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Hockey Day glides into Stillwater

Hockey Day glides into Stillwater

Elise Luoma, Student Playlist Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

The 11th annual Hockey Day Minnesota made a presence in downtown Stillwater. This event involves various games from high school, university alumni, college and professional hockey teams. It is broadcasted each year, and receives national coverage. Since 2007, the event has taken place in cities fr...

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 ...

Weight lifting continues grind for athletes

Weight lifting continues grind for athletes

Ryan Shepard, Cartoon Editor
January 6, 2017
Filed under Read & Watch, Sports, Winter Sports

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKtGbxJdAYU&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop   Not all after school activities have to be about competition with other students or schools, some just about improving. There is a weightlifting program mainly comprised of sports players working out Monday through...

Upcoming gymnastics seasons looks strong

Upcoming gymnastics seasons looks strong

Ryan Berg, SNO Social Media Editor
January 4, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

 Gymnastics is one of the most physically demanding sports.  Exercises require strength, endurance, flexibility and agility, and use of muscle groups that include arms, legs, shoulders, chest, back and core. The Stillwater gymnastics team is looking forward to another good season this year.  T...

Intramural basketball, good alternative for players

Intramural basketball, good alternative for players

Andrew Wilcek, Social Media Editor
January 3, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Sports, Winter Sports

Intramural basketball has always been a big part of the school. People wonder, what are Intramural sports; intramural are a less competitive sports league run through the high school. The largest sport is basketball, where many teams get together in the gym on Monday nights and play the game they ...

Nordic team looks towards promising season

Nordic team looks towards promising season

Ellie Speedling, Social Media Reporter
December 4, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Their skis slide across the snow that paves the five kilometer course and the frigid wind bites at their ears.  In the distance, family and friends can be heard shouting words of encouragement while  charging towards the finish line. tThese are the elements the nordic team experiences every time they...

Athletes share workout spots

Athletes share workout spots

Thomas Johnson, SNO Sports Editor
December 3, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Sports

Belonging to an athletic gym has some great benefits, but there seems to be a common issue involving gym memberships, that people don't know which gym they should join. There are a myriad of choices even in our local community, and a lot of them are really similar as far as their amenities. The three athletic gyms will include Snap Fitness, River Valley Athletic Club and Lifetime Fitness. All three gyms are located here in the local community, and many athletes use them to prepare for their s...

Protein and nutrition shakes provide benefits to athletes

Protein and nutrition shakes provide benefits to athletes

Ryan Berg, SNO Social Media Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under Health and Science, Sports

In one cup of an average protein shake, it is possible to fit up to 33 grams of protein.  It's no wonder people are drinking more and more shakes like these everyday. More people are drinking protein or nutrition shakes, sometimes before a sport or workout and sometimes after.  Some people are drinking...

Youth movement in full effect on boys court

Youth movement in full effect on boys court

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The boys basketball team is getting ready to tip-off their season, but this year is bringing new challenges to the table. Equipped with a new coach and young roster, the team is looking to rebound from a mediocre 12-13 record last season.  That will demand extra contributions and expectations to be shattered this year. The varsit...

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