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Rebels track and field season takes off

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck track and field team finally had their season opener last Friday as cold and windy weather canceled early season events over the past week and a half. The Rebels joined a smattering of NICL and other area schools at the East Marshall Co-Ed Early Bird meet in Le ...

GC/G-R soccer takes down Columbus

The Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys soccer team is out to a 2-0 start after defeating Columbus Catholic 6-2 on Monday. The team is looking to improve upon a 4-8 overall record from last season that saw them ousted from the 1A playoffs in the first round by ...

Kiburis repeats on All-State list

A second-straight season of improved statistics and another trip to the Class 1A substate finals was enough for Gladbrook-Reinbeck junior guard/forward William Kiburis to gain first team all-state honors from the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association, it was announced on Tuesday. This comes ...

Rebels’ route hits roadblock

After a heart-wrenching defeat in the Class 1A substate finals in 2020-21, there was an unspoken focus and intensity about the Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team in 2021-22. The Rebels wanted to get back to the big stage and make amends. They got back to the substate finals and led ...

Smoldt nets first-team all-NSIC for Upper Iowa

Former Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School all-stater and Iowa’s Mr. Basketball Joe Smoldt has been named first-team all-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference as a member of the Upper Iowa University men’s basketball team. Smoldt, a graduate student in his fifth season with the Peacocks, is ...

Rebels keep Pirates at bay

One year later, Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball is back in substate — but getting there wasn’t easy. The Rebels led most of the way against Alburnett Tuesday night in the Class 1A District 7 final, but the Pirates made No. 6 G-R sweat in a 52-42 victory that moved the Rebels (23-1) ...

Rebels pummel Plainsmen, 83-28

For the first eight minutes, the Class 1A No. 6 Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys’ basketball team found itself in a dogfight. For the next eight minutes, it was evident the Rebels were the big dog. Gladbrook-Reinbeck broke open a close game by outscoring Belle Plaine 35-4 in the second quarter on ...

Pepe, Knaack receive Central College football honors

Joseph Pepe of Gladbrook and Erik Knaack of Reinbeck were recently honored for their contributions to the Central College football team this past fall at the squad’s recent awards banquet. The Dutch finished 12-1 overall, 10-0 in the regular season and 8-0 in the American Rivers, winning ...

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 ...