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  • Quiet Champion

    For most wrestlers, winning a state title elicits an unmistakable out-pouring of emotion.    

    There’s the guttural scream. The leap into a coaches arms. The dropping to the knees as tears pour out.

    Caleb Sanders, seconds after winning his first state title with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Dubuque Hempstead’s Dylan Olson before a crowd of 20,000 at the Wells Fargo Arena, had his own ideas of celebration

  • State Wrestling Tournament:...

    DES MOINES – There are 60 wrestling programs in Class 3A, Iowa’s largest class.

    By enrollment, Glenwood is the third smallest.

    On the wrestling mat, for the third straight season, Glenwood came up among the biggest.

    The Rams, capped a third straight top 10 finish at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament by placing fifth.

  • Rams' Sanders will wrestle...

    DES MOINES - For the third straight season, a Glenwood wrestler will compete for a state title.

    The Rams’ Caleb Sanders, the top ranked heavyweight entering the tournament, will face No. 4 ranked Dylan Olson of Dubuque Hempstead in Saturday night’s sold out finals at the Wells Fargo Arena.

    Sanders pinned his way to the semifinals Friday night, where, looking determined and focused, he dispatched Griffen Liddel of Bettendorf 9-3 to reach Saturday’s finals.

  • Glenwood gets defensive in...

    Glenwood got 13 points apiece from Brooklyn Taylor and Brielle Smith in a 43-32 victory over Denison in the Rams’ regular-season final Saturday.

    The Rams’ defense limited the Monarchs to just 29.5 percent shooting (13-of-44) and their second-lowest offensive output of the season. Leading scorer Alex Mohr was also held to a season-low two points and 0-of-7 shooting from the field.

  • Rams shoot lights-out in 82-43...

    Nate Kennedy tied a school-record with seven three-pointers and Glenwood hit a season-high 15 threes as a team in an 82-43 victory over Denison in Hawkeye 10 Conference boys basketball on Senior Night in Glenwood Saturday.

    The Rams (18-2) shot 63.5 percent from the field (33-of-52), including 15-of-24 from behind the arc while eclipsing 80 points for sixth time this season.

    “It was a great shooting night for us,” said Glenwood coach Curt Schulte.

  • Powers’ three lifts Fremont-...

    Jaeger Powers’ three-pointer as time expired lifted Fremont-Mills to a 49-47 victory over Nebraska City in a out-of-conference boys basketball tilt last Tuesday in Tabor.

    The win was the Knights’ second straight dramatic win after a 57-49 overtime victory over Clarinda the night before.

  • Second half run carries Knights...

    A 17-2 run that bridged the second and third quarters blew open a 21-21 game and lifted Fremont-Mills to a 51-27 victory over West Harrison in the Class 1A, Region 7 opening round Thursday in Tabor.

    The Knights (14-9) used the 17-2 run – and out-scored the Hawkeyes’ 34-14 in the second half – to build a lead that swelled to as many as 23 after halftime.

  • Rams send seven to state

    As far as district titles go, it wasn’t a perfect finish.

    As finishes go, it was as perfect as Glenwood Coach Brad Asche had hoped.

    Glenwood had seven wrestlers reach the finals in the respective weight classes at the Class 3-A District 8 Championship in Waukee Saturday and all seven punched their ticket to this week’s state tournament.

    “We were really close to going seven for seven on district championships but we had a couple guys that had to take a different route,” Asche said.

  • Wolverines roll to 79-38 win

    Anthony Rainey led four East Mills players in double-figures with 21 points as the Wolverines routed Heartland Christian 79-38 in Corner Conference basketball Friday.

    The Wolverines (8-9 overall, 6-5 in the conference) built a 33-18 lead at halftime then exploded for 25 points in the third quarter to blow the game open. For the game, East Mills shot 49.2 percent (30-of-65) and scored a season-high 79 points.

  • Reactions mixed to IHSAA’s new...

    The Iowa High School Athletic Association unveiled its long awaited new football playoff format last week and to say reviews have been mixed is an understatement.

    In a press release last Wednesday, the IHSAA, in addition to announcing a new playoff qualifying system, revealed plans for new classifications, new two-year district alignments and to allow teams to play out-of-state schools. All changes are scheduled to go into effect this season.

    Among the biggest surprises, however, wasn’t a change at all.