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


109 games without a loss: A streak will end when Hopkins, Becker battle

Hopkins' winning streak is now at 73, five short of the state record of 78, set by Fosston from December 1999 to March 2002. Becker has won 36 straight.


Prep athletes of the week: Breck goalie Sarah Peterson digs in after an early blip

The sophomore stood tall with 40 saves in a one-goal victory over Blake.


Holmgren's choice, undefeated teams and more prep stories for March

Chief among the questions to be answered are 7-foot Chet Holmgren's college decision and whether a couple of metro-area teams are really that good.


Podcast: Too early to talk about state hockey tournament matchups? Nah.

David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen offer up the best boys' and girls' teams in the hunt and discuss a surprise player from the nationally televised boys' basketball game between Minnehaha Academy and Stewartville.


No showers, no secrets: Safety concerns ripple through ranks of state basketball officials

Dozens have stopped working. But for others the squeak of basketball shoes and lure of the whistle were too hard to resist. And some officials have even found things to like about working under pandemic rules.


Andover vs. Edina girls' hockey rematch will have to wait until state

The top two teams in Class 2A sport 9-0 records, are deep in talented skaters, play shutdown defense and have top-notch goaltending.


Wrestling coaches pleased with tricky-to-plan state tournament concept

Where it will be held is still unknown, but the March 25-27 event will crown team and individual champions, something that had been much in doubt two months ago.


Florida's IMG squad hands Minnehaha Academy first loss

The Redhawks might be the state's best team, but they're still a step below the top prep teams in the country.


Commemorative patch honors Minnesota pioneering Black official Jimmy Robinson

A $10,000 fundraising effort has been started to get patches distributed to all 2,000 game officials in the state.


Minnetonka's near-upset of Hopkins girls turns heads

The addition of junior Kiani Lockett (pictured is Lockett's teammate, guard Desiree Ware), a junior transfer from DeLaSalle, has been a big reason for the Skippers' successful start