Sunday, November 11, 2012
In other news from around the region, Lakeville elects a 27-year-old mayor, and Eagan's Nicholas Mrozinski advances to the top 12 on NBC's "The Voice."
You can't be in front of your computer 24 hours a day, so each weekend, Patch reviews the top stories from the past seven days. Here's a look at the stories, which first appeared on this site or those of our neighbors, that might interest you or affect your life. To read the full stories, click on the headline links. Apple Valley-Rosemount General Election Results 2012 In city council races, it was a good night for incumbents. Eastview Boys Kick To Their First State Class 2A Soccer Crown Senior Jacob Opheim scored two goals, including the game-winner in the second half, and Eastview dropped Blaine 3-2 Thursday for its first state soccer championship. How Did Apple Valley, Rosemount Vote on Voter ID, Marriage Amendments? Check out our …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Lightning boys soccer team defeated Blaine, 3-2, in the Class 2A state championship match this evening at the Metrodome.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog UPDATE 8 P.M.—The Eastview Lightning are state champions. The Eastview boys soccer team defeated Blaine, 3-2, in the Class 2A state championship match this evening at the Metrodome. In what proved to be a closely fought match, Eastview led 2-1 at halftime. But, Blaine tied the score with about 19 minutes left in the match. Three minutes later, Eastview went ahead for good on Jake Opheim's second goal of the match. Pierce Erickson had the assist on the game-winning goal. Scoring for the Lightning in the first half were Michael Stockton, off a Sam Fluegge corner kick three minutes into the game; and Opheim, off a header from a Fluegge free kick in the 21st …
Monday, October 29, 2012
The Lightning beat the Ponies 3-1 in the 2A Boys Soccer semifinal.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog UPDATE 9:50 P.M. MONDAY—The Eastview boys soccer team has punched its ticket to its second consecutive Class 2A state championship game. The Lightning earned a spot in Thursday’s title game by defeating Stillwater, 3-1, in the semifinals Monday evening at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. Eastview, 14-2-4 overall, will meet Blaine in the championship game. Blaine scored its second upset of the state tournament Monday afternoon when it defeating Champlin Park. The Lightning stormed out to a 2-0 lead in the first half. Jake Opheim netted his team’s first goal with 14 minutes left in the half on a throw-in by Sam Fluegge. Pierce Erickson made it 2-0 with a minute left …
Monday, November 7, 2011
The Pioneer Press covers Gweh's life from childhood in Liberia, his transition to life and soccer in the United States and how he views his soccer skills.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Eastview boys soccer fans cheered their team to an impressive 21-1-1 record during the fall 2011 season, the only loss coming in the state championship Thursday against Eden Prairie. Some of the loudest cheers came for Mathew Gweh, who ended the season as the high scorer in the state in boys soccer. Gweh was named the Pioneer Press's boys soccer player of the year, and reporter Tim Leighton's story delves into Gweh's upbringing in Liberia—from where he emigrated to the United States with his family in 2005—how he got to Eastview and how he approaches his game. The article also mentions Gweh's future plans to play in the elite Minnesota Thunder Academy soccer program. Next year, Gweh and three other Eastview boys soccer players will give up…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The Lightning boys soccer team fell 3-1 against Eden Prairie in the Class AA title match Thursday.
Eastview senior Brennan Espinda Banick carried the runner-up trophy off the Metrodome turf, trying to fight back his emotions as he wore his Lightning boys soccer jersey for the final time. The midfielder fought back his emotions after Eastview’s 3-1 loss to Eden Prairie in the state finals, knowing his squad came within minutes of bringing a championship home. “It’s just been incredible all around—the team chemistry, what we did going undefeated until now,” he said. “Obviously not the way we want to go out, but we put on a show for the fans. I’m just sorry we couldn’t finish it off.” The Lightning reached its first state tournament in team history this fall, carrying an unbeaten record into the final game of the season. And even though …
Though the Eastview boys soccer team lost 3-1 to Eden Prairie in the Class AA state championship, they played their hearts out and fans cheered them on nonstop.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Don't forget that 9 p.m. Monday is the deadline to enter a photo of your child's Halloween costume in our Patch costume contest!
1. On top of your trick or treating and handing out candy during Monday's Halloween festivities, remember that the deadline for Patch's Little Pumpkin Costume Challenge is at 9 p.m. Monday. Make sure to take pictures of your kids in costume before then and upload them here! In case you've missed the promotions, this is an all-Patch contest in which Heidi Klum—the TV personality and model known to don decked-out Halloween costumes—will pick her 10 favorite, most creative entries for a trip to New York City or Los Angeles. Winners will meet Heidi at their destination, and Patch will donate $1,031 to the charity of each winner's choice. Sounds fun, right? And philanthropic—please consider entering! 2. Nine outdoor warning sirens in Apple …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Lightning earned a spot in the state semifinals on Tuesday.
The Eastview boys soccer team advanced to the Class AA state semifinals with a 2-1 win over Rochester Mayo on Thursday in the state quarterfinals at Park Cottage Grove. The Lightning advanced to face either Minneapolis Southwest or Anoka in the semifinals on Tuesday. Game time is set for 2 p.m. at the Metrodome. The Lightning (19-0-1) took a 2-0 lead in the first half and never looked back. Eastview’s Mathew Gweh scored both goals on the night, finding the net at the 8:06 mark, then scoring again at the 27:36 mark of the first half. Mayo scored with nine minutes remaining to cut the lead to 2-1, but it was too little, too late. The Lightning out-shot Mayo 9-7 in the game. Mayo finished the season with a 13-4-2 record.
Monday, October 24, 2011
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State and section tournaments are in full swing for Apple Valley and Eastview high school sports teams this week. Here are their schedules so you can go out and cheer them on. ***If you attend any games or meets and have results, photos or videos, please send them to email@example.com and we'll post them to help strengthen our coverage of all the student-athletes in the community. Your involvement is much appreciated! Football Volleyball Cross Country
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The top-ranked Lightning turned back an upset bid by No.5 Eagan to gain their first boys state soccer tournament berth.
Sophomore forward Pierce Erickson scored twice and top-ranked Eastview could do little wrong in advancing to the boys state soccer tournament for the first time with a 3-1 win over conference rival No. 5 Eagan in the Section 3AA finals. Erickson put in two goals in a first half filled with fireworks, and that was all the Lightning needed to claim a trip to state Tuesday at Park of Cottage Grove. “We’ve found ways to win when we’ve played well, we’ve found ways to win when we haven’t played well,” said Eastview head coach Scott Gustafson. “We’ve found ways to win when Mathew Gweh scores a ton of goals. We’ve found ways when he gets shut out during the games.” Eastview (18-0-1) will play in the soccer tournament quarterfinals Oct. 26-28, the…