Today's Sports

  • Fremont-Mills drops two at...

    The Fremont-Mills offense struggled in a pair of losses at the Griswold Softball Tournament on Saturday.

    The Knights (6-8 overall, 3-0 in the Corner Conference) dropped its opener 6-3 to Southwest Valley and then were shutout 10-0 by Exira in the capper.

    In the two games combined, the Knights recorded five hits, just one going for extra bases.

    Joni Laughlin took the loss to Southwest Valley, allowing three hits and no earned runs while striking out four.

  • Football playoff qualifiers will...

    Making the state football playoffs just got a little harder.

    Beginning with the 2016 season, each of Iowa’s six football classes will advance 16 teams to the state football playoffs, according to a change announced last week by the Iowa High School Athletic Association Board of Control. The change means a reduction from 32 teams who currently qualify for the postseason in each class.

    The schedules for this fall and the 2015 regular season and playoffs remain unchanged.

  • Glenwood middle schooler...

    You might say Houston Stephens was born to be a rodeo star.

    First, there’s the 12-year-old’s name, Houston.

    “I don’t really remember thinking anything that particular on his name, but yeah, it is a cowboy name,” said Brad Stephen’s, Houston’s dad.

    Then there’s 2 – the age this Glenwood Middle School sixth grader first got on a horse – and 5 – the first time he competed in a rodeo.

  • Ram bats go quiet in 10-0 loss...

    Sioux City East plated four runs in the first and six more in the sixth in a 10-0 shutout of Glenwood in non-conference softball last Wednesday.

    The Rams (10-4 overall, 6-2 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) struggled to generate much offense in just their second shutout loss of the season.

    “It was a quiet night for us at the plate and two big innings for East did us in,” said Glenwood coach Tom Horton.

    Jacy Embray led the Rams with two hits. Sara Ingoldsby, Molly Dean and Baily Rumery added hits.

  • Glenwood splits pair at Battle...

    The Glenwood baseball team won one and dropped one as a host site for the Battle of the Bluffs Baseball Tournament Saturday.

    The Rams (7-3 overall, 5-2 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) opened with a 14-0 loss to North Scott before bouncing back for a 4-2 win over Clear Lake in their tournament capper.

    With six of his 16 varsity players not available, including four of his top five outfielders, Glenwood coach Bret Elam knew his team’s opener against Class 4A top 10 ranked North Scott might be a tall task.

  • Rams well represented on All-...

    The Glenwood girls and boys soccer teams placed five on the All-Hawkeye 10 Conference soccer team released last week.

    In a league-wide vote of coaches, the Glenwood girls’ Sarah Homan, Sara Gutschenritter and Danni Finn were tabbed for the first team. Ross Van Slyke and Andy Staiert were named to the first team on the boys side.

  • Rams fall to Winterset in...

    The Glenwood girls soccer team’s season came to an end in a 2-0 loss to Winterset in the Class 2A, Region 2 semifinals at Earlham last Tuesday.

    The Rams (11-7), who reached the semifinals with an impressive 10-0, mercy rule shortened victory over Carroll in their regional opener, entered riding a five game win streak. But Winterset (13-4), winner of its last five as well, used an early goal and a tough defensive effort to stop Glenwood cold.

  • Rams’ King eighth at state tennis

    Glenwood’s Jana King placed eighth at the Class 1A State Tennis Tournament at the Ankeny Tennis Complex wrapping up Saturday.

    King downed Dubuque Wahlert’s Audrey Hinz 6-3, 6-3 in the opening round before falling to top seeded Mara Pirscoveanu of Denison in the quarterfinals. Pirscoveanu defeated King 6-0, 6-1. Pirscoveanu, a foreign exchange student from Romania, went on to win the Class 1A state singles title.

  • Blue Devils edge East Mills, 10-7

    Nishnabotna rallied from down 7-1 in the fifth inning with a seven run fifth to pull away from East Mills in a Corner Conference baseball match up Thursday.

    The Wolverines (1-3 overall, 1-3 in the Corner Conference) plated three runs in the second and four more in the third and appeared to be in control until the Blue Devils exploded for seven runs to take the lead for good.
    Logan Currin, Keegan Wederquist and Noah Hillyer each smacked two hits to lead East Mills. Wederquist and Hillyer each drove in two runs.

  • Big seventh inning lifts...

    After allowing Atlantic to take a 3-0 lead with a big third inning, Glenwood bounced back to plate seven in the top of the fourth and cruise to a 9-3 victory in Hawkeye 10 Conference baseball Friday night.

    The Rams (4-2 overall, 3-2 in the conference) smacked 11 hits in the win. Aaron Bertini led the way with a 3-for-4 night and drove in two runs. Wyatt Schulz added two hits and drove in a run while Kyle Murtfeld singled to drive in two more runs of his own.