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Charity Unites AVHS Hockey Enthusiasts

Round Robin play in the AVHS Charity Hockey Tournament

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor

February 5, 2016

“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, Triple-A nominee. Courtesy of Katie Moynihan.

Nate Williams, Sports Writer

February 2, 2016

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

Eagles' guard Tre Jones drives to the basket after coming off the fast break

Jack Rosenthal, Sports Writer

February 1, 2016

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

Apple Valley's Cameron Kirksey (40) shoots a free throw against Lakeville South Tuesday night. Kirksey had 27 points.

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor

January 28, 2016

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

The team celebrates after Chad Messerich scored the game winning goal in overtime.

Nate Williams, Sports Writer

January 24, 2016

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

Apple Valley's Prince Hyeamang (gold) takes down Prior Lake's Calvin Sund. Hyeamang won 10-4

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor

January 24, 2016

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 take a time out.

Taylor Wangerin, Sports Writer

January 20, 2016

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

Senior captain Mark Hall takes down his opponent in his match Friday night.

Adam Stacer, Sports Writer

January 19, 2016

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

Apple Valley senior Jacob Savard carries the puck into the offensive zone against Eastview

Kyle Steinberg, Sports Editor

January 19, 2016

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

Senior captain Aleya Parker holds onto the ball halfway through the second half.

Adam Stacer, Sports Writer

January 13, 2016

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

Brian Bettes coasts into the final hill.

Nate Williams, Sports Writer

January 12, 2016

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

Apple Valley on defense in the third period

Jacob Wegner, Sports Editor

January 12, 2016

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...

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