http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sports/rss.xml en Rams’ season ends in regional semifinals http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams%E2%80%99-season-ends-regional-semifinals <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/embray.jpg" alt="Jacy Embray rounds third base following her sixth inning home run in the Rams’ 6-1 win over Lewis Central." title="Jacy Embray rounds third base following her sixth inning home run in the Rams’ 6-1 win over Lewis Central." align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><p> NORWALK - It was too much Taylor Good and too little offense for Glenwood in its Class 4, Region 7 semifinal on Saturday.</p> <p> Norwalk&rsquo;s sophomore pitcher limited Glenwood to three singles, fanned nine and faced just four over the minimum in a 5-0 victory that ended the Rams&rsquo; season.</p> <p> &ldquo;She was tough,&rdquo; Glenwood coach Mark Starner said. &ldquo;We only saw about five pitchers like her all year. We don&rsquo;t see enough pitchers like her. She was tough on us all night.&rdquo;</p> Fremont-Mills’ season ends in extra-innings http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/fremont-mills%E2%80%99-season-ends-extra-innings <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/em_joni_laughlin_pitches_power_in_bg.jpg" alt="East MIlls’ Joni Laughlin fires in a pitch while Fremont-Mills’ Madison Powers waits on second base." title="East MIlls’ Joni Laughlin fires in a pitch while Fremont-Mills’ Madison Powers waits on second base." align="left" hspace="6" width="111" height="85" /><p> TABOR - Essex plated five runs in the top of the ninth inning to edge Fremont-Mills 8-3 in Class 1A, Region 7 softball in Tabor last Wednesday.</p> <p> The Trojanns had rallied once before, scoring two runs in the top of the seventh to force extra innings after the Knights entered the frame with a 3-1 lead.</p> Glenwood baseball routs Storm Lake in twinbill http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-baseball-routs-storm-lake-twinbill <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/little.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Dru Little prepares to slide into third base. Little would reach safely and the Rams would go on to defeat Storm Lake 13-0 in game one of their double-header." title="Glenwood’s Dru Little prepares to slide into third base. Little would reach safely and the Rams would go on to defeat Storm Lake 13-0 in game one of their double-header." align="left" hspace="6" width="79" height="85" /><p> The Glenwood baseball team out-scored Storm Lake 28-5 in a pair of double-header victories Friday at A.C. Nuckolls Field.</p> <p> The Rams (20-9 overall, 13-6 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) plated seven runs in the first inning of a 13-0, five-inning victory in game one and then came back into the nightcap to smack 19 hits in a 15-5, five-inning win.<br /> Glenwood combined for 28 hits in the double-header.</p> <p> Nolan Robinson was 5-for-5 in the two games with&nbsp; four RBIs. Brady Wheeler and Dru Little each recorded four hits and Corey Bertini three for Glenwood.</p> Hall of Fame Coach http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/hall-fame-coach <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dixie1-.jpg" alt="Dixie (Detlef) Trask was inducted into the New York State High School Softball Hall of Fame June 21 for her success as a coach at Brockport High School. " title="Dixie (Detlef) Trask was inducted into the New York State High School Softball Hall of Fame June 21 for her success as a coach at Brockport High School. " align="left" hspace="6" width="116" height="85" /><p> Tabor resident and 1970 Glenwood Community High School graduate Dixie (Detlef) Trask has been inducted into the New York State High School Softball Hall of Fame. She was among 18 inductees recognized by the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports during a June 21 ceremony at the Mudville Softball Complex in Herkimer, New York.</p> Glenwood Softball Sweeps Harlan In Doubleheader http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-softball-sweeps-harlan-doubleheader <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gsb1.jpg" alt="Lisa Nebel fires home a pitch during the Rams’ doubleheader sweep over Harlan." title="Lisa Nebel fires home a pitch during the Rams’ doubleheader sweep over Harlan." align="left" hspace="6" width="80" height="85" /><p> Glenwood swept a Hawkeye 10 Conference softball doubleheader from Harlan Thursday night, 10-2, 12-10.</p> <p> Lisa Nebel tossed a three-hitter for the Rams in the opener. She recorded four strikeouts and didn&rsquo;t walk a batter in the victory.</p> <p> Glenwood jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three innings and never looked back.<br /> A trio of Rams had two hits in the game - Sara Ingoldsby, Bailey Starner and Ashley Hirt.</p> <p> Nebel and Molly Dean both drove home a pair of runs.</p> Rams Topple Creston, Drop Twin Bill To Harlan http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams-topple-creston-drop-twin-bill-harlan <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gb2.jpg" alt="Brady Wheeler heads home for a Glenwood run." title="Brady Wheeler heads home for a Glenwood run." align="left" hspace="6" width="91" height="85" /><p> The Glenwood varsity baseball team posted a 1-2 record last week, defeating Creston 3-1 on Tuesday night and dropping a pair of games to Harlan on Thursday by identical 7-3 margins.</p> <p> In the win over Creston, four Glenwood pitchers - Cob Baker, Brady Wheeler, Zak Mumm and Wyatt Schultz - teamed up to limit the Panthers to four hits. Cobb picked up the win, giving up just one hit in three innings of work.</p> Rams Punch Ticket To State http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/rams-punch-ticket-state-1 <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/teambanner.jpg" alt="Glenwood defeated Harlan, 3-1, Saturday afternoon to earn a berth in next week&#039;s boys state soccer tournament." title="Glenwood defeated Harlan, 3-1, Saturday afternoon to earn a berth in next week&#039;s boys state soccer tournament." align="left" hspace="6" width="147" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Set pieces don&rsquo;t get executed more perfectly.</p> <p> Scout Crow&rsquo;s assist on a pitch perfect corner kick connected perfectly to Andy Staiert who headed in a goal to break a deadlocked 1-1 tie and give Glenwood the lead for good in a 3-1 Class 2A Substate championship victory over Harlan Saturday.</p> <p> For Staiert, the Rams&rsquo; top defensive sweeper, his second goal of the season couldn&rsquo;t have come at a bigger moment.</p> Glenwood girls 24th, boys 22nd at state http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-girls-24th-boys-22nd-state <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/decker_100.jpg" alt="Mavrick Decker, a freshman, placed 23rd in 100-meters and 14th in the 200-meters. " title="Mavrick Decker, a freshman, placed 23rd in 100-meters and 14th in the 200-meters. " align="left" hspace="6" width="81" height="85" /><p> DES MOINES - Mavrick Decker became the first Glenwood freshman track athlete to run in four events in two decades and the Glenwood girls&rsquo; 4x100-meter relay team placed in the top five once again at the Iowa State Track and Field Meet in Des Moines.</p> <p> The Glenwood girls won three medals to place 24th as a team in the Class 3A rankings. Davenport Assumption was the girls team champion with 107 points. The boys also won three medals and finished in a tie for 22nd place. Solon was the boys champion with 50 points.</p>