Apple Valley Sports

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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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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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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North girls topple Eastview 2-1 for eighth straight victory Lakeville North took note of the fact that three girls soccer teams from the South Suburban Conference – Eagan, Eastview and Prior Lake – are or have been nationally ranked. The Panthers thought somebody was missing from that group – themselves. Lakeville North defeated Prior Lake [...]

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QB keys comeback victory over Lakeville South Eagan relies on Sam Zenner to make big plays, and the senior quarterback came through again in the Wildcats’ 21-7 victory over Lakeville South last Friday. Zenner rushed for 213 yards on 16 carries, including an 80-yard touchdown run in the second quarter that pulled the Wildcats into [...]

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