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Battles Without Borders: The Apple Valley/Eastview Rivalry

Battles Without Borders: The Apple Valley/Eastview Rivalry

Brady LaBahn, Sportswriter
April 11, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

No matter the sport, the most memorable match-ups always seem to come from competition between rivals. These battles are often sustained for many years, sometimes even generations. Duke and North Carolina have eleven NCAA men’s basketball titles between them, and twice a year the college basketball w...

Boys Basketball Gets Big Win Against Eastview

Daniel Dessalew, Sports Writer
February 7, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Apple Valley boys basketball team defeated the Eastview Lightning with a dominant performance and a big lead on the scoreboard. Coming into this game, the Eagles had a seven game winning streak and only two losses this season. Motivated by the big rivalry with Eastview, Apple Valley managed to add...

Eagles Fall Short Against the Tigers

Eagles Fall Short Against the Tigers

Josie Segar and Kealey Jensen
December 23, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Apple Valley boys hockey team was hopeful going into their game last Thursday against the Farmington Tigers. Unfortunately, despite the Eagles’ two goal lead after the first period, the Tigers sealed their win with an empty net goal to make it 4-2. Going into the game head coach, Chris Sikic...

Girls Basketball Continues Hot Start to Season

Girls Basketball Continues Hot Start to Season

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Editor
December 22, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Eagles have moved to 5-1 after a great win against Lakeville North. Great performances from the starters and the bench helped vault the team to a 67-60 win at home. This is just one win in a string of great wins for this year's girls basketball team. The team has already earned great wins against defending state champion Minnetonka ...

Eagle Sports Recap: Dec. 12 – 17

Eagle Sports Recap: Dec. 12 – 17

Jack Rosenthal, Josie Segar, Liz Bolsoni, and Kealey Jensen
December 20, 2016
Filed under Sports

A lot happened last week in the world of Apple Valley athletics. Here's everything in a nutshell:   Boys Basketball The guys were able to dominate last week with huge wins against Cretin-Durham Hall and Owatonna. Their game against Cretin was their home opener, and they were able to def...

The New Valley Hoops

The New Valley Hoops

Daniel Dessalew, Sports Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under Sports

The boys basketball Eagles are back on the court ready for another promising season, with a new-look roster and great aspirations. Last year, the Eagles had an amazing record of 18-0 in the regular season. The team also breezed through sections playoffs, ultimately finishing third in state after l...

Wrestling Drops Opener in Heartbreaker to Shakopee

Wrestling Drops Opener in Heartbreaker to Shakopee

Brady LaBahn, Sports Writer
December 5, 2016
Filed under Sports

After a back-and-forth match that brought the crowd to its feet several times, Shakopee defeated Apple Valley 29-29 in a highly touted dual that garnered national attention. It was Apple Valley’s first conference dual loss since 1991. The visiting Sabers quickly gained control of the early portion ...

Exciting Year Ahead For Girls Basketball Team

Exciting Year Ahead For Girls Basketball Team

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Editor
December 3, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Apple Valley girls basketball season is now in full swing, and coach Jeremy Gordon’s team is showing the promise of a great year already. The girls traveled to Minnetonka for their first game of the year on November 26th and upset the defending state champions, 67-52. Last year the girls we...

The History of Thanksgiving Football

The History of Thanksgiving Football

Connor Van Hulzen, Assistant Sports Editor
November 24, 2016
Filed under Sports

Gathering together as a family or with friends and sitting down to eat a meal on the fourth Thursday of every November is a time-honored tradition in American households. Also commonplace? Watching football together. Football on Thanksgiving became a tradition even before Congress finally establish...

AV Girls Swim Team Makes a Splash at State

AV Girls Swim Team Makes a Splash at State

Liz Bolsoni, Sports Writer
November 22, 2016
Filed under Sports

Senior Vivien Duong, sophomore Anika Gram, and freshmen Claudia Dougan and Nora Bengtson all swam at state for the first time on November 16.  Throughout the year, these swimmers put in hours of hard work in the pool every day to ultimately compete against the state's best high school teams at the U...

Eagles Come Back Against the Raptors

Eagles Come Back Against the Raptors

Daniel Dessalew, Sports Writer
November 21, 2016
Filed under Sports

This past Thursday the Apple Valley girls hockey team finished on top, defeating East Ridge 3-2, in a redemption game after last year’s six-overtime loss. “This game was the first test of the season,” said assistant coach Michelle Gustafson. “We responded well in the third period, tying and winning the game.” The first...

Girls Hockey Enjoys Great Win vs. Burnsville

Girls Hockey Enjoys Great Win vs. Burnsville

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Apple Valley girls hockey team played a great game against Burnsville on Tuesday, coming out on top in a solid 4-1 win. In spite of their victory, the girls struggled in the first period. The team let up a power play goal in the first five minutes of the period, and weren’t able to create muc...

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