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Preps Insider

Preps Insider is compiled by Star Tribune high school reporters David La Vaque, Jim Paulsen and Ron Haggstrom. Reach them with story ideas and comments via e-mail at

Minneapolis Washburn boys' soccer flying high at No. 1

Senior Ty Benjaafar (7) of Minneapolis Washburn competed for the ball in the game against Stillwater on Sept. 15.

The Millers are loaded. They returned 13 players, 85 percent of their scoring, the entire defensive back line and goalkeeper.

SMB Wolfpack quarterback Jalen Suggs cleared to play football

SMB Wolfpack quarterback Jalen Suggs cleared to play football

Suggs, who got the medical OK this week, is expected to start on Friday at home against Minneapolis Washburn.

Elk River's 80-70 victory over Buffalo: An exercise in keeping up

Buffalo defensive lineman Tucker Johnson (15) ran the US flag onto the field before the start of Friday night's game against Elk River. ] AARON LAVINS

For reporter Jim Paulsen, covering a football game that set a state record for combined points, 150, was a frenetic overload of statistics and tweets and big plays. And fun.

Back in business: Things looking up for Humboldt football

First-year football coach Arnulfo Flores is a key figure in the effort to revitalize varsity sports at Humboldt High School in St. Paul, his alma mate

Two seasons after not having enough players to field a varsity team, the Hawks won their first conference game since 2010. Read about it on our new Preps Insider blog.