Sydney Biermann waited until she got into her car Wednesday morning before she pulled out the letter. Glenwood coach Kylee Stanton had typed up short letters to each of her 16 varsity players and handed them out after their final practice before the postseason.
Nate Kennedy understands the vast potential collegiate track coaches see in him. He plans to realize that potential.
Glenwood is turning to an experienced and proven coach to take over its girls basketball program. After spending the past 12 years as the Underwood girls basketball coach, Brian Rasmussen will replace Katy Bowen for the Rams.
On the day before her most impressive performance of the season, Ashtyn Miller didn’t spend it toiling away at the ballpark.
Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln coach Robbie Miller thought his team could challenge No. 1 Ankeny Centennial’s back line.
COUNCIL BLUFFS — After shutting out Glenwood last month in a Hawkeye Ten Conference victory, Council Bluffs Lewis Central coach Chris VanMende said he didn't want his team to take the Rams lightly in a Class 2-A regional final.
Glenwood settled for fourth place Saturday in its first appearance in the final four of Class 1-A girls state team tennis, falling 5-0 to eventual champion Waterloo Columbus.
While most of Iowa’s top girls teams had players in the state singles and doubles tournaments Wednesday and Thursday, Glenwood was not a part of that group.
The Rams scored twice in the first five minutes of the match and poked in another after a late first-half breakaway, but they didn’t completely find their groove until Mia McCorkle retrieved a pass by Nikki Schuppan and sent it over the keeper and into the back of the net in the 54th minute.
Before a hamstring injury put him on the shelf for about three weeks, Glenwood senior Nate Kennedy had the western Iowa track and field community buzzing.
After a night of waiting for many, the news was revealed Friday afternoon.
HARLAN, Iowa — The Glenwood girls captured their fourth Hawkeye Ten Conference track title in five years on Monday, and coach Cory Faust said the success has been building for even longer than that.
The Rams cruised to another team title by a 154-119 margin over Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln.
The Glenwood girls showed off their depth Friday afternoon by beating previously undefeated Council Bluffs Lewis Central at home 8-1.
It didn’t take long for the Glenwood boys tennis team to realize they added an invaluable talent in the offseason.
Nate Kennedy took some extra time putting on his sweats after the 1,600-meter relay concluded. Given his day, Glenwood coach Mark Starner didn’t have an issue with that. “Not a lot of kids ever do that,’’ he said.
The Rams on Tuesday claimed the 11-team Lewis Central Invitational at Titan Stadium, despite not winning any of the 12 individual events and only two of the seven relays. Glenwood outdistanced runner-up Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 134.5-113 on a rare pleasant evening for competition.
Glenwood senior Nate Kennedy did something at Thursday’s Ram Relays even he didn’t know he was capable of.
Even though the Rams had been 1-20 the previous year and had endured a jaw-dropping 44 losing seasons in the previous 46 years, Schulte was sure. Thus set the wheels in motion for what transpired on Friday night.
Nate Mohr turned to the massive Glenwood crowd wearing a smile wider than Keg Creek, which flows through town.
When you get outplayed that decisively, your halftime locker room naturally won’t be sunshine and roses. “Some people were down, for sure,” Glenwood’s Andrew Blum said.
Ryan Blum wanted to believe he could be a varsity contributor in his freshman season at Glenwood. Courtesy of senior point guard Nate Mohr, that belief was strengthened in the last offseason.
Coach Curt Schulte is proud of the program's accomplishments, but the Rams now want to max out at the state tournament.
No. 5 Glenwood beat Harlan 82-69 in the Class 3-A, Substate 8 final at Abraham Lincoln Fieldhouse on Monday night to reach Des Moines for the first time since 2015.
When Atlantic coach Alan Jenkins saw Zach Carr start the second half for Glenwood, he knew his defense was in for a challenge.