Tom has been a sports anchor since 1989. Born in Milwaukee but raised in St. Paul, Tom has the ideal background to cover the Packers and Vikings, Badgers and Gophers, Timberwolves and Bucks, Twins and Brewers, and all kinds of Minnesota and Wisconsin sports and athletes. Tom received his undergraduate degree from Winona State University and earned his master's degree in communications at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. In his "spare" time, Tom provides radio play-by-play for the defending National Champion University of Minnesota, Duluth Women's Hockey Team. According to Tom, the scope of Northland's NewsCenter sports coverage is quite broad. "We attempt to cover as much local sports as possible. Scores, highlights, and sports with a story. We like to profile as many of the Northland athletes as we can. Bringing the viewers to the action and letting them experience the emotion of high school, college, and pro sports." Tom was the TV Play-by-Play announcer for both of the UMD National Championship teams last year on My 9, the 2010 UMD Football team and the 2011 UMD Men’s hockey team. In all, he has been the UMD radio and TV announcer for 25 years and has been the broadcaster for 8 UMD National championship teams. Over the years, he has done Bulldog football, men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s hockey at the Division One level. Tom is also an award winning sports reporter as well, having won several radio and TV reporting honors. The latest, was a regional RTNDA Play-by-Play award for his call of the 1st UMD Hockey game at Amsoil Arena vs North Dakota. He has also won a Regional Emmy for his Live TV broadcast coverage of the Minnesota State High School Boys hockey tournament as a rink side reporter. Some of the others include awards for reporting on Minor League baseball and one on a local area football coach.
Tom’s Notes: Lakeview Christian Academy Falls at State Tournament, Esko Plays Tonight
Lakeview Christian Academy, powered by stellar performances from senior Anders Broman, made it to the 2013 State Boys Basketball Tournament. In the quartefinal round, the team fell 54-72 to Rushford Peterson.
Will Anders Broman of Lakeview Christian Academy Be Mr. Basketball 2013?
The Minnesota High School Boys basketball tournament starts today but the Lakeview Christian Academy Lions will have to have to wait till Thursday to hit the hard court.
Tom’s Notes: Duluth-Iron Range All Star Hockey Game + More
The high school hockey season is now over. Game two of the boys high school hockey series between Duluth and the Iron Range wrapped-up on Wednesday night with the Duluth team winning 8-5.
Tom’s Notes: Duluth East Greyhounds Advance in State Tournament + More
The Duluth East Greyounds went into the state boys hockey tournament on a roll, with 16 straight wins.
Tom’s Notes: Boys Hockey Tournament Kicks Off Today + More
The Hermantown Hawks were honored Tuesday at the school. They are again bound for the state tournament and Tuesday the Hawks held a send–off for the 3rd seeded team. Travis Koepke leads the Hawks in scoring with 65 points.
Tom’s Notes: Hermantown and Duluth Marshall Hockey Teams Get Sendoff to State Tournament + More
Two area high schools send-off for their boys hockey team to state Tuesday. The season lives on.
Finalists Innounced for Inaugural Reed Larson Award Including Two Twin Ports Players
MINNEAPOLIS — Let’s Play Hockey newspaper announced today the 12 finalists for the Reed Larson Award, which will be presented to the top senior boys’ high school hockey defenseman in Minnesota.
Tom’s Notes: Superior Spartans Earn 6-3 Win Over Fond du Lac at State Tournament + More
Superior Spartans playing at state and they beat Fond du lac 6-3 in Madison. Spartans got two goals from Tyler Nystrom and pulled away when the game was tied 3-3.
Tom’s Notes: Two Local Teams are in the Wisconsin State High School Hockey Tournament + More
The Superior Spartans take off for state today (Wednesday) in Madison, WI. The Spartans will be making their 35th state tournament appearance in Madison.
Tom’s Notes: Denfeld Hunters Boys Hockey Team Eyes Their First State Tournament Appearance in Over Two Decades + More
The Denfeld Hunters last trip to the state boy’s high school hockey tournament was awhile ago.1989 to be exact.
Tom’s Notes: Proctor Rails Advance in Section Playoffs + More
The boys high school hockey playoffs are well underway. Tuesday the Proctor Rails beat Pine City by a 7-2 score, in the 5A playoffs but there’s more to that score.
Tom’s Notes: MLB Spring Training Underway + State Hockey Tournaments Heat Up
Full–squad workouts for both the Minnesota Twins and the Milwaukee Brewers are underway.