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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...

Boys tennis has their eyes on the prize

Boys tennis has their eyes on the prize

Matt Salmi, Social Media Editor
May 14, 2015
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

The Stillwater boys tennis team is playing well and looking to make a splash in the section tournament, hoping to eventually get to the state tournament. The current season was a much anticipated year for the boys tennis team as they have a big group of seniors and they got new home courts t...

Sailing team seeks school support

Sailing team seeks school support

Parker Estenson, Advertising Editor
May 13, 2015
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

With the wind whipping past their face, adrenaline pumping through their veins, and the finish line in sight that sailing team looks for victory, but that is not the only thing they are looking for.  The sailing team operated by The St. Croix Sailing School in Hudson, Wis. is looking for support. T...

Trap team hits the success bullseye

Tyler Hagberg, Online Editor-In-Chief
May 12, 2015
Filed under Read & Watch, Sports, Spring Sports

The bright orange clay pigeon flies over their heads as senior Erich Korth is at the ready to take fire with his 12-gauge shotgun. Korth has a direct hit, tiny shards fall to the ground into a field. He is a strong supporter and collaborator in the start of a trap shooting team for the high school in 2012, his freshman year. The trap shooting team has seen strong positive f...

Girls lacrosse in the swing of things

Girls lacrosse in the swing of things

Mathias Hoefferle, Distribution Reporter
April 30, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

  Springtime and warmer weather make for a perfect combination as the season kicks off for the Stillwater Area High School girls lacrosse team. This year the team looks to be one of the best in the state again, headed by a total of 12 seniors, not to mention an extraordinary amount of talent c...

Girls fast pitch softball swings into season

Girls fast pitch softball swings into season

Braden Classon, Social Media Reporter
April 29, 2015
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

      As girls fast pitch swings into season, the team starts to both reflect and look forward on past and future team assets. Many local fans and school members are checking in to see what Varsity coach Bob Beedle has in store this season. Varsity fast pitch has started out ...

Stillwater track continues its winning ways

Stillwater track continues its winning ways

Justin Hannasch, Team Lead
April 28, 2015
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

  As the snow melts and the trees start to bloom, the Stillwater Boys track team begins another season. By winning sections and making it to state last season, the team reached new heights and will once again look to take the section 4AA title. The team is back to back section champions, and with the mix of exper...

Ultimate Frisbee spins into action

Matt Brown, Social Media Editor
April 10, 2015
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

  There are many athletics that one can compete in at Stillwater Area High School; they could play hockey, football, soccer, and many more. However, there is one team where both boys and girls can play together on the same team, and that's Ultimate Frisbee. This team is not only unique ...

Winkle flips into the Gophers organization

Winkle flips into the Gophers organization

Joey Costa, Advertising Editor
April 9, 2015
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Flipping and tumbling may not be the ideal way of getting gymnasts into college for many, but for senior Ben Winkle it is a dream come true. Gymnastics is not an easy sport to master. The amount of strength and coordination to do many of the stunts they preform are unbelievable. Just having to courage...

Jessie Diggins inspires athletes through her success

Jessie Diggins inspires athletes through her success

Andy Bjerk, Social Media Reporter
April 8, 2015
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports, Uncategorized

At the heart of all sports is one thing: competition. It is the desire for athletes to win that pushes them through the difficult training and disappointing losses. Along with a competitive spirit, good athletes need drive, determination and perseverance. Stillwater Area High School graduate 2010 Je...

Brooks Carroll switches to track

Brooks Carroll switches to track

Jake Simcik, Social Media Reporter
March 26, 2015
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Most people know senior Brooks Carroll as a star-wide receiver for the football team, and an exceptional athlete, Carroll has committed to Bemidji State University  and plans to play D2 football there. While football is the sport he is unquestionably dedicated to, his 4.3-second forty-yard dash...

Softball team looking fresh for a fresh season

Softball team looking fresh for a fresh season

Kjell Sandstrom, Distribution Reporter
March 25, 2015
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

The Stillwater Area High School softball team will be looking better than ever for this new season, featuring white and black jerseys with red numbers and front script, as well as the Pony logo watermark on the back. Contrary to what it shows on the concept art, these uniforms will have black pants...

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