Jim Paulsen | Star Tribune
Reporter | Sports


Eden Prairie's defiant defense never buckles against Edina

Edina repeatedly drove into Eagles territory but came up empty each time.


Metro football Top 10: The picture gets a little clearer

Four teams — Lakeville North, Blaine, Eden Prairie and Edina — have separated themselves from the rest of Class 6A.


Metro volleyball sees spike in kid sisters shining like siblings

Several volleyball standouts, including Kennedi Orr of Eagan, are following the lead of talented older siblings.


Prep football metro Top 10: Defenses standing out

As much as we love offense, it's apparent that defense is just as big a story line in the 2018 season.


Edina jumps on No. 4 Minnetonka early

Early turnovers, running game help No. 6 Hornets to 21-0 first-quarter lead


High school kickers polish their game, and significance, to new heights

Aided by specialized training, kickers are boosting their college prospects by making clutch field goals and hitting booming punts that also have elevated their value to coaches.


Smaller schools in Twins Cities metro showing football power

From 4A to 2A, the metro area offers high achievers.


Second-ranked Blaine beats Champlin Park 31-14

Blaine was unflappable even after Rebels' first TD.


Soccer helped Minneapolis Southwest player transition from Africa

The sport helped Lakers player Ramzi Ouro-Akondo make the adjustment from being separated from family in Togo until he rejoined them and began his new life in Minnesota.


Metro Football Top 10: Observations at the halfway point.

Undefeated Lakeville North is the most complete team in Class 6A and likely the state while Eden Prairie looks vulnerable, at least by its own standards, and the biggest surprise might be Blaine.