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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|

Grand Rapids Golf – Section Champs!

The Grand Rapids Thunderhawks defeating Chisago Lakes in a tiebreaker to win their first golf section title since 2006. Head Coach Josh Solem dropped by the studio to chat with Joe Gigliotti.

Individually – Honza Cervenka finishing 2nd w/ a 2 day total of 150 & Brett Kromy finishing 4th w/ a 2 day total of 152.

By |June 2nd, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Grand Rapids Golf – Section Champs!|

Grand Rapids still alive in 7AAA baseball

Grand Rapids splitting two games in Forest Lake on Saturday – first a 3-2 loss to Anoka in a game that the Thunderhawks had a 2-0 lead going into the bottom of the 7th only to see the Tornadoes score 3 runs with the tying run scoring on a bases loaded walk and the winning run on a suicide squeeze.

The Thunderhawks came back with a 5-2 win over Elk River in an elimination game. Noah Johnson with a complete game win and Kyle Stram a two run double in the 5th inning. Bill Kinnunen’s comments after the day’s games.

The Thunderhawks play Forest Lake Tuesday at 4:00 pm in an elimination game with the winner taking on St. Francis in another elimination game at 7:00.

By |June 1st, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Grand Rapids still alive in 7AAA baseball|

High School Playoffs

Thursday is a day for High School sports fans! 7A and 7AA section championship games in softball. Single A championship in Cloquet as the the Greenway Raiders and the Cherry Tigers tangle in a re-match of the the 23-22 Greenway win on Tuesday. Cherry needs two wins to add a 6th straight section title to the trophy case. Double AA championship at Grand Rapids with Pequot Lakes taking on Hermantown. Greenway in the winner’s bracket in AA baseball, they take on the defending champion Aitkin Gobblers at Wade Stadium in Duluth. Deer River also in the winner’s bracket playing Cook County in Hibbing. Grand Rapids baseball opening playoff action against Forest Lake in Grand Rapids. 7AA golf finals at Giant’s Ridge and 7A section track finals at UMD.

Whew – get out and cheer. We will have Deer River and Grand Rapids baseball on the air today. Deer River on 96.9 KMFY and Grand Rapids on 1320 KOZY.

By |May 28th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on High School Playoffs|

Greenway – Hill City – Nashwauk/Keewatin all move on in Softball

7A Softball playoffs on Thursday in Grand Rapids. Greenway staying in the winner’s bracket with a 10-3 win over Hill City and an 8-2 win over Carlton. Hill City moving on with a 6-4 win over Deer River. Nashwauk-Keewatin a 4-2 loss to Cherry and a 9-5 win over Chisholm to move to Thursday’s “Super Six”. Thursday’s games in Cloquet will see Nashwauk-Keewatin vs Carlton and Hill City vs South Ridge at 12:00 and the winner’s bracket game between the two #1 seeds – Greenway vs Cherry at 2:00.

Hayley Smith – pitcher Hill City and Seri Geisler – pitcher Greenway talked to us after the games on Thursday.

Seri Geisler

Hayley Smith

By |May 22nd, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Greenway – Hill City – Nashwauk/Keewatin all move on in Softball|

GNK Track and Field Sub-section results

GNK Track and Field sending 24 athletes to the Section Meet at UMD

Team results – GNK girls 3rd behind International Falls and Eveleth Gilbert
GNK boys in 5th place

Subsection Individual Champions:
Sophia Rajala-High Jump
Ellyssa Peterson-1600M and 3200M
Jacob German-Pole Vault
Seri Geisler-Shot Put (Seri’s put of 41′ set both Greenway and GNK Titan records)

Mikhara Anderson – 100M, 4x200M, Long Jump
Ellyssa Peterson – 1600M, 3200M, 4x400M
Carlee Plackner – 1600M
Dayelise Davidson – 100M Hurdles, 4x200M, 4x400M, Triple Jump
Bailey Hubbard – 100M Hurdles,
Karley Akkanen – 300M Hurdles, 4x200M, 4x400M
Sofia Rajala – 4x200M, High Jump
Hannah Goggleye – 4x400M, Long Jump
Seri Geisler – Shot Put, Discus
Jade Chastan – Shot Put, Discus
Julia Folio – Pole Vault
Shyla Weston – Pole Vault

Spencer Potter – 100M, 400M, 4x200M
Dylan Carlson – 1600M, 4x800M
Noah Cuellar-Axley – 1600M, 4x800M
Titan Zuehlke – 4x800M
Terrence Palkki – 4x800M
Bryce Bender – 110M Hurdles
David Estey – 300M Hurdles, 4x200M
Dylan DeChampeau – 4x200M
Chase Woitel – 4x200M
Jacob German – Pole Vault
Cole Seeley – Pole Vault
Gavin Newton – Pole Vault

By |May 21st, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on GNK Track and Field Sub-section results|