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Past articles by Shane:

St. Ansgar girls fall to Montezuma in state quarterfinals

Vengeance takes patience. → Read More

West Hancock's Cole Kelly commits to NIACC wrestling

For Cole Kelly, the next step in his athletic career might feel a lot like home. → Read More

Osage's Emma Grimm commits to North Central College

Emma Grimm is not done yet. → Read More

Forest City boys fall to Aplington-Parkersburg in substate semifinals

Two points short. → Read More

'He lives for these kinds of moments:' Kale Petersen advances to state finals

Saturday night is Kale Petersen’s time to shine. → Read More

Mason City's Jace Rhodes advances to Class 3A quarterfinals

Maybe the third time is the charm for Jace Rhodes. → Read More

Riceville girls end season with first round loss to Kee

In Riceville on Thursday night, with cold weather came cold shooting. → Read More

Osage beats Emmetsburg to punch ticket to state duals

Osage is back, back again. → Read More

Charles City hires Bryan Bjorklund as new head football coach

It's a brand new day for the Charles City football team. → Read More

Lake Mills boys thump Forest City to stay perfect on season

The Lake Mills boys cannot be stopped. → Read More

West Hancock boys beat Belmond-Klemme for seventh straight win

Lucky number seven. → Read More

Late game offensive outburst powers Osage boys past North Butler

Sometimes, a bounce-back win means everything to a struggling basketball team. → Read More

Wild finish propels Osage girls past St. Ansgar

A lot can happen in 2.5 seconds. → Read More

Garner-Hayfield-Ventura boys beat Osage on last second free throw

Take a breath, Garner. That ballgame was a doozy. → Read More

Area roundup: West Fork girls wallop Rockford

Globe Gazette's roving food correspondent Jared McNett reviews a jalapeno popper frozen pizza from Chad's Pizza out of Cedar Falls. West Fork 62, Rockford 19: The West Fork girls basketball team crushed Rockford on Friday night by a 62-19 score. With the first quarter was close, at 12-10, the Warhawks outscored the Warriors over the final three quarters, 50-9. Junior Emma Muller led the way for… → Read More

Riceville girls in first place after win over Clarksville

For the first time in a long time, the Riceville girls basketball team is in first place. → Read More

St. Ansgar's Anderson commits to Northwestern College

Hali Anderson is sticking with red. → Read More

Clear Lake standout Kaitlyn VanderPloeg commits to North Central University

From one North Central to another. → Read More

Shane Lantz's 2020 story of the year: Rockwell phone booth one of the last in Iowa

"What's the deal with the Rockwell phone booth?" was my favorite Globe Gazette news story of the year. It combined two of the best things in local journalism, novelty and → Read More

Shane Lantz's 2020 sports story of the year: No sleeves, no problem

My favorite sports story of the year came from Gunnar Davis, with "No Sleeves, No Problem for Powerhouse St. Ansgar." I have always loved the fun macho culture of high → Read More