say it was a good week in the Lightning Athletic Department may be the
understatement of the year considering the following that happened just between
Wednesday and Saturday last week!
Skiers in top 14 at State
Girls Hockey back in the Section Championship Game
Girls Nordic Ski Team 11th at
State and a school best finish for Bryant Ruff at State
Gymnastics team sends four kids to State
SSC Titles for Girls
Basketball and Boys
Hockey (their 1st in program history)
State Title and State Runner-up for Lightning Dance Team
Keep reading below for all the details and the latest updates:
Alpine Skiing: 9th Grader Kate Young placed 14th and 10th grader
Josh Doolittle placed 13th at
the State Alpine Meet on
Wednesday, February 14th at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik!
Nordic Skiing: Congratulations to the
Eastview Girls Nordic Ski team on another trip back to state! They had a
great second half of the State Pursuit race and ended up in 11th
place overall beating the team they tied with for the Section Championship just
last week. Girls Varsity Team Members
are Kareena Clendening, Gabby Kraemer, Josie Roberts, Kira Gunawan, Anna
Schumann, Claire Nack and Annika Challgren.
Also, congratulations to Bryant Ruff on the boys side who placed 32nd
overall at the State Meet, the highest ever individual boy from Eastview in
school history. The State Meet was held
on Thursday, February 15th at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik.
Dance Team: Congrats to the Lightning Dance Team
who once again continued their tradition of excellence. On Friday night at Target Center they were
crowned State Runner-up in the Jazz Division and on Saturday night were crowned
State Champions in the High Kick Division!
This was the 11th State Title in High Kick and 15th overall state title
for the Lightning Dance Team. They were
also the South Suburban Conference and Section 1AAA Champion in both categories
as well. It was their 16th straight
conference championship. The Lightning Dance Team is the only program in
the state to qualify for the state meet in BOTH Kick and Jazz in all 19 years
of the MSHSL State Dance Tournament. Abby
Kisch and Taylor Hallum were named to the Wells Fargo All Tournament Jazz
Team. Nina Boguslawski and Tess
Matalamki were named to the Wells Fargo All Tournament High Kick Team. Congrats to the entire team on another
Girls’ Hockey: The girls’ hockey team
played their best hockey at the end of the year and the Section Championship
Game on Wednesday, February 14th at VMCC vs. #1 Seed and SSC
Champion Eagan was no exception. The
Lightning battled all night long in a back and forth affair that found Eastview
on the short end of the scoreboard 4-3.
The team battled right to the very end hitting a crossbar in the final
minutes and then scoring what would have been the tying goal just as the final
Gymnastics: The Apple Valley/Eastview Gymnastics Team
competed in the 3AA Section Championships at Woodbury High School on Friday,
February 16th and had a great performance. As a team they scored 142.25 and placed 3rd
as a team. Four individuals advanced to the State Tournament and will move
on to compete at the U of M on Saturday, February 24th. Advancing to State are Bailey Davidson in the
All-Around (she was also the Section Champ on Beam!), Kelsey Dolejs on Vault, Abby
Swanson on Bars and Maddie Appleton on Beam!
Wrestling: The Eastview Wrestling Team compete in the
Section 2AAA Team Tournament on Friday, February 16th at Lakeville
North vs. State Ranked New Prague and came up on the losing end despite several
strong individual performances. The Individual Tournament will be held
Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th at
Shakopee. All Individual State Qualifiers will participate in the State
Tourney at Xcel Center March 2-3.
Swim and Dive: The
Boys Swim and Dive team is preparing for Sections this week. Their Section Swim Prelims will be held
February 21 at Bluewater Aquatic in Apple Valley. The Diving Competition is February 22 at
Cottage Grove Junior High and then Swim Finals are back at Bluewater on
February 23. Individuals and Relays that
qualify for the State Meet will compete at the U of M March 1-3.
Boys Hockey: The
boys both games this past week to clinch the outright South Suburban Conference
Championship! It was the first
conference title in school history for the Boys Hockey program. They finished the regular season with a
record of 21-4 and received the #2 Seed in Section 3AA. They will host #7 Seed Bloomington Jefferson
on Thursday, February 22 at Apple Valley Sports Arena at 7:00. Tickets are $8 adults/$6 for students and
Senior Citizens. NO PASSES ARE
ALLOWED. If the win on Thursday they
would advance to the Section Semis on February 24 at VMCC in Inver Grove
Heights. The Section Championship Game
is Thursday, March 1st at Braemar Arena in Edina at 7:00. Teams who qualify will participate in the
State Tournament at Xcel Center March 8-10.
Girls Basketball: The
girls won all three games this past week to improve to 24-0 and clinch the
outright South Suburban Conference Championship! They remain ranked #1 in the state with one
week remaining in their regular season.
Their playoffs are scheduled for February 28 and March 3 and Section
Championship Game is Wednesday, March 7th at Concordia-St.
Paul. Teams who qualify will participate
in the State Tournament at Target Center March 14-17.
CI and PI Hockey: Our
Dakota Hawks teams are both off and running with their seasons and have two
weeks left of regular season play. Their
playoffs are still TBD based on their regular season finish. Their State Tournament, if they should
qualify, will be held March 16-17 at Bloomington Jefferson.
Boys Basketball: The
boys still have two weeks left in the regular season and currently remain in
second place in the Section 3AAAA Standings.
Their playoffs are scheduled for March 6 and March 9 and Section
Championship Game is Thursday, March 15th at Farmington. Teams who qualify will participate in the
State Tournament at Target Center March 21-24.
(NEW) AVEV GYMNASTS
HEADED TO STATE
The AVEV gymnastics team had an incredible
sections meet this past Friday at Woodbury High School. The team placed 3rd
with a score of 142.35. State qualifiers include Bailey Davidson in the
All-Around, as she placed 2nd with a score of 37.55; Kelsey Dolejs on Vault
with a score of 9.45, tying for 5th; Abbie Swanson on bars with a score of
9.15, placing 6th; and Maddie Appleton on beam with a score of 9.275, placing
6th. The girls will compete at the state tournament on Saturday at the
University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion at 6 PM. Go AVEVG!
(NEW) EASTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL BEAT SHAKOPEE 45-18
Eastview Varsity Girls basketball team secured the South Suburban Conference
championship after beating Shakopee on Friday night, 45-18! With two conference
games remaining, the Lightning are now 24-0 overall, and 16-0 in the South
Suburban Conference. Eastview shot 52% from the field, including 43% from
beyond the 3 point arc. For Eastview, Megan Walstad led the balanced attack as
she finished with 11 points. Walstad also grabbed 6 rebounds, had 4 assists and
3 blocks. Emma Carpenter and Mariah Alipate then followed with 7 points each.
Carpenter also dished 4 assists, as well as grabbing 3 steals and 2 rebounds,
while Alipate grabbed 5 rebounds. Macy Guebert and Cassidy Carson each chipped
in 6 points. Guebert went 2/2 on the night (both 3 pointers), while also
grabbing 3 steals, 2 rebounds and 2 assists, while Carson grabbed 5 rebounds
and had 2 steals. Andrea Abrams finished with 5 points, while Lauren Glas
finished with 3 points to round out the scoring for Eastview.
(NEW) EASTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL BEAT
BURNSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 74-42
Eastview Lightning Girls Varsity basketball team faced off against Conference
and Section opponent Burnsville on Thursday night. The Lightning were able to
prevail with a 74-42 win. Eastview finished the game shooting 52% from the
field, 43% from beyond the 3 point arc, 100% from the free throw line, and
dished out 17 assists as a team. Eastview once again had a balanced attack as 3
girls finished in double figures. The Lightning were led in scoring by 19
points from Emma Carpenter. Carpenter went 7/8 from the field as well as a
perfect 5/5 from the free throw line. Carpenter also finished with 5 assists, 3
steals and 2 rebounds. Macy Guebert finished with 13 points, as well as also
dishing out 5 assists, grabbing 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Megan Walstad finished
a perfect 6/6 from the field, finishing with 12 points. Walstad also grabbed 6
rebounds and had 2 assists. Andrea Abrams and Mariah Alipate each followed with
8 points. Abrams and Alipate each also grabbed 5 rebounds each. Cassidy Carson
chipped in 6 points as well as grabbing 3 steals. Lauren Glas and Courtney
Carson each followed with 3 points each. Glas also grabbed 3 rebounds, while
Carson grabbed 3 rebounds as well while getting 3 steals and having 2 assists.
Brynn Schwanz rounded out the scoring as she finished with 2 points, her first
varsity points of her career. The Lightning are now 23-0 overall, and 15-0 in
Eastview returns to play on Friday, February 16th at home against Shakopee.
Game is at 7:00 pm. Come out and cheer on the Lightning girls as they face off
against the Sabers! Go, Lightning!
(NEW) EASTVIEW GIRLS JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL BEAT SHAKOPEE 33-20
Girls Basketball team avenged an earlier season loss to Shakopee by defeating
them 33-20 Friday night. The Lightning only gave up 4 points in the first half.
The scoring was very balanced. Lauren Carlson led the way with 8 points and 2
assists. Brynn Schwanz scored 6 points and was the leading rebounder with 6.
Lindsey Wilson also scored 6 points and added 4 boards and 2 steals. Other
scorers were Lauren Glas, Cassidy Carson, Izzy Tatum and Sierra Herber.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS JV BASKETBALL BEAT BURNSVILLE 45-20
Girls Basketball team defeated Burnsville last night by a score of 45-20. The
Lightning were led by Brynn Schwanz with 12 points. 6 rebounds and 2 steals.
Cassidy Carson had 9 points and 2 assists in one half of play. Lauren Carlson
tied for the rebounding lead with 6 and added 4 points. Other scorers were Izzy
Tatum, Jordan Morris, Lindsey Wilson, MIchaela Bryan, Sierra Herber, Lauren
Glas and Annalyssa Crenshaw.
(NEW) EASTVIEW BOYS
JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL FALLS TO SHAKOPEE 61-60
Eastview JV Boys Basketball team lost a heartbreaker 61-60 to Shakopee on
Friday night. The Lightning started the game aggressive and built a double
digit lead at half-time behind a balanced scoring attack and solid rebounding.
The Sabers slowly made a run in the second half and took the lead with 3
seconds left after a loose offensive rebound was kicked out for the made 3. The
Lightning had a last second attempt bounce off to the right. Dan Swedin led the
offense with 19 points followed by Nick Vermurlen's 13 points and Derek Rauch
and Ryan Thissen's 8 points each. Swedin and Rauch each had 8 rebounds. Next up
is an away game at Eagan on Tuesday. Go Lightning!
(NEW) BOYS VARSITY HOCKEY - SOUTH SUBURBAN
Saturday, February 17 vs. Prior Lake: Boys Varsity Hockey finishes the regular
season with some pretty impressive numbers. Eastview defeated the Prior Lake in
the last regular season game 5 to 1 in their seven-game winning streak to earn
the first South Suburban Championship title in the history of the high school
making an overall record of 21 and 4 that also ties the best record that a
Lightning team has ever seen. Eastview got off to a slow start against the
Lakers, falling behind by a goal at 13:20 into the first period, however, less
than three minutes later at 16:09 Nate Bordson would even the score on a
power-play goal assisted by Lenny Nunn and Zach Anderson. Eastview dominated
the second period scoring 4 goals. Anderson scored an even strength goal from
Ryan Quaintance and Davis Carlson just 24 seconds into the period. Quaintance
took advantage of another power-play situation at 3:07 from Anderson and Nunn.
And then, Bordson scored two more to tally the hat-trick with the first
assisted by Anderson and the second from Stillings and Quaintance.
Sectional 3AA Playoff brackets were set for the road
to the State Hockey Tournament Sunday. Eastview, as the number 2 seed, will
face number 7 seed Bloomington Jefferson in the quarterfinals on Thursday,
February 22 at 7 PM at Apple Valley Sports Arena. This puts Eastview three
games away from earning a third birth to the tourney. Now is the most exciting
time to get out to see the Lightning at their best in play-off hockey. GET
OUT TO SUPPORT THE LIGHTNING!
(NEW) BOYS JV
JV hockey team completed their season with an impressive 3-2 comeback win at
Prior Lake. Ben Malloy dangled though the defense and then sniped the
game winner late in the 3rd period. Caden Berg and Nick Senecal chipped in the
other two markers and Charlie Droege and Cullen Johnson were credited with the
helpers. Bennett Weestrand was solid between the pipes picking up the
win. With the victory, the team completes their season with an overall
record of 14-8-3 and an 11-5-2 record in the conference. The JV pucksters
outscored their opponents 65-43 for the season. The squad would like to
thank Coach Nick Casalenda and Coach Sam Nettell for their time and effort
coaching this season. Shout outs also go to the Eastview superfans for helping
the team break the SSC JV hockey home attendance record, and to the AV Parks
Department for the awesome job with the plowed roads and pre-heated lock rooms
during their 5:15 a.m. special teams practices! #Chargedup
(NEW) EASTVIEW COED VARSITY WRESTLING FALLS TO NEW PRAGUE 60-13
wrestling team won 3 matches but lost to New Prague 60-13 in the first round of
Team Sections. Earning wins were Mason Enderlein, Peter Swanson, and Cedric
Warner. The team competes again on
Friday at Individual Sections.
Registration for the first ever Eastview Boys Volleyball club team
is now open! There are two steps for registration...first, complete the
online registration in FeePay for the 17-18 Boys volleyball - EVHS season (no
payment here). Second, get the season fee to Coach Dehnel or Joan
Beckmann in the main office. Check with the coaches for information about
the season fee or other details. Registrations are due by Wednesday,
February 21. Come be a part of Eastview sports history! https://sites.google.com/view/eastview-boys-volleyball/
GIRLS GOLF MEETING
Girls Golf - Attention Dads and Moms who
golf: The Girls Golf team is recruiting new and experienced girls to join
the team this spring. Please talk with your daughter about playing.
All girls are welcome! Contact Coach Colucci (email@example.com) with questions and or
be sure to sign up on Fee Pay before March 19th. Come to the Parent Player
meeting on March 6th at 7:00 PM in Room C250 for more information.