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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Lindsay Vortherms says she couldn't help but cry after UND's first home volleyball tournament last year. Her emotions, as she sat on the side and watched, ranged from guilt to frustration. Because of a back injury, she was going to miss the entire 2007 season and maybe the rest of her college career. Five months earlier, Vortherms had a rare operation for someone her age -- a fused sacroiliac joint in her back.
Much of Gene Roebuck's success through the years can be attributed to strong recruiting. The UND women's basketball coach has been able to land talented players -- whether they were highly recruited or barely recruited -- ever since he started at the school in 1987. There wasn't much risk to one of his first big recruits at UND, though. Colleen Chaske played under Roebuck at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake before she followed the coach to Grand Forks. Roebuck knew what he was getting when Chaske committed to play for the Sioux. She's a 6-foot-5 center, who led Devils Lake High Sc
Tim Skarperud ended the summer just like he started it -- by finally winning a golf championship that had previously eluded him. Skarperud fired a 2-under-par 70 at King's Walk on Sunday to earn his first Grand Forks men's all-city golf title. The former UND hockey player held a three-shot lead entering the final day by firing par rounds of 36 at Ray Richards and 72 at the Grand Forks Country Club on Saturday. Skarperud's final round was the best on the course during a warm, windless day. Pat Bugliosi finished six shots back with a 45-hole total of 184, while 2005 and 2006 champion Matt No
Grand Forks will be named one of three finalists for the 2011 World Junior Championship, a source says. An official announcement is expected today. Ralph Engelstad Arena and the Moorhead Sports Center submitted a bid three weeks ago to host the prestigious tournament, which features the best under-20 players in the world. USA Hockey, which gets to award the International Ice Hockey Federation event to an American city, is expected to announce a winner in late December. The other two finalists will be confirmed today.
Practice hasn't been quite the same for the East Grand Forks girls soccer team this season. Jaclyn Scanlan admits she's done her share of goofing around, but maybe not quite as much as usual. "It feels different," she said. "It feels like something is missing." That's because it is. Jaclyn's older sister, Bri, graduated in the spring, breaking up one of the most prolific scoring duos -- and one of the most easy-going, like-to-have-fun duos -- in northern Minnesota. Jaclyn, now a sophomore, is in her fourth varsity season with the Green Wave.
USA Hockey confirmed this morning that Grand Forks will be competing against the Twin Cities and Buffalo, N.Y., to land the 2011 World Junior Championship. Officials will make site visits in September and they are expected to announce a winner in December. Grand Forks hosted the event in 2005. It was the highest-attended World Juniors ever on American soil. The Twin Cities previously hosted the tournament in 1982.
Grand Forks will be named one of three finalists for the 2011 World Junior Championship, a source says. An official announcement is expected Thursday. Ralph Engelstad Arena and the Moorhead Sports Center submitted a bid three weeks ago to host the prestigious tournament, which features the best under-20 players in the world. USA Hockey, which gets to award the International Ice Hockey Federation event to an American city, is expected to announce a winner in late December. The other two finalists could not be confirmed today, but the Twin Cities and Buffalo, N.Y., have expressed interest an
Brady Trenbeath is approaching this season like it's his last. That's because it very well may be his last. As the 2008 season approaches, the standout wide receiver from Cavalier, N.D., is waiting for the NCAA to decide whether he is a junior or a senior. Trenbeath falls in a gray area of the rule book because he took two redshirt seasons -- one a medical hardship -- upon arriving on UND's campus. In Division II, players are allowed to take six years to use up their four years of eligibility.
She gets the same reaction every time she says that her daughters enjoy being in the swimming pool. "Imagine that." That's because she is Shelly Ebbighausen, a 23-time All-American swimmer at UND who won three national championships between 1991 and 1993.
Casey Mack has won seven features in his young sprint car racing career. But the East Grand Forks driver is as proud of his runner-up finish last week as any of those previous wins. Mack started the feature at River Cities Speedway in the 21st spot and moved all the way up to second, where he finished behind defending points champion Mark Dobmeier. "We had a really good run," the 20-year-old Mack said. "It was probably one of the best nights ever, to come from 21st to second -- especially doing it in Grand Forks.