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GMG baseball falls in first round of playoffs

Belle Plaine put an end to GMG baseball’s season Saturday, July 2, with a 10-4 victory in the first round of Class 1A District 5 action. GMG ends the campaign with an 8-13 record. The Wolverines scored two runs in the third inning to get within 5-2 and then scored two more in the bottom of ...

Rebels rise to rebuff Royals

Sun Courier note: The second district semifinal between Gladbrook-Reinbeck and No. 5 Don Bosco on Tuesday, July 5, was suspended due to inclement weather with the score 9-5 G-R in the fourth inning. The game will resume at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, and the winner will take on North Tama ...

Wolverines scorch Dunkerton in heat

As temperatures skyrocketed into the mid-90s on the afternoon of Monday, June 13, GMG softball’s bats turned up the heat on Dunkerton. A four-run first inning and a six-run fourth inning bookended a 13-1 victory for the Wolverines, who improved to 4-5 on the season with the win. Dunkerton ...

G-R/GC to offer free girls tennis camp July 5-7

The G-R/Grundy Center school districts will be offering a free Girls Tennis Camp for those going into grades 5-9 on July 5, 6, and 7, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the new Grundy Center tennis courts located by the George Wilhelm Sports Complex. The camp will be led by High School Girls Tennis ...

Steel Shooters of Traer continues to hit the mark

Some of the fastest student-athlete shooters in the state of Iowa belong to the Steel Shooters of Traer, an Iowa Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) started roughly eight years ago by coach Pete Holden, the mayor of Traer. “What we really started [the team] for was to teach gun ...

Sienknecht’s four-hitter helps GMG sweep Royals

GMG's Adelyn Sienknecht pitched a four-hit shutout and her courtesy runner scored the game’s only run as the Wolverine softball team topped Colo-NESCO 1-0 in the June 3, Iowa Star Conference clash. Sienknecht struck out seven, allowed four singles and didn’t walk a batter in the ...

Woodbury takes 13th at state

GMG sophomore Jabari Woodbury pictured outside Drake Stadium on Thursday, May 19, in Des Moines. Woodbury made his first appearance at the Iowa High School State Track & Field Championships this year, competing in the 400-meter dash finals on Thursday morning. Running in the first heat, ...

GMG’s Woodbury heads to state

This past Thursday, May 12, at the Class 1A State Track Qualifying Meet in Hudson, GMG Sophomore Jabari Woodbury punched his ticket to state for the first time – the only GMG athlete to do so this season. Woodbury qualified in the boys’ 400-meter dash by taking second place in the race ...

Rebel athletes compete at NICL Conference Championship in Hudson Mega Meet

Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls and boys track competed at the rainy, first-annual North Iowa Cedar League (NICL) Conference ‘Mega Meet’ hosted by Hudson last Thursday, May 5, featuring 16 area teams including both Class 1A and 2A. While the G-R’s boys’ roster boasts more than 20 athletes, ...

Wolverines medal in several events at Lew Lundy Relays

Despite wholly uncooperative weather leading to cancelation after cancelation this spring sports season in Iowa, several members of the GMG track team have still managed to take top honors in the few meets that have taken place including at the Lew Lundy Relays in Montezuma on April ...