Thursday, November 8, 2012
Rosemount and Eastivew will play in Class 6A quarterfinals on Thursday and Friday, respectively. Apple Valley will play in the Class 5A quarterfinals on Friday.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog All three Apple Valley-Rosemount teams still are alive and kicking as the Minnesota State High School League state football tournaments get underway this week. Rosemount and Eastview face steep challenges when they play in the Class 6A quarterfinals at the Metrodome, while Apple Valley will play an undefeated team in the Class 5A quarterfinals in St. Paul. Rosemount and Eastview are playing their best football of the season at the right time. Eastview (7-3) has won six of its last seven games, including last Friday’s 36-21 victory over Mounds View. (Click here to listen to an audio archive of that game.) And, Rosemount (6-4) has won five of its last six games, …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Eastview and Rosemount will play in Class 6A quarterfinals, while Apple Valley will play in the Class 5A quarterfinals.
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog All three Apple Valley-Rosemount teams are still alive as the Minnesota State High School League state football tournaments get underway this week. Rosemount and Eastview face steep challenges when they play in the Class 6A quarterfinals at the Metrodome, while Apple Valley will play an undefeated team in the Class 5A quarterfinals in St. Paul. Patch will have more about the games this week. Until then, here are the results of the local teams up to this point of the season and a schedule of this weekend's Class 5A and Class 6A state quarterfinal games: APPLE VALLEY (8-2 RECORD) • Aug. 30 vs. Rosemount (Win, 25-20) • Sept. 7 at Bloomington Jefferson (Win, 30-8…
Friday, November 2, 2012
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
Like us on Facebook | Get our newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Start a blog Every time Blaine buzzed, Eastview answered the bell. Led by two goals from senior midfielder Jacob Opheim and standout play both offensively and on defense, Eastview won its first state boys soccer championship Thursday with a 3-2 win over Blaine in the Metrodome. Third-seeded Eastview led 1-0 and 2-1, but both times Blaine came back to tie the score. Finally a goal by Opheim—his second of the night—with a little over 16 minutes to play, proved too much for the Bengals to overcome. It was a sweet finish for a hard-working group of seniors, many of whom played and narrowly lost in last year’s finals, said head coach Scott Gustafson. “I’m most happy for my …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
State Reps. Kurt Bills and Tara Mack voted against a proposal for a new football stadium on the current Metrodome site, which passed the Minnesota House of Representatives on Monday and should go to the Senate on Tuesday.
While the Minnesota House of Representatives on Monday passed a plan for a new Minnesota Vikings football stadium, both of Apple Valley's state representatives voted no the proposal. State Reps. Kurt Bills (R-District 57B), of Rosemount, and Tara Mack (R-District 57A), Apple Valley, cast no votes in yesterday's 73-58 passage of the plan that proposes a new stadium on the current Metrodome site. Monday's passage of the bill in the House, however, doesn't guarantee a new home for the Vikings. The Senate is expected to take up its version of the bill on Tuesday. If the Senate approves the measure, a committee made up from members of the House and Senate will need to negotiate a final bill and get approval from their respective bodies. If …
Monday, January 23, 2012
The Vikings stadium debate is expected to receive a lot of notice during this year’s session of the Minnesota Legislature.
With this year’s session of the Minnesota Legislature kicking off this week, the Minnesota Vikings stadium debate is expected to get a lot of notice. The Vikings are seeking a new stadium to replace the Metrodome, their home since 1982. At it stands right now, three sites are being considered for the billion-dollar sports complex: Arden Hills, Linden Avenue in Minneapolis near the Basilica of St. Mary, and the current Metrodome site. That said, no stadium funding plan has been approved. Proceeds from gambling—whether it be electronic poll tabs, slot machines at horse-racing tracks or some other form of gaming—has been suggested as a way to pay for a potential state contribution toward construction costs. Financial plans aside, where do you…
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Christian Rosener was recognized with 13 other student leaders.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Apple Valley student Christian Rosener was recognized on Mall of America field before the Minnesota Vikings game on Sunday because of his involvement in the Midwest Dairy Council and NFL's Fuel Up to Play 60 program, which aims to get kids active for at least 60 minutes a day. Rosener and 14 other student leaders who have worked to encourage peers to make healthier eating and physical fitness choices got to meet the Vikings mascot, Princess Kay of the Milky Way, the chairman of the Midwest Dairy Association Minnesota Division Board and CEO of the Midwest Dairy Association before Sunday's game. They also got to run onto the field through the tunnel in front of the Vikings ship.
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 …