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Negative chants and music distract players

Negative chants and music distract players

Madison Crain, Layout Editor
February 10, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

At any game there is cheering from the band and the crowd. Cheering can both be positive and negative. When the chants are negative, it can distract the players. When the girls varsity basketball are playing at other schools, the school will get their band, and their student section to chant or ...

Nordic teams face great success

Nordic teams face great success

Colin Gray, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The cold air creates wisps of breath. There is only 100 feet left to the finish line across a flat course of white snow. In the distance there is the cheers of people. This is how the skiers of the Stillwater Nordic Team feel at every one of their races this year. Even with the lack of snow early...

Girls basketball team stronger than ever

Girls basketball team stronger than ever

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor
January 14, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The girls basketball team seems like an ordinary team at first glance, but after a while it is easy to see that they have a bond tighter than most other teams, and are led by a coach with a unique set of objectives for his team. The Coach of the team, Willie Taylor, has been coaching basketball ...

Wagner: a force on the field and in the classroom

Wagner: a force on the field and in the classroom

Matt Johnson, Sports Media Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports

Consider what it means to be a student athlete. Then consider what it means to be at the top of your game as a student and at the top of your game as an athlete. Meet Stephen Wagner. Senior Stephen Wagner, a leading running back, not only carries the ball, but also carries a heavy load of academic...

Neubauer becomes new alpine head coach

Neubauer becomes new alpine head coach

Hannah Anderson, Social Media Managing Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

Last year's assistant alpine ski coach Kevin Neubauer has taken over Mary Parcheta's longtime position as head coach after 24 years. She has been involved in the program for the past 25 years and announced her retirement as head coach last spring, but has decided to continue her involvement in the ...

Stickler overcomes injury and commits to Concordia

Stickler overcomes injury and commits to Concordia

Megan McGuire, Online Editor-in-Chief
January 12, 2016
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

Senior Sara Stickler keenly remembers a pivotal high school lacrosse game during her junior year. It was the second half of the opening round state tournament game last spring against Prior Lake. The strong defender was running down the field when she planted her foot and heard a loud popping noise. S...

High expectations for 2016 lacrosse season

High expectations for 2016 lacrosse season

Lucas Braun, Social Media Reporter
January 12, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

Last year's lacrosse season did not go as well as expected. They had a solid team but fell short losing to Mahtomedi in the section tournament. This year will be a lot different. They are a lot younger and less experienced but they have brought in a new coach, Tom Howe. This year's expectatio...

Siri Bohachek has bright future in store

Siri Bohachek has bright future in store

Colin Gray, Reporter
December 24, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Sports

The air is cold and creates wisps of breathe that flow through the air. The sudden shifts of movement only makes everything more nerve racking. As seconds are counted down by a coach with a watch in one hand and a starter gun in the other, five girls are lined up next to each other all in different...

Lions Park open to new renovations

Lions Park open to new renovations

Justin Hannasch, Print Editor-in-Chief
December 23, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

Where can a student go around Stillwater to play baseball, basketball, tennis, volleyball and even ice hockey? Lions Park is one of few. Just a short drive from the high school in downtown Lake Elmo, this 3.2 acre park has been around for quite some time and is currently home to Lake Elmo Basebal...

Boys hockey slams previous state champs

Bennett Friedrich, Sports Layout Editor
December 22, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

The 4-0 varsity hockey team got out to an amazing start with a huge win 6-5 over Lakeville North, the defending state champions. The team has a solid offensive structure, clearly demonstrated against Lakeville. But no team achieves a great status without significant work. "I think we started off pr...

Konigson commits to play D1 hockey

Konigson commits to play D1 hockey

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editior
December 13, 2015
Filed under People, Sports

  It is game day. Her peers are not surprised when they see her walking down the halls in her hockey jersey and wearing a broad smile. As the hockey season begins,  junior Olivia Konigson remains humble about the next step in her hockey career, while wowing her many supporters. Olivia recently ...

Winter intramurals bring competition

Winter intramurals bring competition

Austin Dowdall, Social Media Editor
December 6, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The winter intramural sports are very anticipated, and began in November. Intramural basketball is the most popular of the winter intramural teams offered to students and teams are being put together to prepare for the start. Intramural basketball is played from Dec. through Feb., and the playoffs...

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