Area Sports

GFW loses overtime heart breaker in tournament opener

A bid to upset the number three seed Lester Prairie fell just short in overtime for the GFW Thunderbird boys basketball team on Thursday evening. Tied 58-58 at the end of regulation, points would be hard to come by in the extra four minutes of overtime. Lester Prairie struck first to go up 60-58 with 2:32…

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Thunderbirds defeat Sibley East, lose to Jordan

The GFW Thunderbird girls basketball team was knocked out of tournament action in a loss to number one seed Jordan, but it wasn’t before the nine-seed T-Birds defeated the eight-seed Sibley East Wolverines the day before. For the complete story, check out the March 24 issue of the Winthrop News.

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T-Birds end regular season with pair of wins

The GFW Thunderbird boys basketball team ended its regular season with a 71-50 win over Sleepy Eye and a 66-52 victory over Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Saturday. The wins put GFW in fifth place at 7-9 in the Tomahawk Conference and 9-9 overall. For the complete story, as well as girls basketball, seventh grade boys basketball, Just…

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Thunderbirds knock off Norwood-Young America

The GFW Thunderbird boys basketball team dropped its first two games of the week but bounced back with a nice win over Norwood-Young American on Saturday. After three minutes, the T-Birds were down 6-3 but Brody Hentges fed Lorenzo Catapano who finished off a score with a reverse layup. Hentges then connected on two free throws…

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Just For Kix places high in competition

The Gibbon Just For Kix Dance Program participated in a dance competition in St. Cloud on February 21. All of the groups did a fantastic job. The Mini Kix Class (Fourth-Sixth Grade) took first place and was first overall out of 33 teams.   For all of the Just for Kix results, check out the…

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Thunderbirds race by Springfield avenging early season loss

by Michael Mattison GFW split a pair of games in the Tomahawk Conference last week, losing at Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s 88-66 on Tuesday before getting a revenge win at home against Springfield 66-50. The T-Birds lost a heart breaker in the first meeting with Springfield, a three-point loss in overtime. This time would be much different…

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Thunderbird boys win fifth in a row

After dropping their first six games of the season, albeit of the last three, two were in overtime and one by two points, the GFW Thunderbird boys basketball team has now reeled off five straight victories. This week was two decisive wins over Cedar Mountain and Wabasso. For the complete story, check out the February 24…

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Busse scores 1,000 career point

GFW High School graduate Halley Busse was honored with a 1,000 point commemorative game ball before Friday evening’s home women’s basketball game vs. Southwest Minnesota State. Busse, a 5-5 point guard, became the 22nd player in Wayne State history to hit the 1,000 point mark by scoring nine points at Minnesota State on January 17.…

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