Team leader | Prep Sports

Paul Klauda is responsible for overseeing coverage of high school sports.

Paul Klauda is responsible for overseeing coverage of high school sports.


St. Paul native Robinson, pioneering Black basketball official, dies at 88

Jimmy Robinson was the first Black official to work a high school state tournament in 1971 and among the first Black officials to work in the Big Ten Conference.


State health officials seeking 'pause' on prep winter sports

Gov. Tim Walz said he will provide "clarified guidance'' by mid-week in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases associated with school-level sports.


Chisago Lakes ends fall sports, winter seasons on hold until January

Despite pleas from parents to keep sports and activities going, board members said they had no choice but to adhere to provisions in the state's "safe learning plan.''


Amid conflicts, push builds to rethink Minnesota's prep state tournaments

While the director of the MSHSL is urging long-term vision for the return of state tournaments, one board member said some people see opportunities for athletes elsewhere that Minnesota has rejected.


Last-minute COVID cancellations ripple through metro prep football

A flurry of COVID-related situations disrupted high school games on Friday, with last-minute cancellations leaving teams sidelined or thankful to find new opponents.


Sid Hartman being Sid Hartman made for an irresistible photo subject

He was the "Miracle on Portland Avenue," the competitive columnist still cranking away at 99 and 100, and often the most fascinating co-worker imaginable.


Cross-country section championship keeps parents from attending in person

While 12 other similar cross-country meets around the state last week allowed fans, a south-metro section hired an off-duty police officer to help keep fans away


Legendary Chisholm basketball coach McDonald dies after COVID diagnosis

Bob McDonald, the winningest coach in Minnesota high school sports history, died Wednesday in Hibbing at age 87. His teams won more than 1,000 games during a 59-year career.


Prep football's return echoes more loudly than usual across Minnesota

On a beautiful Friday evening for high school football in Minnesota, kids horsing around behind the bleachers were as hard to find as an open…


Armstrong, Rosemount, Chisago Lakes join football teams sidelined by COVID-19 issues

All three teams will miss at least their first two games of the season set to start Friday.