Apple Valley Sports

Tori Dixon starred in volleyball at Burnsville High School and the University of Minnesota, and recently helped USA Volleyball make history. Dixon, a 2010 BHS graduate, was part of the first USA Volleyball women’s team to win a major international championship. The U.S. went 11-2 at the FIVB World Championships that concluded Oct. 12 in [...]

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South Suburban Conference champion Rosemount earned a No. 1 seed in the Class 6A football playoffs that begin next week. The Irish, who closed an 8-0 regular season by defeating Shakopee 50-8 on Wednesday night, are the top seed in Section 3. They will play host to eighth-seeded Farmington (0-8) at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. [...]

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Rosemount dethroned as boys champion Lakeville South and Eagan swapped the lead back and forth before South pushed to the front to repeat at South Suburban Conference girls cross country champion. In what was a two-team race for the championship, both schools placed five runners on the all-conference team at Friday’s meet at Eagan High [...]

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Irish, Panthers, Tigers win their sections Three teams from the South Suburban Conference will compete in the state Class AA True Team girls swimming meet Thursday at the University of Minnesota. Rosemount, Lakeville North and Farmington all advanced by winning section meets Saturday. Rosemount is eighth and Lakeville North ninth in this week’s state coaches [...]

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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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