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Young girls basketball squad ready for season

Young girls basketball squad ready for season

Nicholas Gag, SNO Sports Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

One year older and one year stronger, the girls basketball team is looking to have an impressive year with their young core back again this year. The Ponies only have four seniors in Emily White, Camryn Davis, Emma Murphy and Claire Patterson. Most of their players are freshmen, juniors or sophom...

Cross Country finishes season with state meet

Cross Country finishes season with state meet

Emma Salmi, Social Media Reporter
November 15, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The boys and girls cross country teams both finished up their 2016 seasons as the boys team competed in the state meet on Nov. 5,  and freshman Libby Tuttle and senior Kyra Anderson competed in the state meet for the girls team. Both teams have had successful seasons despite the graduating of man...

Boys and girls hockey looks for ground early

Boys and girls hockey looks for ground early

Anthony Alvarado, SNO Playlist Editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

It seems like many people are roaring about this upcoming hockey season including fans, players and coaches. Coaches are starting to formulate their new plans and approach for the upcoming season, players are anxious to fill the roles of graduated seniors as they get ready for tryouts, and fans are ...

Boys soccer team completes ‘Road to the Bank’

Boys soccer team completes ‘Road to the Bank’

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Video Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

It takes a lot to win the state tournament and achieve a top five national rank in a highly competitive sport like boys soccer. This year's team, led by all-state senior players Patrick Allan, Miguel Caravias and Colman Farrington, achieved a historic undefeated 22-0 record with their win 2-0 in...

Girls swim their way to another great season

Girls swim their way to another great season

Jake Caywood, In Studio Camera Editor
November 13, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The girls swim and dive team has reigned supreme for the past 13 years and this year was no different. The girls went 8-0 in SEC and 9-0 on the season and look to continue their dominance at the section meets on Nov. 10-12. The girls won their 14th straight conference title and completed anot...

Powder puff game adds fun to homecoming

Powder puff game adds fun to homecoming

Ryan Berg, SNO Sports editor
November 2, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

  One homecoming activity that people really have fun with is the Powder Puff football game. Senior girls take on the junior girls in a friendly but competitive game of flag football.  It is a homecoming tradition that brings the community together.  This year's game was played on Oct....

Pony girls go for the ‘Bank’

Pony girls go for the ‘Bank’

Nicholas Gag, SNO Sports Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

There are hundreds of girls soccer teams in the state of Minnesota. Many have their eyes set on winning a couple games and having a good time, the Ponies have much higher aspirations than that. Their goal this season was to get to the “Bank”. The Bank is a reference to State which is being he...

Diversity aplenty on girls volleyball team

Diversity aplenty on girls volleyball team

McKenna Wohlers, Social Media Reporter
October 14, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

"We have bonded super well. It did not take long for us to begin to click with each other, and become close friends. Just the fact that we spend 6 days a week together, it makes it really easy to get to know each other. Our new friendships truly show on the court, the fact that we all like each ...

Out with grass, in with turf: fall sports play on new field

Out with grass, in with turf: fall sports play on new field

Jack Reinseth, Distribution Reporter
October 13, 2016
Filed under Sports

With all the construction this year, there are many new things being added and renovated at the school.  One of the new additions is the turf fields. The school decided to get rid of the traditional grass fields and add four new state-of-the-art turf fields. The turf is a very important addition to the school; it gives students th...

Girls swim and dive team prepares for True Team sections

Girls swim and dive team prepares for True Team sections

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Field Reporter
October 13, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

When head coach Brian Luke and the rest of the Stillwater girls swim and dive team go into a duel conference meet, they are expected to win. This is not very surprising, given the success the team had over the past few years. With the team's victory over East Ridge at East Ridge High School on Sept. 22, their conference winning streak was extended to 115 consecutive meets. The Ponies (4-0 SEC,...

Boys soccer exceeding past expectations

Boys soccer exceeding past expectations

Josh Bauer, Distribution Reporter
October 12, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The boys high school soccer team has had a very good start to the season this year. Their success is bringing pride to the high schoolers and the community. Last year, the team finished 7-2-7. Due to the major upgrade in seasons, the high school and the community could not be any happier. Although mo...

Murr affects community through sports

Murr affects community through sports

Anthony Alvarado, SNO playlist editor
September 26, 2016
Filed under Locker Room, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Sports

Being an impact player does not come so easy. Senior Austin Murr has wowed coaches, fans, and teammates as an unbelievable player and model character, emerging as a sports and community all-star throughout the city of Stillwater. The defensive-back for the Ponies knows first hand what it’s ...

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