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  • East Mills offense struggles in...

    MALVERN - East Mills scored a season-low two first-quarter points and that was just one of the offensive low points for the Wolverines in a 32-26 loss to Griswold Friday in a non-conference boys basketball showdown.

    The Wolverines (5-2 overall, 5-1 in the Corner Conference) 26 points were a season-low – their fewest in a game since a 45-28 loss to Underwood Dec. 2, 2010 – as were their 24 field goal attempts, 11 field goal makes and six free throw attempts. They also had a season-high 19 turnovers in a rough-and-tumble post-Christmas break loss.

  • Malcom wins title at C.B....

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - Matt Malcom capped a perfect weekend with an individual title at the second annual Council Bluffs Wrestling Classic at the Mid America Center in Council Bluffs Saturday.

    Malcom, a junior, pinned Atlantic’s Reid Nichols in 1:31 to win the 152-pound weight class. Malcom entered the day ranked No. 4 at 152-pounds in Class 3A and remains undefeated on the season.

  • Fremont-Mills wins fourth...

    The Fremont-Mills boys basketball team won its fourth straight game with a 45-40 victory over Nishnabotna in Corner Conference action Friday.

    The Knights (4-1 overall, 4-0 in the conference) overcame a sluggish first quarter in which both teams combined for just nine points to pull away for the win thanks to its defense. In five games this season, no Knight opponent has eclipsed 60 points.

  • Creston comeback sinks Glenwood

    Creston erased an eight-point fourth quarter lead to hand Glenwood a 46-44 loss in the Rams’ home opener Friday in Hawkeye 10 Conference boys basketball.

    The Panthers (2-0 overall, 1-0 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) out-scored the Rams (1-1 overall, 0-1 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) 19-7 in the fourth quarter thanks mostly to the clutch shooting of leading scorer Jay Wolfe. The senior scored 11 of his game-high 28 points in the fourth quarter to rally the Panthers.

  • Rams win Dan Hill Invitational

    Matt Malcom, Anthony Sherry and Zach Haggstrom all won their weight classes as Glenwood bested the field for the team title at the Dan Hill Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday in Harlan.

    The Rams finished with 204 points to edge second place Gretna by five points. Ashland-Greenwood (Neb.) was third with 183.

    Glenwood coach Brad Asche said the competition at the tournament was top notch with both Gretna and Ashland-Greenwood being top contenders in their classes in Nebraska.

  • Wolverines move to 2-0 with rout...

    Keegan Wederquist and Logan Currin combined for 48 points for the East Mills baskerball team in a 76-45 victory over Heartland Christian Saturday in Council Bluffs.

    The Wolverines (2-0 overall, 2-0 in the Corner Conference) were in control from the start taking an 18-8 lead after a quarter. In the second half, East Mills out-scored the Eagles 43-24.

  • East Mills sweeps Mount Ayr,...

    The East Mills wrestling team opened its season with a road sweep of Clarke and Mount Ayr Thursday.

    The Wolverines took down the host Indians 54-21 and knocked off Mount Ayr 48-21.

    Luke Stortenbecker (145 pounds), Josh Hopkins (152), Clarence Frame (160), Cavin Darnold (195), Ben Christiansen (120), Alec Moorman and Nick Perkins (220) all won both of their matches.
    Stortenbecker and Perkins won both of their matches by fall.

    East Mills 54,
    Clarke 21

  • The Opinion-Tribune's Fall...

    Football – Offense

    QB Jason Rusten, Jr. Fremont-Mills

    Threw for 1,164 yards, 21 TDs; added 8 TDs rushing.

    RB Spencer Phillips, Sr., Fremont-Mills*

    245-pounder ran for 1,337 yards and scored 33 total TDs.

    RB Brogan Weddum, Sr., Glenwood

    Fought through injuries to rush for 665 yards, 4 TDs.

    WR Cavin Darnold, Sr., East Mills

    Ran for 1,043 yards, 16 TDs as Wolverines’ feature back.

  • Glenwood routs T.J. 64-17 in...

    The Glenwood girls basketball team used it’s full-court press to build a 19-2 first quarter lead and never looked back in a 64-17 season-opening victory over Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson last Tuesday.

    The Rams’ trapping, full-court pressure forced the Yellowjackets to turn the ball over seven times and use two timeouts to regroup in the first quarter alone.

    “That gave us a cushion to start with and then we got into a pretty good rhythm scoring after that,” said Glenwood coach Barry Loeffelbein.

  • Fremont-Mills one win from state...

    With 1:49 remaining in the Eight-Man semifinals, Fremont-Mills was in unfamiliar territory.

    The Knights, who had not trailed in a game entering the playoffs, found themselves down 27-22.

    They needed just 40 seconds to change that.