Author: Steve Mulholland

Eden Prairie quarterback Nick Fazi (2) ran for a touchdown in the second quarter of the Eagles’ 55-14 win over Woodbury. Photo by Rick Olson The Eden Prairie Eagles may have played their best half of football in the first half of the Class 6A section finals game against Woodbury Friday night at Aerie Stadium. After spotting the Royals a touchdown in the game’s opening series, the Eagles rolled with 35 unanswered points en route to a 35-6 lead at the half. The Eagles scored three more touchdowns in the second half to capture the section title in a 55-14…

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Eagles junior running back Terae Dunn (16) crosses the goal line for a touchdown in the first quarter vs. Eastview. Photo by Rick Olson In the football postseason, the Eden Prairie Eagles begin thinking – and playing – in multiples of four. “Now we’re down to the end. You’ve got to play 16 quarters,” Eagles head coach Mike Grant said. “I thought we played four great quarters. That’s what we’re hoping to do.” Friday night at Aerie Stadium in Eden Prairie, the top-seeded Eagles spent their four quarters putting up multiples of seven on the scoreboard – in a 35-3…

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Junior running back Terae Dunn (16) ran for a touchdown in the first quarter of the Eagles’ 35-3 win over Eastview. Photo by Rick Olson The No. 1 seeded Eden Prairie Eagles scored three first-half touchdowns and never looked back in their 35-3 win on Friday night over No. 8 seed Eastview to open the Class 6A Section playoffs. Playing without starting senior quarterback Nick Fazi, who is out with a knee injury, the Eagles looked to juniors on the roster to put points on the board. Junior running backs Terae Dunn and Liam Berndt both ran for touchdowns of…

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Eagles senior tight end Jermell Taylor during the Eagles’ win on Oct. 14 against Edina. Photo by Rick Olson The Eden Prairie Eagles have earned the top seed in Class 6A, Section 6 for the upcoming football playoffs. The Eagles (6-2) will play Eastview (1-7), the No. 8 seed from Section 3, in the first round on Friday, Oct. 28, at Aerie Stadium in Eden Prairie. Coming into the final week of the regular season, the Eagles were vying for the top spot in Section 6 along with Shakopee, as both teams had two losses on the season. Shakopee had…

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Hawken Hedlund (33) and Tyler Walden (3) celebrate one of Walden’s four touchdowns Wednesday vs. Stillwater. Photo by Rick Olson On the eve of MEA weekend, the fourth-ranked Eden Prairie Eagles made their case in the town on the St. Croix. To be considered for a No. 1 seed in the section playoffs, the Eagles needed a resounding win over third-ranked Stillwater in the regular season finale Wednesday night. They assembled a very convincing argument for themselves with a 35-24 dismantling of the previously undefeated Ponies. The Eagles now await their fate when the section pairings are announced on Friday.…

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Senior running back Tyler Walden (3) rushed for 121 yards and scored four touchdowns to help Eden Prairie beat Stillwater 35-14 on Wednesday night. Photo by Rick Olson The fourth-ranked Eden Prairie Eagles cruised to a 35-14 win over previously undefeated and third-ranked Stillwater Wednesday night. The thorough domination of the Ponies puts the Eagles in strong contention for a No. 1 seed in the upcoming section playoffs. The Eagles’ defense set the tone on the opening series with Cade Hutchison’s interception of Stillwater quarterback Max Shikenjanski. The offense took over on the Ponies’ 45-yard-line and relied on a balanced attack…

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Eagles junior forward Ryan Donohue (16) moves the ball upfield to set up a second-half goal vs. Edina. Photo by Rick Olson A season that included eight overtime games, last-second heroics – and a penalty shootout victory that launched the Eden Prairie boys soccer team into the section finals – has come to an end. The No. 3 seed Eagles fell to top seed Edina 2-1 in overtime Tuesday night. The Section 2AAA finals, on a neutral site field at Prior Lake High School, was played for the right to advance to the Class 3A state tournament. The loss ends…

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Senior Zachary Fier sits dejected on the field after the Eagles’ loss to Edina on Tuesday. Photo by Rick Olson The No. 3 seeded Eden Prairie boys soccer team fell to top seed Edina 2-1 in overtime in the Class 2AAA section finals Tuesday night. Eagles co-head coach Rob St. Clair consoles senior  Sebastian Bocanegra-Lima (7) after the Eagles’ loss to Edina on Tuesday. Photo by Rick Olson  The game, played at a neutral site field at Prior Lake High School, was scoreless through the first half. Edina opened the scoring on senior forward Luke Aadalen’s goal with 39:53 remaining…

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Eagles senior tight end Jermell Taylor (83) stiff-arms his Edina opponent in the 2nd quarter. Photo by Rick Olson The Eden Prairie Eagles have put their past behind them and are looking to the future. Meanwhile, the present consists of improving their record to 5-2 after crushing Edina 42-16 Friday night at Aerie Stadium. In the rearview mirror, getting smaller and smaller with each touchdown against the Hornets, is the Eagles’ loss to Shakopee last Saturday afternoon. That game was moved to the day of the week typically reserved for college ball after a lockdown at Eden Prairie High School…

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Junior Terae Dunn (16) opened the scoring for the Eagles with a 14-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Photo by Rick Olson The Eden Prairie football team celebrated senior night in style with a 42-16 dismantling of Edina at Aerie Stadium Friday. The 7th-ranked Eagles offense cruised with five players scoring touchdowns. Junior Terae Dunn’s run from 14 yards out opened the scoring on the first offensive series. Senior linebacker Dominic Heim did double time and rushed for two touchdowns for the Eagles. His second score gave the Eagles a 35-0 lead in the third quarter. Eagles quarterback Nick Fazi…

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