EP 74: Grabbing the Ox by the Horns: A State Basketball Tourney Special with Lakeville North’s John Oxton!

Before an interview with the 31st year head coach of the State-bound Panthers, Logan, Matt, & Bill circle back up to first to recap last week’s action at Williams Arena in the Girls Basketball State Tournament (2:37)! Topics discussed include Tessa Johnson’s herculean performance in the 4A title game for St. Michael, Stewartville’s suprising shakeup in the 3A tourney, and Maddyn Greenway’s dominant showing on the big stage for Providence Academy.

Next, the trio break down the entire Class 4A Boys Tournament field (15:50), discussing standout players, favorites, and potential upset bids in the large school division. They also key-in on the Mr. Basketball Final Five, who will all be showcased this week on the big stage, and discuss title favorites in Class 3A and 2A!

Interview with John Oxton, the Lakeville North Head Coach, starts at (51:00).

EP 73: X Gon’ Give It To Ya & A Battle at the Barn with Bally Sports North’s Sam Ekstrom

Before welcoming in guest Sam Ekstrom, the TV voice of the Gophers and high school hockey on Bally Sports North & play-by-play broadcaster for last week’s Boys Hockey Tournament on the radio, Matt and Bill get together for a Girls Basketball State Tourney Preview starting at (5:07). They discuss every team in the field in Class 4A, upsets in last week’s slate of Section Finals, predictions, top players to watch, and deep dive into favorites in all four classes!

Starting at (36:31), Ekstrom joins the show to help break down the Boys Hockey Tournament last week at Xcel! He discusses Minnetonka rising to the top in a wide-open Class AA field, Mahtomedi’s suprise run to a Class A title, standout players, and some way-too-early predictions on contenders in the State next season!

Section 2AAAA Boys Quarterfinals

Watch all four quarterfinal games here!

EP 72: Hockey at “the X” and a Basketball Section Preview with Ryan James from Prep Hoops Minnesota

Before welcoming in guest Ryan James to talk about the Mr. Basketball race and preview the boys Section Tournament, Logan, Matt, and Bill are back to discuss the Boys Class AA and Class A Hockey Tournament field (7:02)! They talk about a wide-open field in Class AA and make their picks in a loaded bracket, talk about top-tier goaltending on display, and talk about a key loss to Lakeville South’s lineup heading into their fifth consecutive appearance.

Starting at (24:03), they preview the week of Girls Basketball Section Finals, including key finals between Lakeville North & South, Chaska and Eden Prairie, Wayzata vs Hopkins, Centennial vs Blaine, and more!

Interview with Ryan James starts at (40:21). Topics discussed include favorites in the Mr. Basketball race heading into the postseason, the favorite and a dark-horse pick from each Section of Class AAAA, and a discussion of State title contenders in the Class 3A field.

Minnesota Regional Swim Championships

Live coverage of all sessions of the Minnesota Regional Championships from Blanchard Aquatics Center!

EP 71: The Vandals Heights Parade, Boys Hockey Section Chalk, and March Madness!

On the latest episode of the “TC Game Time Podcast,” the gang’s all here as Logan, Matt, and Bill reconvene to start by discussing the Girls Hockey State Tournament, including Gentry Academy’s revenge tour to the Class AA title, signs of increased parity in the girls field, Warroad’s second straight title, standout players, & more!

Starting at (18:25), they discuss upcoming Section Finals in the boys hockey scene, including an all-Lakeville Section Final and if any upsets could present themselves in what has mostly been a chalked section field so far in Class AA. They also break down the Mr. Hockey finalists list unveiled in the past week.

Finally at (35:27), they transition to girls hoops, and preview the upcoming Section 2AAAA tournament streaming on gametimemn.com, as well as talk about some of the other favorites to make it from the State Tournament in the #StateofGirlsHoops

Section 2AAAA Quarterfinals Streams

EP 70: Hockey Upset Recipes & Transfer Musings

On this episode Logan and Bill are joined by David Lavaque of the Star Tribune. We figure out the recipe for a potential upset in every A & AA girls tournament matchups. They also dive deep into the rules, problems, and potential solutions for the transfer trend taking over high school sports. Later we are joined by Lakeville North Girls Hockey Coach Buck Kochevar to discuss his team, season, and snowy trip to the X!

Game Time Media is the Live Streaming Home of the Boys & Girls Section 2AAAA Tournaments!

TWIN CITIES, MN (February 22, 2023) – Game Time Media is excited to announce their coverage of all games of both the Boys & Girls Section 2AAAA Basketball Tournaments, providing free live streams of all 14 games via gametimemn.com!

Starting with the tip-off of the Girls Section 2AAAA Tournament on March 1, the madness begins as Chaska, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, Edina, Minnetonka, Prior Lake, Shakopee, and Waconia High Schools will all compete for a trip to the State Tournament.

Section 2AAAA features some of the top high school talent in the State, including the likes of 5th ranked Minnetonka, 10th ranked Shakopee, and number 11 Edina on the boys side, along with a stacked field in the girls tournament that features favorites and No. 1 ranked Chaska, No. 8 Eden Prairie, No. 11 Minnetonka, and No. 16 ranked Prior Lake, all according to the latest coaches poll entering the week.

All games will be available for streaming at gametimemn.com and via Game Time Media’s streaming platforms at EP-Eagles Live, Lakers Live, and Sabers Live while Eden Prairie, Prior Lake, and Shakopee are in action. All games are available for free thanks to Game Time Media’s devoted group of local sponsors in the Metro.

Brackets will be released following the conclusion of the regular season and coaches seeding meetings, but the dates are as follows:

Girls Section 2AAAA Quarterfinals: Wednesday, March 1

Girls Section 2AAAA Semifinals: Saturday, March 4

Girls Section 2AAAA Final: Friday, March 10

Boys Section 2AAAA Quarterfinals: Wednesday, March 8

Boys Section 2AAAA Semifinals: Saturday, March 11

Boys Section 2AAAA Final: Friday, March 17

Follow @GameTimeMN on Twitter for the latest updates and schedule announcements as the Section Tournaments get underway.

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 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.

EP 69: Dropping into a Zone, the Bison Herd, & Girls Hockey Sections!

On the latest episode of the podcast, Matt, Logan, & Bill discuss the biggest stories in high school hoops and hockey, including two number one teams matching up on the hardwood, the girls hockey section playoffs, & what’s at stake in the final week of the boys hockey regular season!

Starting in boys hoops (3:19), they discuss key results on the hardwood including an upset win as Maple Grove went down on the road, a battle of top juniors in the State, and a Park Center vs Totino-Grace rematch before they talk about the Buffalo Bison putting themselves on the map with a pair of top-10 victories as their “Game Time Deep Dive” team of the week.

 Moving to the ice (24:03), they discuss the surprises of the first week of Girls Hockey Section playoffs, including Apple Valley’s stunning first-round exit, a six overtime thriller in Blaine, and Thursday night’s Section 1AA Final between Lakeville North and Northfield coming up on Panthers Live! In boys hockey, they debate who has the most at stake in the regular season’s final week, including STA & Cretin jockeying for position in a competitive Section 3AA, casting lots for the Section 1AA No. 2 seed, & Chanhassen looking to regain confidence down the stretch.