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Eagles Lacrosse Wins Big Over TriMAC

The Eagles head out for the face-off.

Nate Williams, Sports Writer

May 3, 2016

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!

Megan Navratil, played for Eagan Sentinels rugby club, retrieving the ball from a scrum

Megan Navratil, News Writer

April 28, 2016

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

From right to left: Eagles George Knier, Patrick Erredge and Kyle Steinberg finish up the 800 meter race.

Jackie Tan, Sports Writer

April 28, 2016

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

Chuck Scanlon has established himself as a coaching legend in Minnesota. His 580 coaching wins makes him the winningest soccer coach in Minnesota history.

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Writer

April 14, 2016

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

Apple Valley and the Pirates took a picture after an early afternoon scrimmage in Dorado.

Jacob Wegner, Sports Editor

April 6, 2016

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

Coach Greeno (right) with some AVXC runners and Coach Wasmund (left)

Nate Williams, Sports Writer

March 18, 2016

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

Frank Kelly winds up for a groundstroke

Jackie Tan, Sports Writer

March 17, 2016

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…

Duke's Jahlil Okafor (15) and Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky (44) battle for the ball at the tip off during the first half of the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game Monday, April 6, 2015, in Indianapolis.

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Writer

March 16, 2016

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

The Eagles pose for a picture with their third place trophy.

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Writer

March 14, 2016

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

Cameron Kirksey looks on as Hopkins attempts a free throw.

Taylor Wangerin, Sports Writer

March 12, 2016

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

Apple Valley forward Aaron Ertz attempts to draw a foul against Blaine

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor

March 10, 2016

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

Apple Valley lines up before a game against Shakopee

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor

March 8, 2016

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...

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