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Today's Sports

  • 2017-2018 ATHLETE OF THE YEAR:...

    After winning seven gold medals at state track heading into one’s senior year, it’s easy to imagine the motivation to get better could wane.

    Not for Janette Schraft.

    Not even just a little bit.

    The East Mills junior, who placed second as a team all by herself at the state track meet this spring, never lacks for motivation. She’s spent this summer working out three to fours hours and running more than four miles per day, preparing for the Junior Olympics and the upcoming cross country season.

  • 2017-2018 ATHLETE OF THE YEAR:...

    “Competition makes us faster but collaboration makes us better.”

    The adage is an old one, but it sounds very much like something Andrew Blum might say.

    Of all the glittering accomplishments of his athletic career, of which there are many, the Glenwood standout basketball and football player doesn’t reflect on what he did on the hardwood or the gridiron. He instead leans his hefty legacy on what his teams did.

  • Knights, Wolverines earn ‘elite...

    Fremont-Mills’ Nate Laughlin and East Mills’ Dylan Schroeder and Trevor Glockel were named “Elite” first team members on the All-Corner Conference baseball team.

    Sidney’s Sergio Rodriguez and Stanton’s Donnie Weis and Tyler Peterson joined Laughlin, Schroeder and Glockel as elite team members. Also named to the first team were Stanton’s Drake Johnson and Keygan Day, Sidney’s Cameron Whitehead, East Mills’ Nic Duysen and Fremont-Mills’ Oscar Lupercio and Dylan Chambers.

  • Glenwood’s Smith, Bierman named...

    Glenwood’s Brielle Smith and Sydney Biermann have both been named to the first team All-Hawkeye 10 Conference Softball team.

    Smith and Biermann, both juniors, were tabbed for the first team by league coaches along with Creston’s Gracie Hagle, Shenandoah’s Logan Hughes, Atlantic’s Alexis Handel, Ally Anderson, Alyssa Derby and Baylee Newell, Harlan’s Morgan Schaben, Denison’s Alex Mohr, Sarah Heilesen and Jazlyn Beeck, Red Oak’s Chloe Johnson and Council Bluffs Lewis Central’s Ashtyn Miller and Josey Shudak.

  • Titans end Rams’ season in...

    For the second time in eight days, Council Bluffs Lewis Central’s Ashtyn Miller seemed to have Glenwood’s number.

    The Titan hurler, who held the Rams to one run on four hits in an 7-1 victory June 29, was even better in Saturday’s Class 4A, Region 2 semifinals in Council Bluffs.

    Miller scattered four hits and did not walk a batter to shutout out the Rams in a 4-0 victory.

    As good as Miller was, Glenwood coach Kylee Stanton’s team wasn’t patient at the plate and it showed.

  • Knights’ season ends in regional...

    Lexi Lander tossed a no-hitter and smacked a three run home run to lead West Monona to an 11-0 victory over Fremont-Mills in the Class 1A, Region 8 quarterfinals in Onawa last Tuesday.

    The Knights could never catch up to the hard-throwing sophomore. Lander finished with 10 strikeouts and walked just one in the five inning victory.

    Lander also went 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs and a run scored. Macie McCall and Kylie Henschen each added two hits.

  • Glenwood smacks 12 hits in win...

    A 12-hit offensive attack and a group pitching effort lifted Glenwood to 7-3 victory over Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln on Friday in Council Bluffs.

    The Rams (10-18) got two hits each from Cade Van Ness and Andrew Holiday three hits and two RBIs from Ethan Fisher in the win.

  • Rams’ go 2-0 at A.L. Classic

    The Glenwood baseball team used strong pitching and some clutch hitting to win a pair of games in the Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln Classic played in Glenwood Saturday.

    The Rams (5-11) got by A-D-M 10-7 and downed LeMars 6-4.

    “We had two pretty good outings from our pitchers, Eli Bales and Michael Radford. “It was somewhat different to previous games this week, but they both pitched really well for us Saturday.”

  • Knights smack 15 hits in back-...

    Fremont-Mills broke open a 4-4 game with seven runs combined in the third and four innings in a 12-5 victory over Essex in Corner Conference baseball Friday in Tabor.

    For the second straight game, the Knights (6-10) recorded 15 hits. Sophie Murphy and Tori Kilpatrick each went 3-for-4 and drove in runs. Taylor Morgan, Kendall Reed and Sophie Phillips added two hits each.

    Taylor was the winner in the circle. The freshman struck out three and did not allow an earned run.

    Fremont-Mills 12,
    C.B. St. Albert 5

  • Glenwood second at T.J. Classic

    Earlham plated two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Glenwood and win the Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson Softball Classic Saturday night in Council Bluffs.