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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...

Katie Moynihan Talks Triple-A, ACL

Katie Moynihan Talks Triple-A, ACL

Nate Williams, Sports Writer

February 2, 2016


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The MSHSL Triple-A award is given to those who show excellence in academics, arts, and athletics. Many students apply for this award, but each school may only select one male and one female nominee. One of those nominees is Katie Moynihan. Katie Moynihan is a senior here at Apple Valley. She has played...

Boys’ Basketball Destroys Farmington

Boys’ Basketball Destroys Farmington

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Writer

February 1, 2016


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Apple Valley boys’ basketball beat conference rival Farmington 73-43 on Friday. “Before the game we talked about playing 36 solid, consistent minutes of our best basketball, and we did pretty well at that tonight,” said Apple Valley coach Zach Goring. The Eagles got off to a hot start from behin...

Boys’ Basketball Opens Home Stretch With Win

Boys’ Basketball Opens Home Stretch With Win

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor

January 28, 2016


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Behind a career night from senior Cameron Kirksey, the Apple Valley boys’ basketball team beat Lakeville South 105-80 Tuesday night, jumping into the push towards the postseason. The Eagles jumped out to a big lead early, holding a 17-5 advantage just 4:45 into the game. For Kirksey, his 27 poin...

Boys Hockey Overcomes Deficit, Wins in Overtime Thriller

Boys Hockey Overcomes Deficit, Wins in Overtime Thriller

Nate Williams, Sports Writer

January 24, 2016


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Coming into Thursday night’s hockey game, Apple Valley appeared to be the favorites over Shakopee. After the first period - down 2-0 thanks to Shakopee’s Alex Gaul and Jared Swanson - the tide seemed to have changed. “The message was [after the first period] we just gotta keep working,” Co...

Eagle Grapplers Steamroll Prior Lake

Eagle Grapplers Steamroll Prior Lake

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor

January 24, 2016


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The Apple Valley wrestling team has lost four conference matches in 40 years. They didn't even come close to losing another on Friday night. The Eagles used a fast start from the lower weight classes to dash out to a 32-0 lead and didn't look back, taking down Prior Lake 62-6. Apple Valley sophomore...

Hawks Fly By Warriors

Hawks Fly By Warriors

Taylor Wangerin, Sports Writer

January 20, 2016


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The Dakota Hawks adapted floor hockey team flew past the Brainerd Warriors in their 3-2 victory last Wednesday. The Hawks looked to challenge themselves in this non-conference match up against the Warriors. This year the Hawks return a handful of strong experienced athletes, making this team one of...

Apple Valley Wrestling Out-Muscles Rosemount

Apple Valley Wrestling Out-Muscles Rosemount

Adam Stacer, Sports Writer

January 19, 2016


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Led by pins from eighth grader Regan Schrempp, sophomore Nate Larson, and senior captain Mark Hall, Apple Valley defeated Rosemount 58-19 Friday night. The Eagles began the night with sophomore Peyton McLagan losing by major decision 14-6 in the 106 weight class.  Apple Valley quickly turned it around,...

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