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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...

The ride to The Tourney

The ride to The Tourney

Justin Hannasch, Print Editor-in-Chief
March 16, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

In a sellout crowd at Aldrich Arena, fans packed wall to wall and the student section screaming, the boys hockey is heading into overtime versus their rival, Hill Murray. After Stillwater kills off a penalty at the end of the third period, the Ponies have momentum going into overtime. All of a sudde...

Wrestling team pins down a successful season

Wrestling team pins down a successful season

Nick Carlson, Field Reporter
March 15, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The Stillwater mens wrestling team has finished up their season and are truly proud of what they accomplished. The team may have not seen a complete takedown on their entire season, but certainly flexed their muscles and won many difficult matches. The wrestling team of 29 started their seaso...

Athletic scholarships allow students to thrive without worry

Athletic scholarships allow students to thrive without worry

Matt Johnson, Social Media Editor
February 25, 2016
Filed under Sports

Since the beginning of college sports, football players have always played for the love of the game. This concept trickled down to lower levels including junior college and high school. Today is a new age and as the sport has grown, so have the fans. This has lead to tremendous amounts of income for...

High school sports stay competitive

High school sports stay competitive

Lucas Braun, Social Media Reporter
February 24, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports

Some people believe high school sports are becoming too serious, others think they are fine the way they are. It all depends on the person's perspective and what they believe is the goal of high school athletics. Some are more about the winning, some are more about the fun. High school sports are n...

Boys hockey has high expectations for rest of season

Boys hockey has high expectations for rest of season

Isabel Boedigheimer, Head Copy Editor
February 23, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Sports

Pep talks from the coaches, encouraging words from the captains, blades against the ice and the swoosh of the puck into the net were sounds the boys hockey team heard while warming up before playing Hill-Murray for the first time in regular season play. After a tough loss last year in the section...

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