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Milestones for local athletes

Two local basketball players reaching the 1,000 point plateau this weekend. Nashwauk – Keewatin Sr guard Kaleb Pelkey getting there against Greenway on Friday evening. Heaven Hamling, Soph. guard for the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks getting to 1,000 on Saturday against Chisago Lakes. Gerard Valley talking with Pelkey after the win over Greenway.

Heaven Hamling came over the IRA Civic Center and talked about her 1,000 point during the 2nd intermission of the Thunderhawk hockey game on Saturday.

Congratulations to two outstanding local athletes on a great accomplishment.

By |January 11th, 2016|Sports|Comments Off on Milestones for local athletes|

Alumni day on The Sports Issue

Over the holidays there are numerous Alumni games being played and people in town spending Christmas with family. We took the opportunity to have 3 Grand Rapids alumni on The Sports Issue over Christmas weekend. Jake Bischoff Jr with MN Golden Gophers.

We also chatted with Kenzie and Taylor Kane. Kenzie a jr at UMD and Taylor a freshman at Northern State.

By |December 29th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Alumni day on The Sports Issue|

Grand Rapids a big win in Edina

The Grand Rapids Thunderhawk went into the Hornet’s Nest on Thursday and came away with a 6-4 win over the Edina Hornets. The Thunderhawks opened up a close game by exploding for 4 goals in the 2nd period to take a 5-1 lead. Mitchell Mattson 2 goals (one shorthanded and one on the powerplay), Alex Adams with 2 goals, Eric Soderberg and Jack Bowman with singles. Gabe Holum the win in net for the Thunderhawks. After the game Holum, Soderberg, and Adams.

Grand Rapids takes on #2 Eden Prairie on Friday evening at 6 – and Elk River on Saturday at 6 to complete the Edina Classic.

By |December 18th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Grand Rapids a big win in Edina|

Edina Classic this weekend

The Grand Rapids Thunderhawks back in action Thursday through Saturday with what may be the toughest stretch of hockey with the exception of a possible state tournament appearance. In 3 days the Thunderhawks will face Edina, Eden Prairie, and Elk River. Those 3 teams holding down the 1 (Eden Prairie), 6 (Edina), and 12 (Elk River) rankings in the LPH poll. Grand Rapids coming in with the #5 ranking and an OT loss in Lakeville to the Lakeville North Panthers. You can hear every game all season long on KOZY. Thursday’s game starts at 8 with Friday and Saturday games scheduled for 6 pm.

By |December 16th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Edina Classic this weekend|

Nordic Ski Team wishing for snow

On The Sports Issue Saturday morning 3 skiers and Coach Craig Stertz were on the air talking about the ski season that has yet to get started this year due to the warm weather and lack of snow. JayLynn Lauer, Hans Viren, and Eddie Cease along with Coach Stertz talking about the season.

By |December 14th, 2015|Blog, Sports|Comments Off on Nordic Ski Team wishing for snow|

Grand Rapids GBB open with win

Grand Rapids Girls basketball opened the 2015-16 season with a 66-53 win over Hibbing. Heaven Hamling with 23 points to lead the Thunderhawks. The Thunderhawks were guests on The Sports Issue last Saturday previewing the season.

Game 2 for the Thunderhawk girls will be Tuesday the 8th hosting Superior.

By |December 1st, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Grand Rapids GBB open with win|

GRHS suspends hockey streaming temporarily

From Grand Rapids High School Activities Department –

Due to the technical difficulties of last night stream, we are suspending the operation until Dec. 8, we will have the trainer from Play ON Sports in attendance, and we will offer a FREE stream that night.  YOU can get a full refund from the address below.
Sorry for the inconvenience.  Thanks for your support of GRHS hockey.

The email for a refund is

By |November 25th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on GRHS suspends hockey streaming temporarily|

Thunderhawks open season on Tuesday

The Grand Rapids Thunderhawks will open regular season action on Tuesday at home against the Bemidji Lumberjacks. You can hear the game, and ALL Thunderhawk hockey games this year on 1320 KOZY and .  On Saturday the four captains of this year’s Thunderhawk team visited with us on The Sports Issue

Tuesday’s game is at 7;30 and we’ll have pre-game coverage starting at 7:00.

By |November 23rd, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Thunderhawks open season on Tuesday|

Letters of Intent

Three Grand Rapids athletes signing letters of intent on Wednesday.

 From left to right Jaylynn Lauer – MSU Mankato (XC/Track), Mitchell Mattson – UND (Hockey); Bailee Brazerol – MSU Mankato (Track)

Jaylynn and Bailee

Mitchell Mattson

By |November 12th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Letters of Intent|

Lightning open with win

The GRG Lightning hockey team opened the season with a 6-2 win over Bemidji on Tuesday in Bemidji. The Lightning with 3 goals in the 1st period and 2 in the 2nd for a 5-0 lead. Maddie Illikainen 2 goals and an assist and Shannon Hart with the win in net makeing 18 saves. Illikainen and Sadie Peart after the game.

By |November 11th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Lightning open with win|