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Joe Gigliotti

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Thunderhawks move on in playoffs

The Grand Rapids Thunderhawk hockey team a hard fought 2-1 victory over Forest Lake to move on to 7AA semi-finals vs Duluth East at Amsoil Arena on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm. The Thunderhawks coming back from a 1-0 deficit with goals by Mitchell Mattson and Jonah Bischoff. Mattson, Bischoff, and Alex Adams talking with Jason Merritt after the game.


By |February 18th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off|

Playoff Hockey!!

GRG Lightning with a #3 seed going into the playoffs and taking on St. Francis Thursday night in Grand Rapids. Semi-finals scheduled for Saturday. Here’s an interview with Brad Hyduke previewing the playoffs.



ALL GRG Lightning playoff games will be carried live on KOZY and

By |February 4th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off|

Sports Issue Interviews from 01 17

Saturday morning on The Sports Issue had the chance to talk with Eric Soderberg and Brendan Mark from the Thunderhawk Hockey team and Dale Majerus and others from the Hill City Basketball team.


Thunderhawks Interview


Hill City GBB Interview

By |January 17th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off|

New Year Hockey

Grand Rapids Thunderhawks getting back on the winning track last week. The losing streak hit 8 games with a loss to Mahtomedi on Monday but then the Thunderhawks rolled to 3 straight wins over St. Francis, Brainerd, and Andover and finished the week with a tie in Hopkins. 2 road games this week. At Hermantown on Tuesday and at Duluth East on Thursday. You can hear both games on 1320 KOZY and

By |January 6th, 2015|Blog, Sports|Comments Off|

Sports Issue from 12 27

Here are the local guest interviews from last Saturday’s Sports Issue on KOZY.

GR Swimming with Alex Boyd and Matt Kotula

GR Boys’ Basketball with Daniel Elhard, Trevor Elhard, and Hunter Dubbels

By |December 29th, 2014|Sports|Comments Off|

Thunderhawk Weekend

Four – yes count them 4! Thunderhawk games on the air in 3 days here on 1320 KOZY. Thursday will be doubleheader action with Thunderhawk Girls’ basketball taking on Cloquet and then Thunderhawk Boys’ hockey taking on Edina at the Edina Classic. The Thunderhawk girls coming off a great OT win over Duluth East earlier this week and the Thunderhawk hockey team looking to break a 3 game losing streak. We’ll follow it up with two more hockey games from the Edina Classic Friday and Saturday. Friday vs Eden Prairie and Saturday vs Elk River with both games starting at 6 pm.

On The Sports Issue Saturday morning we’ll be talking Thunderhawk hockey, Thunderhawk Girls’ basketball – and a lot more, 8-10 Saturday morning on KOZY.

By |December 18th, 2014|Sports|Comments Off|

Thunderhawk split and schedule change

Grand Rapids Thunderhawk hockey now 4-1 after a split over the weekend. A dominating 8-1 victory over Roseau on Friday night and a 3-2 loss to Warroad on Saturday. Mitchell Mattson a hat trick on Friday, single goals for Micah Miller and Gunner Harris on Saturday. We have added another Thunderhawk game to our schedule – December 18th vs Edina from the Edina classic, and we will join the game immediately following Girls’ basketball from Cloquet.

By |December 8th, 2014|Sports|Comments Off|

Thunderhawks 2-0

Grand Rapids Thunderhawks moved to 2-0 on Saturday with a 6-3 win over Forest Lake. Playing without Connor Larocque, Jonah Bischoff, and Jake Dunnell the Thunderhawks fell behind 2-0 before Mitchell Mattson ignited a 5 goal outburst with the first of his 3 goals of the night. John Stampohar with a goal and two assists, Eric Soderberg and Brendan Mark with single goals. The Thunderhawks have their home opener Tuesday against Virginia. We will carry the game on 1320 KOZY starting with pre-game coverage shortly after 7:0o.

By |December 1st, 2014|Sports|Comments Off|

Signing Day

Taylor Kane, Maddie Keute, Sydney Mattson, and Morgan Justus on national letter of intent signing day. Taylor Kane to play basketball at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD; Maddie Keute to play volleyball at University of Minnesota – Mankato; Sydney Mattson to play volleyball at the University of North Dakota, and Morgan Justus diving at the University of Minnesota. Congratulations to all and here are a few pictures (mostly to prove I would go bankrupt as a photo-journalist).

And a few more pictures from a better photographer!

By |November 12th, 2014|Sports|Comments Off|

GRG Lightning open with a win

GRG Lightning hockey opened the season with a 3-0 win over Bemidji on Tuesday. After a scoreless first period, the Lightning struck for 2 goals, Jordan McLaughlin with the first and Madison Illikainen the 2nd. Maddie Peart an insurance goal in the 3rd. Shannon Hart the shutout with 19 saves. 3 stars: 1 – Shannon Hart, 2 – Jordan McLaughlin, 3 – Madison Illikainen. The Lightning are in action Friday night against Roseville and Saturday afternoon at 2 pm against Irondale, both games in Grand Rapids.

By |November 12th, 2014|Sports|Comments Off|