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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.

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, and the countless ancillary businesses that support such an operation. Through the United States Basketball Writers...

Winter Sports Update: Wrestling

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

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 in Minnesota. The Eagles began the 2019 section tournament against Lakeville North, a battle that f...

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, and depth off the bench, the Apple Valley girls’ basketball team has put together a strong...

Former Eagle Athletes Start Strong

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

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, a two-time state basketball champion and two-time Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year, has stepp...

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 to secure state spots in both individual and relay events. To secure a spot, you must place first...

Football Finishes Regular Season on High Note

Apple Valley poses after defeating Henry Sibley on Senior Night.

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 a bang, as both teams scored on their opening possession. Henry Sibley senior Anthony Charles score...

Wrestling Ends Season with Two State Champions

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

A Great Run

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

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’ 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

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

The Eagles celebrate their advancement into the state tournament.

Connor Van Hulzen, Editor

November 11, 2017

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

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