Team leader | Prep Sports

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


Mike Grant to leave Eden Prairie activities director post Jan. 1

Grant, 63, will remain as the school's football coach. His teams have won 11 state championships since he took that job in 1992.


Sports cause outbreaks. Restart them anyway? Answer expected today

On Monday the Minnesota State High School League is poised to decide whether thousands of football and volleyball players can resume playing.


COVID shutdown of Eagan girls' soccer shows what schools can face

The two-week shutdown of the Eagan girls' soccer program underscores how a positive COVID-19 test have far-reaching impacts as Minnesota high schools restart fall sports.


They're back! Minnesota's prep athletes return to their sports

Many of the routines have been altered -- and the only football and volleyball players to be seen are those trying out other fall sports. But Monday marked the beginning of workouts in four fall sports.


Shortened or deferred fall seasons two of 4 Minnesota prep sports options

A Minnesota State High School League task force also is considering a traditional season that starts on time as well as having teams practice this fall and seek to play games later in the school year.


Even without a state title this year, Jalen Suggs graduates with plenty to smile about

State titles eluded Jalen Suggs as a senior, but oh the memories.


Saints to resume playing July 3 with Sioux Falls as their temporary home

The American Association announced a plan to resume play on July 3 with six of its 12 teams playing out of three hub cities until pandemic restrictions ease.


3 Minnesota summer soccer leagues canceled as new practice guidelines emerge

Three prominent summer youth soccer leagues and their affiliated state championships have been canceled because of safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


No Minnesota high school spring sports until May 4 at earliest

The move came in response to Gov. Tim Walz ordering state residents to stay at home and limit movements outside their homes beyond essential needs for two weeks beginning this weekend.


High school league shuts down all spring sports practices

The announcement came before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday night recommended no gatherings of 50 or more people anywhere.