Apple Valley Sports

Eagan boys take 1st at Dakota Classic Local cross country teams kicked off their seasons last week in races across the metro area. Highlights included the Eagan boys’ team victory at the Dakota Classic and a first-place finish by Lakeville South’s Noah Hanson in the same race. Dakota Classic Eagan placed seven runners in the [...]

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Opening week for local football teams included a wild finish between two neighboring rivals, a couple of state tournament qualifiers from last year seemingly picking up where they left off, and rocky beginnings for the South Suburban Conference’s two newest members. Here’s a look back at the first week’s action: Burnsville 21 Eagan 20 (OT) [...]

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The Apple Jack Invitational, one of the state’s longest-running high school cross country meets, is approaching a milestone. In September 2015, the Apple Jack Invitational, founded in the 1960s by Lakeville cross country coach Jack Strommer, will be run for the 50th time. Before then, though, the 49th edition of the race will be Thursday, [...]

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Two games, no goals allowed. Eastview girls soccer coach David Herem won’t complain about that, even though he didn’t expect the shutout streak to go on all year. The Lightning, a regular contender for conference and state championships, is retooling, but the state coaches association believes the team can do that on the fly. It [...]

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Girls soccer team starts 0-2-1 It hasn’t been the smoothest of starts for the Apple Valley’s girls soccer team, although the Eagles have reason to believe things can get better. The Eagles, who are 0-2-1 after losing to Stillwater 3-0 on Tuesday night, have a promising junior class, coach Keith Randa said. The problem is, [...]

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An Eagan native will have a prominent role on a golf-themed television reality series this fall. Katie Detlefsen, a four-time Minnesota high school Class A girls individual champion for Minnehaha Academy, is one of the 12 contestants on “Big Break Myrtle Beach,” which begins airing on the Golf Channel on Oct. 7. Episodes for the [...]

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