Area Sports

Hopp is 1,000-point scorer

Damian Hopp joined an exclusive list last week as he joined the 1,000 career point club. He needed just seven points against Wabasso to top the mark. He was presented that game ball by Coach Jon DeRock before the T-Birds hosted Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s on Friday night.           Photo by…

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Maidl rolls perfect game

Andrew Maidl of Lafayette bowled a perfect 300 game during Thursday night men’s league in Gibbon (CODE3 Bowling & Party) on January 21. Game 1: 169. Game 2: 255 Game 3: 300. Total Series: 724. Other members of Community Insurance Agency of Lafayette’s bowling team that were present that night were Tom Brethorst, Joey Helget,…

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Second-half comeback falls just short for Thunderbirds

by Michael Mattison Defensive intensity picked up in the second half as did offensive output as the GFW Thunderbird boys basketball team came back from a 19-point deficit to make the game close. Unfortunately, the game ended in a 75-70 loss to Cedar Mountain on Saturday afternoon. For complete game coverage, check out the January 20 issue…

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Depth a key for T-Birds

by Michael Mattison Weather and COVID permitting, the GFW Thunderbird boys basketball team will begin its season Friday evening at home against Cedar Mountain. Coach Jon DeRock returns three main cogs from last year’s team. Damian Hopp, Johnnie Ambrose and Dominic Henrichs provide the experience on the squad. For the complete story, check out the January…

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Thunderbirds win Section title with win over MVL

For the second consecutive year, the GFW Thunderbirds earned their way to a Section 2A championship. This year it came in a 40-21 championship victory over Minnesota Valley Lutheran. MVL would actually get on the scoreboard first with a seven-play drive that culminated on an 18-yard pass from Luke Thompson to Cole Thompson. Joey Goeglein’s kick…

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T-Birds split pair of home matches

The GFW Thunderbird volleyball team hosted a pair of Tomahawk Conference opponents last week with mixed results. On Thursday, the T-Birds knocked off the Wabasso Rabbits in three straight sets 25-14, 25-22 and 25-13. Friday evening was a bit different as the Springfield Tigers would end up on the winning side 25-21, 25-15, 20-25 and 25-21.…

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