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Rebels returning to state

REINBECK — The feeling of missing out on the state soccer tournament on Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s home field last year was a gut punch to the Rebels. A pain so awful that the Rebels have put in the work to make sure they’ve yet to experience it once this year — on their field ...

Rebels slide by Wolverines in 5

REINBECK — Speed will be a big component of Gladbrook-Reinbeck baseball’s skill set this summer. But, at least for last Tuesday night, walking will do. The Rebels drew six walks in a big fifth inning, guiding G-R to a 12-2 season-opening win over GMG at the Steve Tscherter Complex on ...

Local athletes compete, medal Thursday at state track

DES MOINES — GMG’s Jabari Woodbury became a 1A state track medalist Thursday afternoon at Drake Stadium, taking sixth in the boys 400-meter dash in 50.62 for a new personal best. Woodbury won the first heat – smashing his No. 17 seed coming into the event. “I usually start pretty ...

Rebels complete regular season with unbeaten record

HUDSON — The Class 1A No. 1 Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ soccer team closed out an unbeaten regular season with a 2-0 triumph over No. 10 Hudson last Friday night. Austin Betts and Isaac Clark scored goals for the Rebels (16-0), while Tyler Nolder was credited with assists on ...

G-R girls golf competes at NICL meet

WATERLOO — The Grundy Center girls golf team came out on top in the 15-team North Iowa Cedar League meet at Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course in Waterloo this past Monday. The Spartans shot a 352, beating out Sumner-Fredericksburg (368) for the top spot. Sumner-Fredericksburg’s Chloe ...

GC/G-R boys soccer add two more wins

VINTON — Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys soccer remained undefeated with a 1-0 win against Vinton-Shellsburg and a 2-0 victory over Independence at Vinton-Shellsburg High School last Saturday. The Rebels, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, needed overtime in the win against the Vikings before ...

GMG’s Woodbury claims Iowa Star conference title

MESKWAKI — BCLUW’s track and field teams claimed both team titles in the 15-team fields at the Iowa Star Conference Meet at Meskwaki Settlement School held on Thursday, May 4. The BCLUW boys scored 144 points to beat out Baxter for the top spot; the Comet girls racked up 115.75 points to ...

GC/G-R girls shut out TigerHawks

ELGIN — Jada Blohm scored twice in a 4-0 win for Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls soccer at North Fayette Valley on Thursday, May 4. Leila Thesing and Alex Yoder tacked on a goal each for the Rebels, improving to 6-6 overall. Alex Yoder, Brooklyn Yoder, Dyllinn Blohm and Kali Aldrich ...

GMG’s Mathern ties for first at Bear Classic

BROOKLYN — GMG’s Dylan Mathern and East Marshall’s Morgan Neuroth claimed individual gold at the Bear Classic at BGM High School on Friday, April 21. Mathern won the 800 with a time of 2:51.23. Neuroth was the 400-meter hurdle champion in 1:16.68. Both runners competed in the Class ...

G-R’s Brant wins two at REB Relays

LA PORTE CITY – Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s Kennedy Brant won the 400-meter dash and high jump events to lead the Rebel girls track and field team at last Friday’s REB Relays at Union High School. Brant completed the 400 in 1:02.17 and cleared 5-feet even in the high jump, respectively, ...