09/19/2010 - 10:00 AM
Firing a season high 19 shots on goal, the St. Cloud State women’s soccer team was able to connect twice against Southwest Minnesota State in a 2-0 victory on Sunday in Marshall. The game belonged to the Huskies from start to finish as SCSU dominated the possession game and attempted 29 total shots.
St. Cloud opened the scoring at the 59:59 mark of the second half with a goal by junior Brooke Eggen and struck again only four minutes later on an Alex Pafko tally. Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Molly Bender recorded a shutout in her first collegiate start making five saves.
The Huskies are 3-3 on the season and 1-1 in the NSIC. St. Cloud travels to Minnesota-Crookston on Saturday to take on the Golden Eagles.
09/14/2010 - 3:00 AM
A major shakeup to Western Collegiate Hockey Association might be just around the corner with the rumors of a Big Ten Hockey Conference pending on Penn State adding varsity hockey. St. Cloud State could see rivals and big name programs in Minnesota and Wisconsin jump ship to a Big Ten Hockey Conference if one is formed.
The league is contingent on Penn State adding hockey, because with the Nittany Lions, six schools who participate in Big Ten athletics in other sports would have hockey. This is the minimum number required to have a conference and earn an automatic NCAA tournament bid. Penn State’s announcement of adding hockey could come as early as Wednesday, reports say.
Losing the Golden Gophers and Badgers would be big losses for the WCHA, but in a report in the St. Cloud Times, Gopher coach Don Lucia was quoted as saying Minnesota would still be interested in scheduling long time opponents like St. Cloud State even if the Gophers were to jump to the Big Ten.
KVSC will follow this story as it breaks. For the latest updates, follow our Hockey Twitter, at www.twitter.com/KVSCHockey.
09/13/2010 - 12:30 PM
Friday night saw the Huskies win two matches in very convincing fashion. SCSU defeated Newman University 3-1 and Mesa State by a 3-1 score as well. Day two of the tournament started off with the Huskies sweeping Quincy University 3-0 but then they ran into a tough test in the host-school, Nebraska-Kearney. The seventh ranked Lopers took down the Huskies in straight sets to hand SCSU their first loss of the tournament.
Senior captain Ashley Shields had a impressive weekend offensively with 33 kills in four matches, fellow captain Kayla Tschida finished with 29 kills and setter Jen Waterman recorded an amazing 138 set assists.
09/13/2010 - 11:00 AM
After failing to get on the scoreboard last weekend in Colorado, home cooking was just what the St. Cloud State soccer team needed to get its season on track. Hosting the NSIC Festival at Husky Stadium, St. Cloud State picked up a pair of wins on the weekend, topping Minnesota-Crookston Friday, 3-1, andMinnesota State-Moorhead Sunday, 2-1.
The Huskies opened up the festivities Friday with a pair of goals from junior Alexandra Pafko as well as the first collegiate goal for Kara Dahmen. The Huskies dominated the Golden Eagles, as Crookston did not record a shot till over 40 minutes into the contest.
Sunday, in a game heard right here on KVSC, St. Cloud won their second game over the Dragons from Moorhead with goals from Brooke Eggen and Kayla Kramer. The Dragons scored late, but the Huskies held on to even their season mark to 2-2.
St. Cloud heads on the road for their next four contests as they start NSIC play against Minnesota State-Mankato. The Huskies won’t return home until October 2nd when they host Minnesota Duluth.
09/12/2010 - 1:00 AM
The St. Cloud State football team found themselves in the win column for the first time in 2010 Saturday as they rolled to a 35-10 victory over Concordia St. Paul at Sea Foam Stadium.
Coming off a record week, senior wide receiver Fred Williams again went on a tear, scoring two touchdowns and making seven receptions for 165 yards. Williams wasn’t the only receiver in on the action, as sophomore Tyler Allery also scored twice, opening the game with a 75-yard reception for a touchdown. First year quarterback Phillip Klaphake threw for over 300 yards for the second straight week and added four touchdowns through the air.
With the win, the Huskies improve to 1-1 on the season heading into their home opener next week against Winona. That game is Saturday at Husky Stadium at 6 P.M. It’s a Red Out, and the first 500 students through the gates get a free T-shirt.
09/10/2010 - 12:05 PM
The St Cloud State men’s cross country team started off their 2012 season with a second place finish at the St. John’s Invitational on Saturday. On the women’s side, the Huskies placed fifth overall.
09/07/2010 - 1:45 AM
“Moving onto St. Cloud is an opportunity that I look forward to, but will very much miss the enthusiasm and stamina of the Fargo Force," Johnson said.
Johnson will replace Eric Rud who left the Huskies to accept the Head Coach position with the USHL's Green Bay Gamblers in late August.
Johnson took over in Fargo in 2009 for Dean Blais after a long career behind the bench for the Lincoln Stars. In his career in the USHL, he ranks fourth all-time in wins and has been named USHL Coach of the Year three times.
While he moves to the NCAA ranks behind the bench for the first time, Johnson is no stranger to the WCHA. A forward for North Dakota in his playing days, Johnson won a National Championship in 1987 and scored 191 points in 153 games over four seasons. In his senior year, he earned a Hobey Baker Finalist nomination after scoring 85 points.
KVSC will have more on this story as it continues to develop.
09/05/2010 - 10:00 AM
A trip to Colorado yielded no goals for the St. Cloud State soccer team who were shutout in a pair of matches this weekend in Durango. The Huskies fell in a heartbreaker on Saturday by a score of 1-0 to Fort Lewis College and also dropped a 1-0 contest Sunday to Mesa State College.
For the first time under Coach Becky Heiberger, the Huskies fell in their season opener. St. Cloud and Fort Lewis played to a scoreless draw until the game’s 89th minute when Torrey Larson scored for the Skyhawks with only 59 seconds left in the game. In Sunday’s game, the SCSU offense was again unable to get on the scoreboard as the Huskies find themselves 0-2 to start the season.
St. Cloud hosts the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Festival this weekend, and KVSC will be broadcasting Sunday’s game between the Huskies and Moorhead live on 88.1 FM. Ben Prchal and Zack Fisch will have the call with kick-off slated for 2 P.M.
09/04/2010 - 5:00 AM
The St. Cloud State football team held a 23-14 lead mid-way through their contest Saturday, but a late push by Augustana gave the Vikings a 32-23 victory in the opening game of the season at Kirkeby-Over Stadium in Sioux Falls.
The St. Cloud offense had their bright moments under new quarterback Phillip Klaphake who threw for 319 yards and a touchdown. The first year QB hooked up with veteran receiver Fred Williams for a 60 yard touchdown. Williams set a St. Cloud record for receiving yards in a single game with 236 on his 12 catches. The mark broke the record of 228 yards set by Mike McKinney in 1998.
Despite offensive success, St. Cloud struggled on the defensive side of the ball late.The Vikings notched 18 consecutive points in the game’s final 7:41 to turn the tables on the Huskies. Receiver Tyler Schulte lead the way for the Vikings with two touchdowns.
The Huskies fall to 0-1 and will look to rebound this Saturday as they are on the road against Concordia St. Paul. Kick-off is slated for 6 P.M. The following week the Huskies open their season at home with a conest against Winona State on September 18 at 6 P.M. KVSC is your home for Husky Football, and we will have the call of that game on 88.1 FM.
09/03/2010 - 5:00 AM
The Michelle Blaeser era has started off on a high note. After a year that saw the St. Cloud State volleyball team win only seven contests, this year’s squad is off to a 2-0 record under their new head coach. The Husky volleyball team won both matches on Friday at the Ferris State Tournament in Big Rapids, Michigan.
The Huskies beat Michigan Tech in five sets Friday morning. After dropping the first and third sets, the Huskies had their backs against the wall but came up big forcing a deciding set and winning that 15-12.
St. Cloud continued their success with a sweep of Glenville State in three sets by scores of 25-11, 25-9, and 25-11. Junior Jen Waterman lead the Huskies with 29 assists in the second set and Ellie Dietzen had 12 kills.
The Huskies play two more games in Michigan as they take on Lock Haven and Hillsdale on Saturday looking to complete their strong weekend.
08/31/2010 - 3:45 AM
St. Cloud State head football coach Scott Underwood has announced his starting quarterback for SCSU’s season opener will be redshirt freshman Philip Klaphake. The Princeton, Minnesota native was in a close battle with sophomore Brad Meade but it was Klaphake who got the job.
The 6’1” 188-pounder holds the Princeton High School record for passing yards and was a two time All-State Honorable Mention. The versatile Klaphake also lettered in basketball, baseball and track in his high school career.
The Huskies are looking for someone to fill the shoes of departed quarterback Mitch Watkins. In the 2009 season, Watkins passed for 1,623 yards and 17 touchdowns while throwing just five interceptions.
Klaphake and the Huskies open up their 2010 season this Saturday, September 4th at Augustana. Kickoff is set for 1 o’clock. Make sure to keep up with all of the latest Husky sports news by following KVSC Sports on twitter at twitter.com/kvscsports.
08/31/2010 - 10:00 AM
St. Cloud State fans, boosters, coaches and athletes came out in full-force Monday night seeking answers on the future state of St. Cloud State sports at the informal “Support Husky Athletics” meeting. Several hundred people in attendance made it a standing room only crowd at the Holiday Inn that reached the hallways.
President Earl Potter started the night with a presentation showing why the university is facing a major $500,000 budget deficit in 2012 and why cutting a major sport like football is up for consideration. Three proposals have been brought forth to help solve the deficit, including two that would eliminate football, and one that would cut eight sports and keep football. The football team lost nearly $825,000 in 2008-09 and was among every sport except Men’s Hockey in losing money during that year.
Potter was faced with many tough questions during the Q&A session following the presentation. Football fans and parents were the most vocal.
Student Government President Amanda Bardonner also spoke at the event and stated the Student Government was getting involved and would look into a vote increasing the per credit fee that would directly benefit athletics.
Potter stated the next piece of the puzzle was the September 20 meeting with the NSIC to determine if the league will waive the requirement that league members are required to have a football team.
You can hear from Potter and Kurtz, as well as audio from the last night’s event at 12:30 P.M. today meeting during our Noon Newswatch feature. This will be the first piece of a two part feature, and the second half will air Wednesday at 12:30 P.M.
08/30/2010 - 11:45 AM
With tonight’s Support Husky Athletics informal meeting, the public should have a better idea about the future of the St. Cloud State football team and SCSU Husky athletics. The meeting is taking place tonight at the St. Cloud Holiday Inn at 7 P.M. in the Twins room. All supporters of Husky athletics are encouraged.
The Athletic department is facing a $500,000 shortfall in their financial budget for the 2012 school year and tonight’s session will help give a clearer picture on how they intended to solve the issue. Three proposals have been made to help solve the budget issues, and two involved cutting SCSU football and the third consisted of keeping football and cutting eight other sports.
Numbers from the 2008-09 athletic budgets were released Sunday in the St. Cloud Times. According to reports, SCSU Football lost over $823,000 that year. This number was second to women’s hockey, which lost over $886,000, but the article stated it was “Legally, it's not possible to drop women's hockey,” according to SCSU President Earl Potter III.
08/25/2010 - 1:00 AM
Erie, Pennsylvania will be where the St. Cloud State women’s hockey team will start off their 2010-2011 season as they follow one of the most successful seasons in team history. The Huskies will take on national power Mercyhurst October 1st and 2nd, a team they tied last year at the Easton Holiday Showcase when the Lakers were ranked first in the nation.
The Huskies will open up their home schedule the following weekend at the National Hockey Center as they take on Wayne State and then head back on the road October 15-16 to start their WCHA season against the Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus, Ohio.
For the third straight year, the Huskies will open up the New Year by hosting the Easton Holiday Showcase. This year’s showcase will feature SCSU, Wisconsin, Mercyhurst and Northeastern as the participating teams. The Huskies will face Mercyhurst on New Year’s Day and Northeastern on January 2nd.
St. Cloud is coming off of a season where they finished third in the regular season WCHA standings and hosted the first-round of the playoffs. 88.1 FM KVSC is the only place where you can hear SCSU Women’s Husky Hockey. Make sure to follow KVSC Hockey on twitter for all your latest Husky Hockey news.
08/24/2010 - 1:10 AM
Despite the departure of Ryan Lasch, St. Cloud State will still have a #19 taking the ice this season. That #19 won’t be the All-Time leading scorer in team history, but will instead be Drew LeBlanc. The junior forward will switch from his customary #29 and is joined by sophomore defensemanTaylor Johnson as the only two returning Huskies to switch uniform numbers. Johnson will wear #4 this season after wearing #24 in his first season. Both players are returning to the numbers they wore in juniors, as LeBlanc wore #19 for Chicago and Johnson #4 for Green Bay.
Numbers were also assigned to new players joining the SCSU roster this season. Kevin Gravel, a defenseman drafted by the Los Angeles Kings this summer, will wear #7, previously worn by Garrett Raboin.
Forward Cody Thorson will wear #8, forward Bryce Johnson #15, defensman Brandon Burrell #20, forward Cam Reid #23, and forward Nic Dowd #26.
Forward Mitch MacMillan, who was added late to St. Cloud’s roster was not listed at this time on the document on the St. Cloud State website.
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