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Today's Sports

  • The Opinion-Tribune Fall 2009...

    Football

    Offense

    QB - Jake Bolton, Sr., East Mills

    1,917 yards, 30 TD passes

    RB - Nathen Day, Sr., East Mills

    2,098 all-purpose yards, 27 TDs

    RB - Dylan Blankenship, Sr., Glenwood

    1,294 yards, 11 TDs; 21 career 100 yards games

    WR - Jake Doyle, Sr., East Mills

    33 catches, 580 yards, six TDs

    WR - Trent Jameson, Sr., Glenwood

    18 catches, 286 yards, two TDs

    OL - Cory Simms, Sr., Glenwood

    6-2, 230

  • Adair-Casey ends East Mills&...

    ADAIR-East Mills has made a living off of big plays this season. But it was the Bombers of Adair-Casey who lived up to their nickname, scoring three touchdowns in the final six minutes of the second quarter, then getting two long Taylor Wheatley to Gavin Walhovd third-quarter touchdown passes to score a 44-32 first-round Eight-man playoff victory Monday night.

  • Rams seventh at state meet

    FORT DODGE - Last year at the Iowa State Cross Country Meet Glenwood's Johnny Fuller placed 97th out of 121 runners.

    This year, the junior place third.

    Rams coach Todd Peverill thinks that’s an amazing turnaround this year at the Kennedy Park Golf Course in Fort Dodge, but finds it just as easy to throw out last year's performance by Fuller and his team.

  • Rams fall in substate...

    It was a bitter pill to swallow.

    Clinging to a 9-7 lead with just 40 seconds left to play, Glenwood saw its football season come to a heartbreaking end last Wednesday night at Ram Memorial Field, when Denison tailback Jesse Preul darted 58 yards for a touchdown, lifting the Monarchs to a stunning 14-9 Class 3A substate victory.

    “It was the big play,” Glenwood coach Brian Albert said. “If that would have happened earlier, we would have had time to rebound and recover.”

  • Rams snag No. 2 seed

    Glenwood wrapped up its regular football season on Friday with a 35-0 victory over Winterset.

    The win secured the Rams (6-3) the No. 2 seed in Wednesday's substate game against Denison. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m. at Ram Memorial Field. Glenwood last made the playoffs in 1994, winning its opening two games over Oskaloosa and Pella before falling in four overtimes 17-14 to Spencer in the semifinals that season.

    On Friday, Glenwood overcame a slow start in muddy conditions to post its second shutout of the season and win its third straight game.

  • Glenwood cross country returning...

    For the second straight season the Glenwood boys cross country team is headed to the Iowa State Cross Country Meet.

    With a second place showing at Perry on Monday, after rain delayed Thursday’s originally scheduled district race, the Rams are one of three district qualifiers who will race this Saturday at the Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge.

    Glenwood was the team runner up to district champion Boone. Dallas Center-Grimes was third. The top three teams at districts advance to state.

  • Players' Coach

    As a four-year letterman on the Wartburg College football team, Brian Albert rarely left the field.

    Over his career he started nearly every game, 14 of them on both offense and defense, led the team in tackles three times and rushing once, played on every special team and even called the defenses in the huddle.

    “I used to tell the coach coming off the field is more trouble than it’s worth, just keep me in,” Albert said.

  • East Mills shut outs Hamburg,...

    The East Mills football team sealed up the No. 2 seed in Eight man, District 8 with a 58-0 victory at Hamburg on Friday.

    But more importantly than that, said East Mills coach Andy Irwin, whose team had locked up its playoff status a week earlier, was the return of senior quarterback Jake Bolton. Bolton was limited to punting only in the previous three games while he nursed a right (throwing) shoulder injury. Bolton returned under center on Friday, played most of the first half, and completed 7-of-11 passes for 111 yards and three touchdowns.

  • Creston ousts Glenwood in...

    Creston ended the Glenwood girls volleyball team’s season on Monday in the first round of Class 3A Regionals 24-17, 15-25, 19-25, 19-25.

    In the first game the Rams seemed to be picking up right where they left off in a three-game sweep of the Panthers on Oct. 8 when they won the first one 25-17.

    Glenwood coach Kara Huisman thought her team moved the ball well and hit it well in the first game but had troubled sustaining that over the next three games.

  • F-M first at Corner Conference...

    The Fremont-Mills boys track team entered last Tuesday's Corner Conference Track Meet as the defending champions.

    And the Knights left that way for the second straight year after winning nine events and placing second or third in five more. Fremont-Mills ran away from the competition with 136 teams points, 28 points better than runner-up Clarinda Academy.