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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)

GIRLS SECTION 7A QUALIFIERS: 5/28/15 @ UM-DULUTH
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

BOYS SECTION 7A QUALIFIERS: 5/28/15 @ UM-DULUTH
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|

New Hockey Coaches in the Area

Greenway and Grand Rapids both naming new head coaches over the last 2 weeks. Grand Clafton will take over the Raider program and Trent Klatt is the new head coach at Grand Rapids. Trent Klatt was a guest on the Sports Issue on May 9th and Clafton on May 16th. Here are their comments on the new jobs.

Grand Rapids Coach Trent Klatt

Greenway Head Coach Grand Clafton

By |May 18th, 2015|Blog, Sports|Comments Off on New Hockey Coaches in the Area|

Spring Sports are starting!

Track and Field indoor season has been going on with teams running and jumping at both BSU and UWS. Deer River and Greenway able to get a softball game in down at the Irish Dome in Rosemount on Tuesday. We also have our first Spring broadcast scheduled for April 7th with Greenway hosting Grand Rapids. At this point we’re well ahead of schedule compared to the past few years, so keep cheering for warm weather and let’s get the outdoor Spring schedule going on the Iron Range!

By |April 1st, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Spring Sports are starting!|

Section Final tonight

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.

By |March 12th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Section Final tonight|

Some winter teams with big games

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.

By |March 10th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Some winter teams with big games|

Grand Rapids Basketball

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.

By |March 4th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Grand Rapids Basketball|