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.


Eden Prairie tops St. Michael-Albertville as both teams try to get right for the playoffs

Eden Prairie overcame a key injury to top "beat up" St. Michael-Albertville.


Soccer section upstarts, undefeated teams set to play for berth at state tournament

Tuesday is championship game day for Class 2A teams, including two teams yet to experience defeat. Class 1A finals are later in the week.


Tartan enjoys a little cold comfort in victory at Simley

The Titans corrected their troubles at Simley from 2018.


Humble Gopher recruit Jonathan Mann returns to form for Rosemount

When the occasion calls for a more "scholarly" look, as Rosemount senior Jonathan Mann puts it, he slips on eyeglasses with black and gold frames.One…


Livestreaming of prep games seen as double-edged sword at the gate

Livestream providers say their efforts heighten interest. Those running postseason playoffs, which rely on ticket sales to balance budgets, say they "can't afford to give away the product.''


Lakeville South upsets Lakeville North, ending 10-game losing streak to Panthers

Shabaz's two TD runs propel Cougars past No. 1 Panthers


More high school state tournaments face possible paid admission

The cash-strapped MSHSL could vote on that proposal as soon as Dec. 5.


Wayzata beats Eden Prairie 17-7, end losing streak going back seven years

Trojans utilize a grinding approach to end their seven-year run of losses to rival Eagles


Touches of excellence: How Lakeville North, Champlin Park and Hutchinson moved their best athletes behind center

Lakeville North, Champlin Park and Hutchinson all shifted receiving stars behind center this year


Under investigation, Lakeville South football coach Krebs resigns

Tyler Krebs took over as the Lakeville South coach in 2017 and guided the Cougars to the Class 6A semifinals in 2018. He'd previously been the coach at Burnsville.