By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Never let off the gas pedal

Hawk boys win first conference title; 4 qualify for all-WEC teams


October 19, 2023


The H-M-S boys won the program's first team title at the War Eagle Conference cross country meet at Paullina. Team members are, from left to right: Moises Gonzalez, Damian Dodge, Ryan Grotluschen, Aiden Bush, Easton Teal, Carter Dolphin, Blaine Finster and George Vargas. Dodge (seventh), Grotluschen (eighth) and Bush (10th) qualified for the all-conference team.

The boys' cross country team at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn has recorded some notable accomplishments in the past, including two individual all-conference champions. But prior to this season, H-M-S had never won a conference team title.

So history was made when the Hawk boys topped the team standings of the 2023 War Eagle Conference cross country meet on Oct. 10 at Paullina.

H-M-S finished first with 53 team points, out-distancing George-Little Rock/Central Lyon with 70 and Akron-Westfield and MMCRU with 73. Hinton scored 108 points and South O'Brien finished with 113.

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