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EP 124: Matt Stonestrom Talks Panther Boys Lacrosse Defending their Title, What Makes a Great FOGO, and More!

Logan and Matt welcome in Matt Stonestrom, the 4th year head coach of the defending State champions Lakeville North Boys Lacrosse!

Stoney joins the program to talk about the increased expectations at North after a State championship last year, how the Panthers have adapted after losing some strong senior attackers from last year, what makes Quinn Power such a dominant faceoff guy, and what to expect from a tightly contested Section and State Tourney as the regular season winds down this Spring!

EP 125: Mounds View Track’s Ross Fleming Talks State, Memeable Moments

On the latest episode of the podcast, Matt & Bill talk with longtime Mounds View Track & Field Head Coach Ross Fleming about his team’s recent performance that captured the True Team State Title in Stillwater!

They talk about some of the other top track teams in the State, trends in the sport, how Coach Fleming turned into a meme this year, coaching one of the greatest track & field teams in State history in the mid-aughts, & more.

EP 123: Tigers on the Prowl with Farmington Softball Coach Paul Harrington

Logan Anderson welcomes in Paul Harrington, the head softball coach of the recently No. 1 ranked Farmington Tigers, who joins the show to talk about his talented ball club, as well as his role in the State Tournament committee.

Logan and Paul discuss the Tigers 14-game win streak this year, their pair of epic duels with previous No. 1 ranked and defending State champions Rosemount, and the standout players that have anchored Farmington’s strong team looking to make back-to-back State Tourney trips. Also discussed is a pair of recent recommendations by the State Tournament committee, including a proposal to move the site of the State Championship in an effort in equality for the women’s game.

EP 122: Spring Suprises So Far; The Jags Start out Hot, Mike Randolph Out at STA, the Farmassaince, & More!

On the lastest episode of the pod, Matt & Logan get together to discuss the surprises the Spring prep sports calendar has provided so far!

Starting at (3:50), they discuss Bloomington-Jefferson Boys Lacrosse’s hot start to the season that saw them ascend to No. 1 in the rankings last week, and discuss where they factor into a crowded Section 6 this year.

At (9:24), they discuss the news of Mike Randolph, who last week was told he would not be retained at St. Thomas Academy after tying the State record for career coaching wins and guiding the Cadets to a win away from State!

They also discuss how every Tiger team is clicking in Farmington this Spring (16:27), Lakeville South dominating in girls lacrosse after being knocked out in the State Semis last year (19:25), and the Curse of the Number one ranking in boys lacrosse (23:20).

EP 121: Not Revealing our Sources, a Girls Lacrosse Show with Down the Alley’s Katie Polson-McCannon

Katie Polson-McCannon from the “Down the Alley” high school lacrosse podcast joins the show to talk to Logan about some of the top teams in the State on the girls side of the game!

Among other topics, the duo discuss Lakeville South’s recent triumph against Prior Lake, Benilde-St. Maragaret’s hot start to the season as they defend their State title, and other top contenders that could stir up this Spring’s State Tourney! Logan and Katie also discuss the challenges the weather presents the girls game this time of year.

EP 120: Talkin’ Preps, Gopher Recruiting, & More with Gopher Football & Hoops Voice Mike Grimm!

In a change-of-pace episode this Spring, Logan and Bill welcome in Mike Grimm, the radio voice of Golden Gopher Football and Men’s Basketball, to talk some prep sports and how it impacts University of Minnesota athletics!

The conversation spans topics including Grimm’s growing affinity for prep lacrosse, Gopher hoops and football’s recent efforts at recruiting top in-state talent, some thoughts on what type of impact top in-State football recruit Koi Perich from Esko could make next season as a true freshman, and how the transfer portal and NIL landscape has impacted the Gophers.

EP 118: Dangling with P-Mac, A Boys Lacrosse Season Preview with Down the Alley!

Matt and Bill welcome in Austin Polson-McCannon, a Prior Lake assistant coach and co-host of the “Down the Alley” podcast, to preview the boys high school lacrosse season that gets underway this week!

The show starts by touching on some prep sports headlines from the week at (3:43), including Friday’s announcement of “Miss Basketball” in Minnesota and how the transfer bug has hit a few local products playing college basketball.

The boys lacrosse preview with P-Mac starts at (12:45) as the guys go through a recap of last season and the key storylines heading into the Spring 2024 season. Starting at (25:55), they go Section-by-Section discussing a favorite and sleeper team in each group in the State. At (50:15), they discuss the pre-season favorites for the “Mister Lacrosse” in Minnesota award.

EP 117: Coming Down the Mountain, an MGBCA All-Star Series Preview with Mountain Iron-Buhl GBB Head Coach Jeff Buffetta

Matt welcomes in the 26th year head coach of the Mountain Iron-Buhl Rangers, fresh off a runner-up finish at the Class A State Tournament, as he helps preview this weekend’s MGBCA All-Star Series and the announcement of “Miss Basketball” in Minnesota on Friday.

Coach Buffetta hops on the pod to talk about a monumental week for the women’s game after a thrilling Elite 8, how the girls landscape has changed in the past two decades, and gives his scouting report on future Tarheel sharpshooter Jordan Zubich, as well as all three outstate candidates that are up for this year’s Miss Basketball award.

Game Time Media Set to Broadcast 2024 MGBCA All-Star Series

TWIN CITIES, MN (March 29, 2024) – 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 on Saturday, April 6 at Carleton College.

It’s the third straight season that Game Time Media and the MGBCA will be partnering up for the broadcast, available to stream for free starting at 12:45pm on gametimemn.com.

The April 6 showcase will feature two All-Star games, slated for 1pm and 2:30pm at Carleton College in Northfield, featuring 43 of the top girls hoopers in the State in the Class of 2024. Both games and the Miss Basketball presentation will be streamed live on gametimemn.com, presented by Game Time Media, the MGBCA, and Twin Cities Orthopedics.

Among the 43 players set to be unveiled in the coming weeks will be five of the six Miss Basketball finalists selected by the MGBCA: Albany center Alyssa Sand (St. Thomas), Benilde-St. Margaret guard Olivia Olson (Michigan), Goodhue guard Elisabeth Gadient (Minnesota State-Mankato), Minnetonka guard Tori McKinney (Minnesota), and Mountain Iron-Buhl’s Jordan Zubich (North Carolina).  Hopkins guard Liv McGill (Florida) is the sixth finalist for the award, but will not be participating in the event. The future Wolverine Olson will be in attendance, but not playing in the All-Star event.

The 2024 “Miss Basketball” in Minnesota will be announced at Friday night’s MGBCA All-Star banquet.

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.

Mike Peden, a play-by-play broadcaster at Game Time and analyst for Junior All-Star Basketball, will be on the mic as the lead announcer for the All-Star series event for the second straight season.

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 Chaska, Eden Prairie, Farmington, Prior Lake, Lakeville North, Lakeville South 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:

2023: Tessa Johnson, St. Michael-Albertville (South Carolina)

2022: Amaya Battle, Hopkins (Minnesota)

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)