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The Curious Case of the One and Done

The Curious Case of the One and Done

Brady LaBahn, Sportswriter

May 24, 2017


Filed under Showcase, 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...

Molly Moynihan: Athlete to Watch

Molly Moynihan: Athlete to Watch

Kealey Jensen

May 22, 2017


Filed under People to Know, Showcase, Sports

Having four goals and two assists in last week’s game against Lakeville isn't anything new for D1 commit Molly Moynihan. Moynihan is the second-leading scorer for the Apple Valley Girls Lacrosse team with 34 goals and a very vital player on both the offense and defensive ends of the field. Molly has...

Senior Night Ends On A Sour Note

Senior Night Ends On A Sour Note

Connor Van Hulzen, Editor

May 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

On Friday, the Eagles played their final home game of the regular season against Lakeville North and celebrated senior night for their two seniors, catcher Jaycee Lentz and pitcher Rachel Niederkorn.   Lakeville got off to a quick start in the first inning, scoring after a leadoff walk, bu...

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...

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