11/22/2010 - 2:15 AM
The St. Cloud State Huskies defeated Hillsdale College Saturday afternoon at Husky Stadium, 42-28. The Huskies got off to a quick start, scoring on a three yard touchdown run by senior running back Dante Steward. The touchdown was set up by a 71 yard pass play from Philip Klaphake to senior wide out Fred Williams. The Huskies later scored on a 1 yard touchdown run by Dante Steward late in the first quarter. St. Cloud took a 14-0 lead into the second quarter
Hillsdale’s offense was lead by senior quarterback Troy Weatherford, who ended the game with 400 yards passing. Weatherford hooked up with wide receiver Andre Holmes on a 13 yard touchdown pass. Hillsdale later scored on an Andre Holmes 7 yard touchdown reception from Weatherford. The Huskies never panicked, and scored just before halftime on 30 yard touchdown reception by senior Fred Williams. Williams made a beautiful one-handed catch as he streaked across the field, and Klaphake made a perfect pass, to put the Huskies up 21-14 at halftime.
Hillsdale scored on the opening possession of the second half, when Brad Spencer ran in a 13 yard screen pass. After that point the Huskies took over the game in all phases. Philip Klaphake scored on a two yard touchdown run to put the Huskies up 28-21. Steward ran in his third touchdown of the game, pushing the Huskies lead to 35-21 mid-way through the fourth quarter. Hillsdale scored with four minutes remaining to cut the lead to seven, but Steward scored his fourth rushing touchdown to put the game out of reach, and the Huskies advanced to the second round of the NCAA D2 playoffs.
Philip Klaphake threw for 252 yards and a touchdown, and also ran for 83 yards and a score. Dante Steward had four rushing touchdowns, while running for 153 yards on 29 carries. Fred Williams had a career day, adding to his brilliant St. Cloud career. Williams had 12 receptions for 236 yards and a touchdown. Williams was too much for the Hillsdale defense to defend, as he was repeatedly getting loose from the coverage.
The Huskies will travel to Duluth next Saturday to face the Bulldogs in a rematch of a game that was played three weeks ago. The Huskies played tough, but turnovers cost them the game. The Bulldogs won the game 40-17.
11/18/2010 - 11:30 AM
The No. 15 St. Cloud State Huskies are hosting the No. 10 Hillsdale Chargers this weekend in NCAA Div. II playoff football and KVSC is broadcasting live from Husky Stadium. Listen live at 88.1FM and online at kvsc.org.
Dave Overlund and Justin Thomas have the call with Casey Mosich in the KVSC studio as the Huskies look to continue their magical season. Coverage starts with the pregame show at 11:40 a.m. Saturday with kickoff at noon.
11/17/2010 - 11:57 AM
The St. Cloud State softball team has been busy this week as coach Paula U’Ren has announced the signing of Candace James, Megan Lehnen, Kendra Merritt and Kelly Franks to National Letters of Intent.
Candace James is a Prior Lake, Minnesota native who will be a big boost to the Husky outfield. Playing her prep softball at Prior Lake High school, James has posted a .305 batting average so far in her high school career.
The future of the SCSU outfield continues to take shape with the signing of Meghan Lehnen. A three-time letterwinner for the Burnsville Blaze, Lehnen helped her team win the class 3-A softball championship.
Kendra Merritt signs with the Huskies from Fort Lupton, Colorado and will be a big addition to the Husky pitching staff. This fall in her senior season Merritt has gone 14-8 with a 0.78 earned-run-average.
Another impressive pitcher set to join to the Huskies is Stevens Point Area High School’s Kelly Franks. The right-handed pitcher was 22-2 in her junior season in 2010 with a 0.50 ERA and 183 strikeouts. She also threw an amazing seven no-hitters.
The Huskies open their season on February 18th with the RMAC/NSIC Crossover Tournament in Rochester, Minnesota.
11/17/2010 - 11:10 AM
The Las Vegas, Nevada native took home first place with a 4-0 record at the 2010 Harold Nichols Cyclone Open in Ames, Iowa. Three of Suarez’s four victories at the 141 pound weight class were also against Division One opponents from Boston University, Oklahoma and Northern Iowa.
A 2010-2011 captain for the Huskies, Suarez is a returning Division Two All-American. Suarez and the second-ranked Huskies will be in action next on November 20th with a trip to the Auggie/Brute/Adidas Open in Minneapolis.
11/15/2010 - 11:25 AM
The St. Cloud State Huskies improved their record to 9-2 (9-1 in the NSIC) this season with a convincing 42-16 victory of MSU-Moorhead (2-9, 2-8 in the NSIC) Saturday in Moorhead, Minn. The Huskies got off to a fast start, scoring on a 52 yard touchdown pass from Philip Klaphake to Fred Williams. After an MSU field goal, Williams caught a six yard touchdown pass to make the score 14-3. Moorhead scored on a touchdown pass, and had cut the lead to 14-9 at the end of the first quarter. After that it was all Huskies. Williams caught his third touchdown pass of the game and Klaphake threw his fourth touchdown pass to tight end Corey Henne, late in the second quarter. The halftime score was 28-9, Huskies.
The Huskies scored on a 65 yard interception return by junior defensive back Tony Kubes in the third. The Huskies also added a Mike Walker touchdown run to cap off the day for St. Cloud State. The Huskies outgained Moorhead by 250 yards, and never allowed the game to stay close after the first quarter. Freshman quarterback Philip Klaphake threw for 335 yards and four touchdowns, and senior wide out Fred Williams had 12 catches for 183 yards, and three touchdowns.
It was a must win game for the Huskies to keep their playoff aspirations alive, and the Huskies did not succumb to the pressure, putting together one of their most complete performances of the season. With the victory the Huskies advanced into the Super Regional playoffs, and will host Hillsdale College this Saturday at Husky Stadium. Game time is scheduled for noon, and can be heard on 88.1, KVSC radio, and online at kvsc.org.
11/08/2010 - 12:30 PM
The St. Cloud State football team got back to their winning ways this past weekend as they defeated Bemidji State 35-14 in the 2010 home finale.
A week after getting blown out by Minnesota Duluth, the Huskies used a strong first half effort to silence the Beavers and play the second half in cruise control. SCSU got their scoring going in the first quarter on Damon Treat’s 69-yard touchdown run. The freshman running back used a nice cutback move to get past the defense and score his first of two touchdowns on the game.
The Huskies scored three times in the second quarter to take a 28-0 halftime lead and never look back. Quarterback Phillip Klaphake completed 8-of-14 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown in the win while his favorite target, receiver Fred Williams, had four grabs for 99 yards and a score.
SCSU is now 8-2 overall and 8-1 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, in sole possession of second place in the NSIC North Division. The Huskies will take on MSU-Moorhead in the season finale next weekend in Moorhead. Kick-off is set for 1 p.m.
11/08/2010 - 12:30 PM
The skid continued for the St. Cloud State volleyball squad this past weekend as they lost their 9th straight match, this time at home in straight sets to number-one ranked Concordia St. Paul 25-10, 25-16, 25-14.
SCSU, which hasn’t won a match since October 9th, got a solid performance from first-year Shelby Peterson as the Carver, Minnesota native charted seven kills in the front row. Senior captain Kayla Tschida had five kills and two block assists while fellow captain Jen Waterman finished the match with 21 set assists.
The Huskies are now 12-14 overall and 7-11 in the NSIC. Coach Michelle Blaeser’s team will be in action next on Friday as they take on the University of Mary at Halenbeck Hall.
11/01/2010 - 11:45 AM
Saturday saw the Huskies take down Augustana by a score of 2-1. Chelsey Permenter opened up the scoring for the Huskies in the first half but the Vikings would tie it with 30 minutes to play. SCSU leading-scorer Alex Pafko would answer however, scoring the game winning goal to give the Huskies the win. The Blaine, Minnesota native increased her season goal total to nine with the tally.
It was senior day on Sunday for the Huskies as Gabby Najera, Lindsey Sather, Jessica Pafko and Teresa Gazich all played their final regular season game in the cardinal and black. The opponent was Wayne State and the teams played to a 1-1 tie.
SCSU finished the regular season in fifth place in the NSIC with a conference record of 7-5-1 and will head to Mankato on Wednesday to take on the Mavericks in the quarterfinals of the NSIC tournament.
10/28/2010 - 2:30 AM
The KVSC Sports department is excited to announce that the October 30th football game between the St. Cloud State Huskies and the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs will be broadcast live on kvsc.org.
#20 SCSU goes into this weekend’s matchup riding a seven-game winning streak and reaching their highest ranking of the season. The #2 Bulldogs are undefeated on the season and have been ranked as high as first in the nation.
Kick-off from Duluth is set for 1:00 pm on kvsc.org with pregame starting 20 minutes prior. Dave Overlund and Justin Thomas will be in Duluth with the call and Matt Bishop will be back in the studio.
10/25/2010 - 12:45 PM
The St. Cloud State Huskies turned in a dominating performance for the Homecoming fans this past weekend. The Huskies were victorious over The University of Minnesota-Crookston Golden Eagles 49-6 at Husky Stadium. The Huskies fell behind 6-0 early, after an interception set up a short field for the Golden Eagles first touchdown. Huskies defensive back Tyler Niedfeldt had a career day, intercepting four passes. Niedfeldt was key in turning the momentum back in the Huskies favor after falling behind early. Philip Klaphake got the Huskies on the board on a one yard touchdown run late in the first quarter. Once the Huskies got the lead they never looked back.
Damon Treat scored on a 31 yard touchdown run to put the Huskies up 14-6 at the end of the first quarter. Saint Cloud continued its scoring onslaught, scoring on touchdown runs from Mike Walker, and Philip Klaphake, and also scoring on a Fred Williams seven yard touchdown reception. The Huskies finished the scoring when Tyler Niedfeldt returned his fourth interception of the game 32 yards for a touchdown to make the score 49-6.
The defense of the Huskies was very solid against the Golden Eagles, allowing only 148 total yards of offense, while forcing five turnovers in the game. Philip Klaphake led the Huskies offense with 235 total yards of offense and four combine touchdowns passing and running.
The Huskies will travel to Duluth next weekend to take on the Bulldogs of Minnesota-Duluth. The Bulldogs are ranked in the top five of the NCAA Division II football rankings.
10/20/2010 - 1:15 AM
The 6’3” point guard played and started all 35 games last year for the Huskies, the only player to do so on the squad. Witt had an amazing season in 2009-2010, averaging 16.7 points per game and scoring 583 total points. The 583 points are the 7th-highest single season total in team history.
The Morris, Minnesota native also showed off his passing skills, dishing out 4.7 assists-per-game and moving into 10th all time in career assists in school history. The senior is a 2010-2011 team captain and his Husky squad will take on St. John’s November 15th in the season opener.
10/20/2010 - 1:10 AM
The Huskies earned four first place votes and 157 points total in the poll after one of the best seasons in school history in 2009-2010. In last year’s campaign, SCSU charted a record of 29-6, winning the NSIC Tournament Championship, the NCAA Division Two Central Region Championship and going as far as the NCAA Final Four.
St. Cloud will kick off their 2010-2011 season on November 15th against St. John’s in Collegeville with tip-off at 7:00 p.m.
10/19/2010 - 2:05 AM
The #10/11 St. Cloud State University men's hockey team (1-2-1) rallied with a third period goal (listen here) by junior forward Jared Festler (Little Falls) to collect a 1-1 overtime tie against #4 Miami University (2-1-1) on Saturday, Oct. 16 at the National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn. As always, Matt Bishop, Eric Hawkins and Patrick Sullivan were at the NHC, bringing you all the action on KVSC.
Carter Camper scores for the University of Miami at 12:10 of the second period, giving the RedHawks a 1-0 lead. Assists on the play were gained by Will Weber and Matt Tomassoni. Listen Here.
SCSU goaltender Dan Dunn was named the First Star of the game, thanks to his huge saves like this one, in the first period. Listen Here.
Connor Knapp was equally impressive for the University of Miami, collecting 24 saves in being named the game's Second Star. These two third period saves kept the RedHawks (temporarily) in the lead. Listen Here.
Jared Festler gets the Huskies on the board with just over six minutes left in regulation, salvaging a tie with the RedHawks. It was Festler's first goal of the season, assisted by Drew LeBlanc and Nick Jensen. Listen Here.
10/18/2010 - 3:00 AM
The KVSC Sports Department has made a change to our broadcast schedule for this weekend.
KVSC will broadcast St. Cloud men's hockey live from Mariucci Arena on Friday, October 22 with coverage starting at 6:40. KVSC will also cover the conclusion of the series, for which the date and time has been changed. The game will now take place from Minneapolis at 2:07 P.M. on Sunday, October 24.
This game was originally scheduled for Saturday, October 23 at 7:07 P.M. but was rescheduled due to a visit by President Obama to the Minnesota campus.
KVSC will still cover Saturday's Homecoming Football game LIVE on 88.1 FM with kickoff versus Crookston at 1 P.M.
Saturday night we will also cover women's hockey game from National Hockey Center versus Minnesota via an Online-Only broadcast. Puck drop is 7:07 P.M. with coverage starting at 6:40 LIVE on KVSC.org
The previously scheduled women's hockey game on Friday however will not broadcast on KVSC or KVSC.org due to a scheduling conflict.
10/18/2010 - 12:45 PM
The St. Cloud State Huskies football team continued its winning ways this weekend, defeating the Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs 24-6 at Husky Stadium. With the victory, the Huskies extended their winning streak to six games and improved their record to 6-1 overall, and 6-0 in NSIC play.
The Huskies got out to an early lead on a four yard touchdown pass from quarterback Phillip Klaphake, to wide receiver Fred Williams. The touchdown catch was Williams 11th of the season. On the Huskies next possession Klaphake made an unbelievable 33 yard touchdown run in which he made a nice cutback move at the 20 yard line to make a defender miss. Klaphake finished the game with twelve rushing attempts for 134 yards and a touchdown. He also threw for 320 yards on 24 completions and a touchdown. It was an outstanding performance by the redshirt freshman quarterback from Princeton, Minnesota.
The Huskies led 14-0 ten minutes into the game and never looked back. Southwest Minnesota State was driving deep into Huskies territory, when a mishandled handoff from the Mustangs quarterback Ryan Ratekin was picked up by defensive lineman Josh Popanda and returned 78 yards for a touchdown, to put the Huskies up 21-0 early in the second quarter. The Huskies defense took over from there and shut down the Mustangs offense to 332 total yards of offense, also causing four turnovers. The defense for the Huskies stifled the Mustangs all afternoon and made it difficult to do generate any points. The Mustangs scored their lone touchdown on an 80 yard screen pass with two and a half minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
Saint Cloud State will have a second straight home game next weekend when Minnesota Crookston comes to Husky stadium. It will be Homecoming for St. Cloud, and the Huskies will look to extend their winning streak to seven games.
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