Today's Sports

  • Hopkins’ big night lifts...

    HAMBURG - Josh Hopkins ran for a career-high 237 yards and five touchdowns and the East Mills defense limited Nishnabotna to 148 total yards in 44-13 victory in the Eight Man, District 8 opener for both teams Friday in Hamburg.

    A week after bulldozing West Harrison for 389 yards, 298 coming on the ground, in a 52-16 victory, East Mills and Hopkins were even better against the Blue Devils. The Wolverines racked up a season-high 501 yards Friday with 346 coming on the ground.

  • Glenwood wins Atlantic tournament

    The Glenwood volleyball team won four of its five matches to win the team title at the Atlantic Invitational Volleyball Tournament Saturday.

    In the round robin tourney, the Rams (10-6) swept the host Trojans 21-4, 21-19, Council Bluffs St. Albert 21-14, 24-22 and Underwood 21-15, 23-21 and rallied in the final two sets to down Winterset 19-21, 21-15, 15-6 before falling to Treynor 14-21, 22-24 in the capper.

  • Glenwood places fifth at LC...

    The Glenwood boys cross country team placed fifth at the Council Bluffs Lewis Central Invitational Saturday at Iowa Western Community College.

    Plattsmouth took home the team title with 38 points led by top medal winner Corey Kress. Kress bested the field with a time of 16:44.06, nine seconds better than second place Brendon O’Brien of Lewis Central.

    The Rams’ 127 points trailed fourth place Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson by two points.

    Freshman Parson Convington led Glenwood with an 11th place finish time of 17:37.93.

  • Fremont-Mills serves up victory

    Fremont-Mills recorded a season-high 14 aces in a 25-7, 25-13, 25-5 sweep of Clarinda Academy in Corner Conference volleyball Thursday.

    We had an overall good night,” said Fremont-Mills coach Tracy Malcom. “We really wanted to focus on speeding up our offense and concentrate on a perfect free ball pass every time. Our serving was strong and we had some girls really step up.”.

  • Glenwood moves to 2-0 with rout...

    Glenwood dominated Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson from the opening kickoff Friday night en route to a lopsided 45-6 victory at Ram Memorial Field.

    The Rams improved to 2-0 while the Yellowjackets remained winless on the young season.

    “I’m really proud of our team. I thought they played hard,” Glenwood coach Cory Faust said. “We’re starting to practice better and I was happy to see it pay off on game night.

  • Physical Wolverines dominate in...

    MONDAMIN - The East Mills football team’s game plan was simple in it’s first road game of the season: be physical on both sides of the ball.
    Mission accomplished.

    The Wolverines (2-0) set the tone early with a smashmouth, opening drive and then turned it over to their defense who dominated the line of scrimmage, limiting West Harrison to 12 net yards and zero first downs in the first half of a 52-16 victory at Mondamin Friday night.

  • Rams fourth at A.L. cross...

    The Glenwood boys and girls cross country teams both placed fourth at the 47th Annual Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln Cross Country Meet Saturday at Iowa Central Community College.

    Harlan took home the boys team title with 45 points. Glenwood was fourth with 143 team points.

    Phoenix Larned of Sioux City West took home the individual title with a time of 17:13.

  • Glenwood sweeps Atlantic in Hawk...

    Lyndie VanNess smacked 10 kills and Kaycee Clark eight to lead Glenwood in a 25-13, 25-11, 25-14 sweep of Atlantic in Hawkeye 10 Conference volleyball Thursday.

    “I was happy, overall, with our efforts,” said Glenwood coach Maria Jacobus.  “We had a consistent offense and did a  good job covering the floor on defense.  Our blocking got better as the night progressed and we had numerous players that contributed to the win.”  

  • The Opinion-Tribune's...

    Macy Williams knows exactly when her competitive fire was lit.

    The Fremont-Mills graduate was a laid-back second grader playing in an Optimist basketball tournament. Her team, used to winning the tournament year in and year out, finished a disappointing third place.

    “I played so bad,” Macy said. “I cried all day.”

    And that’s when her mother, Jennifer, stepped in.
    “You can’t win everything so there’s two things you can do: quit or decide to get better,” Macy said her mother told her.

  • The Opinion-Tribune's Male...

    At 5-feet-9 inches and 160 pounds, Mackenzy Lang is rarely the biggest guy on the field, court or track.

    But rarer even are the times Lang isn’t one of the best athletes on the field, court or track.

    “I am in no way big,” Lang admitted. “I don’t have a lot of weight on me or height. I think there’s advantages to being bigger sure but I never saw my size as playing a part in how I played. I know what I can do and try and do my best every time.”