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New London has fallen

Gladbrook-Reinbeck football coach John Olson knew his star players like Isaac Clark, Luke Riffey and Austin Vaverka would get their well-deserved accolades after Friday night’s 46-14 eight-man playoff opening win over New London at The Pit, but he instead chose to give the credit to a few of ...

Rebels roll Riceville to reach regional finals

All Gladbrook-Reinbeck head volleyball coach Paula Kelley had to do was stand by and watch. The Rebels had prepared for the moment and it was up to them to perform accordingly. Mission accomplished. Fourth-ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck buried Riceville in the Class 1A Region 5 semifinals, ...

Rebels run wild in homecoming victory over Wolverines

A week after a nail-biting 54-48 win over Tripoli, the undefeated Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team came out in force and dominated rival GMG for a lopsided 76-8 homecoming victory at The Pit on Friday night. The Rebel offense moved the ball down the field at will for most of the night, ...

Rebels sweep aside Cougars in ranked showdown

The Class 1A No. 8 (Week 5) Gladbrook-Reinbeck volleyball team avenged an earlier defeat for the second time by sweeping No. 14 AGWSR, 25-15, 28-26, 25-9, in last Tuesday’s NICL West Division showdown. AGWSR (9-13, 1-2) beat Gladbrook-Reinbeck (17-5, 2-1) in their first meeting this season ...

Third-ranked Rebels fall to No. 1 Redhawks

A nailbiter of a debut as the top-ranked volleyball team in Class 1A didn’t carry for North Tama. Instead, the Redhawks played their best yet, even though they had to settle for second place. North Tama knocked off HLV, Independence and 2A No. 12 Grundy Center in pool play before fighting ...

GMG flatlined by Collins-Maxwell, falls to 0-3

Thursday night football started out poorly for the GMG Wolverines and didn’t get better until the second half, as visitors Collins-Maxwell used a dominant first-half performance to coast to a 56-6 victory and drop the hosts to 0-3 on the season and 0-1 in 8-Man District 4 play for the season. ...

The offensive revolution continues for Gladbrook-Reinbeck

Last season was a revelation for Gladbrook-Reinbeck on the offensive side of the ball. After years of being a run-first, run-second offensive team and controlling games by using the clock and keeping the ball. That all changed with the introduction of Isaac Clark and Drew Eilers to the ...

New coach wants Wolverines to reach full potential

First-year GMG head football coach Devon Diederichs knew well enough not to invest too heavily into his team’s first game of the season against a traditionally strong opponent. After a 56-0 loss at Janesville in Week Zero, it looks like Diederichs’ apprehension was the proper ...

Vaverka runs free as Rebels roll past North Iowa

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck football team trailed 7-6 after the opening quarter before blowing past North Iowa for a 70-13 victory in Friday’s 8-Man season opener for both teams. The Rebels scored first on Austin Vaverka’s 44-yard touchdown run, but North Iowa countered with a long scoring ...

Wolverines fall in Week Zero opener at Janesville

Janesville quarterback Keegan Eastman ran for four touchdowns and threw for another as the Wildcats handled GMG 56-0 in Friday’s 8-Man football season opener. Dane Appleby rushed for 170 yards and a touchdown as Janesville (1-0) piled up 36 rushes for 369 yards and seven scores. Peyton ...