Jim Paulsen | Star Tribune
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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."


Stillwater drives to a gymnastics title

Ponies score season-best 150.25 to beat Lakeville North after a year of hurdles


Detroit Lakes wins fourth straight 1A gymnastics team title

Lakers repeat by a comfortable margin despite a few "goofy" moments.


For defending state champion gymnast Chaney Neu, there's more fun to be had

Champlin Park's Chaney Neu is back to defend all-around title she won as a 13-year-old.


Girls' hockey, gymnastics next high school sports to crown state champions

The girls are in the spotlight, with the girls' hockey state tournament set from Wednesday to Saturday at Xcel Energy Center. The gymnastics state meet will be held Friday and Saturday at the University of Minnesota's Maturi Sports Pavilion.


Apple Valley's 35-year wrestling state meet streak halted by Shakopee

The Sabers edged the Eagles to end a 35-year state wrestling streak.


Grand Rapids skier Garrett Beckrich pulls off unexpected classic feat to win Nordic state title

Grand Rapids skier's focus on biathlon doesn't hinder him from winning Nordic title.


Hermantown's Danelski, Eden Prairie's Divine win Alpine titles

Austin Danelski and Becca Divine were crowned champions Wednesday in Biwabik


Brooklyn Center football signings leave legacy to build on

Seven football players, the most in Brooklyn Center history, signed Wednesday.


Minnesota prep football players set to commit on version two of signing day

Eden Prairie running back/linebacker Antonio Montero will sign with Rice.


Minnesota's best girls' wrestler just wants to be a wrestler

For now, Centennial wrestler Emily Shilson is driving toward becoming the first girl to win a match at the state meet. But she has much bigger dreams than that.