The Talon

Men’s Soccer Team Plays at State Quarterfinals!

Men’s Soccer Team Plays at State Quarterfinals!

Cori Roberts, Writer

October 30, 2017

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

An overtime win over Rosemount vaulted the Eagles to the state tournament.

Brady LaBahn, Editor

October 21, 2017

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!

The team celebrates after winning the game.

Cori Roberts

October 16, 2017

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 celebrates its first touchdown in a win over Apple Valley in AVHS' homecoming game.

Brady LaBahn, Editor

October 3, 2017

  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

Apple Valley's senior and junior girls smile for their post-Powder Puff photo.

Connor Van Hulzen and Trinity Ek

October 3, 2017

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 NBA Draft has evolved in recent years to become a highly publicized event.

Brady LaBahn, Sportswriter

May 24, 2017

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...

Senior Night Ends On A Sour Note

The Eagles' defense setting up in the second inning.

Connor Van Hulzen, Editor

May 17, 2017

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

The logo for the 2016

Brady LaBahn, Sportswriter

April 11, 2017

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

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

The Eagles facing off after a break in the action.

Josie Segar and Kealey Jensen

December 23, 2016

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

Junior Megan Baer during the game against Lakeville North.

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Editor

December 22, 2016

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

Tre Jones in game against Minneapolis North.

Jack Rosenthal, Josie Segar, Liz Bolsoni, and Kealey Jensen

December 20, 2016

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 student news site of Apple Valley High School