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Today's News

  • Glenwood sweeps Hawkeye 10 Southern Division meet titles

    RED OAK - The Glenwood girls and boys track teams combined to win 22 gold medals to sweep the team titles at the Hawkeye 10 Conference Southern Division Meet in Red Oak last Tuesday.

    The boys won 14 events and easily out-paced runner up Shenandoah 251 to 111 in the team scores. The girls held a 201 to 142 edge over the Fillies in the point standings.

    Glenwood boys coach Mark Starner seemed pleased to just be able to compete out on the track finally.

  • Senior Moments

    During Dave Blum and Troy Mohr’s days coaching the Glenwood youth travel team together they had a post-practice routine.

    Part motivation, part inspiration, the coaches would have their youth team, who practiced at the high school gym in those days, gather at mid-court following a grueling practice.  The coaches would then direct the team to look up at the rafters where state championship banners typically hang.

    The rafters were decidedly void of basketball banners.

  • ‘Energy and Passion’

    On a chilly night, Feb. 27, 2017, 65 miles from Glenwood, on the hardwood of Harlan Community High School, a motto was born from defeat.

    The words, two simple words really, that rose from the frustration of the Rams’ 69-68 loss to Atlantic in the substate finals – their second straight such heartbreaking loss in as many years – would guide the team all off-season and into what would become a historic 2017-2018 season.

    “Unfinished Business.”

  • Rams topple defending champs, will play for state title

     Back and forth they went.

    In a state semifinal game that featured nearly a dozen lead changes and neither team extending a margin further than five points over three and a half quarters, this was a game that would be decided by a handful of plays.

    A steal. A late layup. Free throws.

    For Glenwood it was check, check and check as the Rams made all the little plays down the stretch to upend two-time defending state champion Cedar Rapids Xavier 69-63 Thursday to advance to its first ever state title game.

  • State Basketball Preview

    What is Glenwood’s reward for a thrilling 20-point comeback and the school’s first victory at state in 62 years?

    How about two-time defending state champion Cedar Rapids Xavier?

    The Rams, who battled back from a 40-22 halftime deficit to defeat Norwalk in the state quarterfinals Tuesday will face the top seeded Saints (19-6) in Thursday’s 2 p.m. Class 3A semifinals at the Wells Fargo Arena.

  • Rams Rally by Norwalk in State Quarterfinals

    Many of those in attendance at the Wells Fargo Arena Tuesday afternoon likely left Glenwood for dead at halftime.

    After the Rams opened the game missing their first nine shots and shooting 29 percent in a half that saw them trail by as many as 20 points and go into the break down 40-22, who could blame them?

    But then a funny thing happened.

    Glenwood came back to life.

  • Ram State Of Mind

    COUNCIL BLUFFS – The Glenwood Rams are going to state for the third time in program history.

    Monday night, nearly three years to the day since punching the school’s first ticket to state since 1952, the Rams survived a Harlan three-point barrage in Council Bluffs with some hot shooting of their own late in the game to preserve an 82-69 victory in the Class 3A sub-state finals. The win secured a spot in next week’s state tournament.

  • County open to sharing its attorney with Fremont Co.

    Officials from Mills and Fremont counties are continuing discussions regarding a 28-E agreement that would allow for the sharing of county attorney services.

    Mills County Supervisor Richard Crouch said the agreement is a work in progress.

    “We’ve been working on this for some time with them (Fremont County),” Crouch said.

  • First Lego team takes on real-life engineering challenges

    What competition has teams like the Aquavarks, The Dog Paddling T-Rexes, the Chewbacca Bots and the Lightning Ladies 3.0?  

    The Nebraska First Lego League (FLL) Championship event where the Draggy Dragons team from Glenwood competed Feb. 17 at the Strategic Air Museum near Ashland, Neb.

    The day was full of Robot matches, Robot Design interviews, Core Values/Teamwork interviews and Research Project presentations for the 48 teams from across Nebraska and southwest Iowa that were selected at the six Regional FLL events across the state.

  • Rams Punch Ticket To State With Win Over Harlan

     The Glenwood boys basketball team punched its ticket to next week's state tournament with an 82-69 substate final victory over Harlan Monday night. See Wednesday's edition of The Opinion-Tribune for complete coverage.