Reporter | Sports

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


Two final baseball champions conclude the prep sports year

East Ridge scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh against Mounds View in Class 4A, and Totino-Grace defeated Mahtomedi behind Tommy Heifort's pitching in Class 3A.


Attention, please. That's a goal, not a request, for rhythmic gymnasts.

Long overlooked, rhythmic gymnastics gets a shot at the spotlight during the USA Gymnastics Championships starting Monday at the Minneapolis Convention Center.


Wizened leader amid youth is Metro Player of the Year in boys tennis

Tanay Panguluri served as a senior captain on a Wayzata state champion loaded with youngsters, and he also was half of the winning doubles pair.


Metro ace holds undefeated top seed in check in 4A state baseball semifinal

Despite the nerves, Mounds View ace Tyler Guerin was dominant vs. undefeated Wayzata.


No. 1 seed punctuates end of boys volleyball club status with a title

Shakopee needed five sets over Rogers to claim the final club championship. Boys volleyball becomes an official MSHSL sport next spring.


Boys volleyball teams open last state tournament as a club sport

Wednesday marked the start of the last non-sanctioned state tournament before MSHSL sanctioning in 2025.


Eighth-grader dominates big-class state softball final

Rogers pitcher AnnaBelle Waldoch pitched a shutout, settling matters in Class 4A. Mankato East won 3A with a six-run seventh, and top seed Randolph took 2A.


Class 4A's top seed and defending champ exits winner's bracket

New Prague sunk Rosemount in the Class 4A semifinals on a day when high wind affected most games at Caswell Park in North Mankato.


Boys tennis team champions make their superiority clear

Wayzata clinched 2A early against Rochester Mayo, and St. Paul Academy won its third 1A title in a row by rolling over Breck.


MSHSL tackles controversial method of seeding state tournaments

All eight teams will receive a seed in the state hockey and basketball brackets starting in 2025.