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Sports Jam

A new show every Monday!


Packed with the top high school highlights from all the local schools - all year long.

Plus interviews with coaches and athletes, game analysis, prep profiles and more...


A new Sports Jam airs weekly on Channel 12 at the following times:
Monday at 3:30pm, 6:30pm and 9:30pm
Tuesday at 7:00am, 9:30am, 3:30pm, 6:30pm and 9:30pm
Wednesday at 7:00am, 9:30am, 3:30pm, 6:30pm and 9:30pm
Thursday at 7:00am and 9:30am


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Sports Jam, February 8, 2016
This week on Channel 12’s Sports Jam, highlights from the first weekend of section girls hockey, plus section Alpine and Nordic ski meets as several local individuals and teams qualify for state. Also highlights from boys and girls basketball, gymnastics and boys hockey. In our Sports Jam Spotlight Jay Wilcox profiles three sets of sisters on Armstrong’s top-ranked Nordic ski team. Also John Jacobson interviews Maple Grove boys basketball players Brad Davison and Reed Nikko and head coach Nick Schroeder about the Crimson’s 19-3 record. Plus our Plays of the Week segment.

Sports Jam, February 1, 2016
This week on Channel 12’s Sports Jam, highlights Wayzata’s win over top-ranked Hopkins in boys basketball—the first for the Trojans over the Royals since 1991. Also on the show highlights from girls basketball and hockey, plus a look ahead to the section girls hockey playoffs and more. In our Sports Jam Spotlight Jason Melillo profiles Wayzata senior gymnast Andi Puls, a key member of the Trojans’ last two section championship teams. Also John Jacobson talks with Maple Grove girls hockey players Claire McLean and Riley Norman and head coach Amber Hegland about the upcoming Section 5AA tournament. Plus our Plays of the Week segment.

Sports Jam, January 25, 2016
This week on Channel 12’s Sports Jam, highlights from girls and boys hockey and basketball plus gymnastics and wrestling, including highlights from the annual Robbinsdale Rumble between Armstrong and Cooper, plus a recap of section true team swimming. In our Sports Jam Spotlight John Jacobson profiles Maple Grove senior Mackenzie Barta who will study biology—and play basketball—at Harvard University next year. Also Jay Wilcox talks Nordic skiing with Armstrong’s Hannah Rudd and Michael Carlson. Plus our Plays of the Week segment.

Sports Jam, January 19, 2016
This week on Channel 12’s Sports Jam, highlights from rivalry showdowns in boys and girls basketball between Maple Grove and Osseo as both games go down to the wire. Also on the show highlights from a top-five match up in girls hockey, plus highlights from boys hockey, gymnastics and more. In our Sports Jam Spotlight Jay Wilcox profiles Maranatha Christian Academy basketball playing sisters Alaina and Jaclyn Jarnot who are leading the way for the Mustangs, ranked 3rd in Class “A”. Plus John Jacobson interviews Tim Leighton from the Minnesota State High School league about the League’s 100 year anniversary celebration.


Sports Jam, January 11, 2016
On this week’s edition of Channel 12’s Sports Jam, highlights from boys and girls basketball and hockey plus wrestling, gymnastics and boys swimming. In our Sports Jam Spotlight Jason Melillo profiles Wayzata High School wrestler and football player Corrie King. King is ranked fifth in the state at 220 pounds. Also on the show John Jacobson talks with Osseo boys basketball players Allen Anderson and John Bezdicek and head coach Tim Theisen about the team’s 13-0 start. Plus our Plays of the Week segment.

Sports Jam, January 4, 2016
This week on Sports Jam, highlights from several holiday tournament games in boys and girls hockey and basketball, including a handful of tournament championships for local teams. Also John Jacobson takes a look back at the top local prep sports highlights from 2015. Plus our Plays of the Week segment.

Sports Jam, December 28, 2015
This week on Channel 12’s Sports Jam, it’s a Best of Sports Jam Spotlight show featuring five stories from 2015. Included are stories on the basketball-playing Schaub sisters from Park Center, Thomas Barber and Phillip Howard from Armstrong and Cooper football, Nordic skier Amanda Kautzer, Maple Grove baseball and football player Isaac Collins, and Park Center track and field athlete Terrance Howard.

Sports Jam, December 21, 2015
On this week’s edition of Channel 12’s Sports Jam, highlights from boys and girls basketball, hockey and wrestling. In our Sports Jam Spotlight Jay Wilcox profiles Maple Grove boys basketball player Reed Nikko. The Crimson enter play this week unbeaten on the season. Also on the show John Jacobson talks with Armstrong-Cooper girls hockey players Jessica Halverson, Belle Reeve and Paige Kopka and head coach Kevin Gray on the eve of the Armstrong-Cooper Holiday Classic. Plus our Plays of the Week segment.


Sports Jam, December 14, 2015
On this week’s edition of Channel 12’s Sports Jam, highlights from Breakdown Sports Tip Off Classic boys basketball event featuring wins for several local teams. Also on the show highlights from girls basketball plus girls and boys hockey—including a great win for the Benilde-St. Margaret’s boys over Eden Prairie—plus wrestling highlights. In our Sports Jam Spotlight Jason Melillo profiles Wayzata girls hockey standout Natalie Heising who has helped the Trojans to a top-10 ranking early this season. Also on the show Jay Wilcox talks with Maple Grove wrestlers Jack Herbes and Gavin Peterson and head coach Troy Seubert. Plus our Plays of the Week segment.

Sports Jam, December 7, 2015
On the winter sports season debut of Channel 12’s Sports Jam, highlights from the girls and boys basketball and hockey, gymnastics and more. In our Sports Jam Spotlight John Jacobson profiles Osseo girls’ basketball standout guard Kiara Russell. Plus we’ll hear from Wayzata boys basketball players Johnny Beeninga and Jack Sowada and head coach Bryan Schnettler about the prospects for the Trojans’ 2015-2016 season. Also our Plays of the Week segment.

Sports Jam, November 30, 2015
On the fall finale of Channel 12’s Sports Jam, John Jacobson and Jay Wilcox feature six of the top Sports Jam Spotlight stories from the fall sports season.

Sports Jam, November 23, 2015
This week on Channel 12’s Sports Jam, highlights from the state girls swimming and diving finals and state adapted soccer tournaments which both included championships for local teams. Also on the show highlights from the championship game of the Turkey Trot boys hockey tournament, won by Wayzata for the first time in five years. Plus John Jacobson and Jay Wilcox unveil the players selected to the 2015 Sports Jam Football offense and defense and Volleyball teams.

Sports Jam, November 16, 2015
This week on Channel 12’s Sports Jam, highlights from the state Class 6A football championship game as Osseo beats East Ridge for the championship. Prince Kruah carried the ball 43 times for 189 yards in the win for Osseo. Also on the show highlights from state volleyball as both Champlin Park and Heritage Christian Academy bring home third place trophies. Plus highlights from section girls swimming and a recap of national signing day. Plus John Jacobson and Jay Wilcox unveil the 2015 Sports Jam boys and girls soccer teams and Jay previews the Channel 12 Turkey Trot Hockey Tournament with the host Wayzata Trojans.

2015 Channel 12 Sports Hall of Fame Special
John Jacobson and Jay Wilcox present four new members into the 12 Sports Hall of Fame, honoring former high school athletes and coaches from the area. The four new inductees are former Wayzata boys cross country coach Bill Miles, 1993 Armstrong High School graduate and three-sport athlete Derrin Lamker, 2004 Hopkins High School graduate and three-time all-state basketball player Leslie Knight, and 2005 Maple Grove High School grad and basketball and football standout Greg Martin.

 

 
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