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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,...

Eagle Boys’ Hockey Drops Weekend Tilt

Eagle Boys’ Hockey Drops Weekend Tilt

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor
January 19, 2016
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The Apple Valley boys’ hockey team fell to Eastview on Saturday by a score of 4-1. Eastview bolted ahead early, as Lightning junior Tyler Kukowski scored just 2:53 into the contest. However, the Eagles managed to bounce back just under a minute later, as sophomore Corey Zuelow slotted the puck ...

Apple Valley Girls’ Basketball On Fire Against Burnsville

Apple Valley Girls’ Basketball On Fire Against Burnsville

Adam Stacer, Sports Writer
January 13, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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...

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