David La Vaque | Star Tribune
Reporter | High school sports

David La Vaque is a high school sports reporter for the Star Tribune. 

La Vaque previously spent 18 months covering high school sports at the Woodbury Bulletin. La Vaque has written frequently about Minnesota State High School League news, football, hockey, lacrosse and track and field. A native of St. Paul, La Vaque lives in Woodbury. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Communication Studies, Rhetoric and Applied Business. La Vaque is researching a book on the history of the Minnesota state high school hockey tournament. In his free time, he enjoys running and biking and listening to music.


Silver 25: Minnesota's best girls' hockey players on the biggest stage

Definitive? That's up to individual puck heads. Darn good hockey players? That much is certain when it comes to the Star Tribune's Top 25 players…


Madeline Wethington is the Star Tribune girls' hockey Metro Player of the Year

Blake star defender is defined by her dedication.


Edina gets top seed for shot at girls' hockey three-peat

The Hornets, who defeated top-ranked Blake in the section finals, open Class 2A state tournament play on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center. Warroad earned the top seed in Class 1A.


Edina takes section title again

Hornets get past Blake for state tournament berth for second consecutive year


Andover edged Forest Lake in overtime in girls' hockey section final

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Boys' volleyball makes pitch for MSHSL sanction

The board is expected to take action on a procedural step at its March 22 meeting after hearing from three leaders of the sport, which is growing in popularity.


State tournament-caliber girls' hockey defines loaded Section 6

Predicting the survivor will be tough over the next two weeks in Class 2A's most talent-rich section


Minnetonka star suffers frostbite in outdoor Hockey Day game

Teddy Lagerback missed his team's game Thursday after suffering the injury last Saturday in a Hockey Day Minnesota game played on Lake Bemidji with temperatures near 20 below zero.


Champlin Park's third-generation goalie anything but routine

Pregame rituals have gone a long way with Champlin Park goalie Brennan Boynton. So did a vote of confidence from his coaches that kept him in a Rebels sweater.


How high school hockey in Minnesota has changed since Jack Jablonski's injury

A Star Tribune review of high school penalty data from more than 18,000 games played throughout Minnesota over nine seasons reveals a significant drop in calls for checking from behind and boarding infractions.