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Wolverines overwhelm BGM

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Head coach Mick Long got the defense he wanted out of his new squad, and that was more important to him than the offense that it eventually helped to create. The GMG girls’ basketball team forced BGM into 29 turnovers and used those to its advantage in taking complete control of their ...

Seventh-ranked Rebels’ playoff run ends in Newell

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Although they fought until the very last seconds on the clock, the seventh-ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels couldn’t make it past No. 8 Newell-Fonda in the 8-Player quarterfinal playoff on Thursday, Nov. 3 in Newell – coming up short to the Mustangs, 46-36. Heading into the final period, ...

Noah Teske Spotlight

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Noah Teske is not only an outstanding athlete competing in multiple sports but an excellent student. Noah says his favorite class is science because of the hands-on learning, the experiments, and it’s fun. His least favorite day of the week is Monday because it is the beginning of the ...

State runner-up Rebels close out record season in Coralville

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Four times, Gladbrook-Reinbeck was one point away from lifting its first state volleyball title. Four times, the Rebels were left wanting. At the end of the night, it was the Rebels who felt the pain of a shocking defeat while Ankeny Christian Academy celebrated its first title instead. No. ...

ONE WIN AWAY!

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It’s extremely difficult to beat the same team four times in the same season. Teams adjust and counter each other in every encounter, trying to find the secret formula to get over the hump. Gladbrook-Reinbeck, however, kept with the same formula from the regular season and shut the door on ...

New London has fallen

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Gladbrook-Reinbeck football coach John Olson knew his star players like Isaac Clark, Luke Riffey and Austin Vaverka would get their well-deserved accolades after Friday night’s 46-14 eight-man playoff opening win over New London at The Pit, but he instead chose to give the credit to a few of ...

Rebels roll Riceville to reach regional finals

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All Gladbrook-Reinbeck head volleyball coach Paula Kelley had to do was stand by and watch. The Rebels had prepared for the moment and it was up to them to perform accordingly. Mission accomplished. Fourth-ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck buried Riceville in the Class 1A Region 5 semifinals, ...

Rebels run wild in homecoming victory over Wolverines

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A week after a nail-biting 54-48 win over Tripoli, the undefeated Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team came out in force and dominated rival GMG for a lopsided 76-8 homecoming victory at The Pit on Friday night. The Rebel offense moved the ball down the field at will for most of the night, ...

Rebels sweep aside Cougars in ranked showdown

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The Class 1A No. 8 (Week 5) Gladbrook-Reinbeck volleyball team avenged an earlier defeat for the second time by sweeping No. 14 AGWSR, 25-15, 28-26, 25-9, in last Tuesday’s NICL West Division showdown. AGWSR (9-13, 1-2) beat Gladbrook-Reinbeck (17-5, 2-1) in their first meeting this season ...

Third-ranked Rebels fall to No. 1 Redhawks

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A nailbiter of a debut as the top-ranked volleyball team in Class 1A didn’t carry for North Tama. Instead, the Redhawks played their best yet, even though they had to settle for second place. North Tama knocked off HLV, Independence and 2A No. 12 Grundy Center in pool play before fighting ...