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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.

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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.

    Podcast: Why Minnesota high school boys' volleyball failed to get approved as a spring sport

    Podcast: Why Minnesota high school boys' volleyball failed to get approved as a spring sport

    The Star Tribune's Jim Paulsen, under astute questioning from colleague David La Vaque, breaks down how a strongly backed proposal came up a few votes short at a key Minnesota State High School League meeting even as girls' wrestling was approved for a state tournament division.

    • 21 min
    Podcast: No-hitters, grand slams and key votes looming to decide a new sport and state tournament

    Podcast: No-hitters, grand slams and key votes looming to decide a new sport and state tournament

    The Star Tribune's Jim Paulsen and David La Vaque recount superlative efforts across Minnesota high school sports this spring and set up a key meeting to decide whether boys' volleyball and a girls' wrestling state tournament are a go.

    • 23 min
    Podcast: The masks come off (sort of) as spring sports get their seasons in high gear

    Podcast: The masks come off (sort of) as spring sports get their seasons in high gear

    The Star Tribune's David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen delve into new guidance that makes mask-wearing optional during games and practices, provide insight into Chet Holmgren's move out west and call out a couple of coaching changes of note in boys' hockey.

    • 21 min
    Podcast: Winter state tournament surprises and favorite moments from behind the scenes

    Podcast: Winter state tournament surprises and favorite moments from behind the scenes

    After a jam-packed run of championships, the Star Tribune's David La Vaque and Jim Paulsen disclose what stood out for them, including under-appreciated moments, from a just-completed stretch of high school state tournaments.

    • 25 min
    Podcast: State boys' and girls' basketball semifinal breakdown -- after 2020 heartbreak, is this Becker's year?

    Podcast: State boys' and girls' basketball semifinal breakdown -- after 2020 heartbreak, is this Becker's year?

    The Star Tribune's Ron Haggstrom and Jim Paulsen analyze all four classes of boys' and girls' basketball matchups starting Tuesday and wonder if the Bulldogs, shut down by the pandemic on the eve of their title game last year, can make it this time around.

    • 25 min
    Podcast: Ex-Hopkins coach 'Cos' on the girls' state tournament, Paige Bueckers and who could be the next one

    Podcast: Ex-Hopkins coach 'Cos' on the girls' state tournament, Paige Bueckers and who could be the next one

    Out of basketball coaching this year but probably not for good, Brian Cosgriff tells the Star Tribune's Jim Paulsen that he misses the game but not the COVID disruptions. And that it will take "the perfect game'' to keep his former team from another Class 4A title.

    • 24 min

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