Sports

Girls soccer team completes undefeated season Suffice it to say this was what Jade King had in mind when she joined the Eagan girls soccer team. The Wildcats completed an undefeated season by winning the state Class AA championship. King, a junior one of the state’s most talented players in her age group, scored the [...]

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Teams went 1-1 against each other in regular season On Saturday night, when the Eagan and Lakeville South volleyball teams look across the net at each other, each might see a mirror image. “Lakeville South is strong,” Eagan coach Kathy Gillen said. “They have a lot of good hitters, very good defense. They’re a team [...]

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Rosemount, Lakeville North also advance in football playoffs In one sense, things have come full-circle for the Eagan football team. The Wildcats defeated Lakeville South 30-29 in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs when quarterback Sam Zenner ran in a two-point conversion in the final minute. The victory sends Eagan to Prior Lake [...]

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Burnsville prevails in wild playoff game at Eastview Last Friday’s Burnsville-Eastview game showed the difference between playoff football and the regular-season version. The Blaze, knowing it needed to get everything it could out of its best athletes, readily used players such as Brett Shepley and Kamal Martin for long stretches on both offense and defense. [...]

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Doubles team takes 4th place at state tennis It’s easy to see that Melissa Barry and Taylor Kopfer are a good doubles team. Understanding why they are successful takes a little work. On the surface, they seem a mismatched duo. Kopfer is a freshman singles player who competes in tennis tournaments year-round. Barry is a [...]

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Blaze’s Mahmoud, Wildcats’ Van Wyk are section individual champions There’s a new four-time champion in Section 3AA cross country, while another team’s four-year reign ended. Eagan had the individual champion (Anna Van Wyk) and two runners in the top five as it won the Section 3AA girls championship Oct. 23 at Valleywood Golf Course, keeping [...]

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