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Lightning wins 3rd straight Battle for Apple game With one game remaining before the playoffs, Eastview football coach Kelly Sherwin’s message to his players was succinct. “Nobody should want to play you,” Sherwin said. Much like it did the last two seasons, the Lightning appears to be rounding into form in October. After losing its [...]

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Even after ‘retirement,’ she’s still a presence at AVHS For Geri Dirth, “retirement” does not equate to “slowing down.” Officially, she retired from teaching and coaching at Apple Valley High School in June. In reality, she hasn’t left, and doesn’t plan to anytime soon. She is teaching three classes in the first trimester at AVHS, [...]

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Coaches association might have to wait for Ringeisen to get to banquet If ever Rick Ringeisen would be excused for leaving a swimming meet early, it would be Saturday, when he will receive an award recognizing his coaching accomplishments. But Saturday also is the day of the Section 2AA True Team meet in Apple Valley, [...]

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Revenge-minded Eastview up next for Burnsville in soccer playoffs It’s a soccer field Burnsville’s girls will be walking onto Thursday night, but it could just as easily be a hornets’ nest. The Blaze survived its opening-round game in the Section 3AA playoffs, defeating Rosemount 2-1 in double overtime Tuesday night. Next up for defending section [...]

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Undefeated Rosemount breezes to another victory One question left for Rosemount’s high-octane offense was whether it would sputter and die once the weather turned cold. On an unseasonably cold, windy night last Friday, it ran just fine. The Irish gained 477 yards and scored seven touchdowns in a 49-7 victory at Apple Valley. Rosemount (6-0) [...]

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Eastview holds 2-0 lead since rivalry renewal Apple Valley area students will “Battle for the Apple” and raise money for cancer research Friday night at Apple Valley High School. That will be the latest edition of the Apple Valley-Eastview high school football rivalry (kickoff is at 7 p.m.). Two years ago, administrators, coaches and football [...]

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