http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sports/rss.xml en Rams can’t hold onto lead in 45-16 loss to Dallas-Center Grimes http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams-can%E2%80%99t-hold-lead-45-16-loss-dallas-center-grimes <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/football_1new-.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Kolten Wilwerding, shown here earlier this season, ran for 84 yards and scored both of the Rams’ touchdowns in Friday’s 45-16 loss to district champion Dallas Center-Grimes." title="Glenwood’s Kolten Wilwerding, shown here earlier this season, ran for 84 yards and scored both of the Rams’ touchdowns in Friday’s 45-16 loss to district champion Dallas Center-Grimes." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> GRIMES - Glenwood jumped out to a 16-0 lead on Class 3A, District 8 leader Dallas Center-Grimes but the Mustangs rallied to score the final 45 points in a 45-16 victory Friday.</p> <p> The Rams got off to a quick start with a pair of touchdown runs by Kolten Wilwerding &ndash; a 44-yard scamper and a one-yard plunge &ndash; sandwiched around a Connor Weis 28 yard field goal for a 16-0 first quarter lead on the district champion Mustangs.</p> Rams sixth, eighth at state qualifier http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams-sixth-eighth-state-qualifier <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cuentin_gray_0.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Cuentin Gray placed 13th and just missed qualifying for the state cross country meet at Saturday’s district meet." title="Glenwood’s Cuentin Gray placed 13th and just missed qualifying for the state cross country meet at Saturday’s district meet." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> CARROLL - Glenwood&rsquo;s Cuentin Gray missed a state cross country bid by 17 seconds as the Ram boys placed sixth and the girls eighth at the Class 3A State Qualifying Cross Country Meet at Kuemper Catholic Thursday.</p> <p> Gray placed 13th with a time of 18:35. Sergeant Bluff-Luton&rsquo;s Scott Miles was the 10th and final state qualifier in the boys meet with a time of 18:18.</p> <p> Bishop Heelan&rsquo;s Alex Povone won the district individual championship with a time of 17:23 and led the Crusaders to the team title.</p> Knights sweep Wolverines in regional http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/knights-sweep-wolverines-regional <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fm_vb_taryn_williams_kill.jpg" alt="Fremont-Mills’ Taryn Williams pounds down one of her game-high 12 kills in the Knights’ regional win." title="Fremont-Mills’ Taryn Williams pounds down one of her game-high 12 kills in the Knights’ regional win." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> TABOR - Fremont-Mills got stronger as the night went on and finished with 28 kills in a business-like 25-19, 25-14, 25-17 Class 1A, Region 2 opening round victory over East Mills in the Lied Gymnasium last Tuesday.</p> <p> The Knights (20-5 overall, 7-1 in the Corner Conference) earned their 15th straight victory and avenged a Sept. 9 loss to the same Wolverines with Tuesday&rsquo;s post-season win.</p> Wolverines close season with rout of Sidney http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/wolverines-close-season-rout-sidney <p> SIDNEY - All but eliminated from playoff contention, the East Mills football team wanted to make a point in its season-finale.</p> <p> And boy did they.</p> <p> The Wolverines rolled up 422 total yards, including 287 on the ground, in a 46-12 rout of Eight Man, District 8 runner-up Sidney Friday.</p> Knights wrap up district, perfect 9-0 regular season http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/knights-wrap-district-perfect-9-0-regular-season <p> ESSEX - Fremont-Mills scored a season-high in points and recorded just a single first down in Friday&rsquo;s 67-12 victory over Essex.</p> <p> With three kick returns for touchdowns and a school-record seven interceptions, the Knights&rsquo; defense dominated the field position game, wrapping up a perfect 9-0 regular season in Eight-Man, District 8 Friday.</p> <p> &ldquo;Our special teams and defense gave us short fields to work with all night,&rdquo; said Fremont-Mills coach Jeremy Christiansen.</p> FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS PREVIEW http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/football-playoffs-preview <p> The Knights (9-0) make their fifth straight playoff appearance hosting East Union (5-4) in the Eight-Man opening round Wednesday in Tabor.<br /> <br /> Offense<br /> Kuemper downs Rams in regular-season finale http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/kuemper-downs-rams-regular-season-finale <p> Kuemper Catholic smacked down 36 kills&nbsp; in a 25-14, 25-16, 25-21 sweep of Glenwood in Hawkeye 10 Conference volleyball last Tuesday.</p> <p> Glenwood (16-13 overall, 5-5 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) struggled with its hitting against the Knights (18-8 overall, 5-5 in the conference), finishing with a .115 kill efficiency and 22 kills.</p> <p> The Knights also had 11 blocks.</p> <p> Jana King led the Rams with six kills and 11 assists. Kali Mumm and Lyndie VanNess each recorded five kills.<br /> <br /> Libero Olivia Scarborough recorded 17 digs.</p> Knights rumble through Stanton for 51-6 win http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/knights-rumble-through-stanton-51-6-win <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fm_fb_spencer_phillips_from_ro.jpg" alt="Fremont-Mills’ Spencer Phillips (with ball) ran for 174 yards and three touchdowns in the first half of the Knights’ 51-6 victory over Stanton Friday." title="Fremont-Mills’ Spencer Phillips (with ball) ran for 174 yards and three touchdowns in the first half of the Knights’ 51-6 victory over Stanton Friday." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> STANTON &mdash; The Fremont-Mills football team took over sole position at the top of the Eight-man District 8 standings Friday night with a 51-6 road victory over Stanton in a battle of undefeated district teams.</p> <p> The Knights scored 44 of their 51 points in the first half, forcing a running clock late in the first half and continuing it through the entirety of the second.</p> <p> &ldquo;To be here at this point and time is a great feeling and it&rsquo;s exactly what you&rsquo;re hoping for,&rdquo; said Fremont-Mills Football Coach Jeremy Christiansen after the game.</p>