In the latest Talking Preps podcast, David La Vaque and JIm Paulsen give the new No. 1 Trojans their due. But with two games left before playoffs, they see a more wide-open field than in many years. Plus the latest on Jalen Suggs, track and field goes to three classes and sections begin in soccer and tennis.
In the latest Talking Preps, Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque preview Wayzata at Eden Prairie, both undefeated. Plus who's still unbeaten in prep soccer as the season winds down and the puzzling case of Tyler Krebs.
Wayzata, Champlin Park, Cretin-Derham Hall and others are off to impressive starts, according to Talking Preps podcasters Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque. But can they keep up with Lakeville North and Eden Prairie? Plus lots of intrigue in Class 4A, insights on the MSHSL budget deficit, a volleyball surprise and a girls' tennis update.
Just one game into the season, Talking Preps podcast hosts David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen explore the strong online reaction to the Panthers' "no apologies'' approach, take on unruly parents and call out two trends in the state's ever-improving volleyball scene.
In the first Talking Preps podcast of the fall, staff writers Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque offer their informed looks at the teams to beat and players to watch as week one kicks off Thursday and Friday night.
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen recap top state tournament performances in track and field and softball as lacrosse and baseball championships loom in the days ahead.
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen don't come close to exhausting the debate about shot clocks, seeding state basketball, and adding more classes to some sports. Oh, and it's state tourney time for softball, tennis and track.
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen foreshadow Monday's high school league meeting where added classes in four sports, implementing a shot clock and seeding big-school basketball are on the agenda.
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen talk coach ouster transparency, a boys' volleyball first, girls' and boys' lacrosse and golf to admire, the first boys' tennis teams reaching state, and a former football metro player of the year set to coach basketball.
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen recount a rite of spring -- mentors on the move -- along with an eligibility issue, a squeeze on officials, state records, and camaraderie on display at the True Team track state meet.
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen highlight Hopkins speedster Joe Fahnbulleh's excellent spring, note a lack of top girls' basketball recruits picking Minnesota and catch up on two high-profile coaching changes.
A new 4x100 state mark, a new career leader in softball hits. In the latest Talking Preps podcast, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen highlight other top performers and talk club softball in Minneapolis, college hockey recruiting at young ages, and a football signing ceremony for eighth-graders.
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, the Star Tribune's Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque share their views, set up a premier track meet on Friday and wade into baseball, softball, boys' volleyball and adapted bowling.
The Rochester John Marshall star plans to announce his school choice on Friday but in the latest Talking Preps podcast, staff writers Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque read signs pointing to which one that will be. And talk a little spring sports, too.
In the Talking Preps podcast of spring, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen brush off the snow to catch up with track and softball seasons in progress and discuss plans for a lacrosse celebration that had to be scrapped last year because of weather.
With spring sports still thawing out, Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque resume their Talking Preps podcast with give-and-take on the Hopkins star's standing in Minnesota girls' prep history and the state of Twitter-fueled recruiting buzz.
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque put the boys' hockey tournament to bed and take up the next one, including who's best positioned to keep top recruit Paige Bueckers and the Royals from being the ones holding the 4A trophy on Saturday night.
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, staff writer David La Vaque and veteran hockey raconteur Ted Cheesebrough share insights from those who will be behind the bench at this week's 75th boys' hockey state tournament.
In the latest Talking Preps, Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque re-live what one official called "the most electrifying moment'' he's seen in high school sports, post-game heat after two championship games, and previews of the wrestling state meet and boys' hockey section finals.
In the latest Talking Preps podcast, David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen scrutinize this week's girls' hockey state tournament, including All-Metro goalie Calla Frank's run of shutouts, and the upcoming gymnastics state meet.