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The Pony Express

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...

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...

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