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.

Monticello's girls track and field team repeats as Class 2A champion

Sprinter Emelia Skistad drove Monticello to victory. Waseca won the boys title, lifted by two winning relays.

Nevis' Jade Rypkema completes Class 1A sweep of two longest races at state meet

Rypkema won the 3,200 for the third consecutive year, matching Bria Wetsch's accomplishment of 2004-06.

Armstrong's Breker wins a high-level 3,200 at track and field state meet

Noah Breker was the fastest of three runners who broke nine minutes, followed by Minneapolis Washburn's Aiden Jones and Southwest's Sam Scott.

Record-setting performers kick off state track and field meet Thursday

Spectators won't need to wait long for the decorated trio of Hayden Bills, Jordyn Borsch and Juriad Hughes Jr., who will be part of Thursday morning's events.

After leaving Gophers, Darwitz surfaces as new Hill-Murray coach

Darwitz was announced as Hill-Murray co-head coach along with Jake Bobrowski. They have a history of coaching together at the high school and college levels.

Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville goes extras, repeats as CI adapted softball champs

The Blazing Cats got a complete game from Cayleigh Sorenson in the CI season finale. Dakota United won the PI title.

Loons goalkeeper St. Clair keeps rising to the moment

An MLS All-Star MVP last season, Dayne St. Clair has been steady again for the Loons while preparing for Canadian national team duties.

Reynoso returns to Loons squad; Saturday's role uncertain

Loons coach Adrian Heath wouldn't specify how much, if at all, Emanuel Reynoso would play against Toronto after his suspension.

High school adapted softball athletes to pursue state championships

The champ in each division is back, and that is true of most of last year's state tournament teams.

Loons fall short in 2-1 loss to Austin despite furious final-minutes attack

A losing team deserving better is a common lament in soccer circles, but Minnesota United made a strong case Wednesday at Austin.