Grand Rapids GBB taking their 22-6 record into Duluth Denfeld tonight to take on the #1 seeded Princeton Tigers. The Tigers bring a 19-8 record, #5 QRF ranking, and a 16 point win over the Thunderhawks from earlier in the year. Grand Rapids last went to the state tournament in 2011 and they have lost the last 3 section title games to Chisago Lakes Area. You can hear all of tonight’s action on 96.9 KMFY and kmfyradio.com starting with pre-game coverage at 6:35.
While Spring practice is starting for high school baseball, softball, and track; several winter teams are still playing as well. Thunderhawk GBB in the Section 7AAA finals this Thursday at Duluth Denfeld against the Princeton Tigers. Grand Rapids Bantam AA hockey team at the state tournament in Duluth this weekend and Grand Rapids-Greenway 14u girls’ hockey team headed to Stillwater for the state tournament this weekend as well. We will have live coverage of Grand Rapids GBB and Grand Rapids’ Bantam hockey on 1320 KOZY.
It’s been a busy time of playoff basketball action the last few weeks. The Grand Rapids Thunderhawks boys’ basketball team had their season come to an end on Tuesday the 3rd as they ran into the #1 seeded Chisago Lakes Wildcats and ended with a 60-33 loss. The Thunderhawks ending a season with an amazing number of close games and buzzer beaters. By my count 7 games decided in regulation by 2 points or less and 5 OT games. The season may be over but a lot of great memories and good luck to the 3 seniors who have played their last game for Grand Rapids basketball. Hunter Dubbles, Trevor Elhard, and Bruno Dura you will each be missed.
Grand Rapids girls’ basketball team is still playing in 7AAA playoffs taking on #3 seeded North Branch in semi-final action on Thursday. Grand Rapids girls with a #2 seed and looking to make a state tournament run.
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.
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 kozyradio.com
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.
Hill City GBB Interview
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 kozyradio.com
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
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.
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.