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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...

Taking a trip for tryouts, baseball

Taking a trip for tryouts, baseball

Stephanie Nielsen, Photographer
March 24, 2015
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

This season's baseball tryouts will be held  further away from home than their usual location. Usually held at the Dome or in Florida, this year's baseball tryouts will be held at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.  Baseball players wanting to join this year's baseball team are heading to Omah...

Golf season underway

Golf season underway

Dan Gorman, Distribution Reporter
March 23, 2015
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Spring Sports

Now that spring is just around the corner the Stillwater boys and girls golf season is about to start. The season starts March 23, the Monday after spring break. Because it is a new season there will be some players lost and some new players that are going to join the team. Both the girls and boys golf team...

The snow melts and lacrosse begins

The snow melts and lacrosse begins

Joey Costa, Advertising Editor
March 11, 2015
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Snow is melting and grass is getting green again. Lacrosse players everywhere are tightening their strings on their sticks because the team's first game is rapidly approaching. The boys and girls lacrosse players are gearing up for their first upcoming games. They are cramming in as much practi...

Hard-working softball captains get rewarded

Ahnika Kroll
May 21, 2014
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Article written by: Raelynn Heintz Just because it is their last season playing for the Stillwater Area High School softball team, does not mean that seniors Lauren Jordan and Sidnee Ronsberg are taking it easy. Both girls were named co-captains at the end of last year’s season and have since be...

Gauger lands job at Target Field

Lucien Lemanski
May 20, 2014
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

The smell of fresh cut grass permeates the air then all of a sudden senior Colton Gauger hears the griddle start to fire up for todays game. He walks out from the shop to take a look at the empty Twins' stadium “Yea,” he thinks. “Today is going to be a good day for a baseball game.” Each year the Twins ...

Tennis team rejuvenated by captain Murphy

Tennis team rejuvenated by captain Murphy

Sydney Kuball
May 20, 2014
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Senior, Ryan Murphy, or as most know him "Murph," has been on the tennis team since the seventh grade and he absolutely loves it. He is a guy with talent and a good sense of humor that everybody loves. Murphy brings his team to a whole new level of skill and fun. Murph, the same nickname his dad grew...

Baseball is back in Minnesota

Travis Johnson
May 8, 2014
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

The Minnesota Twins have started yet another season, and it has been a rough start for the hometown team. The Twins started their season with a 3-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox. The Twins next game was another one in Chicago, where they fell 6-7 to the White Sox, losing the game on a wild pitch in the...

Donner continues trap shooting career

Donner continues trap shooting career

Olivia Flicker
May 5, 2014
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Five shooters standing in a line with guns ready to fire. Each of them getting ready to shoot as it gets nearer to their turn. With few girls lined up, one of them takes aim and fires at the blaze orange target. Emily Donner (’15) is one of few girls on the Trap Shooting team at Stillwater Area Hig...

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