Saturday, March 23, 2013
Apple Valley had no trouble defeating Park Center 74-57 on Saturday night at the Target Center.
A rematch between the Apple Valley High School boys high school team and Park Center—the only team to defeat the Eagles this season—ended in Apple Valley's favor on Saturday night. The Eagles (31-1) took down Park Center 74-57 at the Class 4A state tournament championship on Saturday night at the Target Center. It's the first championship title for the team in seven state tournament appearances—a feat that earned the Apple Valley seniors a standing ovation as they exited the floor, according to the Minnesota Boys Basketball Hub. Apple Valley junior led the game with a total of 28 points and 11 rebounds, while senior Dustin Fronk scored 18 points and junior Dennis Austin scored 15. Park Center's Quinton Hooker racked up 20 points.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Apple Valley boys basketball team edged out Eden Prairie 62-55 on Thursday night.
The Apple Valley High School boys basketball team's 29th victory in a row was a sweet one; after defeating Eden Prairie 62-55, the team will advance to the state championship. Apple Valley standout Tyus Jones led the team with 23 points, while center Brock Bertram racked up 13 rebounds. Forward Dennis Austin nabbed 15 points against Eden Prairie during the game, which started at 6 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Target Center. Unlike Wednesday's game against Brainerd in the state tournament quarterfinals, the Eagles were quick to ignite against Eden Prairie, outscoring them 30-22 in the first half. But the team slowed down later in the game, scoring 32 points to Eden Prairie's 33. Apple Valley will play second-ranked Park Center in the …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Apple Valley High School boys basketball team competed this morning in the quarterfinal round of the Class 4A state tournament.
The top-ranked Apple Valley High School boys basketball team dismantled Brainerd 81-67 on Wednesday morning in the quarterfinal round of the Class 4A state tournament. Brainerd led 36-32 at the end of the first half, but the Eagles came back strong late in the game, outscoring their opponents 49-31. Junior point guard Tyus Jones, the Pioneer Press' Player of the Year, scored 19 points, according to the Minnesota Basketball Hub. The Eagles were 28 of 53 from the field and made 4 of 13 free throw attempts. Apple Valley also racked up 30 rebounds, compared to only 18 for the Warriors. Apple Valley's Brock Bertram led with 8 rebounds. The Eagles (29-1) came into the tournament with a 27-game winning streak, and were named the "Team to Beat" …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Tyus Jones, a junior at Apple Valley High School and standout guard for the Eagles' basketball team, has been named the Pioneer Press Boys Basketball Player of the Year for the second consecutive year.
Tyus Jones, a junior at Apple Valley High School and standout point guard for the Eagles' basketball team, has been named the Pioneer Press Boys Basketball Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. From Tim Leighton's Pioneer Press feature: As the marquee player on Minnesota's top-ranked Class 4A team, Jones has the Eagles (28-1) riding a 27-game winning streak into this week's boys basketball state tournament at Target Center. The point guard, a five-year varsity starter, is the Pioneer Press player of the year for the second consecutive season after averaging 21 points and more than seven assists per game. READ THE FULL PIONEER PRESS FEATURE ON TYUS JONES
Monday, March 18, 2013
Michael Bolsoni, the school's assistant administrator, will replace Assistant Principal Laura Kay Allen, who is retiring after 21 years of service.
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from School District 196. Apple Valley High School Assistant Administrator Michael Bolsoni was selected by a hiring committee to be the school’s next full-time assistant principal starting this fall. He will replace Assistant Principal Laura Kay Allen, who is retiring at the end of this school year after 21 years of service in the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools. In his current position, Bolsoni splits his time between Valley Middle School and Apple Valley High. The focus at both schools is instructional leadership, professional development, student discipline and day-to-day operations. He will start the new full- time position at Apple Valley July 1. Bolsoni has worked in …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Keep track of police calls in Apple Valley with Patch's police blotter. The following incidents occurred between March 12 and March 14.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter |Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog Editor's note: Apple Valley-Rosemount Patch regularly posts selections taken from the Apple Valley Police Department incident reports. All addresses in the reports are approximate. March 12: Police responded to a restraining order call at the 100th block of Strese Lane. Police responded to fraud at the 7000th block of 147th St. W. Police responded to a juvenile complaint call at Apple Valley High School at the 14400th block of Hayes Road. Police responded to theft at Walmart at the 7800th block of 150th St. W. Police responded to an accident at the intersection of 153rd St. W and Cedar Avenue. Police responded to a disturbing the peace call at Public Storage at …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Keep track of police calls in Apple Valley with Patch's police blotter. The following incidents occurred between March 1 and March 5.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter |Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog Editor's note: Apple Valley-Rosemount Patch regularly posts selections taken from the Apple Valley Police Department incident reports. All addresses in the reports are approximate. March. 1: 3:26 a.m. — Police responded to a disturbing the peace call at Perkins on the 7600th block of 150th St. W. 9:20 a.m. — Police responded to a theft call at Majestic Cove on the 7400th block of 157th St. W. 9:22 a.m. — Police responded to a theft call at Holiday on the 15500th block of Cedar Ave. 10:49 a.m. — Police responded to a dog at large call. 11:45 a.m. — Police responded to a suspicious person call on the 15800th block of Firtree Lane. 11:50 a.m. — Police responded to …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday it will cut wrestling from the Olympic games, beginning in 2020.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog A strong tradition in many Dakota County communities was wrestled down Tuesday, when the International Olympic Committee announced it will cut wrestling from the Olympic games, beginning in 2020. Mark Hall II, a nationally ranked freshman at Apple Valley High School, has already won two Minnesota championships and spent half of last year training at the U.S. Olympic wrestling facility in Colorado. "I've dreamed about it ever since I was a kid, then in 2020 they take it away," he told the Pioneer Press. "It's one of the very first Olympic sports. How can they just drop it?" His father, Mark Hall, told the paper that his son would aim to wrestle on the Olympic …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Oct. 28 incident lead to school investigation which found the club had a long history of underage drinking incidents.
Apple Valley High School's DECA club has been suspended indefinitely, the result of a history of underage drinking at club competitions. The school’s DECA club, which stands for Distributive Education Club of America, had a membership of 30 students and has had a long history at Apple Valley High School. AVHS Principal Steve Degenaar said the club was started 25 to 30 years ago as a way for business students to make presentations and speeches, gaining valuable real-world experience. However, the school began investigating the club after an Oct. 28 incident when hotel security found approximately 60 students from several high schools in a hotel room in Bloomington where AVHS DECA students were staying during a district competition. …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Burnsville resident Mark Austin Smith, 31, died due to complications resulting from kidney disease and blood clots.
Mark Austin Smith, of Burnsville, died on Nov. 8, 2012 at Fairview Southdale Hospital due to complications of kidney disease and blood clots. He was just 31 years old. Smith's family describes him as a gregarious young man with a contagious sense of humor. He was an active man who loved to hunt and ice fish. While in school he also loved sports, particularly basketball, football, skateboarding and soccer, "his true love." He was a longstanding member of the traveling soccer team for Valley United. He was also an automotive enthusiast. After graduating from Apple Valley High School, Smith attended Dakota County Technical College where he studied to become an autobody technician. In his spare time, he worked on custom cars of his own. "The…