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Smoldt nets all-NSIC 2nd team honors

Former Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School standout and Upper Iowa senior guard Joe Smoldt has been named to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference’s basketball second team, the league announced on Wednesday. Smoldt was one of four members of the Upper Iowa University squad to be honored on ...

Rebels fall to Warriors’ surge

MANCHESTER — Gladbrook-Reinbeck relentlessly attacked the basket, breaking down South Winneshiek’s man-to-man defense and forcing the Warriors into a zone. It’s exactly what the Rebels wanted, or so they thought. Gladbrook-Reinbeck roared back from a 13-point deficit during the second ...

Murty third at state wrestling

DES MOINES — GMG’s Conner capped off a decorated high school wrestling career with a third place finish at last week’s Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines. Competing with the shared East Marshall/GMG squad, Murty made his way back to the state tournament after ...

G-R grinds out one-point win

INDEPENDENCE — Playoff basketball at any level of competition sometimes entails winning games that don’t suit the team’s preferred style — and Gladbrook-Reinbeck was proof of that Tuesday night in a slow-paced matchup with Maquoketa Valley. The Rebels (17-3) ground out a 41-40 victory ...

Bobcats take 3A bowling title

WATERLOO — The tears in the eyes of Marshalltown bowling coach DJ Wilder told the story of the Bobcats’ state tournament. It’s a story of surprise, pride and a trophy — one that will now sit in Marshalltown’s trophy cabinet. A Bobcat bowling team consisting of two sophomores and ...

Rebels roll in playoff openers

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team opened its postseason with a 77-19 triumph over West Central on Monday night. The Rebels (15-3) opened District 5 play by leading the visiting Blue Devils (4-18) by a 25-2 margin in the first quarter. G-R was in front 42-11 by halftime. William ...

BCLUW shooting downs GMG

CONRAD — The first quarter of Monday night’s Class 1A regional basketball game between BCLUW and GMG was a battle of attrition. Seven total points scored, three shots made and not much else. It was an inauspicious start to the night for the Comets — and the Wolverines for that matter, ...

Murty moves on to the state tourney

WILLIAMSBURG—GMG senior Conner Murty punched his ticket to this week’s Iowa High School Wrestling Tournament after both of his district opponents by fall at last Saturday’s meet in Williamsburg. Murty scored pins against Cooper Smock of Oelwein and Korver Hupke of Independence to ...

Rebels stroll past Colo-NESCO

COLO — Three minutes into the second quarter of Thursday night’s Class 1A girls’ basketball Region 6 first-round game between Colo-NESCO and Gladbrook-Reinbeck, the Rebels went up a gear. A 9-0 run took the score from 10-5 to 19-5, and by the time the halftime buzzer rang out the score ...

GMG girls end season against Spartans

MAXWELL — The Class 1A No. 12 Collins-Maxwell girls’ basketball team led from the outset and rolled to a 55-22 victory over Iowa Star Conference South Division foe GMG in Thursday’s Region 6 first-round pairing. Brooke Christie scored a game-high 17 points to lead Collins-Maxwell (21-1), ...