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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.

Talking Preps Star Tribune

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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: What now for Minnesota high school sports?

    Podcast: What now for Minnesota 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.

    • 27 min
    Podcast: How do you stop Bueckers, Hopkins from winning another state title

    Podcast: How do you stop Bueckers, Hopkins from winning another state title

    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.

    • 22 min
    Podcast: Darkhorse picks for 'fan's dream' boys' hockey state tourney and what scares coaches most

    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.

    • 25 min
    Podcast: Coaches raise hands in favor of seeded 4A basketball tourney

    Podcast: Coaches raise hands in favor of seeded 4A basketball tourney

    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.

    • 21 min
    Podcast: Austin -- a success story fueled by sports, ideas and resources

    Podcast: Austin -- a success story fueled by sports, ideas and resources

    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.

    • 35 min
    Podcast: Girls' hockey tourney has clear favorites but threats loom

    Podcast: Girls' hockey tourney has clear favorites but threats loom

    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.

    • 24 min

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