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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 ...

Teams play on new turf in Pony Stadium

Teams play on new turf in Pony Stadium

Bella Anderson, Social Media Editor
September 26, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports

The new turf has been a great change for the athletes. It was installed this past summer giving the athletes the opportunity to use it for current football and soccer seasons. The field has allowed for many different teams to use it, because of how durable and resilient it is. Unlike the grass field, it is able to withstand the co...

Cross country team searches for a new identity

Cross country team searches for a new identity

Nicholas Gag, SNO Sports Editor
September 26, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The cross country team is in uncharted territory. A staple piece to the team's last couple years was 2016 graduate Eli Krahn. Krahn was a star since he joined Scott Christensen's cross country team. Krahn finished 3rd individually at the state meet last year, leading the team to a 3rd place finish. As Krahn has gone off to Princeton, the cro...

New country, same sport: foreign exchange athletes adapt to American athletics

New country, same sport: foreign exchange athletes adapt to American athletics

Kevin Thole, In Studio Anchor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The ball soars past the goalie and into the net to conclude an overtime win against conference rival, East Ridge. With another win, the boys soccer team is off to a roaring start to the season. Contributing to the team's success are a host of familiar faces and some new ones, as foreign exchange students...

Girls soccer starts hot

Girls soccer starts hot

Jake Caywood, Read & Watch Camera Editor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The girls soccer team starts the season red-hot and with high expectations of a trip to the U.S Bank Stadium in October. Count on great things to come from this talented group of players. The Ponies looked unstoppable in the first six games of the season with wins over St. Cloud Tech, Anoka, Apple ...

Stillwater girls hockey gets a fresh start

Stillwater girls hockey gets a fresh start

McKenna Wohlers, Social Media Reporter
September 25, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

"As a team, our goal is to make it to section finals and head to state. It is a goal we have had for many years and we hope to achieve it this upcoming season," Senior hockey captain Olivia Konigson spoke on the upcoming season, and has high hopes.  Last year, the girls varsity hockey team had a...

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