http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sports/rss.xml en BOYS STATE BASKETBALL PREVIEW http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/boys-state-basketball-preview <p> The Glenwood boys basketball team continues its underdog status in its opening round game at the state tournament against top seeded Williamsburg. The Raiders enter having won 20 straight games, including its last three post-season games by an average of 11 points per game. Glenwood, the No. 8 seed, won its three post-season games by a combined eight points to get to 12-12 on the season and make the school&rsquo;s first state tournament since Harry Truman was President.</p> Rams headed to state http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams-headed-state <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1359.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> ATLANTIC - It has been 63 years since Glenwood last played in the Iowa State Basketball Tournament.</p> <p> Make that, <em>had been</em>.</p> <p> The Rams battled back from an 11-2 deficit to open the game and avenged two regular season losses to Denison with a 54-49 victory in the Class 3A, substate finals in Atlantic Monday to earn a bid to the state tournament for the first time since 1952.</p> Knight comeback comes up short at state http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/knight-comeback-comes-short-state <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/team_trophy.jpg" alt="The Fremont-Mills girls basketball team was presented its state quarterfinal trophy following Monday’s 53-50 loss to Springville in the Class 1A opening round at state. " title="The Fremont-Mills girls basketball team was presented its state quarterfinal trophy following Monday’s 53-50 loss to Springville in the Class 1A opening round at state. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> DES MOINES - A first half of 29 percent shooting and a near eight minute scoring drought while getting down 33-22 would be enough to dampen almost any coach&rsquo;s mood.</p> <p> Not Fremont-Mills Coach Rod Williams.</p> <p> &ldquo;There&rsquo;s no quit in these kids. I knew, at halftime, I had no doubt, this game would be decided in the last possession,&rdquo; Williams said after the game.</p> <p> Williams was right.</p> Rams’ Malcom, Sherry earn state medals http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams%E2%80%99-malcom-sherry-earn-state-medals <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mattmelcom_3a_1_jc.jpg" alt="Matt Malcom placed fifth at 152-pound at state." title="Matt Malcom placed fifth at 152-pound at state." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> DES MOINES - Glenwood&rsquo;s Matt Malcom and Anthony Sherry placed fifth and fourth respectively at the Iowa State Wrestling Meet this weekend at Wells Fargo Arena.</p> <p> Both Malcom (152) and Sherry (160) made it all the way to Friday afternoon&rsquo;s semifinal round before losing there. Both went 1-1 in Saturday&rsquo;s consolation matches to become the Rams&rsquo; first medal winners at state in four years.</p> <p> Glenwood coach Brad Asche said the mood of his team was disappointed but not discouraged after their performance at state.</p> Knights headed to state tournament http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/knights-headed-state-tournament <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fm_bb_fun.jpg" alt="Andrea McClary (left) and Kelsey Hurley celebrate Fremont-Mills’ first ever trip to the state tournament following Monday’s regional championship." title="Andrea McClary (left) and Kelsey Hurley celebrate Fremont-Mills’ first ever trip to the state tournament following Monday’s regional championship." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> RED OAK &ndash; As Adair-Casey clawed back in the fourth quarter of the Class 1A, Region 8 final Monday night, Fremont-Mills guard Macy Williams knew her team needed to do something to keep their state tournament dreams alive.</p> <p> &ldquo;They were taking away our ball movement outside the three-point line, so I saw the lane open and tried to attack as much as possible and get them in foul trouble,&rdquo; Macy Williams said.<br /> Williams did plenty of attacking in the fourth quarter.</p> Rams down Atlantic in district opener http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams-down-atlantic-district-opener <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mohr_from_van_scoy.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Nate Mohr scored a career-high 21 points in the Rams’ win over Atlantic. " title="Glenwood’s Nate Mohr scored a career-high 21 points in the Rams’ win over Atlantic. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> ATLANTIC - The Glenwood boys basketball team avenged two regular-season losses to Atlantic with a 70-69 victory in the Class 3A, District 16 opener Monday in Atlantic.</p> <p> With the win, the Rams (10-12) will play Harlan (15-6) Thursday in the district finals at Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln. Tip off is set for 7 p.m.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;This was a great win tonight,&rdquo; said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte after the victory over Atlantic. &ldquo;It was a great district atmosphere and we came up big.&rdquo;</p> Rams send five to state http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams-send-five-state <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/haggstrom_195.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Zach Haggstrom (top), shown here earlier this season, was one of five state qualifiers for the Rams at Saturday’s district tournament." title="Glenwood’s Zach Haggstrom (top), shown here earlier this season, was one of five state qualifiers for the Rams at Saturday’s district tournament." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Glenwood wrestling team earned four individual championships and qualified five wrestlers for this week&rsquo;s state wrestling meet.</p> <p> Council Bluffs Lewis Central, who along with Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson qualified eight wrestlers each for state, won the Class 3A District title at Sioux City North Saturday.</p> State Wrestling Capsules http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/state-wrestling-capsules <p> <strong>State Wrestling Capsules</strong></p> <p> East Mills</p> <p> Josh Hopkins, Jr.</p> <p> 152 pounds, 44-1</p> <p> Wolverine will face Alburnett&rsquo;s Bryce Paul (43-4), the No. 2 ranked 152-pounder in the state in Thursday&rsquo;s opening round at state.</p> <p> Alex Moorman, Jr.</p> <p> 132 pounds, 27-6</p> <p> Moorman will face No. 4 ranked Trent Johnson (48-1) from Dike-New Hartford in his opener.</p> <p> Glenwood</p> <p> Trevor Anderson, Fr.</p> <p> 113 pounds, 36-10</p>