Section 2AAA Dance Tournament

EP 108: Boys Hoops Upsets & the Basketball Trojan Horse with Wayzata Head Coach Bryan Schnettler

Before welcoming in the head coach of the reigning State champion Wayzata Boys basketball team, Matt, Logan, and Bill discuss some prep sports headlines from the week (3:45) before diving into an episode focusing on boys hoops in the Twin Cities.

Starting at (13:02), they discuss a myriad of key upsets as four top-7 ranked teams in the State in Class 4A all went down last week while taking a peek at Section races of note with five weeks left until the Section playoffs. They discuss Wayzata’s first misstep this season in a road loss to Hopkins (12:35), Edina’s habit for slaying giants (15:03), and Lakeville South’s first top-10 win of the year as they took down Shakopee in a thriller Friday night (19:28), among other topics.

Interview with Bryan Schnetter, Wayzata Boys Basketball coach, starts at (39:47). Topics discussed include the Trojans’ 15-1 start, Wayzata’s offense clicking as the top-scoring unit in the State, Jackson McAndrew’s development as a senior, the winning tradition at Wayzata, and Schnettler’s coaching tree, among others!

EP 107: Striking Irish Gold with Rosemount Girls Hoops’ Chris Orr!

Before a girls basketball mid-season check-in, including an interview with the Rosemount Irish Head coach, Matt, Logan, and Bill talk about some of the headlines of the week in prep sports, including a tragic passing of a high school athlete this week, a big result in a top-5 battle in boys hockey, and more.

Starting at (13:50), they discuss Minnetonka Girls Hoops’ 15-0 start to the year, and talk about the Lake Conference’s dominance in the girls basketball scene this year. They speculate on potential trip-ups for the Skippers in a loaded back-end of the schedule, and who is best poised to up-end Tonka’s unbeaten run. Logan also gives his assessment of last week’s Lakeville rivalry game in girls basketball and Matt & Bill discuss a pair of Division 1 standouts for Centennial, and despite it how the Cougars’ struggles are affecting the Section 7AAAA landscape this postseason.

Interview with Chris Orr, the head coach of Rosemount Girls Basketball, starts at (36:12)

EP 106: Back to the Pond, Talkin’ Boys Hockey Conference Races & Section Shake-Ups!

Matt, Logan, and Bill get together to check the pulse of boys hockey in the Twin Cities at roughly the mid-point of the season!

Starting at (4:53), they discuss the Northwest Suburban Conference with an interesting race between Rogers, Maple Grove, Andover, and Centennial at the top, along with improving squads in the middle of the pack that have made it arguably the State’s deepest league. At (17:18), they discuss Shakopee asserting themselves as favorites atop the South Suburban Conference after a gritty road win in Rosemount, and look back on Lakeville South’s recent dominance of the league in years past.

They also discuss the talent on display at Gentry Academy, who are making a strong case as a No. 1 seed in Section 4AA despite being iced out by the competition (22:09) and discuss heavyweights Wayzata, Edina, and Benilde all blocking each other for one State Tourney berth in 6AA.

Finally, they round out the show with some basketball observations concering Spring Lake Park, Shakopee, and Jack Robison of Lakeville North as part of their “notes from the field” for the week (35:27)!

EP 105: Boys Hoops Midseason Check-In & Ranking Cereals with Breck’s Daniel Freitag

Matt returns to the fold and the guys reconvene to take the pulse of boys basketball in the Metro, including an interview with University of Wisconsin commit Daniel Freitag, a senior at Breck and one of the top-150 high school seniors in the country!

Starting at (2:43), Logan breaks down two major games in Class 4A from the past week, including No. 1 Wayzata’s dominant win over No. 5 Lakeville North last week (3:49). He discusses the State’s top-rated player in Jackson McAndrew and how he matched up with future Badger Jack Robison (7:40) in the top-5 battle. Logan also breaks down the Farmington Tigers’ suprising start as they rose to No. 6 in last week’s top-10 (11:03). Bill Hupp chimes in on how Eagan have emerged as contenders in Section 3 (14:50), and the guys talk about other suprising starts from Minneapolis Washburn and suprising struggles from Eastview and White Bear Lake, among others.

Matt’s interview with Daniel Freitag starts at (24:05), and includes a preview of Wednesday’s top-ranked Class 2A clash between Breck and Holy Family, as well as Freitag’s accolades as a two-sport athlete and development as a point guard this year.

Finally, the guys talk hockey hospitality, a St. Paul women’s hoops star returning home, and more on “notes from the field” at (46:35).