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Busse records 1,000th set assist

Brynn Busse was presented the game ball at the pepfest on Friday afternoon from GFW volleyball coach Imia Mages as Busse’s first set assist on Thursday at Springfield gave her 1,000 for her career.

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Thunderbirds prevail 40-2 at Homecoming

GFW celebrated Homecoming Friday evening in a big way as the GFW Thunderbird football team defeated Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 40-20. The T-Birds started the game in fine fashion, going 66 yards on nine plays for the first score of the game. An 11-yard rush by Jack Panitzke and a 25-yard scamper by Nick TenEyck got GFW to the WEM…

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T-Birds on wrong end of 54-8 game

After starting the season 5-0 and demolishing several of its opponents, The GFW Thunderbirds found themselves on the losing end of a blowout as Blooming Prairie came to Winthrop Saturday and won 54-8. For the complete story, check out the October 13 issue of the Winthrop News.

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T-Birds take down BLHS

The GFW volleyball team defeated Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart in four games on Thursday night but lost to Nicollet in four games on Tuesday GFW came out blazing against BLHS, taking a 16-3 lead. A kill by Julia Schweiss put GFW up 9-2 and Jenna Schweiss added an ace serve to go up 10-2. A kill from Taylor Schafer and…

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T-Birds hold on for 22-21 win over NRHEG

The GFW Thunderbird football team was pushed to the limit in its latest game but came out prevailing 22-21 over New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva. The T-Birds defense forced NRHEG to punt on its first possession but a fumbled punt allowed NRHEG to get the ball on the GFW 7-yard line. After a stop for no gain by Nick…

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Thunderbirds get three wins in SMSU Tourney

It was another busy slate for the GFW Thunderbirds volleyball team this past week as it had two matches along with the SMSU Tournament over the weekend. The T-Birds began the week with a hard-fought, five-set victory over Sleepy Eye. For the complete story, check out the October 6 issue of the Winthrop News.

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Thunderbirds remain unbeaten with win over Medford

The GFW Thunderbird football team maintained is unbeaten status with a win on the road against Medford 44-6 on Friday evening. As has been a theme throughout the season, the T-Birds struck first. Starting on its own 20-yard line, Treay Taylor and Jacob Rose ripped off runs of nine yards for a first down. After a…

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Thunderbird volleyball team goes 3-3 for the week

The GFW Thunderbird volleyball team played six matches, including four at the Sibley East Tournament and came out of the week going 3-3. The T-Birds opened the week with a three-set sweep over Lester Prairie Holy Trinity 25-22, 25-18 and 25-15. For the complete story, check out the September 29 issue of the Winthrop News.

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Thunderbirds dominate again with 48-6 win over Clippers

It was another decisive win put up by the GFW Thunderbird football team on Friday night. The T-Birds hosted Cleveland and came away with a 48-6 victory improving to 3-0 on the season. For the complete game story, check out the September 22 issue of the Winthrop News.

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Meurer wins Senior Club Championship

Fron left to right: Senior Club Champion Wayne Meurer, second place Tom Wilhelm, third place Lonny Carpenter (not pictured), fourth place: Dallas Loverude and fifth Place Bruce Schmidt. Photo contributed For full results check out the September 22 issue of the Winthrop News.

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