David La Vaque

Reporter | High school sports
Phone: 612-673-7574
David La Vaque has covered high school sports with an emphasis on the North Metro suburbs since 2004.

Recent content from David La Vaque

Benilde avoids OT, tops Lakeville North

Benilde-St. Margaret’s potent top line is used to having the numbers advantage on offense.But even as Kelly Pannek and three...

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 12:00 AM

Prater's one and only ousts Eden Prairie

dlavaque@startribune.comHill-Murray coach Bill Schafhauser holds west metro girls’ hockey teams such as Eden Prairie in high regard.That made beating the...

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 11:04 PM

Girls' hockey notes: Tight first game shows 1A progress

Red Wing and Blake, which got a first-round scare from Alexandria, will battle in a rematch of last year’s semifinal.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 05:48 PM

Girls' hockey notes: Players rooting for 'cool' Team USA in gold medal rematch

“Those are our biggest heroes on that ice,” Red Wing coach Scott Haley said.

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 06:15 PM

Girls hockey celebrates 20th state tournament

The 20th girls’ hockey state tournament starts Wednesday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The Star Tribune takes a look back.

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 10:37 PM

Talent-rich Benilde-St. Margaret's adds grit to girls' hockey mix

Benilde-St. Margaret’s boasts top talent, but hard work helped clinch the team’s return to state.

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 06:16 PM

School-best mark propels Champlin Park gymnastics to state

The Champlin Park gymnastics team posted a program-best score last week to win the Class 2A, Section 5 meet.

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 06:13 PM

Sydney Baldwin: Magic socks, and a whole lot more

The Minnetonka defenseman is slightly superstitious, but opponents fear her ever-growing game.

Updated: February 17, 2014, - 10:58 PM

Coliseum hosting last games as boys' hockey playoffs begin

The State Fair Coliseum will cease making ice. The Section 5 and 4 doubleheader — the final high school games there — is Feb. 28.

Updated: February 17, 2014, - 08:36 PM

Benilde-St. Margaret's vanquishes ghosts, Wayzata

Future Gopher Kelly Pannek helped beat back Wayzata.

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 11:51 PM

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