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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...

Equal Pay For Equal Play

Equal Pay For Equal Play

Kealey Jensen and Megan Duff

November 1, 2016


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In the newly built U.S. Bank stadium, an astonishing 5-1 win over Switzerland in a friendly match was the highlight of many Minnesotans’ weekend, especially young aspiring girl soccer players. In terms of money, though, what does this win mean? One of the most recent sports debates is equal pay amo...

Eagles Finish Victorious Over Wildcats

Eagles Finish Victorious Over Wildcats

Connor Van Hulzen, Assistant Sports Editor

October 20, 2016


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The Eagles football team closed out their regular season with a win over Eagan, finishing the season with a 5-3 record. The win will help propel them into the playoffs, where they’ve received the number 1 seed.

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A Billion Dollar Question

A Billion Dollar Question

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Editor

October 17, 2016


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Last summer, the Minnesota Vikings opened the doors to their brand new stadium in downtown Minneapolis at an estimated $1.1 billion price tag, according to the Star Tribune. Standing on the site of the old Metrodome, the stadium was built with the promise of revitalizing the downtown area and giving Vi...

To Infinity, and Beyond

To Infinity, and Beyond

Nate Williams, Sports Writer

May 27, 2016


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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


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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


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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:

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