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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...

Eagle Girls Struck by Lightning

Eagle Girls Struck by Lightning

Adam Stacer, Sports Writer

December 22, 2015


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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, 2015


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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, 2015


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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, 2015


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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, 2015


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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...

Don’t Wish for It — Work for It

Don’t Wish for It — Work for It

Taylor Wangerin, Sports Writer

December 13, 2015


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The 2015-16 Gymnastics season will begin at home with a meet vs. Eastview on Monday, December 15th. With a new head coach, Liz Carlson, along with assistant coaches, Danielle LaFrance, Monique Imsande and Ben Stock, the Eagle gymnasts are excited for the new season. The team is led by captains Grac...

Boys’ Hockey Ready For Fresh Start

Boys’ Hockey Ready For Fresh Start

Jacob Wegner, Sports Editor

December 13, 2015


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The Apple Valley boys' hockey team is looking to rebound after last year’s struggles in the South Suburban Conference. “We are looking to get back up over .500 this year, and I believe that we can do that,” said senior captain Tristen Plagge. Apple Valley plays in the one of the toughest boys...

Eagle Boys Tip Off New Season

Eagle Boys Tip Off New Season

Kyle Steinberg and Adam Stacer

December 13, 2015


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After a second state title in three years, the Apple Valley boys’ basketball team is still hungry for more. With all five starters back, the Eagles are looking to win it all. “We’re looking to repeat,” said senior captain Cameron Kirksey. “You know, not many teams have that opportunity.”...

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