Reporter | Sports

Jim Paulsen is a high school sports reporter for the Star Tribune. 


High school football, volleyball move to new spring season

The Minnesota State High School League also cleared soccer and individual-based sports — cross country, girls' tennis and girls' swimming — to start as scheduled Aug 17 with limitations.


High school league meets today, considering 'fourth season' for prep sports

On the eve of arguably one of the most anticipated recommendations in its 105-year history, the Minnesota State High School League discussed two scenarios Monday for fall sports.


Former Anoka wrestler Eischens: 'Disbelief, shock' at Stanford dropping program

Coming off a 21-9 record and an NCAA tournament qualification last season, upcoming redshirt sophomore Tyler Eischens must eventually decide if he'll remain at Stanford after wrestling is eliminated.


Football coach determined to keep driving change at Minneapolis North

Charles Adams III, a Northsider since birth and a Minneapolis police officer, will do anything to serve a community he loves.


Diminished prep fall sports offerings likely if Minnesota schools reopen

The head of the Minnesota State High School League said a "differentiated approach'' would allow low-risk sports to have competitions but higher-risk ones might only practice or train.


23 state titles later, Steve Paulsen leaves no doubt about Edina girls' tennis dynasty

The Star Tribune Girls' Team Coach of the Year led the Hornets to 23 state titles before retiring.


Amid bigger concerns, Minneapolis North football rediscovers 'whole new level of excitment'

Weight room fits bill for a team eager to bond again.


With one second left, Elk River says yes to 'Michigan' for improbable football state tournament victory

Elk River hadn't thrown the entire game ... until the final play produced a 57-yard TD.


Three sports, two comebacks from injured knees, one thankful Concordia Academy senior

Bryce Paul endured torn ACLs in back-to-back academic years.


'I'm 16 and I'm scared.' City athletes, coaches gather to talk about race

Mistrust of law enforcement was a thread that carried throughout the meeting. "It's not fair how we should go out every day and be scared of police officers," Washburn's Jamar Nelson said.