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Among bicyclists, it’s referred to as an “epic ride.” A grueling, 748-mile trek from Sweden to Norway, passing through the Arctic Circle, and back, in just 90 hours. For Joe Edwards, it’s what he did on his summer vacation. Edwards, 56, spent June taking part in the Midnight Sun Randonee, a 1,200-...

2021-2022 Female Athlete of the Year: Brynlee Arnold, Glenwood
“Big Red.” The nickname arrived in middle school. As Brylee Arnold, the 6-foot-3, auburn-haired middle blocker heads off to UNO to play volleyball as Glenwood’s first every Division I volleyball recruit, the moniker goes with her. And she’s just fine with that. “My dad came up with it,” she said of...

2021-2022 Male Athlete of the Year: Jake Malcom, Fremont-Mills
For most multisport athletes, it’s the touchdown, the hard-fought layup or the sharply hit double that drives their competitive streak. For Jake Malcom, it’s the well hit golf shot. “It’s a mental game,” said the Fremont-Mills graduate. “You can’t just have a mindset where every shot has to be your...

Glenwood senior Logyn Eckheart has committed to play football at the University of North Dakota next season. Eckheart is shown on a visit to the Grand Forks campus this summer.
Five minutes. That’s all the time it took Logyn Eckheart to say yes. When North Dakota head football coach Bubba Schweigert extended a scholarship offer the Glenwood senior defensive lineman he needed to only run his decision by his parents before accepting the coach’s offer. “I was pretty ecstatic...

Glenwood's Risto Lappala prepares to fire to first base on a second inning double play in the Rams' 10-0 loss to Council Bluffs Lewis Central.
J.C. Dermody had Glenwood’s number. Again. The Council Bluffs Lewis Central lefthander was dominant on the mound in Wednesday’s Class 3A, Substate 8 final victory over the Rams. He was perfect through five innings, did not allow a hit until the sixth and struck out 11 in the Titans’ 10-0 win to...
Glenwood’s softball season came to an end Tuesday night in a relentless barrage of Indianola hits. The No. 6 rated Indians pummeled the Rams with 19 hits, including two home runs and two triples, in a 12-2 victory in the Class 4A, Region 2 finals in Indianola. The Rams’ led 1-0 after the top half...

Faith Weber gets a healthy lead at third base before being knocked in for the game-winning run by Elizabeth Thiesen.
Kylee Stanton didn’t have to say a word. Her Glenwood softball team knew the stakes and they knew the score: get two runs or their season was over. They got three. The Rams scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally from 2-0 hole in the and never got down even when Creston forced...

Glenwood's Jayme Fritts allowed three hits and two earned run to earn the victory in the Rams' 5-4 win over Harlan Monday night.
The Glenwood baseball team avenged a pair of regular season losses and moved within a win of the state tournament with a 5-4 victory over Harlan in Class 3A, Substate 8 semifinals in Harlan Monday night. The Rams (19-9) advanced to play top ranked Council Bluffs Lewis Central (30-3) in Wednesday’s...

Matt Malcom accepts the MIAA’s Ken Jones Award at a banquet in Kansas City earlier this month.
Former University of Nebraska-Kearney wrestler and 2016 Glenwood Community High School graduate Matt Malcom has been awarded the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association biggest award. Malcom was named the male winner of the MIAA’s Ken Jones award in a June 6 ceremony in Kansas City. The...

Glenwood’s Jayme Fritts, shown here earlier this season, was credited with the loss on the mound in the Rams’ game one loss to Harlan last week.
Glenwood’s offense struggled in a pair of losses at home in the Battle of the Bluffs baseball tournament on Saturday. The Rams (8-8) dropped decision to Adel-DeSoto-Minburn 5-3 and North Polk 7-1. In the two games combined, Glenwood had 12 hits but just two went for extra-bases. Evan Soergel led...

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