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Today's Sports

  • Renshaw’s hat trick leads Rams...

    A bad start for Missouri Valley only got worse from there as Jordan Renshaw recorded his first career “hat trick” and Glenwood went on to down the Big Reds 10-0 in the boys soccer opener for both teams Thursday.

    Missouri Valley opened the game with an own goal to get down 1-0 in the first five minutes and the rout was on. The game was called by “mercy rule” with 10 minutes remaining in the second half.

  • East Mills girls, boys fourth at...

    The East Mills girls and boys track teams both placed fourth in the standings at the Stanton Co-ed Relays Thursday.

    The Sidney girls narrowly edged Griswold 112 to 111 for the team title. The Wolverines finished with 86 points for fourth. Griswold captured the boys’ crown with 154 points. The East Mills boys finished fourth with 81 points.

  • Glenwood sweeps Hawkeye 10...

    RED OAK - The Glenwood girls and boys track teams combined to win 22 gold medals to sweep the team titles at the Hawkeye 10 Conference Southern Division Meet in Red Oak last Tuesday.

    The boys won 14 events and easily out-paced runner up Shenandoah 251 to 111 in the team scores. The girls held a 201 to 142 edge over the Fillies in the point standings.

    Glenwood boys coach Mark Starner seemed pleased to just be able to compete out on the track finally.

  • Senior Moments

    During Dave Blum and Troy Mohr’s days coaching the Glenwood youth travel team together they had a post-practice routine.

    Part motivation, part inspiration, the coaches would have their youth team, who practiced at the high school gym in those days, gather at mid-court following a grueling practice.  The coaches would then direct the team to look up at the rafters where state championship banners typically hang.

    The rafters were decidedly void of basketball banners.

  • ‘Energy and Passion’

    On a chilly night, Feb. 27, 2017, 65 miles from Glenwood, on the hardwood of Harlan Community High School, a motto was born from defeat.

    The words, two simple words really, that rose from the frustration of the Rams’ 69-68 loss to Atlantic in the substate finals – their second straight such heartbreaking loss in as many years – would guide the team all off-season and into what would become a historic 2017-2018 season.

    “Unfinished Business.”

  • Rams Reign

    The season before Curt Schulte took over as head coach, the Glenwood basketball team won just one game.

    Friday night - 12 years and a whole lot of blood, sweat and tears later - the Rams became state champions.

    A brilliant game plan that had Glenwood spacing out a taller, longer Oskaloosa team and challenging every shot defensively proved the difference as the Rams pulled away late for a 66-62 win before a reporter-estimated crowd of 8,000 at the Wells Fargo Arena in the Class 3A state finals.

  • Rams topple defending champs,...

     Back and forth they went.

    In a state semifinal game that featured nearly a dozen lead changes and neither team extending a margin further than five points over three and a half quarters, this was a game that would be decided by a handful of plays.

    A steal. A late layup. Free throws.

    For Glenwood it was check, check and check as the Rams made all the little plays down the stretch to upend two-time defending state champion Cedar Rapids Xavier 69-63 Thursday to advance to its first ever state title game.

  • State Basketball Preview

    What is Glenwood’s reward for a thrilling 20-point comeback and the school’s first victory at state in 62 years?

    How about two-time defending state champion Cedar Rapids Xavier?

    The Rams, who battled back from a 40-22 halftime deficit to defeat Norwalk in the state quarterfinals Tuesday will face the top seeded Saints (19-6) in Thursday’s 2 p.m. Class 3A semifinals at the Wells Fargo Arena.

  • Rams Rally by Norwalk in State...

    Many of those in attendance at the Wells Fargo Arena Tuesday afternoon likely left Glenwood for dead at halftime.

    After the Rams opened the game missing their first nine shots and shooting 29 percent in a half that saw them trail by as many as 20 points and go into the break down 40-22, who could blame them?

    But then a funny thing happened.

    Glenwood came back to life.

  • Ram State Of Mind

    COUNCIL BLUFFS – The Glenwood Rams are going to state for the third time in program history.

    Monday night, nearly three years to the day since punching the school’s first ticket to state since 1952, the Rams survived a Harlan three-point barrage in Council Bluffs with some hot shooting of their own late in the game to preserve an 82-69 victory in the Class 3A sub-state finals. The win secured a spot in next week’s state tournament.