http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sports/rss.xml en For The Love Of The Kids http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/love-kids <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1_3.jpg" alt="Andy Young is pictured in the bleachers of the fields he’s tended since the mid-1980s." title="Andy Young is pictured in the bleachers of the fields he’s tended since the mid-1980s." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> For the past three decades, Andy Young knew exactly where he&rsquo;d be from mid-April to mid-July.</p> <p> Spending nearly every evening at the Glenwood ball fields coordinating leagues, selling concessions, settling disputes, and even umpiring games, Young was the consummate youth baseball and softball &ldquo;commissioner&rdquo; in Glenwood.</p> <p> Young announced earlier this year he would not be returning to run the youth league he&rsquo;s been a part of since the mid-1980s.</p> Glenwood girls dominate field to win Ram Relays http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-girls-dominate-field-win-ram-relays <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/molly_dean-.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Molly Dean had a top leap of five-feet to win the high jump at the Ram Relays." title="Glenwood’s Molly Dean had a top leap of five-feet to win the high jump at the Ram Relays." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Glenwood girls track team swept the field events and added six more gold medals to win their own Ram Relays Thursday.</p> <p> Glenwood racked up a dominating 206 team points to win their first Ram Relay title since 2002 and easily out-distance runner up Harlan&rsquo;s 150.5 points. Clarinda was a distant third with 103 points.</p> Leu header lifts Rams to win http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/leu-header-lifts-rams-win <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ryan_leu.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Ryan Leu was thwarted on his first half shot on goal but the senior’s header in the 49th minute proved to be the game-winner for the Rams." title="Glenwood’s Ryan Leu was thwarted on his first half shot on goal but the senior’s header in the 49th minute proved to be the game-winner for the Rams." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> OMAHA - Harlan was the aggressor early but a Ryan Leu header late was the difference for Class 2A, No. 10 ranked Glenwood the victor late in a 2-1 Hawkeye 10 Conference boys soccer match at Morrison Stadium on the campus of Creighton University Thursday.</p> Glenwood second half too much for Cylones http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-second-half-too-much-cylones <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sydney_stivers_good_taller.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Sydney Stivers scored a pair of goals in the Rams’ 4-0 win over Harlan." title="Glenwood’s Sydney Stivers scored a pair of goals in the Rams’ 4-0 win over Harlan." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Glenwood girls soccer team scored all four of its goals in the second half en route to a 4-0 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory over Harlan at Creighton University&rsquo;s Morrison Stadium Thursday.</p> <p> After a scoreless first half in which Class 2A, No. 10 ranked Glenwood had plenty of chances to find the net, the Rams came out more aggressive in the second half but coach Amy Benson said other than a single lineup up change, she changed very little of her team&rsquo;s strategy during the break.</p> Glenwood wins 11 gold medals at Mustang Relays http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-wins-11-gold-medals-mustang-relays <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/em_travis_tupper_400.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s James Fuller (far right) set a new Glenwood school record in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.04. To the left, East Mills’ Travis Tupper was second." title="Glenwood’s James Fuller (far right) set a new Glenwood school record in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.04. To the left, East Mills’ Travis Tupper was second." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Track team victories don&rsquo;t come more dominating than the Glenwood boy&rsquo;s at the Mustang Relays in Shenandoah last Tuesday.</p> <p> Sure the Rams racked up 168 team points, nearly doubling up second place Clarinda&rsquo;s 87 points, to win the team title. But it was how Glenwood did it that was impressive.<br /> <br /> The Rams won all six relays and compiled gold medals in five other events to literally run away with the meet title.</p> Glenwood sends six to Drake Relays http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-sends-six-drake-relays <p> The Glenwood boys and girls track teams combined to qualify in six events at the 2014 Drake Relays this week in Des Moines.</p> <p> Dane Kruse qualified in the 110-meter high hurdles and will also run a leg of the 4x100-meter relay. Those who could run the 4x100 for Glenwood also include Jon Van Scoy, Mavrick Decker, Spencer Smith, Josh Lee and Nick Beier.</p> East Mills fourth, F-M seventh at Shen http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/east-mills-fourth-f-m-seventh-shen <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ems_sam_rew_hj.jpg" alt="East Mills’ Sam Rew won the high jump at the Mustang Relays." title="East Mills’ Sam Rew won the high jump at the Mustang Relays." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Travis Tupper and Sam Rew each won a gold medal for East Mills at the Mustang Relays in Shenandoah last Tuesday.</p> <p> Glenwood was the meet champion with 168 team points. East Mills finished fourth at the meet with 65 points.</p> <p> Tupper won the 200-meters and placed second in the 400 while Rew won gold in the high jump and placed sixth in the 110-meter high hurdles.</p> <p> Fremont-Mills placed seventh as a team with 57 team points.</p> Glenwood girls get first win of season http://www.opinion-tribune.com/content/glenwood-girls-get-first-win-season <img src="http://www.opinion-tribune.com/sites/www.opinion-tribune.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hanshaw.jpg" alt="Glenwood’s Jordyn Hanshaw scored three goals in the Rams’ 4-0 win over Sioux City North." title="Glenwood’s Jordyn Hanshaw scored three goals in the Rams’ 4-0 win over Sioux City North." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Jordyn Hanshaw scored three goals as the Glenwood girls soccer team recorded its first victory of the season with a 4-0 win over Sioux City North Friday.</p> <p> The Rams (1-1) recorded 26 shots in all, including 16 on goal in the win.</p> <p> &ldquo;We were able to play the entire game,&rdquo; Benson said. &ldquo;We also were able to find the back of the net.&nbsp; I was proud of my girls for being able to bounce back after last night&rsquo;s loss.&rdquo;</p>