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Grand Rapids Am. Legion team wins

Grand Rapids American Legion team hosting the West Duluth Cubs on Monday evening in Grand Rapids.

                                         1    2    3    4    5    6    7     R    H    E
West Duluth Cubs       0    0    0    1    0    0    0     1     4     0
Grand Rapids               0    0    0    0    1    2    X     3     7     3

WP-   Noah Johnson       2 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits,  4K

John Baker threw the first 3 but couldn’t get an out in the 4th.  In the 4th he allowed 1 run on 2 hits, a walk and a HBP that drove in West Duluth’s only run in the 4th.
Nick Johnson relieved him and got out of the bases loaded nobody out jam without allowing any more damage.
Brooks Bachmann threw a scoreless 5th.

GR tied it in the bottom of the 5th when Nick Johnson singled with one out. Moved to 2nd on a passed ball. Went to 3rd on a fly out to right. And scored on a clutch single by Brooks Bachmann.

Noah Johnson pitched the 6th & 7th for the win.

GR scored  twice in the bottom of the 6th to secure the victory.

Ryan Barrett scored the winning run, running for Tanner Shepard, who had singled. Barrett scored on a sac fly by John Baker.  Kenn Hasbargen scored the insurance run on a single by Nick Johnson.

GR now 11-2 and plays In Proctor Tuesday night.

By |June 30th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Grand Rapids Am. Legion team wins|

Wild Road Tour

The Wild Road Tour came to Grand Rapids on Wednesday. Great fan turnout and a lot of fun. Jordan Leopold (aka Uncle Leo), Matt Dumba, and Wes Walz were here representing the Wild. They stopped in at the KOZY studio for a short time and I had a great time chatting with them. Here is the interview and a few pictures.

By |June 25th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Wild Road Tour|

Wild Road Tour

Wild Road Tour with Wes Walz, Matt Dumba, and Jordan Leopold coming to Grand Rapids this afternoon. 3-4 pm at the IRA Civic Center.

Wes Walz talking about the Road Tour in an interview with KOZY.

By |June 24th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Wild Road Tour|

Deer River State Tournament Baseball

The Deer River Warriors losing 2 games at the Single A State Tournament in Jordan and Chaska. 6-1 to New Ulm Cathedral and 9-2 to Kimball Area. Here are re-caps and highlights of the two games.

Game 1 Wrap-up

Game 2 Wrap-up

By |June 15th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Deer River State Tournament Baseball|

Rain changes baseball schedule

Rain has washed out Thursday’s games in the baseball state tournament. First round games are now on Friday, 2nd and 3rd rounds on Saturday, with championship games scheduled for Monday at Target Field. Game 1 for Deer River is now Friday at 5:30 vs New Ulm Cathedral in Jordan.

By |June 11th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Rain changes baseball schedule|

Deer River heading to State

The Deer River Warriors – Section 7A champions for 2015 are on their way to the state tournament. The Warriros will open play against New Ulm Cathedral on Thursday at the Mini-Met in Jordan MN. Game time is scheduled for 5:30, you can hear all the action live on 96.9 KMFY.

On Tuesday evening there was a send-off BBQ and program at Deer River High School.

By |June 10th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Deer River heading to State|

State Golf starts Tuesday

State Meet golf starts today at three different locations across the state. Single A plays at Pebble Creek in Becker. Jacob Stark and Ben Eby from Deer River – Cole Martin and Tate Olson from NorthWoods will be competing from Section 7.
Double A plays at the Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. GNK boys’ team, 7AA champions will be there.
Class AA Boys Highlights
The Blake School of Minneapolis (Section 4) is the highest returning qualifier. The Bears placed third in 2014 and return three golfers from last year’s team. Mankato East (Section 2), which placed fourth last year, is the only other returning team.
Rounding out this year’s field are: Triton of Dodge Center (Section 1); Worthington (Section 3); Holy Family Catholic of Victoria (Section 5); St. Cloud Cathedral (Section 6); Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin (Section 7); and Crookston (Section 8).
Two of last year’s three co-champions return in search of more gold: junior Andrew Israelson of Staples-Motley and junior Carter Haley of Mankato East.
Four additional Top 10 finishers are back: Triton junior Jaden Thiemann, fourth; Fergus Falls senior Chris Swenson, tied for fifth; Triton senior Zach Otto, tied for seventh; and Albany junior David Schneider, tied for 10th.

Triple A will be at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids, Grand Rapids boys’ team, 7AAA champions will be there.
Class AAA Boys Highlights
The defending champions from Edina (Section 2) return in search of more gold. The Hornets have five golfers with previous tournament experience.
Four other teams return from last year’s field: Wayzata (Section 6), runner-up; White Bear Lake Area (Section 4), fourth; St. Thomas Academy of Mendota Heights (Section 3), seventh; and Buffalo (Section 8), eighth.
The remaining qualified teams are: Lakeville South (Section 1); St. Michael-Albertville (Section 5); and Grand Rapids (Section […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on State Golf starts Tuesday|

Local athletes excel at state

A number of local athletes competing at the state track meet at Hamline University on Friday and Saturday.
Seri Geisler – GNK – 2nd in the Shot Put and 13th in the Discus
Elyssa Peterson – GNK – 3rd in the 3200 and 8th in the 1600
Jacob German – GNK – 16th in the Pole Vault
Bailee Brazerol – Grand Rapids – 7th in the 100m

By |June 8th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Local athletes excel at state|

Deer River to state

The Deer River Warriors finished off a magical run through the Section 7A baseball playoffs with an 8-5 win over South Ridge. The Warriors came into the evening on the winner’s side needing just one win to head to state and did it the hard way with a 7-2 loss in game one before the 8-5 victory. It was a happy group of baseball players on the field after the game.

Single A state tournament starts Thursday the 11th in Jordan. We’ll have all the action on 96.9 KMFY.

By |June 5th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Deer River to state|

Deer River to the 7A championship game

The Deer River Warriors staying in the winner’s bracket with a 13-5 win over South Ridge in 7A playoffs on Tuesday. The Warriors will face a re-match with the Panthers on Thursday needing just one win to head to the state tournament.

Jeffrey Moore and Aaron Drotts talked with Gerard Valley after the game.

Section championship will be at Wade stadium on Thursday at 5 pm.

By |June 3rd, 2015|Blog, Sports|Comments Off on Deer River to the 7A championship game|