Burnsville Sports

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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Football teams lose Class 6A games on the road Not even a defense as accomplished as Prior Lake’s can shut down Sam Zenner for an entire game. But the Lakers did enough to keep the Eagan quarterback and his teammates from springing an upset in the second round of the state Class 6A football playoffs. […]

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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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Blaze’s Mahmoud, Wildcats’ Van Wyk are section individual champions There’s a new four-time champion in Section 3AA cross country, while another team’s four-year reign ended. Eagan had the individual champion (Anna Van Wyk) and two runners in the top five as it won the Section 3AA girls championship Oct. 23 at Valleywood Golf Course, keeping […]

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Class 6A playoffs begin Friday night On Friday, 32 high school football teams begin the tournament that determines Minnesota’s large-school champion. Eden Prairie has won the Class 6A championship two years in a row since the state playoffs expanded to seven classes in 2012. The Eagles also won the Class 5A title in 2011 and […]

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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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