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December 20, 2013
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GMG vs. Montezuma by Chris O’Neal Last Saturday night, December 7, the GMG boys varsity went home with a win against Motezuma 77-62. Chad Plaehn was the leading scorer with a total of 22 points. Luke Petty was the second leading scorer with 17 points and a total of 5 rebounds. Brock Fisher lead the team in rebounds with a total of 8. The GMG boys are starting the year very well. Way to bring home the victory boys!

Dance Team at Wells Fargo By Chad Plaehn The GMG Dance Team is invited to perform at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The dance team is coached by Mrs. Angie Claassen. They will be performing during intermission at the Iowa Wild Hockey Team game. They will perform 3 routines on that Sunday, December 29. They will bring all 13 dancers to perform. What an awesome opportunity. Good luck to the GMG dancers at Wells Fargo!

Game stats for GMG, Garwin Vs. Waterloo Christian School by Chris O’Neal Last Tuesday, Dec. 10, the GMG boys varsity beat Waterloo Christian 49-34 with a home court advantage. Luke Petty led the team with a total of 12 points and a total of 7 rebounds. Austin Vaughn scored 11 points. The Wolverines are now 4-1. Keep up the hard work, boys!

Ugly Sweater Contest Jacy Johnson On December 18, the GMG halls were decked with ugly sweaters. We saw many unique and interesting sweaters! The GMG Yearbook and Art Club judged the sweaters and will announce the winners of the top 3 ugliest sweaters when the students return from Christmas break.

GMG vs. South Hardin Bailey Sonderleiter GMG boys played South Hardin this past Saturday, December 14, 2013. Leading the boys top scores were Luke Petty with 21 points, Brock Fisher with 20 points, Austin Vaughn with 11 points, and Bridger Claussen with 10 points, and Chad Plaehn with 6 points. The final score was 70-60 with GMG being the victor. It was a great game! Come see GMG play Friday, December 20th at home against Clarksville.

Don Bosco vs. GMG Game By: Kendra Savage On Monday, November 9th, GMG’s 8th grade boys played Don Bosco at home. Evan Espenscheid led the way, scoring ten points, with Logan O’Neal, Aaron Fleming, and Brayden Peterson each adding another four points to the score. Brock Baldazo added another 2 points to the score. The boys lost 24/43, but they are just starting out and playing their hardest. Congratulations to the boys on a well-played game.

GMG 7th grade basketball game By Ryan Larson In the game against Don Bosco, we were defeated. But, we are still proud of our team, and they fought well against a very formidable team. The final score was 30-38 with us at a loss. The highest scoring player of this game was Colton Gill, who scored 12 points during this game. The basketball team is doing well this year and just need to keep doing a great job.

GMG Dance Team Goes to State By: Summer Langenbau On December 5, 2013 GMG’S dance team performed at the largest state competition in the United States. This annual event was held at HyVee Hall in Des Moines, Iowa. ISDTA files in judges from all over the United States making this a very tough competition. GMG had ten dancers perform to a hip hop routine this year. The dancers were as follows: Peyton Mannan, Codi Groth, Mikaella Koster, Jennifer Borota, Dusty Savatdy, Mattie Vaske, Blaire Sonderleiter, Josie Claassen, Sydney Soerm, and Kaitlyn Gill. Their alternative dancers were Emily McDowell and Riley Santry. The group danced in the Hip Hop Class against eleven different schools. Only two schools received a 1 rating. GMG received a 1 rating and a second place trophy. Angie Claassen, coach, and Traci Fraser, assistant coach, are very proud of their ten ladies that received a second place trophy. Their goal was a 1 rating. Angie states, “Last year, we missed the rating by .25 of a point.This year we went down with the attitude we are going to get a 1 and a trophy, and we did just that! We put many hours into this routine. They worked hard and reached their goal.” We are so proud of the GMG dancers and their coaches. What an awesome accomplishment. Bringing home the trophy is an amazing feat!

GMG Basketball By: Summer Langenbau On December 20, 2013 the GMG’s girls basketball team will be playing Colo-Nesco in Colo. The game will begin at 5:30 pm. If you want to support the boy JV basketball team their game will being at 4 pm in Colo.



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