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Paul Klauda

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Paul Klauda is responsible for overseeing coverage of high school sports.
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Minnesota United's fate in Major League Soccer appears imminent

Minnesota United's fate in Major League Soccer appears imminent

MLS Commissioner Don Garber, without mentioning the team by name, said an expansion announcement for 2017 will be made "in a couple of weeks.''
Record Minnesota soccer crowd expected at first U.S. Bank Stadium sporting event

Record Minnesota soccer crowd expected at first U.S. Bank Stadium sporting event

More than 55,000 tickets have been sold for the Aug. 3 match between Chelsea and A.C. Milan. That would eclipse the 1978 mark set at Metropolitan Stadium when the Minnesota Kicks played the New York Cosmos.
Trent leaving Apple Valley to play basketball at Findlay Prep

Trent leaving Apple Valley to play basketball at Findlay Prep

Apple Valley star basketball guard Gary Trent Jr. announced Friday that he is transferring to Findlay Prep High School in Las Vegas for his senior season.

Former Gopher Rickey Foggie no longer to coach Eagan football

The ex-quarterback had been offered the head coaching position but later withdrew his name for "personal reasons,'' a school district spokesman said.
Ex-Viking Pete Bercich named head coach at Hill-Murray

Ex-Viking Pete Bercich named head coach at Hill-Murray

The Vikings radio color analyst becomes the fifth new coach at the Maplewood school since the 2011 season.
Nebraska-bound Spielman out for lacrosse season with knee injury

Nebraska-bound Spielman out for lacrosse season with knee injury

JD Spielman, who starred in lacrosse and football at Eden Prairie, had surgery last Friday after getting hurt in a game on April 23
Rare battle of reigning champs opens girls' basketball state tournament

Rare battle of reigning champs opens girls' basketball state tournament

Defending Class 4A top seed Hopkins will play Park Center, winners of the past two Class 3A titles, in the first game on Tuesday.

Undefeated Osseo gets top seed in boys' basketball tournament

The Orioles (29-0) open play on Wednesday against Eden Prairie. In Class 3A top-seed DeLaSalle will be seeking its fifth consecutive title.
Hill-Murray, Blake draw top seeds for girls' hockey state tournament

Hill-Murray, Blake draw top seeds for girls' hockey state tournament

The Pioneers are the defending champion in the Class 2A tournament, which starts Thursday. The Bears reached the title game in Class 1A, which begins play on Wednesday.
Many prep football games rescheduled as severe weather looms Saturday

Many prep football games rescheduled as severe weather looms Saturday

Games that had previously been scheduled to be played Saturday evening will now start as early as noon.

Graphic: Football districts replace conferences

Football conferences are out and 18 districts are in to handle regular-season scheduling of games in Minnesota. Find which schools went where.

East Ridge H.S. forfeits football titles due to ineligible player

The player was found in violation of high school league residency requirements, leading the school to forfeit conference and section championships won in 2013 and 2014.

Orono girls' basketball schooled for deep tourney run

The Spartans learned from killer drills but is poised to make a strong tournament run.

Apple Valley depth wears down boys' basketball foes

The Eagles have overcome the loss of Tyus Jones with a lineup that includes nine players getting considerable minutes.
State high school league approves transgender policy

State high school league approves transgender policy

The Minnesota State High School League board has approved a new policy for transgender students that will begin with the 2015-16 school year.
High school league mulls rescheduling football semifinals

High school league mulls rescheduling football semifinals

The winter storm and forecast of colder weather has officials concerned that fields could be unsafe even if the wet snow can be removed.

St. Thomas Academy interim AD returns to job

After meeting with the school's headmaster, Jason Sedlak rescinded his resignation and issued an apology.

Dispatches from the Dome: One last carry for Underwood fullback

A.J. Montgomery was supposed to be Underwood's starting running back this season. Then he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees
Robins rally for sixth adapted soccer title in a row

Robins rally for sixth adapted soccer title in a row

Robbinsdale/Hopkins/Mound Westonka scored twice in the final three minutes to top Dakota United for the PI title.
Edina players share practice field with NFL's Texans

Edina players share practice field with NFL's Texans

Defensive end J.J. Watt also spent five minutes talking with the Hornets and urged them to 'take care of business' in school.
Wanted: New conference homes for 10 metro-area schools

Wanted: New conference homes for 10 metro-area schools

Ten metro-area schools are in limbo as a result of one conference dissolving and another losing four teams.
Culture change sweeps safer play through boys' hockey

Culture change sweeps safer play through boys' hockey

Conspicuously absent from this week's boys' hockey state tournament is the buzz about player safety that dominated last year's action. In its place, coaches talk of cleaner play along the boards and fewer penalties.
Maple Grove hockey coach Stefano reinstated

Maple Grove hockey coach Stefano reinstated

Gary Stefano returned to the Maple Grove helm after a district probe involving his Crimson.
Record-setting player was modest about his prowess

Record-setting player was modest about his prowess

Norm Grow, who died Saturday at 72, held several state hoops scoring marks.

More prep teams getting ultimate penalty: forfeit

Ineligible players have been reported more times this year than either of the past two, turning wins into losses.
Passionate discussions retain tougher penalty

Passionate discussions retain tougher penalty

A recommendation to undo stiffer penalties for illegal hits was turned down by the Minnesota Hockey board.
Mighty Anoka-Hennepin rolls to another state championship

Mighty Anoka-Hennepin rolls to another state championship

Spanning all three adapted sports, the program has won seven consecutive titles.
Eagan coach Taylor anticipates four great 2A quarterfinals

Eagan coach Taylor anticipates four great 2A quarterfinals

Benilde-St. Margaret's and Edina will square off in one of the best matchups of the quarterfinal round.

Complaint about Roseville hockey coaches being investigated

Roseville Area Schools said Thursday that it is investigating a complaint about head boys' hockey coach Jeff Pauletti and assistant coach Carl Hamre.
Hockey check hospitalizes another teen

Hockey check hospitalizes another teen

Devastating injuries on checks from behind have the game on edge and looking at how to keep players safe.
Amid tears and hope, hockey returns to BSM

Amid tears and hope, hockey returns to BSM

Jack Jablonski's team played again -- with word he was moving both his arms.
Gushers of 'yuck' in Chanhassen

Gushers of 'yuck' in Chanhassen

An unusual water main break backed up sewage into basements of about 18 homes, leaving lots of you-know-what behind.
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