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Hannah Anderson wins the Athena award

Hannah Anderson wins the Athena award

May 11, 2017
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One of the most prestigious awards in high school athletics is the Athena award, an award given to one outstanding female athlete from each school. This year, Senior Hannah Anderson was chosen to receive the incredible award. Hannah was the obvious pick for this award. Since tenth grade, Hannah has...

Parker Anderson masters golf

Parker Anderson masters golf

Olivia Weirtz, Layout Editor-In-Chief
May 7, 2017
Filed under Locker Room, Photo Slide Shows

For senior Parker Anderson golf is a family sport. Both of his older brothers took up golf before him, leading him to explore the sport as well and rise to the level of captain. They provided him with a goal of competition that has driven him on the course. Anderson has been striving toward th...

Mike Parker, father: like father, like son

Mike Parker, father: like father, like son

Kayla Gjerde, Social Media Reporter
May 4, 2017
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Junior Evan Parker has had a great opportunity to be coached by his dad. Mike Parker is the head varsity coach for the boys baseball team. This unique opportunity for both father and son has bonded them extremely close over the years on and off the field. From knowing practice times to working on very specific skill...

Anderson wins Athena award for excellence in athletics

Anderson wins Athena award for excellence in athletics

Andrew Wilcek, Social Media Editor
May 1, 2017
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The Athena award is an award given to a female student that accels in athletics at their school. 43 schools participate in the event in Minnesota. This year senior Hannah Anderson has won the award for Stillwater. Anderson is a three sports athlete, she plays soccer in the fall, hockey in the winte...

Pott siblings become rodeo duo

Pott siblings become rodeo duo

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter
April 28, 2017
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There are few students who would think of joining high school rodeo as their choice of sport. Maybe it is the thought of riding animals three times their size for fun that scares them away. That is not the case of siblings junior Caitlin Pott and freshman Brandon Pott. They have embraced the old fr...

Olivia Knox commits to UND

Olivia Knox commits to UND

Kevin Thole, News Anchor
April 28, 2017
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Throughout her high school career, junior Olivia Knox has been a dominating force on the soccer field. With the way she controls the ball and beats defenders, it comes as no surprise that universities have begun to take notice. Knox, a forward on the girl's soccer team, has officially committed...

Dutko twins gear up for tennis season

Dutko twins gear up for tennis season

Kevin Thole, News Anchor
April 6, 2017
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The snow is melting and with that comes the start of spring sports. The boys tennis team is getting their balls and rackets out of storage and getting ready for a successful season on the brand new courts. Leading the team this year are seniors Cole and Parker Dutko, twins who both share the captai...

Thole twins headed for success in gymnastics, wrestling

Thole twins headed for success in gymnastics, wrestling

Tristan Hatchell, Video Editor
April 3, 2017
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A lot of people think that being able to play a sport well comes down to genetics, but in this case it isn’t just Kevin or Lauren’s own genetic. The Thole siblings are both headed for success. Kevin is a key player on the wrestling team and was a premier asset at their state tournament....

Thomas Bruchu develops as year-round athlete

Thomas Bruchu develops as year-round athlete

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter
March 28, 2017
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Ever since he was young, senior Thomas Bruchu knew he wanted to play sports. Growing up with three older brothers that all played sports, influenced him greatly. Thomas now plays football, hockey and baseball. Bruchu’s competitiveness and need to win are what drive his sports life. It is what mak...

Corcoran team leader during last season

Corcoran team leader during last season

Audra RIsberg, Online Editor
March 20, 2017
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  Senior Garrett Corcoran, number 22 on the boys varsity basketball team, has been described as a team leader.  His unique personality and big smile make him someone that people want to talk to.  Anyone who has played with him on the basketball team can attest to this. Many players look ...

Coach Doman’s leads hockey team, strong coaching skills

Coach Doman’s leads hockey team, strong coaching skills

Matthew McGinley, Social Media Editor
February 18, 2017
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Every successful team is created from the work of the coaches. The boys high school hockey team is a great example of this. Matt Doman has been the head coach for ponies hockey for four years. Ever since the start, he has been working with the class of 2017 hockey boys. With 15 seniors on the roster Doman ha...

Sara Scalia following in father’s footsteps with basketball

Sara Scalia following in father’s footsteps with basketball

Kayla Gjerde, Social Media Reporter
February 16, 2017
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The gym is silent as the spectator's gaze in sophomore Sara Scalia's direction. The ponies are three points away from winning the game and the pressure is on Scalia to make the free throw shot: swish. Scalia shoots the ball straight through the hoop and the crowd goes wild. Sara has been on gir...

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