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Heartbreaking Defeat

Heartbreaking Defeat

Taylor Wangerin, Sports Writer
March 12
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Going into the state semi-final game, the Eagles had a determination to defeat the Royals.  After a strong battle the Eagles came up short, 60-84. The Eagle boys will continue to play for third place Saturday, March 12, at Concordia University-St. Paul at 3:30 p.m. From the beginning the gam...

Eagles Prey on Blaine, Set Up Colossal Semifinal

Eagles Prey on Blaine, Set Up Colossal Semifinal

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor
March 10
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For a team averaging 96 points per game in the playoffs, defense is not the first thing that comes to mind. So naturally, that’s exactly what the third-seeded Apple Valley Eagles used to dominate Blaine on Wednesday afternoon, taking the state tournament opener 77-57. The Eagles came into the tournament off a 10...

State Basketball: Eagles Try For Two Straight

State Basketball: Eagles Try For Two Straight

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor
March 8
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With a victory over Eagan last Thursday night, the Apple Valley boys’ basketball team clinched a spot in this week’s state tournament, and a chance for a third state title in the past four years. As with any state tournament, the road to glory is no cakewalk—the Eagles, 29-1, were seeded only third. Apple...

Trent and Kirksey Lift Apple Valley to Section Title

Trent and Kirksey Lift Apple Valley to Section Title

Adam Stacer, Sports Writer
March 6
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Led by a strong starting five, Apple Valley finished the section tournament in a big way.  They are headed to a second straight state tournament after defeating Eagan 109-79. Although Apple Valley and Eagan traded leads early in the game, the Eagles eventually pulled ahead and only let up once, ...

Bleached and Ready: Boys Swim Sections

Bleached and Ready: Boys Swim Sections

Taylor Wangerin, Sports Writer
March 3
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The Eagle swimmers competed in the 2015-2016 section meet February 24th-26th. With multiple top 15 finishers, the Eagles showed signs of their improvement throughout the season and the team’s future success. The top two swimmers and relays in each race move on to compete in the state tournament....

Steveson Completes Double for Eagles

Steveson Completes Double for Eagles

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor
February 29
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Where one great career ends, another begins. That certainly seems to be the case for Apple Valley wrestler Gable Steveson, who won his second straight state championship at 220 pounds Saturday night. Steveson, who is already ranked in the nation’s top ten overall wrestlers as a sophomore, completed...

Hall Crowned Greatest in Minnesota

Hall Crowned Greatest in Minnesota

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor
February 28
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As Mark Hall lay flat on his back, the Xcel Energy Center roared. The Apple Valley wrestler let out a sigh of relief after completing a feat never before seen in Minnesota State Wrestling history: a sixth individual state title. His remarkably smooth victory over Austin Eichmann of Hastings at 170...

High-Flying Hawks

High-Flying Hawks

Jackie Tan, Sports Writer
February 28
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The Dakota Hawks Adaptive Floor Hockey team flew right by the South Suburban Flyers Thursday night as they capped their regular season off with a blowout victory of 17-0; however, the scoreboard was stopped at 8-0 due to the insane number of goals by the Hawks. The Hawks opened up quickly in the ...

Eagle Girls’ Team Effort Overwhelms Prior Lake

Eagle Girls’ Team Effort Overwhelms Prior Lake

Adam Stacer, Sports Writer
February 26
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Apple Valley girls basketball defeated Prior Lake Tuesday night, 86-72. Apple Valley started the game slow, with fast breaks and shaky defense leading to an early timeout.  After that, the Eagles matched the Lakers’ quick tempo, with both teams scoring on fast breaks throughout the first half....

Boys Basketball Soars over Henry Sibley

Boys Basketball Soars over Henry Sibley

Nate Williams, Sports Writer
February 26
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Bring on the playoffs. After Thursday night’s 106-77 win, the Apple Valley boys basketball seniors finished their home varsity career without a single loss at Apple Valley High School to a Minnesota team. Apple Valley’s Brock Bertram won the opening tip and then hit two free throws 18 s...

Jones’ Record-Setting Night Lifts Eagles Past Rosemount

Jones’ Record-Setting Night Lifts Eagles Past Rosemount

Adam Stacer, Sports Writer
February 22
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Apple Valley men’s basketball closed out the regular season with a 81-62 victory over Rosemount Friday night.  It was also senior night. The Eagles struggled to maintain a steady lead early in the game, trading leads with the Irish throughout the first half.  Apple Valley saw out the half however,...

Apple Valley Athletes Come Together for a Greater Cause

Apple Valley Athletes Come Together for a Greater Cause

Jacob Wegner, Sports Editor
February 15
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Last Saturday Apple Valley football, basketball, and baseball players volunteered to help pack meals for Feed My Starving Children. The event took place at a former Rainbow Foods grocery store in Apple Valley. AVHS athletes joined churches, businesses, and other volunteer groups in a Mega-Pack event tha...

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