Star Tribune prep reporters David La Vaque and James Paulsen are bringing all you Minnesota high school sports enthusiasts another way to stay connected to the action.
In the latest Talking Preps, the Star Tribune's David La Vaque and Paul Klauda sort through unfinished business after this week's big news about restarting football and volleyball, including what the rest of the fall and winter landscape will be like.
The Star Tribune's David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen dissect a surprising turn of events and give predictions with the Minnesota State High School League set to reconsider a postponement decision it made on Aug. 4.
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen talk through some of the biggest aftershocks of COVID-19.
In the latest Talking Preps, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen lament the Friday night void ahead but shed light on a few players who are finding ways to suit up this fall.
In the latest Talking Preps, Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque discuss a shift in attitudes since last spring, and how the sports themselves seem less affected than how fans, notably parents, are able to watch.
Reunited for their first Talking Preps podcast together since mid-February, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen riff on a most unusual season ahead, one that's expected to end without the usual encore state tournaments.
From practicing in already-crowded gyms to hosting football on winter-frozen fields, Star Tribune Talking Preps podcasters Jim Paulsen and Paul Klauda sort through the considerable fallout of making a new season to play two high-profile high school sports.
In the first Talking Preps since the coronavirus shut down sports in March, the Star Tribune's David La Vaque and Paul Klauda discuss critical moves by the Minnesota State High School League to try and get them restarted and address a big budget problem.
In the latest Talking Preps, girls' basketball insider Grant McGinnis and the Star Tribune's Jim Paulsen walk through all four state tournament classes and shed light on the formula for the improbable: Taking down Paige Bueckers and the juggernaut Royals.
Episode : Podcast: Darkhorse picks for 'fan's dream' boys' hockey state tourney and what scares coaches most
In the latest Talking Preps, hockey coach Ted Cheesebrough and the Star Tribune's David La Vaque discuss which teams scare coaches most in the parity-filled tournaments and why they fret most about the first period of their team's first game.
In the latest Talking Preps, the Star Tribune's Ron Haggstrom joins Jim Paulsen to talk about a "hot topic'' idea for generating more competitive state tournament match-ups. Plus a rundown of gymnastics and girls' hockey champions.
Go deeper into Chip Scoggins' meticulously reported story about the transformation of Austin, the town of 25,000 people located about 100 miles south of the Twin Cities. It's a tale of immigration, basketball, Hormel and a changing community.
From behind the bench to behind the mic, longtime coach Shawn Reid joins David La Vaque to break down who's best equipped to challenge Edina and Breck. Plus a sneak peek at a special sports project coming Sunday in the Star Tribune.
The latest Talking Preps from preps writers David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen highlights girls' hockey, gymnastics and the swirl around Hopkins star Paige Bueckers. Plus the state's next best girls' basketball player and new football coaches at two 6A programs.
Episode : Podcast: Minnesota schools to pony up more to help high school league close budget shortfall
In the latest Talking Preps, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen discuss the Minnesota State High School League's latest action on two popular topics: How to slay a $407,000 budget shortfall and a new effort to look at student eligibility and transfers.
In the latest Talking Preps, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen take up ingrained sexist attitudes toward girls' basketball coaches and officials, a rivalry ended on the Iron Range and how did we get so close to state tournament time.
In the latest Talking Preps, Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque spin a few of their own yarns about Totino-Grace's Jeff Ferguson and Brainerd's Ron Stolski, the latest to step down in a winter full of similar big-program departures.
In the newest Talking Preps, Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque scrutinize the Minnesota appeal of outdoor hockey and examine the changing world of recruiting the state's most prized future college players.
Episode : Podcast: 'Best team in state history' ignites debate and the curse of being No. 1 in boys' hockey
Talking Preps' David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen kick off the new year with Minnehaha Academy's impressive boys' basketball weekend, get caught up on big wrestling and Nordic skiing doings, and look at who's catching notice as boys' and girls' hockey kick into post-holiday gear.
Episode : Podcast: Football recruiting stirs up news, Minnehaha Academy loses again and favorite moments of 2019
In their last Talking Preps until January, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen go deep on signing day doings and share their most memorable games of the year. And what kind of hex did Jim put on his self-declared best boys' basketball team ever?