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  • F-M falls to Exira/EHK in...

    Basketball is a game of runs.

    Fremont-Mills is all too well aware of that fact.

    After using a 13-1 run to take its first lead late in the first half and a 10-3 run to open the second half, the Knights opened up a lead that swelled to as many as nine points.

    But a fourth quarter cold streak that led to a 12-2 run by Exira/EHK proved the difference as Fremont-Mills’ season came to an end in a 64-57 loss in the Class 1A, District 14 first round at Council Bluffs St. Albert Thursday.

  • Rams' Sanders will wrestle...

    DES MOINES - For the third straight season, a Glenwood wrestler will compete for a state title.

    The Rams’ Caleb Sanders, the top ranked heavyweight entering the tournament, will face No. 4 ranked Dylan Olson of Dubuque Hempstead in Saturday night’s sold out finals at the Wells Fargo Arena.

    Sanders pinned his way to the semifinals Friday night, where, looking determined and focused, he dispatched Griffen Liddel of Bettendorf 9-3 to reach Saturday’s finals.

  • Rams send seven to state

    As far as district titles go, it wasn’t a perfect finish.

    As finishes go, it was as perfect as Glenwood Coach Brad Asche had hoped.

    Glenwood had seven wrestlers reach the finals in the respective weight classes at the Class 3-A District 8 Championship in Waukee Saturday and all seven punched their ticket to this week’s state tournament.

    “We were really close to going seven for seven on district championships but we had a couple guys that had to take a different route,” Asche said.

  • Second half run carries Knights...

    A 17-2 run that bridged the second and third quarters blew open a 21-21 game and lifted Fremont-Mills to a 51-27 victory over West Harrison in the Class 1A, Region 7 opening round Thursday in Tabor.

    The Knights (14-9) used the 17-2 run – and out-scored the Hawkeyes’ 34-14 in the second half – to build a lead that swelled to as many as 23 after halftime.

  • Rams shoot lights-out in 82-43...

    Nate Kennedy tied a school-record with seven three-pointers and Glenwood hit a season-high 15 threes as a team in an 82-43 victory over Denison in Hawkeye 10 Conference boys basketball on Senior Night in Glenwood Saturday.

    The Rams (18-2) shot 63.5 percent from the field (33-of-52), including 15-of-24 from behind the arc while eclipsing 80 points for sixth time this season.

    “It was a great shooting night for us,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte.

  • Glenwood gets defensive in...

    Glenwood got 13 points apiece from Brooklyn Taylor and Brielle Smith in a 43-32 victory over Denison in the Rams’ regular-season final Saturday.

    The Rams’ defense limited the Monarchs to just 29.5 percent shooting (13-of-44) and their second-lowest offensive output of the season. Leading scorer Alex Mohr was also held to a season-low two points and 0-of-7 shooting from the field.

  • Rams build lead early, hang on...

    The Glenwood girls opened the game on a 13-2 run and clung to its lead the rest of the way to grind out a 45-35 win at Creston last night in Hawkeye 10 Conference girls basketball.

    The Rams (6-12 overall, 4-5 in the conference) overcame some second quarter shooting struggles in the wire-to-wire win despite the Panthers cutting the lead to four points on two occasions.

  • Glenwood wins Hawk-10 title

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - The last time the Glenwood wrestling team sat atop the team standings at the end of the day at the Hawkeye 10 Conference wrestling tournament, most of its current roster were in kindergarten.

    On Saturday, those wrestlers grew up, with three winning individual titles, as the Rams snared their first conference title since 2006, out-distancing runner up Creston 237.5 to 201 in the team standings.

    For Glenwood coach Brad Asche the title was a long time coming.

  • Rams fall on road at Omaha Skutt

    OMAHA - The game matched two teams from two different states for just the second time ever.

    No conference standings or post-season seeding were at stake.

    Try telling that to the two teams on the court.

    Class 3A, No. 6 Glenwood battled Nebraska Class B, No. 6 ranked Omaha Skutt Catholic for the better part of three and a half quarters before falling late in a hard-nosed, slugfest 67-58 loss in a game that had all the atmosphere of the post-season.

  • Reactions mixed to IHSAA’s new...

    The Iowa High School Athletic Association unveiled its long awaited new football playoff format last week and to say reviews have been mixed is an understatement.

    In a press release last Wednesday, the IHSAA, in addition to announcing a new playoff qualifying system, revealed plans for new classifications, new two-year district alignments and to allow teams to play out-of-state schools. All changes are scheduled to go into effect this season.

    Among the biggest surprises, however, wasn’t a change at all.