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The Gothenburg High School fall sports season wrapped up Nov. 11 with the Fall Sports Awards Ceremony at the Gothenburg High School Performing Arts Center.

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The Colorado University Athletic Hall of Fame welcomed new inductee Jane Wahl during a ceremony Nov. 9 in Boulder, Colorado.

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The Swede softball team crushed 14 home runs and scorched the base paths with 265 hits in the 2019 season on their way to a 16-13 record. The team set a goal of hosting the B-9 subdistrict tournament as the first step in making a run at the state tournament. While the school won the hosting …

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The Swede cross country team competed across the state in meets designed to challenge them physically and mentally. The season saw many runners improve times meet after meet, and many personal and career-best times were achieved.

When the lights come up on the Gothenburg High School football field Nov. 1, there will be a familiar foe awaiting the Swedes in the C-1 State Football Playoffs.

The Swedes opened subdistrict play Oct. 28 against Hershey at North Platte High School, taking on the Hershey Panthers in the first match in the postseason.

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Gothenburg High School’s Will Anderson placed third in the Class C boys’ race at the Oct. 25 Nebraska State Cross Country Meet in Kearney, posting an unofficial time of 16:51, the best time of his career.

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Fresh off a win Oct. 17 in the C-4 District Meet in Ogallala, Gothenburg High School’s William Anderson is set to take on top-tier runners from across the state in the Oct. 25 Nebraska State Cross Country Meet in Kearney.

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Ricky Simmons, a former University of Nebraska running back who played from 1979-83, spoke to Gothenburg High School students recently about the dangers of substance abuse.

Gothenburg football coach Craig Haake in some ways doesn’t fit the mold of historic coaches in that he doesn’t resemble the stuffy and imposing images of Knute Rockne or Vince Lombardi.

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All season, the Swede cross country team has had an eye on the Oct. 17 district meet, using each race they run as an opportunity to improve with the goal of winning entry to the state meet.

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Gothenburg High School’s Annica Harm placed 21st out of 67 golfers at the Class B Girls State Golf Tournament at Elks Country Club in Columbus.

Gothenburg High School volleyball coach Bryson Mahlberg hopes the taste of victory Oct. 5 at the Holdrege Triangular will propel the team forward as the Swedes head into Oct. 10’s triangular against McCook.

The Gothenburg softball team hosted the B-9 Subdistrict tournament Oct. 7-8 at the Gothenburg 4-Plex.

A field of 484 runners, both boys and girls, at the Sept. 30 at the University of Nebraska Kearney Invitational gave the Swede cross country teams a good glimpse of the competition they may see in the state meet.

The Swedes’ remarkable game this past weekend made me sit back and think of the talent and stamina that breathes life into each football game.