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The 2019 Final Four, the annual conclusion to the NCAA men's basketball tournament, made its long awaited return to Minneapolis this spring.

Full Court Press

A Journalist's Trip to the Final Four.
Brady LaBahn, Editor April 23, 2019

Early in April, tens of thousands of college basketball fans descended into downtown Minneapolis for the Final Four, an annual spectacle that brings in millions of dollars for host cities, broadcasters,...

Sebas Swiggum captured his first individual state championship, defeating Drew Woodley of Northfield in the closing seconds of the third period.

Winter Sports Update: Wrestling

Brady LaBahn March 19, 2019

The Apple Valley wrestling team continued its long run of success this season, sending seven individuals to the state tournament and finishing second place as a team in the strongest section...

Winter Sports Update – Girls Basketball

Brady LaBahn February 5, 2019

The Apple Valley girls basketball team has had plenty to smile about during their 14-5 start.Photo Credit: Allen Photoworks. Featuring a roster filled with experienced seniors, prolific scorers,...

Gable Steveson (left) and Tre Jones were both standout athletes during their AVHS careers.

Former Eagle Athletes Start Strong

Brady LaBahn, Editor November 27, 2018

Apple Valley High School 2018 graduates, Tre Jones and Gable Steveson, made big names for themselves in their respective sports in high school and have picked up right where they left off in college. Jones,...

Fast Lane to State

Fast Lane to State

Guest Writer Mady Winters November 16, 2018

After a spectacular performance at sections last week, five members of the AVHS Girls Swim and Dive team are in the midst of the biggest meet of the season: State. Pressure was high as the eagles fought...

Apple Valley poses after defeating Henry Sibley on Senior Night.

Football Finishes Regular Season on High Note

Brady LaBahn, Editor October 23, 2018

Apple Valley defeated Henry Sibley 14-7 last Friday night, capturing a win on Senior Night and providing some much-needed momentum moving into section play.   The game started with off with...

Gable Steveson (left) and Nate Larson celebrate their state titles.

Wrestling Ends Season with Two State Champions

Brady LaBahn, Editor March 15, 2018

The 2017-2018 Minnesota state wrestling tournament concluded last week, and Apple Valley High School was represented by eight wrestlers, two of whom won individual titles. Senior Nate Larson won his...

Apple Valley earned a convincing victory over Lakeville South on Friday.

Wrestling Dominates Lakeville South in Home Opener

Brady LaBahn, Editor January 18, 2018

Apple Valley defeated Lakeville South 55-8 on Friday, earning a resounding victory in their first home dual of the season. The Eagles started out hot, with eighth grader Maverick Whitethorn (106) and...

Apple Valley's Tre Jones and Minnehaha's Jalen Suggs squared off on ESPNU Thursday night.

Eagles Drop Close Game in Clash of #1’s

Brady LaBahn, Editor December 8, 2017

The Apple Valley Eagles boys' basketball team, ranked #1 in Class 4A, fell to the Minnehaha Academy Redhawks, ranked #1 in Class 2A, on Thursday night by a score of 82-79. It was a highly anticipated,...

Elk River running back Jon Suchy sprints away from the Apple Valley defense.

A Great Run

Brady LaBahn, Editor November 20, 2017

The Apple Valley Eagles’ football team ended their bid for their first football state title since 1993 Friday afternoon after a hard-fought 51-40 loss to Elk River at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Elks’...

On to US Bank

On to US Bank

Connor Van Hulzen, Editor November 16, 2017
The Apple Valley Eagles football team faced the Mankato West Scarlets for a chance to play at US Bank Stadium
The Eagles celebrate their advancement into the state tournament.

Eagles Move On to State Tourney

The Apple Valley Eagles move on to the State Tournament after outstanding section performances.
Connor Van Hulzen, Editor November 11, 2017
Apple Valley Football victorious in sections advance to the state tournament.
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