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02/20/2018 - 7:56am

The eighth-ranked Grundy Center girls' basketball team secured its first state tournament berth since 2005 with a 44-36 overtime win over Pekin on Monday night in Le Grand, and to say the Spartans are excited to be back might be the understatement of the year. 

 

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02/19/2018 - 11:01pm
The easy ones count—especially with a season hanging in the balance.              Grundy Center scored its last 10 points from the free throw line to put the finishing touches on a 44-36 overtime win over Pekin in a Class 2A regional final at Le Grand on Monday evening, and the...
02/19/2018 - 9:24pm
JESUP – Dike-New Hartford girls basketball coach Bruce Dall got a lot of texts when the regional postseason pairings were released.   The Wolverines were going to have to beat the top-ranked, undefeated North Linn Lynx to reach the state tournament.   "'Oh, you got North Linn, that sucks, that's tough,'" said...
02/17/2018 - 10:43pm
DES MOINES – Chase Arends' senior season ended in 52 seconds in Des Moines on Saturday night.   In spite of that, Arends isn't sure he'll ever experience something like being center stage at Wells Fargo Arena, face-to-face with a good friend in Jesup's Brian Sadler with the 285-pound title on the line.   "It...
02/17/2018 - 6:29pm
There are hard fought victories, and then there are knock down, drag out brawls that more closely resemble a bare knuckle boxing match than a basketball game. Friday night’s Class 2A regional semifinal matchup between Grundy Center and Aplington-Parkersburg fell into the latter category.         ...
02/16/2018 - 10:26pm
DES MOINES -- Chase Arends and Brian Sadler will see their wrestling lives come full circle on Saturday night.   The heavyweights from Dike-New Hartford and Jesup will be part of the main event of the championship session that begins at 6 p.m. with the grand march, followed by finals for all three classes.   Arends and Sadler go way, way...
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