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Getting back in the win column

Softball team tops Jays, Falcons to end week 2-2

The Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn softball team combined strong hitting and aggressive play to defeat Gehlen Catholic, 9-2, on June 14 in Hartley.

The victory came after two losses in which the Hawks were limited to four hits in each.

"The bats came alive and the girls tested them on the bases," said Hawk coach Stephanie Bronstad.

Two-out singles in the first inning by Gracie Knobloch and Abby Otto, along with an error, led to two runs. A two-run double by Knobloch and a single by Morgan Grooters were part of a four-run second inning, and a double by Abby Kunzman and a single by Kinsey Schirmer in th...

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