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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Rams Punch Ticket To State With...

     The Glenwood boys basketball team punched its ticket to next week's state tournament with an 82-69 substate final victory over Harlan Monday night. See Wednesday's edition of The Opinion-Tribune for complete coverage.

  • Glenwood cruises in substate...

    Glenwood started the game hot and never cooled off in a 92-36 victory over A-D-M in their Class 3A, Substate 8 opener Monday in Glenwood.

    The Rams (20-2) hit 11 of their first 16 shots and led by as many as 35 points in a the first half that saw them take a 54-21 lead into halftime.

    “We shot the ball really well,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte after the game. “And it wasn’t just one or two guys shooting it well, we shot well as a team. I’m not sure what we shot but it had to be pretty good.”

  • F-M falls to Exira/EHK in...

    Basketball is a game of runs.

    Fremont-Mills is all too well aware of that fact.

    After using a 13-1 run to take its first lead late in the first half and a 10-3 run to open the second half, the Knights opened up a lead that swelled to as many as nine points.

    But a fourth quarter cold streak that led to a 12-2 run by Exira/EHK proved the difference as Fremont-Mills’ season came to an end in a 64-57 loss in the Class 1A, District 14 first round at Council Bluffs St. Albert Thursday.

  • Knights’ post-season run ends in...

    Boyer Valley used a 14-2 second quarter run to pull away from Fremont-Mills for a 62-42 win in the Class 1A, Region 7 semifinals in Treynor Friday.

    The loss ends the Knights’ season with a record of 15-10. The state rated Bulldogs (20-2) advanced to Monday’s regional final against Exira/Elk-Horn-Kimballton. Results of that game were not available at press time.

  • Heelan ends Rams’ season in...

    SIOUX CITY – Sioux City Bishop Heelan used a mix of defenses and an aggressive offensive attack to open the game on an 18-5 run and cruised to a 60-20 victory to end the Rams’ season Saturday in the Class 4A, Regional semifinals in Sioux City.

    The Rams (8-14) never got on track offensively as the Crusaders built a 32-10 halftime lead.