Brody Geer moving on up

Charlie Denison

Eighth grader Brody Geer is having a great year in Winifred. He's especially excited about the basketball season, as he gets to play with the high school team.
Photo courtesy of Malea Geer

Winifred eighth-grade student Brody Geer is getting a feel for high school already.

“I’ve been playing wing and point guard for the high school basketball team,” he said.

Brody already feels like a high school student because of this good fortune, and he’s pretty excited about it, especially now that the basketball season has started, although they haven’t played a game yet.

Even though it’s almost two weeks before the team’s first game, Brody can tell it’s going to be a good year.

“We are going to be better than last year,” he said. “We have a better skill set all around.”

Brody is trying his best to contribute his own skills on both defense and offense, but even if his playing time is limited, he’s thrilled to just be part of the team.

“I enjoy everything about basketball,” he said. “It’s my favorite sport.”

Brody has played basketball since second grade. He was living in Oregon back then.

“I played in a tournament my mom helped out with,” he said. “I got into it right away.”

Through the years, Brody has worked hard to improve his game.

“I’ve learned a lot,” he said. “I’ve learned all the plays for Roy-Winifred and I’ve learned a lot about help defense. I’m working on my shooting, too.”

This is Brody’s second year at Winifred School, and he’s enjoying the experience. Playing basketball for the Roy-Winifred Outlaws is a big plus, but it’s not the only reason he’s having such a good year.

Football has also been excellent.

“Last year we were undefeated and this year we only lost one game,” he said. “When I was in Oregon, our team was undefeated two years in a row.”

Brody was so used to winning he didn’t know how to react when he lost.

“I was a little angry, but they were a really good team,” he said. “It was a fair loss.”

Brody knows he’s been lucky, and, although he is optimistic about the basketball season, he doesn’t expect it to be flawless.

“We hope to do well at Divisionals and go to state, but I don’t know how great we’ll do there at this time,” he said.

Brody will take it as it comes and make the most of his eighth grade year in Winifred, a town’s that’s becoming more and more like home.

“It’s a pretty small town, which I like,” he said. “There isn’t as much you have to worry about, and the people here couldn’t be better.”

And, as a hunter, Winifred is a hard place to beat.

“I love the outdoors,” he said, “and there is a lot more to do here than there was in Oregon, especially when it comes to hunting and fishing. Right now I have a deer tag, a cow elk tag and a turkey tag. I have a few deer and elk I’m looking at that I want to get. I’ve seen them around. I’ve been scouting them.”

As for the turkey, Brody said it’d be nice to get one over Thanksgiving weekend.

“We’ll see,” he said. “I’m a little picky “



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