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Jim Paulsen is a high school sports reporter for the Star Tribune. 


Girls' lacrosse championship preview: Prior Lake matches up well with experienced Eden Prairie

The top two seeds meet for the championship Saturday in Chanhassen.


Prior Lake to meet Eden Prairie for girls' lacrosse state title

Her Lakers will play Eden Prairie for the state title.


Baseball state tournament begins Thursday, ends next Thursday

The baseball state tournament begins Thursday with quarterfinals in Classes 1A, 2A and 3A at different sites. The semifinals in those classes, as well as…


Lakeville North edges Stillwater in rematch in girls' lacrosse quarterfinals

When Lakeville North coach Laura Childs saw that the Panthers had drawn Stillwater as its quarterfinal opponent, she smiled. Stillwater had come out on top…


Northfield takes 7-0 lead en route to win over Mankato West for state title

The Raiders took a 7-0 lead in the second inning against the top seed.


Maple Grove edges Stillwater for Class 4A softball title

Crimson pitcher Ava Dueck got out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh.


A better state experience for Northfield pitcher

Brynn Hostettler recorded two 14-strikeout games.


Maple Grove and Stillwater advance to Class 4A softball final

– According to Maple Grove softball coach Jim Koltes, what the Crimson did Thursday — defeat Edina 2-0 in the quarterfinals…


Mounds View wins second boys' tennis team title in five years

Wednesday's victory was secured in a matter-of-fact manner, missing that surge of emotion that often accompanies a championship.


Talented Concordia Academy softball enjoying special season to the end

An unusual wealth of skilled athletes propelled the Beacons to a 21-4 record and a Class 2A berth in the state tournament that starts Thursday.