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Today's Sports

  • Wolverines advance to semis with...

    MALVERN - In a near reversal of their eight-person match up on the football field last fall won by Cumberland-Anita-Messina 60-44, the East Mills basketball team ran away from the Cougars for a 60-46 Class 1A, District 15 victory.

    The Wolverines (12-7) forced turnovers on six of CAM’s first nine possessions and opened the game on a 10-2 run. East Mills coach Kevin Schafer felt his team’s quickness and early defensive pressure was the difference against the bigger Cougars.

  • Red hot Lewis Central too much...

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - Council Bluffs Lewis Central shot a blistering 61 percent from the field and outscored Glenwood 50-22 over the second and third quarters in a 79-42 Hawkeye 10 Conference victory last Tuesday.

    “They really shot it well,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte, whose team dropped its fifth straight game to end the regular season. “They got running on all cylinders and shot 61 percent for the game. Once they started hitting like that we’d have a hand in their face on defense and they’d still knock it down.”

  • Cyclones storm past Rams 50-40...

    The Glenwood girls basketball team’s season ended in the Class 3A, Region 2 semifinals on Saturday with a 50-40 loss to Harlan.

    “We played pretty well, we took pretty good care of the ball, better than we had, but we just didn’t rebound well enough,” said Glenwood coach Leon Portrey.

    The Rams were outrebounded by 30-20 on the night.

  • Cowgirls end Knights’...

    The Sidney girls basketball team built a 24-12 halftime lead en route to a 47-32 Class 1A Region 3 district basketball victory over Fremont-Mill last Tuesday.

    The Knights had 20 turnovers to the Cowgirls’ 23 but Sidney held a 43-31 rebounding edge in a cold shooting night for both teams. Fremont-Mills shot just 29.5 percent (13-of-44) from the field and 6-of-15 at the line. The Cowgirls shot slightly better at 36.6 percent (20-of-55).

    Jessica Donahue led the Knights with 12 points and nine rebounds. Amy Carlson added nine points.

  • Brehm steps down as Glenwood...

    Kim Brehm has resigned from her position as Glenwood Community High School volleyball coach.

    Brehm, who has taught geometry and pre-algebra at the high school for four years and served as head volleybally coach for two, handed in her resignation to the district on Feb. 25.

    Brehm, an Elkhorn, Neb. native, has not decided if she will continue on as a teacher at Glenwood next year but is consdering a move back to the Omaha area.

  • Albert asked to resign as...

    Glenwood football coach Brian Albert has been asked to resign the coaching position he has held since 2003, said the coach.

    Albert confirmed in an interview last Thursday that he was asked to resign by Glenwood Activities Director Scott Arkfeld at a meeting following last fall’s football season.

    “They said they wanted to go in a different direction,” said Albert of his conversation with Arkfeld.

    When asked if he declined the district’s request to resign, Albert replied: “Absolutely.”

  • Glenwood drops third straight

    “It’s been a tough week for us,” is how Glenwood coach Curt Schulte summed up his team’s week, following its third straight loss, a 66-41 setback to Atlantic on Saturday.

    “We knew this would be a tough few games,” said Schulte, whose team has lost three in a row all to ranked opponents to drop to 9-11 overall and 9-8 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference. “But they (Atlantic) played real well and they played better than we did.”

  • Schafer’s 20 leads...

    Luke Schafer scored 20 points and A.J. Westover 16 for the East Mills boys basketball team in a 73-66 victory over Riverside on Friday.

    The Wolverines (12-8) outscored Riverside 44-34 after halftime.

    Jake Doyle added 14 and Jake Bolton 15 points and 16 rebounds for East Mills.

    East Mills 59,

    Essex 46

    The East Mills boys basketball team didn’t exactly shoot the lights out, but it did enough with its trapping zone and clutch shooting in a 19-4 second-quarter spurt to defeat Essex 59-46 last Tuesday.

  • Third quarter run carries...

    The Glenwood girls basketball team outscored Atlantic 13-2 in the third quarter to pull away for a 56-43 victory on Saturday.

    “That was pretty big for us,” said Glenwood coach Leon Portrey of the decisive third quarter run. “Our defense picked up, our offense played good and Tori (Kruse) hit a couple of three’s that were big.”

    Kruse led the Rams (11-10 overall, 8-10 in the Hawkeye 10 Conference) with 17 points, hitting four three pointers, and grabbing five rebounds.

  • White, Bryan crowned at Hawk-10...

    RED OAK - Colin White and Joey Bryan each won conference titles and Glenwood placed third at the Hawkeye 10 Conference Wrestling Tournament in Red Oak on Saturday.

    Council Bluffs Lewis Central, which won six individual titles, was the conference champion with 239 team points. Atlantic was second with 188 followed by Glenwood’s 163.5 team points.

    The Rams advanced three wrestlers to the finals on Saturday with White and Bryan each coming away with their first conference titles. Glenwood did not win an individual title last year’s conference tournament.