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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), ...

Murty wins, on to Districts

GMG’s Conner Murty who wrestles with East Marshall advanced to Districts after winning the 220 bracket at the Nevada sectional Saturday, Feb. 6. Murty had a bye for the quarterfinals. He pinned Sean May of BCLUW-SH in the semifinals. In the finals he won be tech fall (3:47 18-1), defeating ...

Rebels split varsity games at S. Hardin

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels traveled to Eldora on Feb. 6 for a boy/girl doubleheader against the South Hardin Tigers. The girls defeated South Hardin 49-36 after pulling away in the second half despite going into halftime tied. Junior forward Katie Clark led the Rebels with 17 points and ...

GMG boys fall to N. Tama

GARWIN — North Tama coach Alex Tagtow chuckled when thinking about the last 60 seconds of his team’s 57-54 win on the road against Iowa Star South rivals GMG Friday night. “We kinda panicked a little bit,” Tagtow said. “We turned it over a couple times and we fouled both. We just ...

GMG overwhelms Redhawks

GARWIN — There was a different vibe about the GMG girls’ basketball team in the second half of last Friday’s game against division rivals North Tama. The Wolverines, decked out in white, navy and orange Garwin High School throwback jerseys, were aggressive and confident throughout. They ...