Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Fremont-Mills heading back to...

    TABOR - It took all of 15 minutes in Friday’s quarterfinals for the Fremont-Mills football team to wrap up a trip to the UNI Dome and a spot in the Eight-Man semifinals for the third time in the last five years.

    The Knights scored on all eight of its first half possessions and had the game on a running clock with 7:44 to go in the first half with a 48-0 lead. With the outcome never in doubt, Fremont-Mills cruised to a 67-12 victory over Lamoni before a reporter-estimated crowd of 500 in Tabor.

  • Eight-Man Football Playoff...

    Thursday, 12:06 p.m. at the UNI Dome, Cedar Falls

    The Knights (12-0), making their third state semifinals appearance in five years and first since winning the 2011 state title, went relatively unchallenged in winning their first three playoff games by an average of 41.6 points per game in home blowouts. The Eagles (10-2) who have had a tougher route to Cedar Falls beat two ranked teams on the road only to face the top ranked Knights in the semifinals.


  • Fremont-Mills advances to state...

    TABOR - With its running game stalled, Fremont-Mills turned to its passing game to punch holes in a fired up Melcher-Dallas defense and got a dominating performance from its own defense in a 51-14 Eight-Man playoffs second round victory Monday.

    Fremont-Mills will host Lamoni (10-1) in Tabor Friday in the state quarterfinals.

  • Glenwood into regional...

    Jordyn Hanshaw scored four goals as Glenwood routed Denison 10-0 in a Class 2A regional quarterfinal Friday.

    Hanshaw opened the Rams scoring onslaught just 3:22 into the game with her first of four goals on the night. Just 38 seconds after that first score, Alicia Leu added a second Ram goal.
    The Rams led 6-0 at halftime.

    “The girls played really well tonight and we are looking forward to Tuesday’s regional game,” said Glenwood coach Amy Benson.

  • Rams’ season ends in regionals

    CRESTON - There would be no comeback for Glenwood on this night.

    Just 18 days after the Rams rallied back from a 2-1 deficit in an emotional Senior Night victory, Creston smacked 62 kills and never let Glenwood back into the final game of a 26-24, 25-16, 21-25, 25-12 Panther victory in the Class 4A, Region 3 opening round last Monday.

  • Rams can’t hold onto lead in 45-...

    GRIMES - Glenwood jumped out to a 16-0 lead on Class 3A, District 8 leader Dallas Center-Grimes but the Mustangs rallied to score the final 45 points in a 45-16 victory Friday.

    The Rams got off to a quick start with a pair of touchdown runs by Kolten Wilwerding – a 44-yard scamper and a one-yard plunge – sandwiched around a Connor Weis 28 yard field goal for a 16-0 first quarter lead on the district champion Mustangs.