http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sports/rss.xml en Glenwood girls, boys looking to compete on last day of state track meet http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-girls-boys-looking-compete-last-day-state-track-meet <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/kruse_1.jpg" alt="Glenwood&#039;s Dane Kruse will run in three events in Saturday&#039;s final day at the Iowa State Track and Field Meet. Kruse reached the finals in the 110-meter hurdles and as part of the shuttle hurdle and as part of the 4x100-meter relays." title="Glenwood&#039;s Dane Kruse will run in three events in Saturday&#039;s final day at the Iowa State Track and Field Meet. Kruse reached the finals in the 110-meter hurdles and as part of the shuttle hurdle and as part of the 4x100-meter relays." align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;The Glenwood girls track team sits at 18 points and in a tie for seventh place heading into Saturday&rsquo;s final day at the Iowa State Track and Field Meet in Des Moines.</p> <p> The girls will run in the shuttle hurdle relay finals Saturday morning with a final chance at points. Assumption leads in the girls standings with 49 points.</p> <p> The Glenwood boys place (36th) and team points (two) after two days at the state track meet may seem disappointing but with four final events yet to be run the Rams have plenty of chances to climb the leaders board.</p> Glenwood sweeps regional, district titles http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-sweeps-regional-district-titles <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/molly_dean_400.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Molly Dean qualified for this week’s state track meet by winning the 400-meter hurdles at the regional qualifying meet." title="Glenwood’s Molly Dean qualified for this week’s state track meet by winning the 400-meter hurdles at the regional qualifying meet." align="left" hspace="6" width="48" height="85" /><p> A week after sweeping the team titles at the Hawkeye 10 Conference track meet on their home track the Glenwood girls and boys track team did the same on the road, winning the Class 3A qualifying meet in Atlantic Thursday.</p> Hurley sparks Knights in 1A meet http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/hurley-sparks-knights-1a-meet <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hurley_hj.jpg" alt="Fremont-Mills’ Kelsey Hurley was the high jump winner and placed first in three other events at the West Harrison state qualifying meet to qualify for four events at this week’s state track meet." title="Fremont-Mills’ Kelsey Hurley was the high jump winner and placed first in three other events at the West Harrison state qualifying meet to qualify for four events at this week’s state track meet." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> For the second straight season, Fremont-Mills&rsquo; Kelsey Hurley qualified in four events for this week&rsquo;s Iowa State Track Meet.</p> <p> Hurley won the high jump, 200-meter and 400-meter dash and anchored the sprint medley relay to gold to lead the Knights to a second place showing in the team standings at the Class 1A state qualifying meet at West Harrison Thursday.</p> <p> The state track meet opens Thursday at Drake University in Des Moines and runs through Saturday.</p> The Last Lap http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/last-lap <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ramussen_tracktif.jpg" alt="Brad Rasmussen will retire from coaching the Glenwood girls track team following the state track meet. Rasmussen has coached track and cross country at the school for over two decades." title="Brad Rasmussen will retire from coaching the Glenwood girls track team following the state track meet. Rasmussen has coached track and cross country at the school for over two decades." align="left" hspace="6" width="131" height="85" /><p> As the Glenwood girls track team circled the track in their triumphant victory lap celebrating the team&rsquo;s second straight Hawkeye 10 Conference title at Ram Memorial Field, Glenwood coach Brad Rasmussen could only watch.</p> <p> And cry.</p> <p> The usually stoic longtime coach couldn&rsquo;t hold back the tears as he watched his team surrounded by reporters. All the coach wanted to do was celebrate with his team.</p> Glenwood girls, boys sweep Hawk-10 Conference titles http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-girls-boys-sweep-hawk-10-conference-titles <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jacy_embray_2_smaller.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Jacy Embray won the shot put and the discus at the Hawkeye 10 Conference meet." title="Glenwood’s Jacy Embray won the shot put and the discus at the Hawkeye 10 Conference meet." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Not even Mother Nature could stop Glenwood on this night.</p> <p> The Ram girls and boys track teams overcame lightning and a torrential downpour that delayed action for over an hour to sweep the team titles for the second consecutive season at the Hawkeye 10 Conference Track and Field Meet at Ram Memorial Field Thursday.</p> <p> The Glenwood boys cruised to their fifth straight conference title with 136 team points to easily out-do second place Harlan&rsquo;s 101 points. Atlantic was third with 98.</p> Fremont-Mills boys win Corner Conference crown http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/fremont-mills-boys-win-corner-conference-crown <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hurley_best.jpg" alt="Fremont-Mills’ Kelsey Hurley won four gold medals at the Corner Conference Meet for the third straight season. Hurley won gold in the 100, 200, 400 and the high jump." title="Fremont-Mills’ Kelsey Hurley won four gold medals at the Corner Conference Meet for the third straight season. Hurley won gold in the 100, 200, 400 and the high jump." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Fremont-Mills boys won the team title and the girls were a close second at the Corner Conference Track and Field Meet last Tuesday in Tabor.</p> <p> The Knight boys, runners up to East Mills a years ago, were dominant at times in winning their sixth conference title in the last eight years.</p> <p> Fremont-Mills finished with a high score of 165 points. Nishnabotna was a distant second with 118 points.</p> Glenwood girls, boys sweep Co-ed Ram Relays http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-girls-boys-sweep-co-ed-ram-relays-0 <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/weddum_to_van_scoy_4x200_from_van_scout_best.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Brogan Weddum attempts to pass the baton to Jon Van Scoy in the 4x200-meter relay. Despite a stumble on the exchange, the Rams placed second. " title="Glenwood’s Brogan Weddum attempts to pass the baton to Jon Van Scoy in the 4x200-meter relay. Despite a stumble on the exchange, the Rams placed second. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Glenwood girls and boys track teams ran away from the competition and swept the team titles at their own Co-ed Ram Relays last Monday.</p> <p> The Glenwood girls racked up 156 teams points to best Shenandoah&rsquo;s 133 points. In all, the Glenwood girls won six gold medals and placed in the top three in eight other events.</p> Knights first, second at Relays http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/knights-first-second-relays <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/spencer_phillips_shot_from_ro.jpg" alt="The Knights’ Spencer Phillips won the shot put and was second in the discus at the Fremont-Mills Co-Ed Relays." title="The Knights’ Spencer Phillips won the shot put and was second in the discus at the Fremont-Mills Co-Ed Relays." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The host Knights won the boys team title and the girls were second at the Fremont-Mills Co-ed Invitational Relays last Friday in Tabor.</p> <p> The Knight boys won the team crown with 133 points to out-pace runner up A-H-S-T&rsquo;s 107.5. The East Mills boys squad placed fourth, just two points out of third.</p> <p> Fremont-Mills boys got individual gold medals from Parker Powers (110-meter hurdles), Jason Rusten (3,200-meters) and Spencer Phillips (discus). The Knights added top finishes in the shuttle hurdle, 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays.</p>