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.


Edina girls' hockey captures second consecutive state title, beating Centennial 2-1

Edina captured its second consecutive title, avenging an earlier loss to Centennial


Breck's Engelhardt achieves a first with Class 1A title

Breck girls' hockey coach Ronda Engelhardt made history Saturday, becoming the first former state championship-winning player to coach a team to a title.


Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year in girls' hockey: Gabbie Hughes of Centennial

Centennial scoring machine Gabbie Hughes has helped drive her team to state


Edina beats Blake in girls' hockey

Hornets defeat Blake in unusual section final between defending girls' hockey state champions


United escapes in overtime to beat South St. Paul

Shoot first, worry about aiming later.So went St. Paul United's offensive game plan for Thursday's Class 1A, Section 4 championship game. The team's main obstacle:…


Brainerd responds after coach quits because of parents' pressure

Scott Stanfield's resignation inspired his athletic director, Charlie Campbell, and his peers throughout the metro area to revisit how best to make coaches want to stay in an environment fueled by intense parental expectations that can boil over into conflict.


Girls' hockey sections loom ahead

At least half the Class 2A girls' hockey teams ranked in the top 10 won't survive this week's section semifinals and championships.


Trent Tucker resigns, another placed on leave from Mpls. athletics posts

Trent Tucker, director of athletics for Minneapolis high schools, and Southwest High School AD Ryan Lamberty both made news Friday.


Osseo's Theisen, Irondale's Findell feelin' 3-point groove

Osseo's Zach Theisen and Irondale's Sophie Findell are both record setters.


Irondale heavyweight Tyheem Cobb breaks into top 10 with better technique

Tyheem Cobb practices with two former college wrestlers at 133 and 141.