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Swimmers anxious to dive in at state

by Andy Rogers Thisweek Newspapers Several girls have a goal of coming home with a medal around their neck and a new personal record after the Class AA state girls swimming and diving meet this weekend at the Aquatic Center … Continue reading

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Blaze girls soccer to play for state title

by Andy Rogers Thisweek Newspapers The Burnsville girls soccer team was all over Centennial winning 5-2 on Monday at the Metrodome in Minneapolis in the Class AA state semifinals. The Blaze will  now play Wayzata at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at … Continue reading

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Column: The story of Burnsville’s collapse vanishes with one inning

by Andy Rogers Thisweek Newspapers I broke a rather important guideline for writers during the Class AAA final at Target Field in Minneapolis. The rule: Write what you know, not what you don’t know. With Maple Grove leading Burnsville, 5-0, … Continue reading

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Blaze lacrosse redefines season in playoffs

After a 7-6 regular season, team burns through Section 3 all the way to state by Andy Rogers Thisweek Newspapers There were many motivating factors running up to the Burnsville boys lacrosse team’s trip to the state tournament. The opportunity … Continue reading

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Column: Diamond all-star found in the rough

Burnsville pitcher Adam Lambrecht replaced his golf shoes with cleats this spring by Andy Rogers Thisweek Newspapers As a Section 3AAA semifinalist, the Burnsville baseball team is two wins from returning to the state tournament. After advancing to state last … Continue reading

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Section final softball game postponed

Apparently 22 innings isn’t enough to determine a winner in the Section 3AAA softball finals. Burnsville and Bloomington Jefferson will resume play at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday in the section finals after the Wednesday’s second game was called because of … Continue reading

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Blaze earn top seed in playoffs

Burnsville softball team begins Section 3AAA tournament with a better record than last year by Andy Rogers Thisweek Newspapers Thanks to a near perfect regular season record, the road back to the state tournament is a little easier for the … Continue reading

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Eagle baseball putting the pieces together

by Andy Rogers Thisweek Newspapers It’s rare when a team’s hitters start the season rocketing balls to outfield gaps, striking out batters at will and turning double plays with ease. It’s taken the Eagles of Apple Valley a few weeks … Continue reading

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Blaze shrug off early losses

Nazhone Wilkins leads Burnsville tennis at No. 1 singles by Andy Rogers Thisweek Newspapers Burnsville’s Nazhone Wilkins  got a taste of what it’s like to play at the state tennis tournament last June and he’d like another shot. Last spring, … Continue reading

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Apple Valley gymnastics coach resigns

The Apple Valley High School athletic department announced the resignation of Amy Meitz as the head gymnastics coach. Meitz has led the Eagle gymnasts team since the 2002-03 season. She coached 11 state qualifiers who won three state championships, two … Continue reading

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