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G-R waltzes into district semifinals

An early push from underdog HLV Monday night could have derailed the sixth-ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team’s postseason run. Instead, the Rebels used it as an opportunity to turn up the pressure offensively in an 85-41 Class 1A District 7 quarterfinals victory over ...

Wolverines eliminated by Warriors, 48-28

Three decisive passes up the court got the GMG girls’ basketball team through Meskwaki’s problematic zone press and resulted in a layup near the end of the first quarter. Turns out the Warriors didn’t need to press the length of the court, because their defense was plenty disruptive on ...

BCLUW gets revenge on Rebels in regional opener

In the third meeting of the season between Gladbrook-Reinbeck and BCLUW, just as in the first two meetings, the margin for error from either team was thin. In the first two meetings, Gladbrook-Reinbeck was able to stifle Allison Engle and Chloe Walters enough to come away with ...

Rebels rise back to the top

Clinching the NICL West title in front of a home crowd is good. Beating rivals in a playoff-style matchup with physical play, less-than-stellar shooting and 23 points from the team’s best player? That sounds like a near-perfect scenario. It was a gritty, hard-fought 55-47 win for the No. 6 ...

Gladbrook-Reinbeck sweeps BCLUW at home

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels made it a perfect 4-0 against conference opponents BCLUW last Friday night as both the boys and girls varsity teams earned their second wins of the season over the Comets. The G-R girls battled back from a 12-7 first quarter deficit to win out the remaining three ...

Ratliff scores 28 as GMG beats Meskwaki

A standout showing from GMG senior Mykel Ratliff kept Meskwaki boys’ basketball from staging a comeback Monday night, as the Wolverines held on for a 56-46 victory to improve to 7-10 and 5-6 in Iowa Star South play. With the loss, Meskwaki drops to 2-14 and 2-10 in ISS play. Back and forth ...

GMG offense can’t keep up with Meskwaki

A tight game heading into the second half quickly became a comfortable win for the Meskwaki girls’ basketball team Monday night against GMG. A 14-2 third quarter run pushed a five-point halftime lead to a 33-16 gap, and the Warriors kept GMG at bay in the fourth quarter to earn a 44-24 ...

Wolverines ward off BCLUW rally

A win is a win for GMG boys’ basketball — but what was a comfortable 20-point fourth quarter lead turned quickly into a stress-filled final minute, as the Wolverines withstood a wild comeback from BCLUW to sneak away with a 64-61 victory Monday night and improve to 5-8 on the season. The ...

Comet comeback engulfs GMG

Leading 31-19 over BCLUW girls’ basketball with half of the third quarter to play, GMG was on its way to one of its best performances of the season against a strong team, head coach Justin Hornberg said. The final 12 minutes of game action, Hornberg said, would go down as one of its worst ...

Blakesley named to IFCA All-State Honor Roll

Gladbrook-Reinbeck senior Drake Blakesely was recently honored as one of the highest achieving football players academically in the State of Iowa. Blakesley was named to the Iowa Football Coaches Association Academic All-State Honor Roll for the 2021 season. The senior Rebel was one of only ...