Friday, October 12, 2012
A student group at the high school staged a campaign against texting while driving last week, collecting pledges from—and raising awareness—among their peers.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Like most teenagars, Eagan High School students Kelsey Doucette and Jessica Haughton love to exchange rapid-fire text messages with their friends. Unlike many of their peers, however, Doucette and Haughton draw a line when it comes to texting and driving. "Everyone knows it's illegal, because it's the equivalent of closing your eyes and driving on the road," Doucette said. "Teenagers just think, 'No, [a car accident] isn't going to happen to me.' But it's like, 'No, you don't understand.'" Doucette, a senior, and Haughton, a sophomore, are both members of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). The group includes nearly a dozen …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Boys tennis team defeats Apple Valley, while baseball team loses to Eagles.
While some Eagan teams prepared for the postseason, others began their playoff journeys this week as the spring sports campaign moved ahead with a series of mid-week contests. Boys Lacrosse: Eagan 5, Prior Lake 2 The Eagan boys lacrosse team upped its record to 9-2 overall and 6-2 in the South Suburban Conference by means of a 5-2 win at circuit rival Prior Lake on Wednesday. Scott Pescheret and Cullen Wilcox scored two goals apiece for the Wildcats, with Calvin Lamb chipping in one tally in the victory. Girls Lacrosse: Eagan/Rosemount 15, Prior Lake 10 A 15-10 win at Prior Lake improved the Eagan/Rosemount girls lacrosse team to 5-6 this spring. Individual statistics were not available. Boys Tennis: Eagan 5, Apple Valley 2 The Eagan boys …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wildcats sports teams able to get in some of their contests on Wednesday and Thursday.
Playing under the threat of rainouts on Wednesday and Thursday, the mid-week schedules were hit-or-miss for the Eagan sports squads. Baseball: Eagan 5, Bloomington Jefferson 4 A 5-4 defeat of visiting South Suburban Conference foe Bloomington Jefferson on Thursday pushed the Eagan baseball team to 11-6 overall and 8-6 in the circuit. Individual statistics were not available. Girls Lacrosse: Mahtomedi 12, Eagan/Rosemount 10 The Eagan/Rosemount girls lacrosse team lost, 12-10, to Mahtomedi at Rosemount High School on Wednesday to fall below .500 at 4-5 on the spring. Individual statistics were not available. Softball: Eastview 4, Wildcats 0 The Eagan girls softball team was shutout, 4-0, at home by Eastview on Wednesday to fall to 8-8 …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The Wildcats lost to the Eagles, 5-4
Bloomington Kennedy beat the Eagan baseball team 5-4 on Monday afternoon at Kelly Field in Bloomington, a contest that was moved from Haddox Field. Kennedy (7-9, 5-8 South Suburban Conference) scored their five runs on nine hits. They had two errors. Eagan (10-6, 7-6) had four runs on four hits and committed two errors.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Eagan High School's colorful, funny, sad and stirring production of Cyrano de Bergerac will run for one final performance tonight
Eagan High School teacher and director Nancy Owzarek said she has been waiting 25 years to put on a production of Cyrano de Bergerac. "I fell in love with this play in college and have waited 25 years for the right synthesis of student talent to bolster me with enough courage to tackle this great piece of dramatic literature," Owzarek said in notes on the production. "I hope you'll agree with me that it was worth the wait to work with this amazing group of students." Will Cox as Cyrano de Bergerac leads the talented cast. The play also stars Elleni Paulson as Roxane, Cyrano's wealthy and beautiful cousin, and Brennan Spicer as Christian de Neuvillette, a handsome new recruit to the cadets. The story revolves around Cyrano, a soldier and …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Burnsville Blaze remains undefeated Wednesday afternoon
The Burnsville Blaze remained perfect today, beating the Eagan Wildcats 6-0. The Blaze got things going in the first inning, scoring their first run. Both teams played strong defensively, but the Blaze got the bats going in the fourth inning, scoring five runs and extending their lead to 6. The Wildcats played solid for most of the game, but just couldn't get the offense going and failed to score any runs. Kelsey Anderson pitched the entire game for Burnsville.
Eagan teams out in full force as second month of spring season began in earnest.
Cool, yet cooperative weather meant Eagan sports teams were out in full force as second month of spring season began in earnest. Softball: Wildcats Split Monday, Tuesday Matchups The Eagan softball team enters its mid-week contests at 6-3 overall and 4-3 in the South Suburban conference after splitting its circuit games against Lakeville South and Eagan on Monday and Tuesday, respectively. After a 6-5 loss to the Cougars on Monday, the Wildcats battled back to top the Irish by a 9-5 score the next afternoon. As a team, Eagan sports a .348 batting average, led by Abby Brinkmeier's .441 over nine games; Caitlin Johnson is hitting .500 over five games. Dana Holmes has a team-high nine runs batted in this spring, while Madison Haus paces the …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Wildcats trail 6-0 after two innings, yet bounce back to force an extra frame before falling to host Blaze.
The Eagan baseball team rallied from an early 6-0 deficit to take a pair of brief leads before losing, 10-9, in eight innings at Burnsville on a frosty Monday night in a South Suburban Conference showdown. After a game-time temperature of 39 degrees was announced, the host Blaze took a prompt 4-0 first-inning lead and pushed their advantage to 6-0 after the second frame. Eagan did manage to push across a trio of runs in the third inning, but trailed 7-3 before scoring two runs in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh as David Stevens single drove home Brady Loew to give the Wildcats an 8-7 lead. Yet, the edge would not hold as Burnsville pushed across the levelling tally in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra …
Friday, April 29, 2011
The Wildcats hold on in the 7th inning to get the win Thursday night, 5-4.
The Wildcats played a strong game Thursday, beating the Cougars 5-4. The Wildcats got things going in the first inning, scoring one run. Kevin Kunik had a solid performance on the mound, pitching five innings, and the Wildcats did not allow a run until the fifth inning. The offense was also working well; the Wildcats brought in three runs in the fourth inning and their fifth and final run in the sixth inning. The Wildcats entered the bottom of the final inning with a 5-2 lead over the Cougars. But with a runner at first, the Cougars got a 2-run homerun with two outs, closing the gap 5-4. Pitcher Adam Gibis came in and got the final out on a called strike three.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Wildcats seeking second state tournament trip in three years
When a team has to replace 14 players in one season, most call it a rebuilding project; Eagan baseball head coach Robb Walsh would prefer to call it a reloading process. Walsh, who enters his sixth season as head coach and 15th season with the Wildcats, knows he has some work ahead of him. “We lost 14 guys from last year, and three guys were all-state,” Walsh said. “We also lost five guys who were all-conference. But we have four guys back with varsity experience, and we were the only team to beat Eden Prairie last year.” Eagan Wildcats Baseball Last season: 16-9 Conference record: 10-4 Lake Conference Section 3AAA Playoffs: Finished second to Burnsville after reaching the state tournament in 2009 Season Outlook Walsh lost 14 seniors to …