Digital editor, producer, reporter | Sports

Brian Stensaas has been with the Star Tribune since 2004. He is a digital editor and sports reporter, with experience covering high schools, the NHL, NBA and professional golf.

A native of Stoughton, Wis., Stensaas graduated with a degree in communications from the University of Minnesota where he covered a variety of Gophers sports teams for the Minnesota Daily. He lives in Apple Valley with his wife and daughter.


Edina girls' hockey storms back in third period against Benilde-St. Margaret's to stay unbeaten

For the second time in nine days, the Knights were stung by a two-goal third period from the Hornets.


Minnetonka boys' hockey scores just before time expires, skates to tie with Wayzata

The Skippers' Hunter Newhouse had a rebound goal with less than a second on the game clock to tie the game at 3 in the third period.


Balanced Minnehaha Academy attack puts away Hopkins boys

Five Redhawks, led by Chet Holmgren who had a game-high 19 points, scored in double digits.


Holloman's triple-double paces Cretin-Derham Hall to boys' basketball win

Behind Tre Holloman's strong effort, the Raiders beat previously unbeaten Mounds View, avenging an early loss


Centennial girls' basketball squeezes by Maple Grove 63-60 in overtime

The Cougars had 14 points at the half but clawed back 49 points to get the three-point victory over the Crimson.


Columbia Heights boys' basketball beats DeLaSalle 62-60

Donnavin Hinsz tied the game at the free throw line and went on to hit the game-winner.


Coach of 3-time defending champion Breck girls' hockey team resigns

Steve Persian, who helped lead the Mustangs to their last two state titles, left the program along with "the majority of the staff,'' he said in a text.


Girls' basketball: Vascellaro pours in 24 points in Holy Angels' rout of DeLaSalle

In addition to Francesca Vascellaro's performance, the Stars got big outings from Kassandra Caron and Grace Massaquoi who had 21 and 19 points, respectively.


Late three-pointer helps Woodbury boys' basketball escape with win over East Ridge

Bradley Cimperman's three-pointer with seconds left in Friday's game gave the Royals the win after they surrendered a second-half lead as big as 12 points.


Hopkins girls' surge past Minnetonka for 72nd consecutive victory

Taylor Woodson scored 21 points for the Royals, and teammates Amaya Battle and Maya Nnaji added 20 points apiece.