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GR Legion and VFW get wins Wednesday

Grand Rapids American Legion

Grand Rapids 16
West Duluth 9
WP- Lane Gerber
John Baker & Tanner Shepard both had 4 hits.


Grand Rapids VFW Grey

GM 1: GR 9 Hibbing 2

WP: Colton Utecht 7 IP, 5 hits, 2 K’s, 4 BB
Brooks Bachmann 2 hits 2 RBI
Collin Dibb 2 hits 2 RBI
Mike Heitkamp 2 hits 1 RBI
Luke Kinnunen 2 hits  1 RBI
Isaac Gustafson 3 run double

GM 2:  GR 9 Hibbing 7

WP: Collin Dibb 5 IP in relief, 4 hits, 1 run, 2 K’s, 4 BB
Colton Utecht 2 hits 2 RBI
Mike Heitkamp 2 hits 2 RBI
Beau Winkler 2 hits

Record: 14-3
Next game: Wednesday July 6, 4:30 pm @ Legion Field

By |June 30th, 2016|Sports|Comments Off on GR Legion and VFW get wins Wednesday|

VFW sweeps I. Falls

Grand Rapids VFW sweeping a DH from Int’l Falls on Tuesday.

GM 1 GR 26  I-Falls 0

WP: Grant Anderson 5 IP, 2 hits, 1 K, 0 BB
Mike Heitkamp 5 Hits, 5 RBI
Collin Dibb 3 Hits, 3 RBI

GM 2 GR 14  I-Falls 0

WP: Ty Karnes 3 IP, 0 Hits, 2 K’s, 0 BB
Grant Anderson 2 Hits, 2 RBI
Collin Dibb 2 Hits, 1 RBI
Beau Winkler 2 Hits, 2 RBI
Luke Kinnunen 3 Run Triple

*** Record 10-2
*** Play in the Perham Tourney this weekend and open up against the New York Mills Junior Legion Team

By |June 22nd, 2016|Sports|Comments Off on VFW sweeps I. Falls|

Grand Rapids American Legion Post 60 stays undefeated

Legion Post 60 now 5-0 after a 14-2 win over Hermantown on Monday.

                               1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9       R   H   E   LOB
GR                         3   0   1   2   0   3   0   2   3      14  18   1    12
Hermantown       0   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0       2    8   2     7

WP – Lane Gerber 5 IP, 1 R/ 0ER, 4 hits, 8 K
Starter – Nick Johnson 4 IP, 1 R, 4 hits, 7 K
Pitchers combined for 15 Strikeouts!

Tanner Shepard 5-6, 2 – 2B, 5 RBI, 3 R
Brooks Bachmann 3-5, 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R,
John Baker 3-4, 3 R
Nick Johnson 2-3, 2 R, 1 RBI

Post 60 now 5-0 overall (3-0) in Substate 10 play.
Next up is Lakeview (Duluth East) on Wednesday at East HS at 5:30 PM.
Post 60 hosts the 41st Annual Grand Rapids Invitational this Friday through Sunday at Legion Field and Portage Park.

By |June 21st, 2016|Sports|Comments Off on Grand Rapids American Legion Post 60 stays undefeated|

Grand Rapids VFW wins 2

Game 1 GR 7 Bemidji 4

WP: Brooks Bachmann complete game, 6hits, 4 k’s, 2 bb’s

Mike Heitkamp 3 hits 1 RBI
Brooks Bachmann 2 hits 1 RBI
Luke Kinnunen 2 hits 2 RBI
Beau Winkler 2 hits 3 RBI

Game 2 GR 6 Bemidji 5

WP: Isaac Gustafson 5 IP, 4 K’s, 4 hits, 4 bb’s
Save: Gabe Holum

Gabe Holum 3 run double
Mike Heitkamp RBI single
Grant Anderson RBI single

Record improves to 4-2 on the season

By |June 15th, 2016|Sports|Comments Off on Grand Rapids VFW wins 2|

Coach Klatt Returns

Head coach of the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks, Trent Klatt has reconsidered his resignation as head hockey coach and will be back for next season. Coach Klatt joined us Saturday morning on The Sports Issue.

By |April 2nd, 2016|Sports|Comments Off on Coach Klatt Returns|

Grand Rapids GBB to state

The Grand Rapids Thunderhawks girls’ basketball team a 62-50 win over Princeton to qualify for the AAA state tournament for the first time since 2011. Kari Kuschel with 19 points and 19 rebounds – Heaven Hamling with 18 points.

A lot of happy Thunderhawks after the game.

By |March 11th, 2016|Sports|Comments Off on Grand Rapids GBB to state|

Grand Rapids heads to State!

The Grand Rapids Thunderhawks a 6-5 win over the Duluth East Greyhounds –

Alex Adams the game winner with 6 seconds left.

Happy Thunderhawks after the game

By |February 26th, 2016|Sports|Comments Off on Grand Rapids heads to State!|

Section 7AA championship tonight

The Grand Rapids Thunderhawks and Duluth East tonight from Amsoil Arena in Duluth for the right to head to the state tournament in St. Paul.

The call on KOZY from the last time the Thunderhawks beat the Greyhounds in the playoffs.

Sophomores Gavin Hain and Blake McLaughlin after the 5-1 win over Cloquet.

Face-off scheduled for 7:00 pm – we’ll start pre-game coverage at 6:30 on KOZY and

By |February 25th, 2016|Sports|Comments Off on Section 7AA championship tonight|

Greenway Hockey Playoffs!

Time for 7A hockey playoffs and the 21-4 Greenway Raiders a home game against North Shore. Saturday, 1st year head coach Grant Clafton and 3 players were guests on The Sports Issue.

Tonight’s game can be heard on AM 1320 KOZY and starting with pre-game coverage at 7;15. With a win the Raiders would play at Amsoil Arena Saturday at 6 pm.

By |February 18th, 2016|Sports|Comments Off on Greenway Hockey Playoffs!|

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|