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Wyatt carries Rebels’ flag

A cold, wintery December afternoon in the Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School cafeteria is where Ava Wyatt sits down ready to reflect. Not just on the season that was, but on a volleyball career that spanned four years and experienced two runs to the Class 1A state title match — and included a ...

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Wolverine girls walloped by Baxter A two-point first quarter set the tone for a rough night at the office for GMG girls’ basketball as the Wolverines lost 54-24 Tuesday, Dec. 20, in an Iowa Star South conference matchup. Baxter is 7-1 and 6-0 in ISS play, while GMG dropped to 6-2 and 4-2 ...

Fourth-ranked Rebels pull away from Knights

The Class 1A No. 4 Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team used a big third quarter to pull away from Union Community for a 76-58 win in the Thursday, Dec. 15 NICL cross-divisional contest played in La Porte City. The Rebels (6-0) outscored the host Knights (4-2) by a 23-10 margin in the ...

Wolverines rally past Collins-Maxwell in divisional play

The GMG boys’ basketball team used a big fourth quarter to overtake Collins-Maxwell for a 72-71 win in last Friday’s Iowa Star South showdown. Four players scored in double figures for the Wolverines (3-3, 3-2), who outscored their guests 26-15 in the fourth for the narrow victory. Jabari ...

Wolverines overwhelm BGM

Head coach Mick Long got the defense he wanted out of his new squad, and that was more important to him than the offense that it eventually helped to create. The GMG girls’ basketball team forced BGM into 29 turnovers and used those to its advantage in taking complete control of their ...

GMG Junior High XC finishes stellar season

The girls JH cross country team was second in the conference and was 14th at state this year. According to Coach Steve Farrell, the Rosedale twins were star athletes by helping recruit other people to join the team. Farrell said they promoted the team when it needed more runners. The best ...

Seventh-ranked Rebels’ playoff run ends in Newell

Although they fought until the very last seconds on the clock, the seventh-ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels couldn’t make it past No. 8 Newell-Fonda in the 8-Player quarterfinal playoff on Thursday, Nov. 3 in Newell – coming up short to the Mustangs, 46-36. Heading into the final period, ...

Noah Teske Spotlight

Noah Teske is not only an outstanding athlete competing in multiple sports but an excellent student. Noah says his favorite class is science because of the hands-on learning, the experiments, and it’s fun. His least favorite day of the week is Monday because it is the beginning of the ...

State runner-up Rebels close out record season in Coralville

Four times, Gladbrook-Reinbeck was one point away from lifting its first state volleyball title. Four times, the Rebels were left wanting. At the end of the night, it was the Rebels who felt the pain of a shocking defeat while Ankeny Christian Academy celebrated its first title instead. No. ...

ONE WIN AWAY!

It’s extremely difficult to beat the same team four times in the same season. Teams adjust and counter each other in every encounter, trying to find the secret formula to get over the hump. Gladbrook-Reinbeck, however, kept with the same formula from the regular season and shut the door on ...