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Baseball starts season training in Kansas City

Baseball starts season training in Kansas City

Andrew Wilcek, Social Media Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

  The baseball team is starting off another season and is hoping to thrive off their ability to play as a team in past seasons. The goal for the team each year is to compete for a Conference and Section title. This means the team can not afford to have a down season. The team has a few key ...

Ultimate frisbee team gains momentum

Ultimate frisbee team gains momentum

Elise Luoma, Student Playlist Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Read & Watch, Sports

Intramural teams such as Ultimate Frisbee provide a competitive and friendly environment for students. As it has been around for about five years, the team's popularity has grown. This self-officiated and co-ed sport consists of about 18 students and the team is looking to expand it. The team is coa...

Synchronized swim focuses on teamwork

Synchronized swim focuses on teamwork

Jesse Zelaya, Online Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

  The pools are opening up for the girls synchronized swim team.  Their first meet is on March 30, at Columbia Heights High School. The girls synchronized swim team is ready to put their suits back on to start the season.  Synchro swimming is very different than other forms of swimming. ...

Pinning down state wrestling tournament

Pinning down state wrestling tournament

Maximilian Korth, SNO Sports and Social Media Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

Stillwater can pride itself on one of the top performing sports for the past few years, wrestling. Wrestling as a sport is a simple concept, with a few easy to understand rules and the end goal of trying to pin your opponent to the mat. Wrestling allows for participation for everyone interest...

Lacrosse team among best in conference

Lacrosse team among best in conference

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Spring Sports

Hockey, football, basketball; these are some of the popular sports that students turn up in crowds to watch. But one sport that doesn't get enough attention is lacrosse. The boys team is consistently among the best in the conference, and the girls team has been to the state tournament four yea...

Softball trains hard, prepares for season

Softball trains hard, prepares for season

Jesse Zelaya, Online Editor
February 19, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The softball team is training hard in the off season for their up and coming year.  The girls are practicing together so they can do their best their best in a challenging season.  Many of the softball players are playing domeball to prepare for their season.   Domeball is held at the St. Croix Valley Recreation center on weekend mornin...

Wrestling team among top in conference

Wrestling team among top in conference

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The wrestling team has consistently been among the strongest teams in the conference, and the current season is not exception. In the first 12 meets of the season, the Ponies were able to claim victories in nine of them, and the losses were all within 10 points. Some victories were close, but th...

Gymnastics team prepares for sections after topping long-time competitor

Gymnastics team prepares for sections after topping long-time competitor

Ciana Fragnito, Social Media Reporter
February 13, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

Stillwater gymnastics has a history of performing well each season leading up to the final meets where they often place very high.  With sections right around the corner the team is gearing up for sections feeling more hopeful than ever before. For the past three years Stillwater has come in s...

Boys basketball starts off behind, looking to improve

Boys basketball starts off behind, looking to improve

Matthew McGinley, SNO Social Media Editor
January 14, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

  The boys basketball  team has been off to a rocky start this season, although things are looking positive for the future of the team. Last year, the team didn’t do as well as they had hoped to; the depth in talent wasn’t where it needed to be. This year is a different story, with an u...

Nordic Skiing teams looking ahead to new season

Nordic Skiing teams looking ahead to new season

Thomas Johnson, SNO Sports Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Sports, Winter Sports

The Nordic Skiing season is underway and due to their recent success in last year's season,  high expectations have already been set for the girls and boys teams. With top finishes in the state tournament last year, it will be interesting to see what their mindset is entering the new season. ...

Strong start for wrestling team

Strong start for wrestling team

Bella Anderson, Social Media Editor
January 10, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

Stillwater wrestling has started their season out strong with wins against Woodbury, East Ridge and Minnetonka. It is expected to be another great year for the Ponies with a very good possibility of making it to state. There are a lot of new players as well as many older and more experienced playe...

Boys, girls hockey beings season strong

Boys, girls hockey beings season strong

Jake Caywood, Read and Watch Team
January 8, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

    Hockey is under way for boys and girls varsity and both teams are off to a fast start on the season. The boys are a favorite for another "trek to the X" and a state title, beginning the season ranked number two according to the Let's Play Hockey rankings.  The girls are in ...

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