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BCLUW gets revenge on Rebels in regional opener

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

No. 6 Rebels in control of NICL West, remain undefeated

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Sizing up the regular season calendar, it became clear for the sixth-ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels that mid-January would be a litmus test. Though a marquee matchup with 2A No. 3 Aplington-Parkersburg still looms, the Rebels have cleared some space at the top of the NICL West conference ...

G-R girls overtake Tigers in double OT

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The Gladbrook-Reinbeck girls varsity team made it a clean sweep of the South Hardin Tigers on Monday, though it took them two overtime periods to get there. The Rebels, who took a 35-26 win over South Hardin in December, were on the hunt for their seventh win of the season. The Rebels came ...