Apple Valley Sports

LV North’s Smith sets two national swim records The top seed in two events at this week’s state Class AA girls swimming and diving meet will be competing in the event for the first time. Regan Smith, a seventh-grader at Century Middle School in Lakeville who competes for the Lakeville North High School varsity team, […]

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Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville seeks a second consecutive CI Division championship at the state adapted soccer tournament beginning Friday at Stillwater High School. The cooperative, known as the Blazing Cats, won its first soccer championship – and the second adapted sports title in the program’s history – with an 8-1 victory over Park Center in last year’s state […]

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Eastview’s 13th-place finish represents the girls team’s best performance ever at the state Class AA cross country meet. The Lightning ran in the state competition Saturday at St. Olaf College in Northfield. The school sent a girls team to state only one other time – 2008, when the Lightning finished 14th. Junior Laura Bestul led […]

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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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