For the first time in Glenwood’s history the state basketball trophy has found a resting place at Glenwood High School’s trophy case. Glenwood was by far one of the most impressive teams that stepped in Wells Fargo a week ago.The Rams defeated three teams that each had a potential division one player on their team. On their way to the state title Glenwood defeated #5 Norwalk 67-58, #1 Cedar Rapids Xavier 69-63 and #3 Oskaloosa 66-62. Glenwood’s crowd was praised all week long for their following in Des Moines. Seniors Andrew Blum and Nate Mohr were both awarded First Team All-State. Andrew Blum was named tournament MVP in Class 3A. The week will go down as one of the best in Glenwood’s history without a doubt.
I apologize for the lack of coverage over the last couple of days but my wife and I were lucky enough to bring our son Henry Allen Tucker into the world on Thursday just two hours before Glenwood’s semifinal game. Since then we have had a lot of sleepless nights but everyone is healthy and doing well. While I could write about the stories from last week for the 100th time, I figured it would be fun to look back at some of the moments throughout the year. Below are some of the articles I posted throughout the year that I think are fun to go back and look at now that Glenwood is STATE CHAMPIONS!
11/6/2017 Mohr Commits Early to Focus on Senior Season - http://glenwoodsports.com/content/mohr-commits-early-focus-senior-season
11/6/2017 Class 3A Boys Basketball Preview
11/28/2017 2017-18 Ram Basketball Hype Video
12/19/2017 “The Fire Alarm Game” A Fire Alarm was the Only Thing to Slow Down Glenwood's Offense in Win at Red Oak
1/8/2018 Mohr Lifts Glenwood Past Kuemper http://glenwoodsports.com/content/mohr-lifts-glenwood-past-kuemper
2/8/2018 Pair for the Ages (I will have an updated follow up on this article)
2/14/2018 Consistency is Key in Glenwood Basketball Programs Growth (My favorite piece I wrote all year. Many news outlets took pieces from this during Glenwood’s state run. ;)
2/20/2018 Recent History Gives Glenwood and Atlantic Reason for Rivalry
2/26/2018 Ticket Punched, Wells Fargo Arena Here Come the Rams
3/5/2018 Glenwood vs. Norwalk State Basketball Game Day Information
3/6/2018 Warriors Came Out to Play But Rams Had the Last Say
3/7/2018 #4 Glenwood vs. #1 Xavier Semifinal Preview
For interviews throughout the year click here! https://www.youtube.com/user/tuckerkevinjames/videos
Once again congratulations to all the coaches, players, families and fans on a fantastic journey! Covering this journey was one I will never forget.