David La Vaque | Star Tribune
Reporter | High school sports

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.

Lakeville North girls bring heart-felt green into soccer state tournament

"Spread the love" is message after death in Panthers family.

Eagan's Megan Plaschko is girls' soccer Metro Player of the Year

Eagan's Plaschko does all that's expected of goalies — and more.

Totino-Grace's Herbert Endeley is boys' soccer Metro Player of the Year

Totino-Grace's Endeley found lesson in Tanzanian enthusiasm.

Waconia shuts down Chanhassen

The victory gave the sixth-ranked Wildcats the Suburban White subdistrict championship

State tournaments beckon teams still alive in soccer sections

Section matchups will determine which teams move toward the ultimate goal.

Swim records at Coon Rapids pool are a mother-daughter thing

Thirty-one years after Linda Wallenhorst's medley relay team set a still-untested mark, her daughter, Elsie Groebner, joined the leaderboard at the same middle school pool.

Woodbury turns to sub QB, roars to victory

After calming his nerves, Charlie Wilson rallied as special teams turned the game.

Washburn's Covert, Edina's Manley win titles in Griak Invitational

The annual Roy Griak Invitational was conducted Saturday at the U of M.

Farmington gets first victory in memorable setting

Teams played the first high school football game at Vikings' glitzy TCO Stadium

Eagan football set for homecoming like no other at new Vikings stadium

Wildcats set to host Farmington at first-ever game at TCO Stadium