http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sports/rss.xml en Glenwood fourth at state tennis http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-fourth-state-tennis <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/glen_tennis_better_0.jpg" alt="The Glenwood tennis team wrapped up an historic season that saw them go 13-0 in regular season duals and win the Hawkeye 10 Conference championship with a fourth place finish at the Iowa State Boys Tennis Team Tournament." title="The Glenwood tennis team wrapped up an historic season that saw them go 13-0 in regular season duals and win the Hawkeye 10 Conference championship with a fourth place finish at the Iowa State Boys Tennis Team Tournament." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p class="rteindent1"> DES MOINES - The Glenwood boys tennis team&rsquo;s historic undefeated season came to an end in the Class 1A state tournament semifinals at the Waveland Tennis Complex in Des Moines last Tuesday.</p> <p> The Rams, who entered with a perfect 13-0 dual record, dropped their semifinal match to LeMars 5-0 and then fell 5-0 to Grinnell in the consolation round to finish fourth.</p> <p> Glenwood coach Kevin Tucker said his team was disappointed in the finish, but not in the heights they reached this season.</p> Titans get by Rams 2-0 in regional semis http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/titans-get-rams-2-0-regional-semis <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dmyterko_glen_defense_good.jpg" alt="Council Bluffs Lewis Central controlled the ball for much of the first half as the Titans sprinted out to a 2-0 lead with one goal coming from Allie Dmyterko (above left) in their regional win over Glenwood." title="Council Bluffs Lewis Central controlled the ball for much of the first half as the Titans sprinted out to a 2-0 lead with one goal coming from Allie Dmyterko (above left) in their regional win over Glenwood." align="left" hspace="6" width="107" height="85" /><p> COUNCIL BLUFFS - Council Bluffs Lewis Central dominated possession and scored two first half goals to end Glenwood&rsquo;s season 2-0 in the girls Class 2A, Region 2 semifinals last Tuesday in Council Bluffs.</p> <p> <br /> Much like its 3-0 win May 13 over the Rams, the Titans got a quick lead, controlled the ball and never let Glenwood find its offensive rhythm.</p> Ram softball takes two from Kuemper http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/ram-softball-takes-two-kuemper <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/van_ness_lyndie.jpg" alt="Lyndie Van Ness recorded a pair of complete-game victories in the circle for Glenwood last week." title="Lyndie Van Ness recorded a pair of complete-game victories in the circle for Glenwood last week." align="left" hspace="6" width="90" height="85" /><p> The Glenwood softball team got two complete-game pitching performances and some clutch hitting in a Hawkeye 10 Conference double-header sweep of Kuemper Catholic Thursday.</p> <p> The Rams (5-1 overall, 4-1 in the conference) won game one 4-1 and then rallied in game two for a 6-5 victory in extra-innings.</p> <p> Game one starter Lyndie Van Ness dominated the Knights&rsquo; bats, striking out five, scattering five hits and allowing just one earned run in the compete-game victory.</p> Glenwood drops pair to Kuemper in Hawkeye 10 http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-drops-pair-kuemper-hawkeye-10 <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cade_van_ness_makes_takes_at_home.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Cade Van Ness puts the tag on Kuemper Catholic’s Izak Baumhover in the fourth inning of game one Thursday night. The Knights would go on to win game one 7-1." title="Glenwood’s Cade Van Ness puts the tag on Kuemper Catholic’s Izak Baumhover in the fourth inning of game one Thursday night. The Knights would go on to win game one 7-1." align="left" hspace="6" width="124" height="85" /><p> Glenwood recorded 16 hits combined in the two games but could never string together a sustained rally in a pair of losses to Kuemper Catholic in a Hawkeye 10 Conference double-header Thursday.</p> <p> <br /> The Rams (2-4 overall, 0-3 in the conference) got down early and despite a seventh inning rally to trim the gap dropped game one 7-4. The Knights won the nightcap 5-3 to compete the sweep.</p> Rhodes hard work pays off with state golf bid http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rhodes-hard-work-pays-state-golf-bid <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rhodes_kobe_mug.jpg" alt="Kobe Rhodes" title="Kobe Rhodes" align="left" hspace="6" width="54" height="85" /><p> Kobe Rhodes first picked up a golf club when he was 4 years old.</p> <p> As a youngster, he played in some youth tournaments, hit the ball around the links and never putting much time or effort into his time on the course.</p> <p> At age 14, Rhodes got serious &ndash; and his game seriously improved.</p> Rams down Harlan, head to substate semis http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams-down-harlan-head-substate-semis <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/alicia_leu_girls_soccer.jpg" alt="The Rams’ Alicia Leu (No. 17) scored a goal and recorded an assist in Friday’s substate victory over Harlan. " title="The Rams’ Alicia Leu (No. 17) scored a goal and recorded an assist in Friday’s substate victory over Harlan. " align="left" hspace="6" width="82" height="85" /><p> The Glenwood girls soccer team scored three goals in the opening 11 minutes of the second half in a 5-0 victory over Harlan in Class 2A, Region 2 soccer Friday.</p> <p> The first half ended in a scoreless tie before a few halftime adjustments helped Glenwood pull away in the second half.</p> <p> &ldquo;We had a lot of shots in the first half but were having a hard time not shooting in right at the goalie,&rdquo; said Glenwood coach Amy Benson.&nbsp; &ldquo;We talked about hitting low and hard shots during halftime to try and beat her height since she was tall.&rdquo;</p> Glenwood off to 2-1 start on diamond with win over TJ http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-2-1-start-diamond-win-over-tj-0 <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/decker_baseball_0.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Mavrick Decker, shown here leading off first base, was 3-for-3 at the plate in the Rams’ 4-0 loss to Creston." title="Glenwood’s Mavrick Decker, shown here leading off first base, was 3-for-3 at the plate in the Rams’ 4-0 loss to Creston." align="left" hspace="6" width="143" height="85" /><p> The Glenwood baseball team got a strong outing from starting pitcher Cole Loeffelbein and smacked 13 hits at the plate in a 6-1 road victory at Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson Friday.</p> <p> Loeffelbein threw four solid innings, allowed no earned runs and just one hit to record the win.</p> <p> Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz said his team&rsquo;s strong hitting was nicely balanced by a good defensive effort.</p> Glenwood off to 2-1 start on diamond with win over TJ http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-2-1-start-diamond-win-over-tj <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/decker_baseball.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Mavrick Decker, shown here leading off first base, was 3-for-3 at the plate in the Rams’ 4-0 loss to Creston." title="Glenwood’s Mavrick Decker, shown here leading off first base, was 3-for-3 at the plate in the Rams’ 4-0 loss to Creston." align="left" hspace="6" width="143" height="85" /><p> The Glenwood baseball team got a strong outing from starting pitcher Cole Loeffelbein and smacked 13 hits at the plate in a 6-1 road victory at Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson Friday.</p> <p> Loeffelbein threw four solid innings, allowed no earned runs and just one hit to record the win.</p> <p> Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz said his team&rsquo;s strong hitting was nicely balanced by a good defensive effort.</p>