Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 13th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016 and 2018, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He also was the NCHC's inaugural Media Excellence Award winner in 2018. Schlossman 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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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.
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.
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
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
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.