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Jordan announces coaching retirement

Jordan announces coaching retirement

Austin Dowdall, Social Media Editor
May 10, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Coach Randy Jordan has had a great career. He recently told athletic director Ricky Michel that this would be his last season. Jordan thinks time has come for him to begin the next chapter of his life. He has decided he wants to retire and move on to new things. Jordan has coached basketbal...

Boys tennis faces construction

Boys tennis faces construction

Nathan Novotny, Social Media Editor
May 5, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Excitement filled the boys tennis team as the season began. Last year's season ended with the record of 11-7 and a third place finish in the Suburban East Conference. The Ponies seemed hopeful for this upcoming season. The newly resurfaced tennis courts looked as good as ever. However, they were not aro...

Cates skates onward with future hockey career

Cates skates onward with future hockey career

Megan Karnuth, Online editor
May 4, 2016
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

Senior Jackson Cates has been working nearly his whole life at the sport of hockey and it seems like his career has only just begun. It started 13 years ago, playing Mites hockey, and has lead him to being the captain of the boys hockey team. Cates is a versatile player. He has played every po...

Athletes sign to pursue athletic career

Olivia Weirtz, Print Editor-in-Chief
April 29, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

Much of the 2016 graduating class has already competed in their last game, match or meet. The sport that they fell in love with as a child and obsessed over every year since will soon be a part of their past.  All of the memories with the team and hard practices that helped shape them into a better...

Boys and girls track teams set their sights on state

Jared Dean, News Anchor
April 28, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

  The Track and Field teams are sprinting into the season with high expectations. The team is proud of their high rank. The team broke records last year in 110 hurdles and the 4x1 records that may be difficult to match. Despite this, the team's goal still remains the same; to go to the state tournament...

Putting towards a championship season

Putting towards a championship season

Shad Kraftson, Distribution Reporter
April 27, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

The Stillwater boys golf team placed fourth in an invitational against 32 teams on April 14. The team has enjoyed a good start, and the expectations are high for the rest of the season. The team practices daily at Stillwater Oaks Golf Course and consist of boys in grades 7-12. Last season, they f...

Girls softball returns hoping to win state

Girls softball returns hoping to win state

Madison Crain, Layout editor
April 26, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

Stillwater girls softball season just started and their goal for this season is to win conference champs then move onto the state tournament and win that as well. Girls softball season has begun with seniors Lauren Greeder and Natalie Ingram as captains. Bob Beedle is head captain and Bob Hor...

Alpine Ski wins fifth consecutive title

Alpine Ski wins fifth consecutive title

Austin Dowdall, Distribution Reporter
April 7, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The Alpine ski team just won their 5th consecutive conference championship. This after they hired a new head coach, and having a successful year. This year, the team had to overcome some hardships, but also had a few memorial moments in this season. First year head coach Kevin Neubauer had pressur...

Boys track runs towards a championship

Boys track runs towards a championship

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor
April 6, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

Stillwater has had a dominant track team for decades. Ten state titles and 51 section titles prove they are no ordinary track team. What is the secret? The coach. Head coach Scott Christensen has lead the team to ten state championships in the 34 years that he has been coaching. "Scott's combinat...

Girls lacrosse team undergoes teamwork motivation training

Girls lacrosse team undergoes teamwork motivation training

Megan McGuire, Online Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

  Laughter, frustration and a buzz of activity filled the school cafeteria as Teamwork Motivation Trainer Rick Raisser led the girls lacrosse team through multiple mind challenging activities, creating bonds among the team and getting their mindset ready for the season. For two and a half hour...

Fedorowski commits to Lindenwood University

Fedorowski commits to Lindenwood University

Colin Gray, Social Media Reporter
March 17, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

Many lacrosse players across America dream of getting an opportunity to be asked by a college to play for them, but for only a few, this becomes a reality. This past November senior Carly Fedorowski  has accepted to play D2 lacrosse for Lindenwood University this coming fall. She approached the university...

Basketball loses first game in sections

Noah Jakupciak, Staff Reporter
March 16, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

It was a tough season for the Ponies basketball team, as they finished 12-13 and did not win a playoff game. They lost a key player junior Lucas Braun to an injury during the football season, and that was a chance for some new players to step up. Five of the varsity players were seniors and will...

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