http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sports/rss.xml en Heartbreaker In Harlan http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/heartbreaker-harlan <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bball_2.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Cody Buresh walks off the court following the Rams’ 69-68 loss to Atlantic in Monday’s Class 3A, District 8 substate final. " title="Glenwood’s Cody Buresh walks off the court following the Rams’ 69-68 loss to Atlantic in Monday’s Class 3A, District 8 substate final. " align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> HARLAN - For the Glenwood boys basketball team, it was d&eacute;j&agrave; vu all over again.</p> <p> Almost a year to the day since dropping a 73-71 overtime game to Perry one game short of the state tournament, the Rams&rsquo; staged a valiant second half comeback only to come up short in a 69-68 loss to Atlantic in the Class 3A, Substate 8 final before an overflow crowd of around 2,000 in Harlan Monday night.</p> <p> Glenwood coach Curt Schulte said he counts the last two season-ending losses among the toughest as a head coach.</p> Trio of Rams a win away from wrestling for state titles http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/trio-rams-win-away-wrestling-state-titles-0 <p> &nbsp;DES MOINES - After two days at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament, the Glenwood wrestling team has three wrestlers in Friday semifinals.</p> <p> The Rams&rsquo; Trevor Anderson (145 pounds), Anthony Sherry (182) and Zach Haggstrom (220) all won their two opening round matches and are one win from wrestling for a state title.</p> <p> The grand march and championship matches commence Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena.</p> Fremont-Mills wins Corner crown http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/fremont-mills-wins-corner-crown <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fm_melgoza.jpg" alt="Fremont-Mills’ Dalian Melgoza scored 16 points in the Knights Corner Conference tournament championship game victory over Stanton." title="Fremont-Mills’ Dalian Melgoza scored 16 points in the Knights Corner Conference tournament championship game victory over Stanton." align="left" hspace="6" width="101" height="85" /><p> It may have taken overtime but Fremont-Mills is the Corner Conference tournament champions.</p> <p> The Knights out-scored Stanton 12-9 in the extra frame to avenge a loss in last year&rsquo;s conference final and go on to win 73-69 Saturday in Stanton.</p> <p> The conference title is the Knights&rsquo; second in the last three seasons.</p> Rams with fifth straight http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams-fifth-straight <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/buresh.jpg" alt="Cody Buresh was one of four Rams to score in double figures in Glenwood’s win over Denison. Buresh finished with 14 points." title="Cody Buresh was one of four Rams to score in double figures in Glenwood’s win over Denison. Buresh finished with 14 points." align="left" hspace="6" width="34" height="85" /><p> Glenwood limited Shenandoah to a season-low 34 points and won its fifth straight Hawkeye 10 Conference game in a row with a 68-34 victory on the road at Shenandoah Friday.</p> <p> The Rams (10-4) held the Mustangs to 24.4 percent shooting (11-of-45) and held a dominating 36 to 22 rebounding edge.</p> <p> Defensively,&nbsp; Schulte said his team defended well after the first quarter after giving up 16 in the opening frame and just 18 points the rest of the game.</p> Glenwood sixth at Ed Winger Classic http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-sixth-ed-winger-classic <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/anthony_sherry.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Anthony Sherry was one of two Rams who won individual titles at the Ed Winger Classic Saturday. Heavyweight Caleb Sanders also won his weight class." title="Glenwood’s Anthony Sherry was one of two Rams who won individual titles at the Ed Winger Classic Saturday. Heavyweight Caleb Sanders also won his weight class." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Facing off against 21 of the top wrestling teams in the state, the Glenwood wrestling team had two individual champions and placed sixth as a team at the Ed Winger Classic in Urbandale Saturday.</p> <p> Class 3A top ranked Southeast Polk ran away with the team title, racking up 246.5 points to runner up West Des Moines Valley&rsquo;s 191.5. But just 17 points separated sixth place Glenwood (110.5) and third place Indianola (127.5).</p> Cowgirls hold off Knights in Corner Conference semifinals http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/cowgirls-hold-knights-corner-conference-semifinals <p> Sidney opened the game on a 23-7 first quarter run and withstood a Fremont-Mills rally to pull out a 64-54 victory in the Corner Conference girls basketball semifinals in Sidney last Wednesday.</p> <p> &ldquo;We got off to a very slow start, which definitely put us in a tough position,&rdquo; said Fremont-Mills coach Bret Weldon. &ldquo;I was very proud of the way our team continued to compete.&rdquo;</p> <p> The Knights, trailing 23-7 after the opening quarter on the road against the top seeded Cowgirls, would not fold and kept fighting.</p> Rams’ 49-41 victory over Harlan first since 1994 http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams%E2%80%99-49-41-victory-over-harlan-first-1994 <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/glenwood_football_1.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Caleb Sanders (No. 69) celebrates with Mitch Stanley after the Rams’ 49-41 victory over Harlan Friday. BELOW: Mavrick Decker hauled in three touchdown passes in the Rams’ win." title="Glenwood’s Caleb Sanders (No. 69) celebrates with Mitch Stanley after the Rams’ 49-41 victory over Harlan Friday. BELOW: Mavrick Decker hauled in three touchdown passes in the Rams’ win." align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" /><p> HARLAN - In the near half century of football history between Glenwood and Harlan, several numbers stand out in a lopsided rivalry.</p> <p> 46 &ndash; the number of Cyclones wins over Glenwood in its last 47 meetings.</p> <p> 1994 &ndash; the year of the Rams&rsquo; one and only win in the series.<br /> But there is just one number that mattered Friday night in Harlan.</p> <p> 49.</p> <p> As in, Glenwood 49, Harlan 41.</p> Glenwood smacks 41 kills in H-10 comeback victory http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-smacks-41-kills-h-10-comeback-victory <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/glenwood_volleyball.jpg" alt="Katelyn Malcom digs a shot in the Rams’ win over Shenandoah last week." title="Katelyn Malcom digs a shot in the Rams’ win over Shenandoah last week." align="left" hspace="6" width="111" height="85" /><p> Glenwood dropped the first game and battled back to win the final three in a 23-15, 25-14, 25-10, 25-23 victory over Shenandoah in Hawkeye 10 Conference volleyball last Tuesday.<br /> <br />