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To Infinity, and Beyond

To Infinity, and Beyond

Nate Williams, Sports Writer
May 27, 2016
Filed under Sports

As a freshman in 2012, I didn’t really think all that seriously about college. I had some ideas, but they mostly involved playing NCAA Division I baseball (hey, a kid can dream). I didn’t think about the things that actually matter to me now, such as how far is too far away from my family and clo...

Goodbye: A Letter to AVHS

Goodbye: A Letter to AVHS

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor
May 26, 2016
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Dear AVHS, Graduation is fast approaching, a time each year filled with anticipation of summer and beyond, as well as sadness for what is being left behind. But there is one thing different about this year: I’ll be in the graduating class. So I guess it’s time to say goodbye to you, Apple Valley,...

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

Jackie Tan, Sports Writer
May 25, 2016
Filed under Sports

Recently, I had the opportunity to go back to middle school (literally, although my maturity hasn't followed me since the 7th grade).  Memories of awkwardness and embarrassment rushed into my mind as soon as I walked in. 45 minutes later, after roaming around and catching up with old teachers, I walke...

A Year to Remember in Apple Valley Athletics

A Year to Remember in Apple Valley Athletics

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Writer
May 19, 2016
Filed under Sports

With twelve individual state competitors, two individual state champions, one third place state finish, and one state championship, it’s been quite a year for Apple Valley in athletics. Let’s recap how our teams did this year:

New Men’s Soccer Coach Selected

New Men’s Soccer Coach Selected

Pete Buesgens, Special to The Talon
May 14, 2016
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The Apple Valley High School Athletics Department is pleased to announce that Chris Scanlon has been selected as the new men’s soccer coach.  Chris takes over for William “Chuck” Scanlon as the head coach.  Chuck Scanlon led the Eagles to 9 state championships and was the only coach in the history...

Eagles Softball Looks to Finish Strong

Eagles Softball Looks to Finish Strong

Nate Williams, Sports Writer
May 13, 2016
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The Eagles softball team had a slow start to their season, losing their first four games. Most teams would take this as a reason to give up and throw away the rest of the season, but not this team. “We don’t really let [losses] affect our mindset, we kind of just come back and we push harder in th...

Boys’ Tennis Hits Playoff Stride

Boys’ Tennis Hits Playoff Stride

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor
May 11, 2016
Filed under Sports

New coach? No problem. The Apple Valley boys’ tennis team is capitalizing on a plethora of matches, beginning the season 11-5-1 under first-year head coach Craig Raway. The Eagles sit third in the South Suburban Conference with a 5-2 record, which includes a win over Eagan for the first time...

Eagles Shut Out the Blaze

Eagles Shut Out the Blaze

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Writer
May 4, 2016
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Apple Valley girls’ lacrosse dominated in a 17-0 win over conference rival Burnsville on Tuesday. After a disappointing loss to Prior Lake last Tuesday, the Eagles were looking to rebound. They couldn’t have asked for a stronger game than they had. “Our team is growing everyday since that ...

Eagles Lacrosse Wins Big Over TriMAC

Eagles Lacrosse Wins Big Over TriMAC

Nate Williams, Sports Writer
May 3, 2016
Filed under Sports

Monday’s non-conference matchup between Apple Valley and TriMAC was filled with Eagle offense, while TriMAC didn’t have any offense until 3:30 into the game. The Eagles won 18-1. “I think that [defense] is really our strong suit every night,” head coach Michael Evans said. “I think that our off...

Rugby in America? I Think Yes!

Rugby in America? I Think Yes!

Megan Navratil, News Writer
April 28, 2016
Filed under Sports

Football is arguably one of the biggest traditions for Americans worldwide...but not many know that the game they love so much sprouted from rugby. Compared to football, rugby has a reputation of being a violent sport because of the lack of protection (save for a mouth guard). No pads are allowed wit...

Eagles on the Right Track

Eagles on the Right Track

Jackie Tan, Sports Writer
April 28, 2016
Filed under Sports

Apple Valley boys and girls track teams both competed Tuesday at the Wildcat Invitational at Eagan. This meet features some tough local competition, with teams competing from Shakopee and Eagan. Bitter conditions provided an extra challenge with frigid weather and strong gusts, hindering some athletes...

The End of a Legend

The End of a Legend

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Writer
April 14, 2016
Filed under Sports

You may know him as your safety ed teacher during freshman year. You may know him as your soccer coach. You may know him as that guy with the long and elaborate stories that he tells everyone. Or you may know him for the unique mannerisms he has while he talks. However you may know him, there is no o...

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