Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Knights complete sweep of Stanton

    Fremont-Mills completed a Corner Conference baseball sweep of Stanton Thursday with a 12-3 victory.

    Fremont-Mills scored three runs in the first inning and piled on to their lead from there. The Knights (8-2 overall, 7-0 in the conference) scored two more in the third and four more in the fifth to take a commanding lead.

    Stanton scored late, but it wasn’t enough as the Knights completed the sweep.
    Brock Hansen went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Lane Goodman meanwhile went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

  • Glynn inducted into Iowa Senior...

    Nothing was going to stop Kay Glynn from attending this year’s Iowa Senior Games.
    Certainly not surgery.

    Glynn wasn’t about to let previous surgeries keep her out of competing at the games. In 2013, Glynn had her hip resurfaced. A longtime osteoarthritis sufferer in her hip, Glynn got the surgery done late in the summer to alleviate the pain. Last year, Glynn tore her ACL, requiring another surgery.

    “It was back to surgery and I had to wait for another six months,” she said.

  • Glenwood falls on road at S.C....

    Sioux City East built a 7-1 lead after four innings to turn away Glenwood in a non-conference baseball Friday in Sioux City.

    The Rams (11-8 overall, 9-6 in the conference) found themselves down 3-0 after an inning and 7-1 after four before trimming the lead to 7-5 with a four run fifth. But the Black Raiders responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame to extend their lead.

  • Rams 0-4 at Ankeny tournament

    The Glenwood softball team dropped four games last weekend at the Ankeny Softball Invitational.

    The Rams (11-8 overall, 9-6 in the conference) struggled to put runs on the board in the tournament that featured stiff competition but head coach Tom Horton thinks the competition can help his team heading into the post-season.

  • 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.

  • 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.