http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sports/rss.xml en The Opinion-Tribune's Female Athlete of the Year: Macy Williams, Fremont-Mills http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/opinion-tribunes-female-athlete-year-macy-williams-fremont-mills <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/williams_front_this_one.jpg" alt="Macy Williams" title="Macy Williams" align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> Macy Williams knows exactly when her competitive fire was lit.</p> <p> The Fremont-Mills graduate was a laid-back second grader playing in an Optimist basketball tournament. Her team, used to winning the tournament year in and year out, finished a disappointing third place.</p> <p> &ldquo;I played so bad,&rdquo; Macy said. &ldquo;I cried all day.&rdquo;</p> <p> And that&rsquo;s when her mother, Jennifer, stepped in.<br /> &ldquo;You can&rsquo;t win everything so there&rsquo;s two things you can do: quit or decide to get better,&rdquo; Macy said her mother told her.</p> The Opinion-Tribune's Male Athlete of the Year: Mackenzy Lang, Fremont-Mills http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/opinion-tribunes-male-athlete-year-mackenzy-lang-fremont-mills <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lang_front.jpg" alt="Mackenzy Lang" title="Mackenzy Lang" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> At 5-feet-9 inches and 160 pounds, Mackenzy Lang is rarely the biggest guy on the field, court or track.</p> <p> But rarer even are the times Lang isn&rsquo;t one of the best athletes on the field, court or track.</p> <p> &ldquo;I am in no way big,&rdquo; Lang admitted. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t have a lot of weight on me or height. I think there&rsquo;s advantages to being bigger sure but I never saw my size as playing a part in how I played. I know what I can do and try and do my best every time.&rdquo;</p> Rams 0-4 at Ankeny tournament http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams-0-4-ankeny-tournament <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jacy_embray_pitches_from_ro.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Jacy Embray pitched a complete-game but recorded the loss in the Rams’ 7-1 setback against Ankeny Centennial." title="Glenwood’s Jacy Embray pitched a complete-game but recorded the loss in the Rams’ 7-1 setback against Ankeny Centennial." align="left" hspace="6" width="87" height="85" /><p> The Glenwood softball team dropped four games last weekend at the Ankeny Softball Invitational.</p> <p> The Rams (11-8 overall, 9-6 in the conference) struggled to put runs on the board in the tournament that featured stiff competition but head coach Tom Horton thinks the competition can help his team heading into the post-season.</p> Glenwood falls on road at S.C. East http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-falls-road-sc-east <p> Sioux City East built a 7-1 lead after four innings to turn away Glenwood in a non-conference baseball Friday in Sioux City.</p> <p> The Rams (11-8 overall, 9-6 in the conference) found themselves down 3-0 after an inning and 7-1 after four before trimming the lead to 7-5 with a four run fifth. But the Black Raiders responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame to extend their lead.</p> Glynn inducted into Iowa Senior Games Hall of Fame http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glynn-inducted-iowa-senior-games-hall-fame <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/glynn_hurdles.jpg" alt="Kay Glynn, shown here competing in the hurdles, was inducted into the Iowa Senior Games Hall of Fame this summer." title="Kay Glynn, shown here competing in the hurdles, was inducted into the Iowa Senior Games Hall of Fame this summer." align="left" hspace="6" width="107" height="85" /><p> Nothing was going to stop Kay Glynn from attending this year&rsquo;s Iowa Senior Games.<br /> Certainly not surgery.</p> <p> Glynn wasn&rsquo;t about to let previous surgeries keep her out of competing at the games. In 2013, Glynn had her hip resurfaced. A longtime osteoarthritis sufferer in her hip, Glynn got the surgery done late in the summer to alleviate the pain. Last year, Glynn tore her ACL, requiring another surgery.</p> <p> &ldquo;It was back to surgery and I had to wait for another six months,&rdquo; she said.</p> Knights complete sweep of Stanton http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/knights-complete-sweep-stanton <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/broc_hansen_from_ro.jpg" alt="Fremont-Mills’ Broc Hansen struck out six and scattered three hits to earn the victory in the Knights’ 18-8 win over Clarinda Academy last week." title="Fremont-Mills’ Broc Hansen struck out six and scattered three hits to earn the victory in the Knights’ 18-8 win over Clarinda Academy last week." align="left" hspace="6" width="94" height="85" /><p> Fremont-Mills completed a Corner Conference baseball sweep of Stanton Thursday with a 12-3 victory.</p> <p> Fremont-Mills scored three runs in the first inning and piled on to their lead from there. The Knights (8-2 overall, 7-0 in the conference) scored two more in the third and four more in the fifth to take a commanding lead.</p> <p> Stanton scored late, but it wasn&rsquo;t enough as the Knights completed the sweep.<br /> Brock Hansen went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Lane Goodman meanwhile went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.</p> Rams fall to St. Albert, 14-10 http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams-fall-st-albert-14-10 <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/aj_slaughter_pitches_smaller.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s A.J. Slaughter came on in relief and pitched the final 1 1/3 innings in the Rams’ 14-10 loss to Council Bluffs St. Albert Friday." title="Glenwood’s A.J. Slaughter came on in relief and pitched the final 1 1/3 innings in the Rams’ 14-10 loss to Council Bluffs St. Albert Friday." align="left" hspace="6" width="88" height="85" /><p> Council Bluffs St. Albert plated seven runs in the final two innings to erase a three run deficit and escape Glenwood with a 14-10 Hawkeye 10 Conference baseball victory Friday.</p> <p> The Rams (8-6 overall, 6-5 in the conference) smacked a season-high 18 hits in the win but just didn&rsquo;t pitch good enough to win, said Glenwood coach Bret Elam.</p> Rams drop two at Treynor tourney http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams-drop-two-treynor-tourney-0 <p> Glenwood fielding miscues led to a combined 12 unearned runs as the Rams dropped a pair of games at the Treynor Softball Invitational Saturday.</p> <p> The Rams (11-9 overall, 6-6 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference)</p> <p> &quot;Unfortunately, we really struggled on defense today,&quot; said Glenwood coach Tom Horton.</p> <p> Glenwood dropped a decision to Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 6-0 and then was bested by the host Cardinals 13-4.</p> <p> Jacy Embray was credited with the game one loss after scattering four hits and one earned run in four innings.</p>