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 58: Turkey Trotting to the Prep Bowl with KARE 11’s Craig Norkus

The TC Game Time Podcast crew is back just before Thanksgiving to preview the upcoming Prep Bowl Championships at U.S. Bank Stadium, joined by special guest Craig Norkus, the co-host of KARE 11’s Prep Preview Show!

Before Craig joins the exclusive two-time guest club, Logan, Matt, & Bill break down a matchup of unbeatens in the 6A Championship between Maple Grove and Rosemount next Friday (6:25). They also preview how an unstoppable force matches up with an immovable object as Elk River’s State-leading rushing attack faces Mankato West’s high-flying defense in an intriguing 5A title bout next Saturday (15:08). Finally, Winter sports are here so “North of the River” Bill is back to talk about some of the top teams in the Metro in the podcast’s girls hockey season outlook.

Interview with Craig Norkus starts at (34:09), including previews of the 6A, 5A, and 4A title games, a discussion of the KARE 11 All-Metro team, and a controversial debate about the merits of Thanksgiving turkey.

HFA Championship Game: Omaha Stockmen vs Minneapolis Warriors

Watch the game between the Omaha Stockmen and the Minneapolis Warriors on Saturday, July 30th. Pregame will start at 5:50pm with kickoff at 6pm!

MGBCA All Star Series & Miss Basketball Official Stream

MGBCA All Star Series & Game Time Media Partnership

TWIN CITIES, MN (March 30, 2022) – Game Time Media is partnering with the Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association (MGBCA) to present a live stream broadcast of the MGBCA All-Star Series, a high school basketball showcase of the top senior girls basketball players in the State and the announcement of the 2022 Miss Basketball on Saturday, April 9.

The April 9 showcase will feature two All-Star games, slated for 1pm and 2:30pm at the Academy of Holy Angels High School, featuring 42 of the top girls hoopers in the State in the Class of 2022. At halftime of the second game, the MGBCA will unveil this year’s “Miss Basketball” in the state of Minnesota. Both games and the Miss Basketball presentation will be streamed live on gametimemn.com, presented by Game Time Media, the MGBCA, Park Dental, Twin Cities Orthopedics, and the Minnesota Army National Guard.

Among the 42 players set to be unveiled in the coming weeks will be the five Miss Basketball finalists selected by the MGBCA: Hopkins guard Amaya Battle (University of Minnesota commit), Chaska forward Mallory Heyer (Minnesota), Hopkins forward Maya Nnaji (Arizona), Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s guard Madison Mathiowetz (South Dakota State University), and Wayzata guard Mara Braun (Minnesota).

Follow @GameTimeMN and @MNgbballAllStar on Twitter for the latest updates on the full list of participating players in both games of the All-Star series leading up to the event.

About Game Time Media

Game Time Media is the Twin Cities’ premier prep streaming service, providing professional live stream broadcasts of high school sporting events. Game Time Media is the streaming home for Prior Lake, Lakeville North, and Shakopee High Schools as well as the home of the “TC Game Time Podcast,” a weekly show covering prep sports in the Twin Cities as a whole. Aside from providing top-notch coverage and live streaming of prep sports, they provide streaming services for a wide-range of one-off events on and off the field. Learn more at gametimemn.com.

Previous Winners of Minnesota Miss Basketball:

2021: Adalia McKenzie, Park Center (Illinois)

2020: Paige Bueckers, Hopkins (UConn)

2019: Kacie Borowicz, Roseau (North Dakota)

2018: Megan Walstad, Eastview (UW-Milwaukee)

2017: Gabi Haack, Elk River (Bradley)

2016: Nia Hollie, Hopkins (Michigan State)

2015: Madison Guebert, Eastview (South Dakota State)

2014: Carlie Wagner, NRHEG High School (Minnesota, 3rd Round WNBA Pick, MIN)

2013: Rebekah Dahlman, Braham High School (Vanderbilt)

2012: Marissa Jenning, Watertown-Mayer High School (Creighton)

2011: Rachel Banham, Lakeville North (Minnesota, 1st Rd, 4th OVL WNBA Pick, CON)

2010: Cassie Rochel, Lakeville North (Wisconsin)

2009: Tayler Hill, Minneapolis South (Ohio State, 1st Rd, 4th OVL WNBA Pick, WAS)

2008: Courtney Boylan, Chaska (Michigan)

2007: Angel Robinson, St. Paul Central (Marquette, 2nd Rd WNBA Pick, NY)

2006: Jenna Smith, Bloomington-Kennedy (Illinois, 2nd Rd WNBA Pick, WAS)

2005: Katie Ohm, Elgin-Millville (Minnesota)