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Jim Paulsen has covered high school sports for two decades. He and colleague David La Vaque can be heard on the weekly podcast "Talkin' Preps."


New Champlin Park football coach attracts a crowd

Nick Keenan was one of the last coaches out to the practice field Monday morning. The new Champlin Park head football coach was taking care…


White Bear Lake football coach has new perspective as practice begins

Barely six months ago, 34-year-old Ryan Bartlett wasn't sure he'd see the start of his seventh season as the Bears' head coach.


After living the dream, what do high school sports stars do for a senior year encore?

After two plays for the ages, what's next for those who helped pull them off?


Ten shining moments, west-metro style

Ten of the most notable high school sports moments from the recently completed school year, pulled from the ever-aging brain of staff writer Jim Paulsen.


Given opportunity, ace delivers as Stillwater beats Minnetonka for Class 4A baseball title

The Ponies won it all on Drew Gilbert's three-hitter.


Early rally leads Maple Lake baseball to state title over Duluth Marshall

The Irish scored seven runs in two innings to erase a 3-1 deficit.


Minnetonka, Stillwater advance to 4A baseball championship

Skippers, Ponies rally for sometimes-messy wins.


Baseball state tournament: Class 4A quarterfinals

Ponies win their 18th straight game with a walkoff single.


Blaine baseball zeroes in with loaded pitching staff

The Blaine pitching staff has tossed eight shutouts in a 14-game winning streak, which is why the Bengals are a confident bunch.


Girls lacrosse quarterfinals: Lakeville North slips by Blaine

Remarkable individual and team play combined to give the Panthers victory.