Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 13th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.
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The late-summer coaching switch hasn't hurt the UND volleyball team. Two weeks into the season, the Sioux are on the verge of the best start in school history. They are 8-0 after trips to California and Texas and with a win today at home against Mayville State, UND could set a new standard. UND's 8-0 start in 2002 under then-coach Maria Bruggeman ranks as the program's best start to a season. That could change under interim coach Kari Peterson, who took over for her twin sister a month ago. "I think the girls are definitely excited about our start," Peterson said.
After losing to East Grand Forks Senior High four times last season and once again to start 2008, the Crookston girls soccer team finally has proof that it can play with the top teams in the section. Kalie Persson scored with 4 minutes, 23 seconds left in regulation to lift the Pirates to a 2-2 tie with Senior High on Tuesday afternoon. Senior High, the section runner-up a year ago, appeared to be the class of the north subsection again this season after it hammered Crookston 4-0 a couple of weeks ago. But the Pirates (5-3-1) are on a five-game unbeaten streak, while Senior High (4-3-1) is
In June, UND lost a top 1992-born defenseman recruit to the Canadian major junior ranks. It only took about three months for the Sioux to land another one. Duluth East junior defenseman Derek Forbort verbally committed to UND this week, giving the Sioux one of the top blue liners in the state of Minnesota. Forbort made recruiting visits and received scholarship offers to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Notre Dame and his hometown Duluth Bulldogs, but he ended up choosing Grand Forks. "It was a really tough decision," said Forbort, who will arrive on campus in 2010 or 2011.
Kyle Radke, Taylor Chorney and Robbie Bina are about to go to their first professional training camp. After this week, the former UND defensemen will have a pretty good idea of what to expect. Brad Berry, a former Sioux player and assistant coach, is running a pro camp in Ralph Engelstad Arena's Olympic Ice Center that is designed to prepare players for their teams' training camps. Among players in town for the weeklong event, which started Sunday, are pros Matt Greene, Matt Jones, David Hale, Jonathan Toews, Bryan Lundbohm, Karl Goehring, Andy Schneider, Rylan Kaip and Jean-Philippe Lamour
The first time Dan Frei saw Chivas Beaudoin play golf, she made a big impression. Just a high school sophomore in 2005, Beaudoin won the North Dakota state girls tournament at Grand Forks' King's Walk, becoming the first Dickinson golfer ever to do so. The next three years, Frei says, she was arguably the best female player in the state. "She can be a legitimate No.
Scott Guldseth is used to victories. He led Edinburg High School to the North Dakota state Class B basketball championship in 1988. And after that, he led UND to a pair of North Central Conference championships. The Sioux posted a 103-28 record during his four years. Now, the two-time All-American is fighting for victories in a much larger battle. He works in St. Paul for Project Pathfinder, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the elimination of sexual violence and abuse.
Examples come easily, one after another. There are the Louisiana State swimmers who were booted off the team for making disparaging comments about coaches on the Internet. There are the Iowa football players, who were arrested for unauthorized use of a credit card after posting photos of themselves holding up large wads of cash on the Internet. There is the Buffalo basketball player who was caught offering money on the Internet to anyone willing to write a paper for him. There are the Nebraska wrestlers, who caused a storm earlier this month when their nude pictures and videos surfaced on
UND women's cross country coach Dick Clay had some moments where he wondered how he was going to keep his team motivated this season. With the move to Division I, there would no longer be a North Central Conference championship, an NCAA North Central region championship or the NCAA national championship for his cross country runners to aim at. Those had been annual goals for Sioux runners for years. The motivation answer came in the summer when UND joined the start-up Great West Conference.
Grand Forks Central's Matt Fuka didn't win either of his matches Thursday at Riverside Courts, but he proved that he is capable of playing with some of the East Region's best tennis players. Fuka gave the top singles player and top doubles team from Grand Forks Red River, the 10-time defending state champion, all they could handle. As expected, Red River cruised to victory in the dual, winning 9-0. But Fuka provided a highlight for the Knights, who haven't beaten the Roughriders since the 1997 state championship match. At No.
A couple of months after Kristen Gay became the UND head women's soccer coach, she went to watch letter of intent signee Rachael Loomis play for the first time. Gay became a little bit excited when Loomis scored the only goal in a 1-0 Fargo South victory in the North Dakota state championship game. The coach became even more excited when she saw Loomis play in Fargo and Grand Forks during the summer. "I knew she was a good player then," Gay said. "The more and more I watched her play, the more and more I got excited.