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Eagles Find Success in Their First Playoff Game

Noah Sanders and the Eagles offense move down the field in the fourth quarter.

Braxsten Bell, Sports Writer

November 2, 2016

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

Around 20,000 fans came to watch the US Women's National Team play Switzerland at the US Bank Stadium.

Kealey Jensen and Megan Duff

November 1, 2016

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

Noah Sanders lines up under center getting ready to lead the offense.

Connor Van Hulzen, Assistant Sports Editor

October 20, 2016

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.

A Billion Dollar Question

U.S. Bank Stadium came in at a cost of $1.1 billion. The Vikings opened their 2016 season in the stadium back in September.

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Editor

October 17, 2016

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

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

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

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 collection of all the awards Apple Valley has won during winter

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Writer

May 19, 2016

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

Tim Van Beck going up for a save. Van Beck holds school records for save percentage and career shutouts.

Pete Buesgens, Special to The Talon

May 14, 2016

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

The team poses post-win.

Nate Williams, Sports Writer

May 13, 2016

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

Apple Valley captain Paul Nesseth awaits a volley at the net (Photo courtesy Frank Kelly)

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor

May 11, 2016

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

Captain Katie Moynihan drives to the net. She finished the game with five goals.

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Writer

May 4, 2016

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 ...

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