http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sports/rss.xml en Rams fall in district heartbreaker http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams-fall-district-heartbreaker <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/slaughter_best.jpg" alt="A.J. Slaughter threw six strong innings, scattering two hits and striking out nine for Glenwood." title="A.J. Slaughter threw six strong innings, scattering two hits and striking out nine for Glenwood." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Glenwood baseball team learned a hard lesson in life Friday.</p> <p> When given opportunities &ndash; in life or on the baseball diamond &ndash; it&rsquo;s crucial to take advantage of them.</p> <p> The Rams stranded six runners on base, twice failing to score with a runner on third base and one out and never found their rhythm offensively in a 2-1 loss to Denison&nbsp; the Class 3A, District 16 post-season opener.</p> <p> The loss for the Rams was the first to the Monarchs after sweeping a double-header earlier this season.</p> St. Albert blanks Knights in districts semifinals http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/st-albert-blanks-knights-districts-semifinals <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jacob_jenkerson_good_0.jpg" alt="Jacob Jenkerson tossed a two-hit shutout in Fremont-Mills’ 3-0 win over East Mills in the Class 1A, Region 14 quarterfinals last Tuesday." title="Jacob Jenkerson tossed a two-hit shutout in Fremont-Mills’ 3-0 win over East Mills in the Class 1A, Region 14 quarterfinals last Tuesday." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> COUNCIL BLUFFS - Brandon Williams was perfect.</p> <p> Literally.</p> <p> The Council Bluffs St. Albert right-hander tossed a perfect five inning game in the Falcons&rsquo; 10-0 victory over Fremont-Mills in the Class 1A, District 14 semifinals Thursday.</p> <p> In addition to not allowing a hit, Williams fanned nine and did not walk a batter in the shutout victory.</p> Sioux City East edges Glenwood, 6-5 http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/sioux-city-east-edges-glenwood-6-5 <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/aj_slaughter_leads_off.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s A.J. Slaughter (left), shown here leading off in a game earlier this season, belted his first home run of the season in the Rams’ 8-3 victory over Clarinda. " title="Glenwood’s A.J. Slaughter (left), shown here leading off in a game earlier this season, belted his first home run of the season in the Rams’ 8-3 victory over Clarinda. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> Sioux City East plated two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and ended Glenwood&rsquo;s five game winning streak with a 6-5 victory Friday in Sioux City.</p> <p> The Rams (12-8) had their chances against the Black Raiders but couldn&rsquo;t get the timely hits they needed. In all, Glenwood left 10 men on base and twice with the bases loaded failed to push across a run.</p> <p> &ldquo;We had people on in scoring position all game long,&rdquo; said Glenwood coach Kurt Schultz. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s tough to win when you leave 10 men on base.&rdquo;</p> Rams 0-2 at Ames Tournament http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams-0-2-ames-tournament <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rumery.jpg" alt="The Rams’ Bailey Rumery earned a victory in the circle in Glenwood’s 6-3 win over Red Oak last week." title="The Rams’ Bailey Rumery earned a victory in the circle in Glenwood’s 6-3 win over Red Oak last week." align="left" hspace="6" width="137" height="85" /><p> Glenwood could never get on track in a pair of losses at the Ames Softball Tournament on Saturday.</p> <p> The Rams (18-9) fell 10-9 to Gilbert in the opener then were shut out by the host Little Cyclones, 7-0 in the capper.</p> Central Decatur downs Knights http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/central-decatur-downs-knights <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jenkerson.jpg" alt="Jacob Jenkerson gave up two hits and two earned runs in Fremont-Mills’ 16-3 loss to Central Decatur. " title="Jacob Jenkerson gave up two hits and two earned runs in Fremont-Mills’ 16-3 loss to Central Decatur. " align="left" hspace="6" width="48" height="85" /><p> Central Decatur jumped out to a 9-0 lead and cruised to a 16-3 victory over Fremont-Mills in boys baseball in Malvern Saturday.</p> <p> The Knights (7-6) struggled defensively against the Cardinals, amassing five errors that led to seven unearned runs. In all, five Knights pitchers combined to allow 11 hits and walk six.</p> <p> Beau Malcom had two doubles to lead the Knights. Jacob Jenkerson added two hits and drove in a run and Nate Laughlin singled and drove in a run.</p> Glenwood 2-1 at C.B. Classic http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-2-1-cb-classic <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/glen_sb.jpg" alt="Sara Ingolsdby was one of two Rams to smack home runs in Glenwood’s 2-1 run at the Council Bluffs Classic Saturday. " title="Sara Ingolsdby was one of two Rams to smack home runs in Glenwood’s 2-1 run at the Council Bluffs Classic Saturday. " align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> The Glenwood softball team won it&rsquo;s opening two games before falling to Treynor in the championship game at the Council Bluffs Classic Saturday.</p> <p> The Rams (13-5 overall, 6-2 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) pounded a combined 25 hits in wins over Sidney and Central Decatur.</p> <p> In game one, Glenwood plated four runs in the top of the eighth inning to get by Sidney 12-8 in extra innings. Against Central Decatur in the second game, the Rams built a 9-0 lead and cruised to an 11-3 win.</p> Rams blanks Clear Lake on diamond http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams-blanks-clear-lake-diamond <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/glen_bb.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Cade Van Ness (finger pointing up) is congradulated by his teammates after his first of two home runs on the day in the Rams’ 7-6 win over Creston last week." title="Glenwood’s Cade Van Ness (finger pointing up) is congradulated by his teammates after his first of two home runs on the day in the Rams’ 7-6 win over Creston last week." align="left" hspace="6" width="112" height="85" /><p> Three Glenwood pitchers combined to toss a one hitter and the Rams turned six hits into a pair of runs to defeat Clear Lake 2-0 in the annual Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln Baseball Classic Saturday in Glenwood.</p> <p> Jake King started for the Rams (8-7) and did not allow a hit while striking out three in four innings of work. Michael Radford came on to pitch two innings and Cole Loeffelbein closed it out in the seventh.</p> <p> Ethan Fisher led the Rams with two hits and a run driven in. Mavrick Decker, Cade Van Ness, Colton Schutte and Loeffelbein each added hits.</p> Five Rams named to Hawk-10 soccer first team http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/five-rams-named-hawk-10-soccer-first-team <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/soccer_1.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Nacho Vadillo led the Rams with seven goals this season to earn first team All-Hawkeye 10 Honors." title="Glenwood’s Nacho Vadillo led the Rams with seven goals this season to earn first team All-Hawkeye 10 Honors." align="left" hspace="6" width="87" height="85" /><p> Three Glenwood girls and two boys have been named to the first team on the All-Hawkeye 10 Conference soccer teams released last week.</p> <p> The Rams&rsquo; Nikki Schuppan, Kari Schuppan and Katelyn Malcom were tabbed first team honors on the girls&rsquo; squad while Nacho Vadillo and Andy Van Slyke were selected on the boys&rsquo; side.</p>