Girls softball takes center stage on our airwaves tonight with a double header in Minnesota and a single game in Wisconsin.
First off Listen as Jesse Logan broadcasts from Rush City when the Tigers host the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars starting at 4:30 on 1350AM. Or, listen as Josh Miggler calls the action in Webster when the Siren/Webster coop hosts Unity at 5pm on SAM 1057!
Hockey fans, are you pumped up or what? The Wild get their second round series underway tonight in Chicago against the Blackhawks. Minnesota is coming in off of an exhilarating game seven overtime win at Colorado on Wednesday night and will face a Chicago squad that comes in rested. The Blackhawks finished off the St. Louis Blues in six games in the opening round and haven’t played since Sunday.
Ilya Bryzgalov will be back in nets for the Wild as Darcy Kuemper is out with a head/neck injury forced him from Wednesday’s win. Wild fans know all too well that the Blackhawks are the defending NHL Champions, and that Chicago beat Minnesota 4-1 in the first round last year.
Minnesota got a total team effort to beat the Aves, but will need their stars to show up in this series. Zach Parise, Ryan Suter and Mikko Koivu will have to be studs, but history isn’t really on their side. Parise had 10 points in the first round against Colorado, but only managed one goal in the last year’s playoff series against Chicago. The 29-year-old forward has four goals and two assists in 20 career games against the Blackhawks. Koivu also struggled against the Blackhawks in last season’s playoff series, finishing with a minus-6 rating for the five games and failing to score a goal. Star defensemen Ryan Suter also was held without a point in last year’s series.
Game one is tonight at 8:30pm.
Pregame info: This afternoon we have a pair of high school baseball games for you on the Red Rock Radio sports network. First off, at 4:30pm the home opening game of the Pine City Dragons 2014 spring season will air on 1350AM WCMP. The Dragons are set to host the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars. Both teams enter with 0-2 records. The Jaguars swept Pine City in two one-run victories last season and have a six game win streak dating back to May of 2010 against Pine City. It’s Pine City vs Hinckley-Finlayson in boys baseball at 4:30pm on 1350AM with Jesse Logan.
[FINAL SCORE: Pine City 6 - 4 Hinckley/Finlayson]
The other game this afternoon is on SAM1057 at 4pm when the Grantsburg Pirates travel to Luck to face the Frederic/Luck Co-op. We had Grantsburg’s boys on SAM last night and watched as they defeated the Siren/Webster Co-op 7-3. Grantsburg has traditionally had a very strong program, and will look to run their record to 2-0 on the season after the win last night. Again, it’s Grantsburg at Frederic/Luck in boys baseball this afternoon at 4pm with Josh Miggler on SAM1057.
[FINAL SCORE: Grantsburg 6 - 5 Luck]
Pregame info: It’s finally here! Our first spring sports broadcast of the season is on SAM1057 this afternoon. The location of the non-conference matchup between the Siren/Webster co-op and the Grantsburg Pirates has changed, and will now be played in Grantsburg. Jesse Logan and Josh Miggler will call the action!
Pre Game Info: We’ve got another High School sports broadcast tonight when Siren travels to Hayward to face the South Shore Cardinals in a Section Semifinal. South Shore is currently working on an undefeated season at 25-0, and won their Regional Final in dominant fashion outscoring Mellen 73-28 in a runaway victory. It was actually par for the course for this season, as on the year the South Shore Cardinals have outscored their opponents 1584-551, by more than 1000 points. South Shore is led by 6’3″ junior Megan Gustafason, who comes in averaging 29.8 ppg and 18.7 rpg. Siren will have to play a nearly perfect game to advance. Josh Miggler will call the action at 7pm on SAM1057.
Pregame info: Our high school postseason coverage continues with a girls Section semifinal tonight from St. Michael/Albertville High School. The Braham Bombers are just two wins away from making State for the sixth straight year, and will try to take the next step against an Annandale team that has lost in the Section semis two years in a row. The Cardinals are an interesting team as they are just 15-11 on the season, but they are ranked higher than the Bombers who come in at 24-4. The game will tip off at 8pm on 100.9FM with our Jesse Logan on the call and the winner will play Friday night at St. Cloud State for a Section 5 Class AA Championship.
We’ve got more games planned for this, the fourth week of postseason High School sports coverage on Red Rock Radio.
3/11 Braham vs Annandale, GB PLAYOFF, 8pm, 100.9FM (Jesse)
3/14 Possible Braham GB PLAYOFF, 7:30pm, 100.9FM (Jesse)
3/13 Siren vs South Shore, GB PLAYOFF, 7pm, SAM1057 (Josh)
3/15 Possible Siren GB PLAYOFF, 7pm, SAM1057 (Josh)
GB= Girls Basketball
Good luck to these two teams! Both are two wins away from State.