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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...

New expectations for Alpine team

New expectations for Alpine team

Lucas Braun, Social Media Editor
December 5, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The alpine team is looking to improve off of last year's accomplishments, including the title of conference champions for boys and girls as well as having four individuals go to state. They have an advantage over last year, this is the first year the team is allowed to hold captain's practices. ...

High expectations for boys hockey season

High expectations for boys hockey season

Dylan Andres, Social Media Editor
December 5, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

  Stillwater boys varsity hockey hasn't even played their first game yet, but have already managed to hold high expectations headed into the season. On Nov. 2 and 11, "Follow The Puck", a Twitter account that blogs about Minnesota High School Hockey, predicted the Stillwater boys team to come out of Section 4 and earn a spot in the 2016 Minnes...

Stillwater athletes on Pony Power

Stillwater athletes on Pony Power

Matt Johnson, Social Media Editor
December 4, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

When people think of high school, they usually think first of academic rigor--the challenges of classes and the daily grind.  While that usually is how the high school day begins, it often ends, for athletes anyway, with a workout.  What school is to the mind, Pony Power is to the body. Pony Power i...

New girls basketball coach redefines team

New girls basketball coach redefines team

Sarah McCarthy, Photographer
November 19, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The new girls basketball coach, Willie Taylor, is preparing to start up a new basketball season with a  brand new set of girls. With the new year comes a fresh start and a chance for the girls to improve from the past season. Now that Taylor's new styles and views have been instilled into the prog...

Gymnastics prepares for upcoming season

Gymnastics prepares for upcoming season

Madison Crain, Layout editor
November 18, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

  This season the gymnastics team will have three captains and five coaches all working together so that the team can make it to state. The coaches are Traci Swenson, Caroline Urgo, Dusty Dennis and Joan Lesson and Kristina Krenz. The gymnastics team started started Nov. 9. They will pract...

Girls varsity tennis team goes to state

Girls varsity tennis team goes to state

Collin Gray, Social Media Reporter
November 18, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

After working all season and playing in many grueling matches, it finally paid off after two seniors on the girls varsity tennis team make their way to the state tournament. Seniors Savannah Johnson and Shelby Anderson took part in the state tournament held at the University of Minnesota, which ha...

Athletes transitioning from fall to winter sports

Athletes transitioning from fall to winter sports

Cole Lebourgeois, Copy Editor
November 18, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

Managing one sport can be a challenge all in itself, yet some athletes take on multiple sports at once. Students do fall sports, and once that sport is done, they move right onto their winter sport. Students can choose to participate in fall sports for fun or to feed their desire to be compet...

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