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Wrestling Drops Opener in Heartbreaker to Shakopee

Wrestling Drops Opener in Heartbreaker to Shakopee

Brady LaBahn, Sports Writer

December 5, 2016


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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


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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


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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...

AV Girls Swim Team Makes a Splash at State

AV Girls Swim Team Makes a Splash at State

Liz Bolsoni, Sports Writer

November 22, 2016


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Senior Vivien Duong, sophomore Anika Gram, and freshmen Claudia Dougan and Nora Bengtson all swam at state for the first time on November 16.  Throughout the year, these swimmers put in hours of hard work in the pool every day to ultimately compete against the state's best high school teams at the U...

Eagles Come Back Against the Raptors

Eagles Come Back Against the Raptors

Daniel Dessalew, Sports Writer

November 21, 2016


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This past Thursday the Apple Valley girls hockey team finished on top, defeating East Ridge 3-2, in a redemption game after last year’s six-overtime loss. “This game was the first test of the season,” said assistant coach Michelle Gustafson. “We responded well in the third period, tying and winning the game.” The first...

Girls Hockey Enjoys Great Win vs. Burnsville

Girls Hockey Enjoys Great Win vs. Burnsville

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Editor

November 17, 2016


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The Apple Valley girls hockey team played a great game against Burnsville on Tuesday, coming out on top in a solid 4-1 win. In spite of their victory, the girls struggled in the first period. The team let up a power play goal in the first five minutes of the period, and weren’t able to create muc...

A Heartbreaker Ends the Eagles’ Season

A Heartbreaker Ends the Eagles’ Season

Connor Van Hulzen, Assistant Sports Editor

November 16, 2016


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The Eagles’ season was cut just short of their preseason goal of going to U.S. Bank Stadium on two very unfortunate plays. Now, rather than preparing for more games, the Eagles are only left to wonder, “What if?”

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Back and Better Than Ever

Back and Better Than Ever

Josie Segar and Kealey Jensen

November 11, 2016


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Last year the Apple Valley boys hockey team ended with a record of 9-10-1, which is close to winning half of their games.  This year, they've set their sights even higher. The men’s hockey team has set a high standard for this season and fans have a lot to look forward to. “As a staff, our...

Back On The Ice

Back On The Ice

Daniel Dessalew, Sports Writer

November 8, 2016


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As the 2016-17 season approaches, the Apple Valley girls’ hockey team is ready for the puck drop, with new goals and more experience. After finishing eighth place in the South Suburban Conference and losing to East Ridge in a historic game in sections, the team is ready to bounce back this season. “We have a lot of talent and a ...

Late Score Propels Eagles to State Tournament

Late Score Propels Eagles to State Tournament

Brady LaBahn, Sports Writer

November 7, 2016


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After a back-and-forth game between Apple Valley and Park of Cottage Grove on Friday night, senior quarterback Noah Sanders ran for a one-yard touchdown with 49 seconds left to give the Eagles a 42-35 lead. An interception by junior cornerback Josh Arnold with 8 seconds on the clock solidified both a ...

Believeland

Believeland

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Editor

November 4, 2016


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“Cleveland against the world!” That was the message Lebron James sent out during the Cleveland Cavaliers ring ceremony before their season opener against the New York Knicks. Last June, the Cavaliers became the first team in history to come back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals and win the ...

Eagles Find Success in Their First Playoff Game

Eagles Find Success in Their First Playoff Game

Braxsten Bell, Sports Writer

November 2, 2016


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The Apple Valley Eagles came out ahead in their first playoff game on Saturday against the Hastings Raiders, a gratifying 28-21 victory. On a mist-soaked evening, the Eagles eventually took control in a seesaw battle with their #4-ranked opponent out of the Metro East conference. The Raiders re...

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