http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sports/rss.xml en Glenwood wins Cardinal Relays http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-wins-cardinal-relays <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jaron_springer_4x800_good.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Jaron Springer leads the pack in the 4x800-meter relay at last week’s Ram Relays. The Rams went on to place third." title="Glenwood’s Jaron Springer leads the pack in the 4x800-meter relay at last week’s Ram Relays. The Rams went on to place third." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> CLARINDA - The Glenwood boys track team scored 128 team points to edge Harlan at the Cardinal Relays in Clarinda Friday.</p> <p> The Rams won four gold medals and finished as runners up in five other events in winning their second straight meet this season despite being short-handed.</p> Glenwood girls run away with title http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-girls-run-away-title <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/myranda_starner_4x800.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Myranda Starner (left of center) ran a leg of the Rams’ third place 4x800-meter relay at the Lady Cardnal Relays." title="Glenwood’s Myranda Starner (left of center) ran a leg of the Rams’ third place 4x800-meter relay at the Lady Cardnal Relays." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> HARLAN - The Glenwood girls placed in the top two in 10 events to edge Harlan in the team standings at the Koos Relays Friday in Harlan.</p> <p> The Rams finished with 126.75 points to the Cyclones&rsquo; 119. Shenandoah was a distant third with 65 points.</p> <p> &ldquo;The Rams had a mission in Harlan, which was to perform at a high level,&rdquo; said Glenwood Coach Brad Rasmussen. &ldquo;It was a night the Rams were trying to put themselves in position to possibly qualify for the Drake Relays.&rdquo;</p> Glenwood wins soccer opener 5-1 http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-wins-soccer-opener-5-1 <p> The Glenwood girls soccer team used a quick start to get off to a winning start this season with a 5-1 victory on the road at Sioux City North Friday.</p> <p> The Rams&rsquo; Taylor Bardsley opened the scoring for Glenwood just two minutes into the game. The quick start gave the Rams the momentum they never let go of.</p> BOYS STATE BASKETBALL PREVIEW http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/boys-state-basketball-preview <p> The Glenwood boys basketball team continues its underdog status in its opening round game at the state tournament against top seeded Williamsburg. The Raiders enter having won 20 straight games, including its last three post-season games by an average of 11 points per game. Glenwood, the No. 8 seed, won its three post-season games by a combined eight points to get to 12-12 on the season and make the school&rsquo;s first state tournament since Harry Truman was President.</p> Rams headed to state http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams-headed-state <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1359.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> ATLANTIC - It has been 63 years since Glenwood last played in the Iowa State Basketball Tournament.</p> <p> Make that, <em>had been</em>.</p> <p> The Rams battled back from an 11-2 deficit to open the game and avenged two regular season losses to Denison with a 54-49 victory in the Class 3A, substate finals in Atlantic Monday to earn a bid to the state tournament for the first time since 1952.</p> Knight comeback comes up short at state http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/knight-comeback-comes-short-state <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/team_trophy.jpg" alt="The Fremont-Mills girls basketball team was presented its state quarterfinal trophy following Monday’s 53-50 loss to Springville in the Class 1A opening round at state. " title="The Fremont-Mills girls basketball team was presented its state quarterfinal trophy following Monday’s 53-50 loss to Springville in the Class 1A opening round at state. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> DES MOINES - A first half of 29 percent shooting and a near eight minute scoring drought while getting down 33-22 would be enough to dampen almost any coach&rsquo;s mood.</p> <p> Not Fremont-Mills Coach Rod Williams.</p> <p> &ldquo;There&rsquo;s no quit in these kids. I knew, at halftime, I had no doubt, this game would be decided in the last possession,&rdquo; Williams said after the game.</p> <p> Williams was right.</p> Rams’ Malcom, Sherry earn state medals http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams%E2%80%99-malcom-sherry-earn-state-medals <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mattmelcom_3a_1_jc.jpg" alt="Matt Malcom placed fifth at 152-pound at state." title="Matt Malcom placed fifth at 152-pound at state." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> DES MOINES - Glenwood&rsquo;s Matt Malcom and Anthony Sherry placed fifth and fourth respectively at the Iowa State Wrestling Meet this weekend at Wells Fargo Arena.</p> <p> Both Malcom (152) and Sherry (160) made it all the way to Friday afternoon&rsquo;s semifinal round before losing there. Both went 1-1 in Saturday&rsquo;s consolation matches to become the Rams&rsquo; first medal winners at state in four years.</p> <p> Glenwood coach Brad Asche said the mood of his team was disappointed but not discouraged after their performance at state.</p> Knights headed to state tournament http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/knights-headed-state-tournament <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fm_bb_fun.jpg" alt="Andrea McClary (left) and Kelsey Hurley celebrate Fremont-Mills’ first ever trip to the state tournament following Monday’s regional championship." title="Andrea McClary (left) and Kelsey Hurley celebrate Fremont-Mills’ first ever trip to the state tournament following Monday’s regional championship." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> RED OAK &ndash; As Adair-Casey clawed back in the fourth quarter of the Class 1A, Region 8 final Monday night, Fremont-Mills guard Macy Williams knew her team needed to do something to keep their state tournament dreams alive.</p> <p> &ldquo;They were taking away our ball movement outside the three-point line, so I saw the lane open and tried to attack as much as possible and get them in foul trouble,&rdquo; Macy Williams said.<br /> Williams did plenty of attacking in the fourth quarter.</p>