David La Vaque | Star Tribune
Reporter | High school sports

David La Vaque has covered high school sports with an emphasis on the North Metro suburbs since 2004.


Anoka tennis' grass-roots growth spurs record success

Team won 14 in a row to earn No. 3 seed in playoffs.


Wayzata boys win True Team state meet for sixth year in a row while girls win first crown

Wayzata boys win True Team state title for sixth year in a row while girls win first crown


Stillwater boys' lacrosse takes lessons from up-down week

The Ponies' lacrosse team followed a big win with a disappointing loss.


Native lacrosse players link past to present

Prep athletes connect to their roots in the game. "They're born with it; it's in their genes," says the founder of Twin Cities Native Lacrosse.


Rosemount hurdler wins at Hamline Elite Meet

Jonathan Mann, a Gophers football recruit, won the 110-hurdles Friday night.


Felled by stroke, Maple Grove runner rebuilds left side with grit, smile

Felled by a stroke that disabled his left side, Maple Grove's Sawyer French is back on the track.


Mounds Park Academy's Bliese takes swing at golf history

Brock Bliese, Class 1A individual state champion in 2014 and 2015, can become just the second boys' golfer to win three state tournament titles.


Shorter prep baseball, softball games approved to combat weather woes

By mutual agreement, teams now can play two 5-inning games in a doubleheader format for the rest of this season only.


Lacrosse Day Minnesota debuts Saturday with stacked field, top players

Daylong event will launch new season, put spotlight on steady growth.


Anders Sonnesyn, Star Tribune Metro Boys' Nordic skier of the Year

Finishing second feels likea win with the Wayzata standout's team-first attitude.