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GFW Trap has strong showing at State

by Maggie Buettner The GFW Trap Shooting teams were in Alexandria on Thursday, June 16 for the State competition. There were over 340 schools with 7,900 students participating over nine days in this tournament. There were 35 schools in attendance on Thursday including 29 students from GFW making up the three teams: Varsity, Junior Varsity…

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Reds host baseball/softball camp

The Gibbon Reds baseball team hosted a baseball/softball camp for kids Saturday morning at McGowan Field in Gibbon. Photo by Maggie Buettner For more photos, check out the June 22 issue of the Winthrop News.

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Olivia Schwarzrock finishes third in discus at the Class A State Meet

The state meet for class A took place at St. Michael-Albertville High School, June 9 and 10. GFW would have Olvia Schwarzrock throwing the discus on Thursday and the shot put on Friday. Treay Taylor would run in the 100-meter dash and compete in the 4×100 meter relay with teammates Justin Messner, Garrett Schmidt, and…

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Schwarzrock, Taylor and 4×100 relay heading to State

Olivia Schwarzrock qualified for the State Track Meet in both the shot and discus, while Treay Taylor qualified for state in the 100-meter dash and the 4×100 relay. Others on the 4 x 100 relay are: Justin Messner, Garret Schmidt and Jack Panitzke. For the complete story on the Section Track Meet, check out the…

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Several GFW track athlete advance to Section

GFW track athletes advancing to the Section meet at Mankato are: Olivia Schwarzrock, Mady Steele, Brynn Busse, Ashley Vos, Abby Willegal, Justin Messner, Garret Schmidt, Garrett Stegeman, Jack Panitzke, Treay Taylor, Alex Johnson, and Brennir Peterson. For the complete story, check out the June 1 issue of the Winthrop News.

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T-Birds score 14 in win over BLHS

by Michael Mattison The GFW Thunderbird baseball team picked up a nice win over Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart last week. GFW had three multiple run innings in the 14-8 victory. The teams were tied at one in the first inning before BLHS took a 3-1 lead in the third. GFW would take a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the…

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Schwarzrock sets school record in discus

The GFW boys and girls had some very good performances at Le Sueur at the Giant Relays. Olivia Schwarzrock broke the school record in the Discus with a throw of 133 feet 8 inches. The previous record holder in the discus was Abby Busch, who had the record with a throw of 133—7. That record…

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Softball team puts two wins on the board

by Michael Mattison The GFW Thunderbird Softball team registered a pair of victories this week, winning on the road 9-7 at Sleepy Eye and then at home against Sibley East 11-1. For the entire story, check out the May 4 issue of the Winthrop News.

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Thunderbirds fall to Knights in playoffs

by Michael Mattison It was a highly-competitive matchup on Friday night when ninth-seed GFW traveled to Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s for the quarterfinals of the tournament. It was the first seven minutes of the second half that did the T-Birds in as they could not recover from a 19-7 run with St. Mary’s earning the victory…

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T-Birds advance with win over Indians

by Michael Mattison GFW advanced to the quarterfinals of the Section 2A boys basketball tournament with a 52-35 victory at Sleepy Eye on Friday. After falling behind 3-0, the T-Birds went on a 12-0 run. Easton Taylor would knock down a pair of threes, Braylan Freitag would score twice on fast-break layups and Dominic Rose would add one…

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