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Bleached and Ready: Boys Swim Sections

Bleached and Ready: Boys Swim Sections

Taylor Wangerin, Sports Writer

March 3, 2016


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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, 2016


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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, 2016


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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, 2016


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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, 2016


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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, 2016


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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, 2016


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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, 2016


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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...

Jones Jolts Eagles to Big Win Over Shakopee

Jones Jolts Eagles to Big Win Over Shakopee

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor

February 12, 2016


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For Apple Valley, there is a new Jones in town--and he can ball. In a performance highly reminiscent of the shows his now-Timberwolf brother Tyus used to put on for the Eagles,  Tre Jones scored a season-high 35 points while leading Apple Valley to a gritty 75-65 overtime win over Shakopee on Thursday....

Apple Valley Junior Receives ExCEL Award

Apple Valley Junior Receives ExCEL Award

Pete Buesgens, Special to The Talon

February 11, 2016


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Apple Valley High School has received notice that junior Ethan Elumba has been selected as one of the state’s 2016 ExCEL Award winners.  The ExCEL award — Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership — is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school juniors...

Boys’ Hockey Comeback Falls Short in Loss to Rosemount

Boys’ Hockey Comeback Falls Short in Loss to Rosemount

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Writer

February 8, 2016


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A late comeback by the Apple Valley boys’ hockey team came up short against Rosemount on Thursday, as the Irish beat the Eagles 6-3. “I thought the biggest difference was that they caused us to make mistakes, played aggressive, and they capitalized,” said Apple Valley coach Chris Sikich. The ...

Charity Unites AVHS Hockey Enthusiasts

Charity Unites AVHS Hockey Enthusiasts

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor

February 5, 2016


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“The State of Hockey” took on a whole new meaning for a group of AVHS students last Sunday, January 31st. The first annual Apple Valley Charity Hockey Tournament took place at Highview Heights Park in Lakeville, and participants raised $300 for charity. The idea came from the mind of Apple Valle...

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