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Sports Issue Interviews from 01 17

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.


Thunderhawks Interview


Hill City GBB Interview

By |January 17th, 2015|Sports|Comments Off on Sports Issue Interviews from 01 17|

New Year Hockey

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

By |January 6th, 2015|Blog, Sports|Comments Off on New Year Hockey|

Sports Issue from 12 27

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

By |December 29th, 2014|Sports|Comments Off on Sports Issue from 12 27|

Thunderhawk Weekend

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.

By |December 18th, 2014|Sports|Comments Off on Thunderhawk Weekend|

Thunderhawk split and schedule change

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.

By |December 8th, 2014|Sports|Comments Off on Thunderhawk split and schedule change|

Thunderhawks 2-0

Grand Rapids Thunderhawks moved to 2-0 on Saturday with a 6-3 win over Forest Lake. Playing without Connor Larocque, Jonah Bischoff, and Jake Dunnell the Thunderhawks fell behind 2-0 before Mitchell Mattson ignited a 5 goal outburst with the first of his 3 goals of the night. John Stampohar with a goal and two assists, Eric Soderberg and Brendan Mark with single goals. The Thunderhawks have their home opener Tuesday against Virginia. We will carry the game on 1320 KOZY starting with pre-game coverage shortly after 7:0o.

By |December 1st, 2014|Sports|Comments Off on Thunderhawks 2-0|

Signing Day

Taylor Kane, Maddie Keute, Sydney Mattson, and Morgan Justus on national letter of intent signing day. Taylor Kane to play basketball at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD; Maddie Keute to play volleyball at University of Minnesota – Mankato; Sydney Mattson to play volleyball at the University of North Dakota, and Morgan Justus diving at the University of Minnesota. Congratulations to all and here are a few pictures (mostly to prove I would go bankrupt as a photo-journalist).

And a few more pictures from a better photographer!

By |November 12th, 2014|Sports|Comments Off on Signing Day|

GRG Lightning open with a win

GRG Lightning hockey opened the season with a 3-0 win over Bemidji on Tuesday. After a scoreless first period, the Lightning struck for 2 goals, Jordan McLaughlin with the first and Madison Illikainen the 2nd. Maddie Peart an insurance goal in the 3rd. Shannon Hart the shutout with 19 saves. 3 stars: 1 – Shannon Hart, 2 – Jordan McLaughlin, 3 – Madison Illikainen. The Lightning are in action Friday night against Roseville and Saturday afternoon at 2 pm against Irondale, both games in Grand Rapids.

By |November 12th, 2014|Sports|Comments Off on GRG Lightning open with a win|

Swimming finals and podcasts

Grand Rapids rolled to their fifth straight section title in girls’ swimming Saturday afternoon at Elkington Middle School.

1. Grand Rapids 514
2. Hibbing 318
3. Mesabi East 279
4. Two Harbors 275
5. International Falls 231
6. Duluth Denfeld 131

State Qualifiers for the Thunderhawks –
Medley Relay – 1st place; Maddie Bernard 1st, Annalie Marinucci 2nd in the 200 IM; Bailey Kinnunen – 2nd 50 free; Morgan Justus 1st, Amanda Hernesman 2nd in diving; Annalie Marinucci 1st, Kate Bustrom 2nd 100 butterfly; Maddie Bernard 1st – 100 free; 200 free relay 1st; Katie Welshinger 2nd – 100 backstroke; 400 free relay 1st.

Reports aired throughout the day on 1320 KOZY – here they are if you missed any of them.

Jerry Casey

Katie Welshinger, Kate Bustrom, Maddie Bernard, Annalie Marinucci, Jessica Schneider, Gracie Kangas-Olson, Bailey Kinnunen

Amanda Hernesman, Morgan Justus, Kate Bustrom, Shelby Purdum

Marley Schrom, Kelly Rostie

By |November 9th, 2014|Sports|Comments Off on Swimming finals and podcasts|

Swim Report Podcasts

7A swim prelims on Thursday at Elkington Middle School. Here are the four reports that we aired last night in case you missed them. We will have four more reports on Saturday afternoon following the Gopher FB game.

Report 1 – with head coach Jerry Casey

Report 2 – with Marly Schrom, Katie Welshinger, Bailey Seifert, and Lindsey Rhode

Report 3 – with Annalie Marinucci and Tessa Wiens

Report 4 – with Kate Bustrom, Shelby Purdum, Annika Viren, Bianka Busching, and Abby Bauman

By |November 7th, 2014|Sports|Comments Off on Swim Report Podcasts|