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


All around, St. Michael-Albertville's Bergeron is a Class 2A champion

The senior won every event but the uneven bars at the state championships.


North Branch girl reigns at Class 1A gymnastics state meet

Junior Dakota Esget won the all-around title and repeated as No. 1 on the uneven bars.


Long a contender, Lakeville South breaks through for gymnastics title

The Cougars have competed well in the section for a decade, and once they won there they didn't stop.


Class 1A gymnastics state meet produces a surprise champion

Becker, fifth in the final rankings, won the title, the first for Hall of Fame coach Jen Harmoning.


Totino-Grace wrestler Kruse aims to turn losses into gains

The state record for pins and a team state championship are goals for Cy Kruse, and he has already learned his lessons.


Cretin-Derham Hall found a coach — and gymnastics success — in a hurry

After just one win in the two previous years, the program is headed to state with a staff and team pieced together as the season's start was bearing down.


Gymnastics state tournament: What you need to know

A Roseville connection revived Breck, Lakeville South found its way back to state, plus team qualifiers and final state rankings.


Mounds View wrestlers get past Stillwater

The Mustangs broke a seven-year losing streak in the section finals to the Ponies, making the state tournament for the first time since 2007.


Video gaming calls national attention to Twin Cities high school

Apple Valley, winner of four Minnesota championships in a row, is honored as one of the nation's most successful programs.


Wrestler headed to Gophers, but first he wants that 4th state title

Jack Nelson of Mound Westonka had reasons to choose basketball (Mom's suggestion) and hockey (Dad's background). He decided on a different path.