Jim Paulsen | Star Tribune
Reporter | Sports

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


Snow, driving wind just fine for Nordic ski champ Peter Moore's comeback

St. Paul Academy's Peter Moore and Wayzata's Mara McCollor won pursuit titles.


Lakeville North sophomore surprises herself with Alpine skiing title

Lakeville North's Peyton Servais and Mounds View's Kaarl Damberg won Alpine skiing state titles


First of 2019 Minnesota prep state champs to be crowned this week

The Alpine and Nordic ski racing meets are Wednesday and Thursday in Biwabik.


Hopkins-Wayzata was a thrilling twin bill in high school hoops

What took place Friday at Hopkins' Lindbergh Center was a regular-season showcase of girls' and boys' basketball, where an estimated 4,000 fans turned out to see games that meant something.


Hopkins' Paige Bueckers reaches 2,000 with flair

She scored 43 points as Hopkins edged Wayzata.


Zeke Nnaji lifts Hopkins over Wayzata with 39 points

Free-throw shooting also helps against Wayzata.


Metro area's leading rusher Hull commits to Northwestern

Evan Hull led the metro area in rushing last season with 1,915 yards and 19 touchdowns, and became Maple Grove's career rushing leader


Power moves started early for Hopkins sister-brother duo

Dlayla and R.J. Chakolis, who honed their talents by physically competing against each other as youngsters, are leaders for the Royals' girls' basketball and wrestling teams.


Big freeze looms over high school sports this week

Go ahead and make plans to attend a sporting event in the next few days. Just be aware that those plans might change because of the snow and cold.


Three prep basketball tournaments honor King's birthday

After a day full of basketball on the holiday, there are some enticing girls' basketball matchups Tuesday night.