Reporter | High school sports

La Vaque previously spent 18 months covering high school sports at the Woodbury Bulletin. La Vaque has written frequently about Minnesota State High School League news, football, hockey, lacrosse and track and field. A native of St. Paul, La Vaque lives in Woodbury. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Communication Studies, Rhetoric and Applied Business. La Vaque is researching a book on the history of the Minnesota state high school hockey tournament. In his free time, he enjoys running and biking and listening to music.

Runners find satisfaction, inspiration at Roy Griak Invitational

Minneapolis Southwest's Sam Scott, Forest Lake's Norah Hushagen and St. Paul Highland Park's Luna Scorzelli had big moments.

Stillwater scores TD with eight seconds left, overcomes Mounds View

The Ponies had given up the lead less than a minute earlier when a "victory formation" snap went awry.

Minneapolis Southwest's Scott is state's fastest at Griak Invitational

Sam Scott finished second among high school boys. Norah Hushagen of Forest Lake was the top Minnesota girl.

Undefeated battle in Class 6A highlights our prep football picks

It's another week of predictions between David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen as a battle between Eden Prairie and Shakopee tops the list.

Henry Boucha, legend of Minnesota hockey from Warroad, dies at 72

The Warroad High School star was an Olympic medal winner who played professionally and became a Minnesota hockey icon. He remained involved in hockey and Native American activism in recent years.

Boucha died in Twin Cities, where he was being treated for heart issues

Henry Boucha, a legend of Minnesota hockey from high schools to the Olympics, died Monday at 72. His daughter said he was in the Twin Cities to see a doctor.

Saturday night lights: Prep runners gather for annual meet after dark

A dozen rented, generator-powered portable lights illuminated the course for the traditional and unusual meet held in Eden Prairie. The experience meant as much as the results.

Lakeville South surges in fourth quarter, overcomes Lakeville North

Jack Kimmel made the winning kick after Lakeville South tied it with two fourth-quarter touchdowns.

After a blowout beginning, Maple Grove needs rally to beat Centennial

Maple Grove used a long drive and a special teams contribution to win after giving up a 20-point lead. The victory extended the Crimson's home winning streak to 15.

Prep football Week 3 picks: Top matchups, undefeated rivals

David La Vaque got 'em all in Week 2, taking a lead over Jim Paulsen in the Star Tribune reporters' competition to pick winners of high school football games.