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Glenwood’s Molly Williams scored her first goal of the season in the Rams’ 3-1 win over Sioux City West last week.
Julia Nightser’s goal in the second overtime lifted Glenwood to a 2-1 win over Tri-Center in an early season match up of top 10 teams Friday in Neola. The Class 2A, No. 14-ranked Rams (2-0) got on the board early with a goal by Nora Dougherty in the sixth minute but five minutes later Marissa Ring...

Glenwood’s Ben Batten prepares to return a volley in the Rams’ tennis dual victory over Southwest Valley last Tuesday.
The Glenwood boys tennis team lost their opening two singles matches but responded with winning the next five singles and sweeping the doubles matches in a 7-2 victory over Southwest Valley last Tuesday. The Rams’ Ben Batten, Brody Taylor, Liam Hays and Kayden Anderson all won their singles matches...
WOODBINE - The Glenwood girls and boys track and field teams swept the team titles at Woodbine’s Rodney Smith Invitational Tuesday. The Glenwood girls collected 10 gold medals and easily outpaced the field with 191.5 points. The Ram boys’ squad picked up seven gold medals and 164 points to runner-...
The Opinion-Tribune’s 2021-2022 All-Mills County Boys Basketball Teams First Team G  Caden Johnson, Jr., Glenwood Led the team in scoring (18.7), assists (4.2) and three-pointers (41). F  Mason Crouse, Jr., East Mills Led team with 20.2 points per game and 45 three-pointers. F  Braden West, Jr.,...

Matt Malcom holds the Lopers’ team championship trophy.
Matt Malcom could have called it a career after last season. The University of Nebraska-Kearney senior who’d, just wrapped up his fourth All-American season placing fifth at the Division II National Wrestling Championships – he also won a 157-pound national title in 2019 – he’d accomplished almost...
It’s often said records, stats and tendencies can be thrown out at the Iowa State Tournament. It’s a whole new ballgame in Des Moines. Just ask Bishop Heelan.  The Crusaders, who entered shooting less than 30 percent from behind the arc this season, connected on 11-of-16 three pointers – 68 percent...
Glenwood didn’t get off to the start they wanted but they closed the opening half exactly the way they wanted. Trailing 19-13 after a bumpy first quarter in the quarterfinals at the Iowa State Girls Basketball tournament, the Rams closed the half on a 20-3 run to take a 35-27 lead into intermission...
With his team leading 48-21 at halftime in the Class 4A regional finals, Glenwood head coach Brian Rasmussen told his team he felt like that was the best half of basketball they’d played all season.  His team disagreed.  “They told me, ‘That was probably the best half of basketball we played EVER,...

Caden Johnson was held to nine points, nine below his average, in Glenwood's district loss to Carroll Monday night.
Glenwood dug itself an early hold and spent the rest of its night never quite digging out in a 69-57 loss to Carroll in the Class 3A, Substate 8 first round Monday night in Carroll. The Rams (10-11) trailed 18-8 after the first quarter and twice cut the lead Tigers’ lead to six in the second half...

Braden West rises over a defender in East Mills’ 61-31 win over Diagonal in district play.
It’s what every coach wants. Down one point with 40 seconds left on the clock, East Mills coach Kevin Schafer’s offense set up for one final shot. But it was not to be. Council Bluffs St. Albert got the defensive stop it needed and then hit four straight free throws to secure a 48-44 win over the...

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