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Rugby in America? I Think Yes!

Rugby in America? I Think Yes!

Megan Navratil, News Writer

April 28, 2016


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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


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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


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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...

Eagles Baseball Travels to Puerto Rico

Eagles Baseball Travels to Puerto Rico

Jacob Wegner, Sports Editor

April 6, 2016


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While many people headed south to relax and rest during spring break, the Apple Valley baseball team took the week off as an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming season, as well as contribute to the local community. On Monday, March 21, the group of 22 players and three coaches left for a week-lo...

The Life of Rollie Greeno

The Life of Rollie Greeno

Nate Williams, Sports Writer

March 18, 2016


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When most people think of retirement, they think of relaxation. Whether that is in their hometown, or on a beach in Florida during Minnesota’s cold winters, most don’t think of running.  But at 62 years young and semi-retired, Rollie Greeno continues to coach - and run with - kids from Apple Valley ...

Boys’ Tennis: Pre-Season Preview

Boys’ Tennis: Pre-Season Preview

Jackie Tan, Sports Writer

March 17, 2016


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The boys’ tennis team is in line to start fresh this season with a clean slate and a new head coach at the helm of the program: Craig Raway. However, he is no stranger to the Apple Valley tennis program as he previously was the junior varsity coach of the boys team for the past four years prior to the ...

Let the Madness Begin…

Let the Madness Begin…

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Writer

March 16, 2016


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With the zaniness of the men's college basketball season coming to a close, this year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is sure to be one of the craziest tournaments in NCAA history...

Boys’ Basketball Takes Third at State

Boys’ Basketball Takes Third at State

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Writer

March 14, 2016


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The Apple Valley boys’ basketball team closed their season with a 93-82 win against the Osseo Orioles in Saturday’s third place game at Concordia University. Apple Valley’s hopes of a repeat were crushed on Thursday in a heartbreaking loss to Hopkins at the Target Center. The Eagles were lo...

Heartbreaking Defeat

Heartbreaking Defeat

Taylor Wangerin, Sports Writer

March 12, 2016


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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, 2016


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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, 2016


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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, 2016


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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, ...

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