EP 62: A Winter Wonderland in Boys Basketball & Hockey!

On the final episode of the pod in 2022, Logan, Matt, & Bill look ahead at some key holiday season matchups in both boys basketball and hockey!

Starting with hoops, they discuss last Saturday’s nightcap at “The Big Stage” in Osseo as No. 1 Park Center retained their crown with a victory over 2nd ranked Lakeville North (2:15) and how the Pirates’ program culture has a new look squad firing on all cylinders. Also discussed are teams out to hot starts, including Shakopee, Farmington, East Ridge, and Andover.

As they head to the ice starting at (24:17), they discuss the rotating carousel at the top of the boys hockey rankings, including who will come back in 2023 as the top ranked Class AA team in the State. They also talk about a huge rivalry matchup between St. Thomas Academy and Cretin-Derham (26:40), and Matt breaks down a Section 2AA thriller that went to overtime last week between Shakopee and Chanhassen (28:54). Logan also discusses last week’s Lakeville rivarly game (32:20).

EP 61: Early Season Press Clippings & Lakeville South Basketball’s Joe Janquart

On the latest episode of the podcast, Logan, Matt, & Bill circle up to discuss some of the early season storylines in boys basketball & hockey before welcoming in the head coach of Cougar Hoops to the program!

First heading to the hardwood, the crew discuss early suprises at the top of the 4A field, including an 0-2 start by juggernaut Wayzata (), a huge addition to Prior Lake’s lineup (), Eastview’s impressive retooling (), and a massive Saturday evening headliner between Park Center and Lakeville North this week ().

Next in hockey, they dive into Chanhassen’s win over previous No. 1 Minnetonka to send a competitive Section 2AA into chaos (), Rogers’ strong start (), and a rivalry matchup between Lakeville North and South this week ().

Interview with Joe Janquart starts at ()

EP 60: Prep Bowl Reactions and the Basketball Preview Show with the TC Hoops Czar!

On the latest episode of the podcast, Logan, Matt, and Bill close the book on the Fall sports calendar as they react to last weekend’s slate of Prep Bowl Championships, including Maple Grove’s first State Title in school history, as well as crowns claimed by Elk River, Simley, and the most exciting finish of the weekend in the 3A bowl.

Starting at (20:28), the guys preview the Girls Basketball season in Minnesota, with topics including but not limited to Hopkins retooling from last year’s undefeated squad, the depth in Section 2AAAA, Tessa Johnson’s dominance, and other Section races of note in girls 4A and 3A.

Finally the “TC Hoops Czar” joins the show to provide his insight and help preview the Boys Hoops season starting at (37:42)! His Czarness talks about preseason title favorites in 4A, sleeper teams, Mr. Basketball contenders, outstate teams of note, and the Class 3A field!