Star Tribune prep reporters David La Vaque and James Paulsen are bringing all you Minnesota high school sports enthusiasts another way to stay connected to the action.
Episode : Listen: Boys' basketball seeds of (mild) discontent and a little too much 'nobody respects us'
In the last Talking Preps podcast of the winter season, Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque look ahead to the boys' basketball tournament field and offer a recap of the girls' championships.
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque put the boys' hockey tournament to bed and take up the next one, including who's best positioned to keep top recruit Paige Bueckers and the Royals from being the ones holding the 4A trophy on Saturday night.
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, staff writer David La Vaque and veteran hockey raconteur Ted Cheesebrough share insights from those who will be behind the bench at this week's 75th boys' hockey state tournament.
In the latest Talking Preps, Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque re-live what one official called "the most electrifying moment'' he's seen in high school sports, post-game heat after two championship games, and previews of the wrestling state meet and boys' hockey section finals.
Episode : Listen: Edina goes for three, two undefeated teams in 1A, and can anyone get the puck past White Bear Lake's goalie?
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen scrutinize this week's girls' hockey state tournament, including All-Metro goalie Calla Frank's run of shutouts, and the upcoming gymnastics state meet.
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, staff writer David La Vaque and editor Paul Klauda navigate fast-moving section play leading to the 25th girls' hockey state tournament next week and catch up boys' volleyball's bid for high school league sanction.
Episode : Listen: As girls' hockey shifts into section playoffs, an idea for getting outstate boys' teams to the X more often
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen preview girls' teams to watch and debate the merits of ridding three boys' hockey sections of metro teams.
Episode : Listen: How cold is too cold for prep sports, and a missed opportunity in these divided times
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque discuss big Gopher interest in Hopkins girls' basketball, the wisdom of sub-zero Hockey Day and how to move forward after the Trump flag fallout from a basketball game.
Too many games on Tuesday? Fewer officials per game? More games on other nights? In the latest Talking Preps podcast, prep writers Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque add their notions to the issue that flared anew this week in the metro area. Plus a chilly Hockey Day in Minnesota preview.
It wasn't Hopkins-Shakopee in the state tournament this time but it got the Star Tribune's David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen to join the always-lively topic in this week's all-hoops Talking Preps podcast.
In the first Talking Preps podcast of 2019, the Star Tribune's David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen discuss how boys' hockey has changed in the seven years since a check from behind left Jack Jablonski paralyzed. Plus a look at the girls' and boys' hockey and basketball seasons as conference play resumes.
In their last Talking Preps podcast of 2018, Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque talk football, hockey, basketball, wrestling and leak an early-season player-of-the-year front-runner.
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen dissect the rankings in boys' and girls' hockey, discuss girls playing on boys' teams and divine signals suggesting more potential classes of state tournament play and perhaps some new sports.
In the first winter sports edition of the Talking Preps podcast, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen turn their attention to pucks and basketballs, including a 63-point, record-setting performance by a 5-foot-3 guard from Prior Lake.
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque discuss Lakeville North's greatness, coach Brian Vossen's profile, Eden Prairie's status, what's up with private schools always winning 4A, and a heckuva bunch that never seems to smile.
In a special Prep Bowl edition of the Talking Preps Podcast, Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque talk all-metro football, lopsided semifinal games, and the seven classes of championships on Friday and Saturday.
Episode : Listen: State tournament volleyball shines, football moves inside, hockey pucks start to fly
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, staff writers David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen ruminate about a memorable championship Saturday of volleyball, football semifinal match-ups at U.S. Bank Stadium and the start of two anniversary seasons of hockey.
Episode : Listen: A kick for the ages, a couple of firsts for Edina and lots of great football ahead
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque recap a 55-yard goal seen 'round the world and look ahead to three days of volleyball and football state tournaments.
An unseeded underdog in state tournament soccer, a speedy star in cross-country, section football, and a suspended East Ridge player's trip before a judge make up this week's Talking Preps podcast with staff writers Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque.
In the latest Talking Preps, staff writers David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen debate safety concerns raised by coaches about the intensified game schedule this month. Plus a look at Friday's games and tennis and soccer state tournament updates.