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Wrestling Ends Season with Two State Champions

Wrestling Ends Season with Two State Champions

Brady LaBahn, Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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 first ever individual title, pinning Mitchell Wilson of St. Francis to take home the crown at 145 p...

Wrestling Dominates Lakeville South in Home Opener

Wrestling Dominates Lakeville South in Home Opener

Brady LaBahn, Editor

January 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

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 sophomore Regan Schrempp (113) both winning by fall in the first two matches. The Cougars forfeited t...

Eagles Drop Close Game in Clash of #1’s

Eagles Drop Close Game in Clash of #1’s

Brady LaBahn, Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Sports

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, nationally-televised matchup that also featured two of the top point guards in the nation: Apple...

A Great Run

A Great Run

Brady LaBahn, Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

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’ signature “T” offense kept rolling, as they racked up 700 rushing yards and didn’t pass the bal...

On to US Bank

On to US Bank

Connor Van Hulzen, Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Apple Valley Eagles football team faced the Mankato West Scarlets for a chance to play at US Bank Stadium

Eagles Move On to State Tourney

Eagles Move On to State Tourney

Connor Van Hulzen, Editor

November 11, 2017


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Apple Valley Football victorious in sections advance to the state tournament.

Men’s Soccer Team Plays at State Quarterfinals!

Men’s Soccer Team Plays at State Quarterfinals!

Cori Roberts, Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

This past Wednesday, the AV men’s soccer team played the Stillwater Area High School Ponies in quarterfinals of the State Championship. It was an intense match and our eagles played at the top of their game, but ended up losing 2-0. Both goals were scored during the last twenty minutes of the sec...

Men’s Soccer Clinches State Berth in OT Win

Men’s Soccer Clinches State Berth in OT Win

Brady LaBahn, Editor

October 21, 2017


Filed under Sports

Apple Valley men’s soccer advanced to the state tournament Tuesday night after a goal in overtime by senior midfielder, Justin Mutua. He lifted the Eagles over the Rosemount Irish in the closely contested section final game. Scoring chances were few and far between for both teams in the first half, wit...

Men’s Soccer Advances to Section Finals!

Men’s Soccer Advances to Section Finals!

Cori Roberts

October 16, 2017


Filed under Sports

Congratulations to the Apple Valley High School Men’s Soccer team for their win against Eastview this past Thursday! With a final score of 1-0, Apple Valley managed to beat the #1 seeded team in the state of Minnesota. This was an especially impressive victory given that Apple Valley, seeded ...

Chaska Spoils Homecoming in Late Rally

Chaska Spoils Homecoming in Late Rally

Brady LaBahn, Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

  The Chaska Hawks ended the Eagles’ bid for an undefeated season--on homecoming, no less-- in a 20-17 come from behind victory on Friday. Chaska’s first scoring drive was set up by a failed fake punt by Apple Valley that gave the Hawks the ball deep into the Eagles’ territory in the ...

Seniors Take on Powder Puff

Seniors Take on Powder Puff

Connor Van Hulzen and Trinity Ek

October 3, 2017


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

This year’s homecoming week tradition of the Powder Puff Football game took place on Monday night. This yearly competition sees the upperclassmen girls pitted against each other in an extremely competitive and sometimes controversial game of flag football. This year’s game broke tradition by having...

The Curious Case of the One and Done

The Curious Case of the One and Done

Brady LaBahn, Sportswriter

May 24, 2017


Filed under Sports

The average college dropout makes $37,388 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, for a small group of students with only a high school diploma, the minimum amount they will earn in their first year on the job is just under $6 million dollars. Although this job isn’t at Google or G...

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