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Third-ranked Rebels fall to No. 1 Redhawks

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Pair of Wolverines named to Iowa Star South squad

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GMG sophomore softball players Adelyn Sienknechtand Maecyn Lewis were named to the Iowa Star Conference’s all-South Division first team after strong seasons for the Wolverines. Sienknecht made 13 starts in the pitching circle for GMG and went 7-6 in 80 innings of work. She allowed 94 hits ...

Rebels’ season ends in round two of playoffs

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Ty Purdy put out the fire that Gladbrook-Reinbeck had started a night earlier. The Don Bosco junior right-hander pitched 4 1/3 innings of relief to quell the Rebels and help the fifth-ranked Dons advance to the Class 1A District 7 baseball finals, beating G-R 11-10 in the Wednesday, July 6 ...

GMG baseball falls in first round of playoffs

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Belle Plaine put an end to GMG baseball’s season Saturday, July 2, with a 10-4 victory in the first round of Class 1A District 5 action. GMG ends the campaign with an 8-13 record. The Wolverines scored two runs in the third inning to get within 5-2 and then scored two more in the bottom of ...

Rebels rise to rebuff Royals

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Sun Courier note: The second district semifinal between Gladbrook-Reinbeck and No. 5 Don Bosco on Tuesday, July 5, was suspended due to inclement weather with the score 9-5 G-R in the fourth inning. The game will resume at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, and the winner will take on North Tama ...