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 Busse signs with the Mustangs

Brynn Busse signed her National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to attend Southwest Minnesota State University. She is pictured with her parents Becky and Rich Busse. Photo contributed

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GFW bowling advances

2022 Junior Varsity Conference team for GFW will be competing on Sunday, Nov. 20, at the State Tournament in Bloomington. The team includes William Lang, Coach Sarah Dalgleish, Maddy Nachreiner, Coach Brett Bleick, Kaden Rieke, Cole Jacobson Jacob Kramer, and Victor Dalgleish. Photos by Maggie Buettner For more GFW bowling information, check out the November…

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Thunderbird girls complete at State Cross Country Meet

It was a little chilly on Saturday but that didn’t phase the GFW Thunderbird girls cross country team and its fans. The T-Birds ran in the State Cross Country Meet, a first for the program. Fans greeted them early Saturday morning at GFW High School to give them a rousing sendoff. Of the 16 teams that participated…

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Thunderbirds are Section Champions

It has been a fall of firsts for the GFW girls cross country team. Earlier the team won the Tomahawk Conference for the first time and this week they earned the Section Championship and a trip to the State Cross Country Meet on Saturday, Nov. 5. That race will take place at noon at St. Olaf…

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Thunderbirds are Tomahawk Conference Champs

Placing four of the top seven finishers, the GFW Thunderbird girls cross country team earned the Tomahawk Conference title on October 18 inSpringfield. Leading the way was overall champion Mady Steele who ran the course in 19 minutes 35 seconds. placing third was Ashley Vos in a time of 20:47. Finishing in sixth and seventh, respectively,…

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Thunderbird football team crushes WEM

by Michael Mattison For the sixth straight game, the GFW Thunderbird football team has registered a dominating win. This one was a 50-12 victory over Waterville-Elysian-Morristown. WEM moved deep into GFW territory on its first drive but Easton Taylor forced a fumble which was recovered by Ashton Buboltz. GFW took advantage of the turnover and would score on…

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Thunderbirds muscle Blooming Prairie

by Michael Mattison The GFW Thunderbird football team continues to roll as it collected its fifth straight victory with a 38-20 win over Blooming Prairie. GFW struck first on the opening drive of the game, going 64 yards on 13 plays. Jacob Rose got things moving with an 8-yard run. Later Dominic Rose would hit Ashton Buboltz…

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T-Birds win fourth straight

by Michael Mattison After a back-and-forth first quarter, the GFW Thunderbird football team had no problem dispatching New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva 58-19. The T-Birds would get on the scoreboard first when Garret Schmidt bolted for a 57-yard touchdown run. Dominic Rose would connect with Rex Monson for the two-point conversion and the T-Birds led 8-0. For all the…

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GFW breaks Homecoming game open in final quarter

by Michael Mattison For three quarters, the result of the GFW Thunderbird’s Homecoming game was in doubt as neither team took a definitive edge on the scoreboard. The T-Birds would score 14 points in the fourth quarter and prevail 20-6. For the entire story, check out the September 28 issue of the Winthrop News.

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Thunderbirds bring home a pair of victories

by Michael Mattison The GFW Thunderbird volleyball team defeated two of its three opponents on the week. GFW opened with an exciting five-set victory over Martin County West 17-25, 25-22, 25-18, 14-25 and 15-13. For the complete story as well as the rest of the sports coverage, check out the September 21 issue of the Winthrop News.

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