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.


Different paths, same goal for Centennial soccer teams' seniors

The girls' team won the Class 2A state title in 2016 and hasn't been back since. The boys reached state for the first time last year and are itching to get back, too.


BOLD routs New York Mills in Class 1A baseball title game

Watching the baseball he smacked roll to the right-center field wall, BOLD junior Jordan Sagedahl figured he would reach third base.Getting waved home instead gave…


Boys' lacrosse championship preview: Prior Lake scheme vs. undefeated Benilde-St. Margaret's

Undefeated BSM faces a Prior Lake team playing under a first-year coach.


Patiently aggressive freshman wins Class 3A girls' golf title

Simley's Isabella McCauley won the Class 3A girls' championship with a record-tying score.


St. Thomas Academy, Eden Prairie, Benilde-St. Margaret's and Prior Lake win in boys' lacrosse state quarterfinals

The Cadets, first-time entrants, edged Mahtomedi in a state quarterfinal.


Kacie Riggs of Eden Prairie is the Star Tribune girls' lacrosse Metro Player of the Year

Veteran presence gives the Eagles stability on both ends of the field.


Hopkins boys, Rosemount girls win track and field state titles

The Royals won the Class 2A team title in the last event.


Minnesota High jump state record-holder repeats as champ in a jump-off

Blaine junior Madison Schmidt, the first prep girl to clear 6 feet, defended her Class 2A title by winning an unusual two-person competition to determine the state champion.


'The buzz is real' for Hopkins' record-setting relay teams

Hopkins' relay teams are beating the clock this year.


Mahtomedi cruises past White Bear Lake to reach boys' lacrosse state tournament

Colin Hagstrom's role as the Mahtomedi lacrosse faceoff specialist typically is well-defined.Battle for the faceoff, which he often does successfully. And then, get off the…