• March 11, 1948

Approximately $68,000 worth of farm machinery and livestock was sold at an auction at the Arnold W. Metz farm south of Hartley. An estimated 2,000 to 2,500 persons from as far away as 100 miles gave the Metz farm the appearance of a county fair.

In as thrilling fashion as anyone could imagine, Hartley narrowly missed victory in the final seconds of their fourth game at the girls’ state basketball tournament. In the final 15 seconds, June Sampson tried three consecutive shots, each one of which was a “heartbreaker,” in and out of the basket. The game ended 40-39 in f...

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