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Apple Valley Girls’ Basketball On Fire Against Burnsville

Apple Valley Girls’ Basketball On Fire Against Burnsville

Adam Stacer, Sports Writer
January 13
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Led by a size advantage and exceptional bench scoring, Apple Valley women’s basketball defeated Burnsville Friday night 70-39, their 5th win in a row. The Eagles started slowly, winning the glass on both sides of the court, but couldn't go on any runs early.  With 3:11 left in the half, however,...

ISD Pursues Fast Times

ISD Pursues Fast Times

Nate Williams, Sports Writer
January 12
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The ISD 196 boys' and girls' Nordic Ski teams finished Saturday’s pursuit-style race in 11th and 13th, respectively, of 21 teams. The race took place at Theodore Wirth Golf Course in Minneapolis in sub-zero wind chill conditions. “The snow gets really slow when it’s cold out,” ISD coach Andy Dodds sa...

Girls Hockey Falls to Strong Eagan Team

Girls Hockey Falls to Strong Eagan Team

Jacob Wegner, Sports Editor
January 12
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On a frigid Saturday afternoon, Eagles fans filled the (slightly) warmer Apple Valley High School arena for a matchup against the Eagan Wildcats. Apple Valley battled hard the entire game but came up short of a victory over the one-loss Wildcats. Eagan (9-1-1 in the South Suburban conference) used...

Boys’ Hockey Tames Wildcats

Boys’ Hockey Tames Wildcats

Jackie Tan, Sports Writer
January 11
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Apple Valley boys’ hockey managed to keep cool against heavy pressure from Eagan opposition in order secure a 1-0 victory. The Eagles jumped to a lead in the first period at 12:03 when junior forward Mark Lombardi scored, assisted by sophomore forward/defense Corey Zuelow.   “I saw that they we...

Apple Valley Gymnastics Wishes for–and Works for–Win

Apple Valley Gymnastics Wishes for–and Works for–Win

Adam Stacer, Sports Writer
January 11
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Led by three of the top five overall scorers during the meet, Apple Valley gymnastics vaulted past Prior Lake 132.85-81.75 Tuesday night. Eagles standout and senior captain Sidney Bethke ended the night as the top individual scorer in every event and overall with 36.05 points.  Bethke’s preparation...

Girls Basketball Wins OT Thriller Against Eagan

Girls Basketball Wins OT Thriller Against Eagan

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Writer
January 5
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Apple Valley girls’ basketball won 71-61 against conference rival Eagan in overtime on Tuesday. “I told them to play with swag, believe it or not,” said coach Jeremy Gordon when asked what he did to pump his girls up during the game. The Eagles started the game on the wrong end of a 13-4 ru...

Winter Break Athletic Update

Winter Break Athletic Update

Pete Buesgens, Special to The Talon
January 4
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Many of the Apple Valley sports teams were in action over the break and much success was had. Here is a review of Winter Break 2015: Girls Basketball Wins Title – The Eagles girls' basketball team went 3-0 in the Roseville Tournament, winning the 2015 Winter Championship. In the opener, the Eagl...

Eagle Girls Struck by Lightning

Eagle Girls Struck by Lightning

Adam Stacer, Sports Writer
December 22
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Apple Valley girls' basketball suffered a tough 67-49 loss Friday night against cross-town rivals  and Minnesota #1 Eastview. The Lightning started out hot and didn’t let up, outscoring the Eagles 39-21 in the first half. “It’s just like any other game,” said Apple Valley coach Jeremy...

Swimmers’ Home Opener

Swimmers’ Home Opener

Taylor Wangerin, Sports Writer
December 21
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The AV boys' swim and dive team held their home opener against Shakopee on Thursday night at Valley Middle. Outnumbered by their competitors, the young Eagles held their own against the Sabers. The 2015-2016 swim team might only have 19 athletes, but they are willing to challenge their competitors....

Boys’ Hoops Wins Rivalry Clash

Boys’ Hoops Wins Rivalry Clash

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor
December 19
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The Apple Valley boys’ basketball team got revenge in a big way Friday night. The Eagles took down crosstown rival Eastview 95-62 at Apple Valley High School, avenging last year’s loss on the road against the Lightning. “It’s good to beat those guys,” said Apple Valley head coach Zach Gori...

Girls’ Hockey Suffers Tough Loss to Lakeville North

Girls’ Hockey Suffers Tough Loss to Lakeville North

Adam Stacer, Sports Writer
December 18
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The Apple Valley girls' hockey team lost 4-0 to the Lakeville North Panthers Tuesday night. The Panthers took an early lead with a goal coming 4:27 into the first period.  Exactly ten minutes later, Lakeville North increased their lead with two quick goals to make the game 3-0. With 26 seconds...

Size, Defense boost Eagles to win over Farmington

Size, Defense boost Eagles to win over Farmington

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor
December 16
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Behind an early 27-0 lead, and a distinct size advantage, the Apple Valley girls’ basketball team defeated Farmington 72-50 at Apple Valley High School on Tuesday night. The Eagles’ defense stifled Farmington early on, with the Tigers’ first points coming on two free throws nearly ten minute...

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