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Eagles Fall Short Against the Tigers

Eagles Fall Short Against the Tigers

Josie Segar and Kealey Jensen
December 23
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
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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
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
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
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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
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
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
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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
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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
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...

A Heartbreaker Ends the Eagles’ Season

A Heartbreaker Ends the Eagles’ Season

Connor Van Hulzen, Assistant Sports Editor
November 16
Filed under Sports

The Eagles’ season was cut just short of their preseason goal of going to U.S. Bank Stadium on two very unfortunate plays. Now, rather than preparing for more games, the Eagles are only left to wonder, “What if?”

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Back and Better Than Ever

Back and Better Than Ever

Josie Segar and Kealey Jensen
November 11
Filed under Sports

Last year the Apple Valley boys hockey team ended with a record of 9-10-1, which is close to winning half of their games.  This year, they've set their sights even higher. The men’s hockey team has set a high standard for this season and fans have a lot to look forward to. “As a staff, our...

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