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Baseball season on deck

Baseball season on deck

Ahnika Kroll
April 17, 2014
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Eyes focused on the pitcher, knuckles white from gripping the bat, clothes dirty from sliding into home plate last inning, junior Sam Kruse hits a single at one of the baseball practices at the high school. Kruse is just one member of the Ponies baseball team this year.  With their first game on April ...

Boys tennis team springs into action

Boys tennis team springs into action

Brinna Dochniak
April 16, 2014
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

  The team is coached by Dave Kahl, who teaches ninth grade science at Stillwater Junior High.  He has been the varsity girls tennis coach since 2006 and also the varsity boys varsity coach since 2008.  The team philosophies emphasize a team concept, positive experience and promoting the game of tenn...

Intramural badminton is a hit

Natalie Gjermo
April 15, 2014
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Yard games. Things people break out a couple of times each summer when they're bored, desperate, or suffering from a mental breakdown. Someone might play an hour of botchy ball, or two rounds of croquet, or maybe some badminton. Now Stillwater is turning that little bit of experience that many people ...

Girls lacrosse reaching for goals

Girls lacrosse reaching for goals

Megan Warlborow
April 14, 2014
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Walking into the Stillwater Dome between 4:30-6:00 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, people will see teenage girls cradling, hustling and yelling out for the ball. The hard work and determination that it takes to be apart of the Stillwater’s girls lacrosse team creates a strong bond between all the girls. The Stillwater girls lacrosse te...

Hartwig carries team through spring training

Hartwig carries team through spring training

Nick Wanovich
April 11, 2014
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

“Statistically, if you look at what she’s accomplished, Rachel from the home runs to RBI’s perspective, has done things that very few players here if any have ever done, ” said Assistant softball coach Roger Stippel. Junior Rachel Hartwig has been playing varsity softball for Stillwater Are...

Tough spring calls for sturdy captain Hollerbach

Brinna Dochniak
April 10, 2014
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Winter boots shifting to tennis shoes, snow melting due to the warm spring sun. Shoes scuffing the court, a yellow ball bounced back and fourth. What may be used leisurely to some is very competitive for students like Riley Hollerbach. Hollerbach is the 2013-2014 boys varsity tennis captain at SAHS. With great plans and aspirations...

Baseball team follows lead of Dudar

Baseball team follows lead of Dudar

Ahnika Kroll
April 9, 2014
Filed under Multimedia, Sports, Spring Sports

When the odds of one’s hobby becoming a profession are less than one percent, chances are they will choose to take their life’s work to a different direction. As a senior in high school with the world at his feet, Trevor Dudar is juggling the decision to pursue baseball into adulthood. Having alre...

Spring sports forced to stay inside

Megan Aller
April 7, 2014
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Spring sports are right around the corner, but unfortunately the weather has not be cooperating the best. With this winter breaking record snowfalls and freezing temperatures, this spring does not look to appealing when it comes to outdoor sports. Many of the spring sports start their try outs over s...

Division I lacrosse opportunities for Anderson

Division I lacrosse opportunities for Anderson

Ellie Anderson
March 29, 2014
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Anderson looks to pass the lacrosse ball to a teammate in a regular season game. "I like to think of myself as a 'play-maker' kind of teammate, not a goal scorer." Only a junior and already has a bright future in playing lacrosse. Defensemen Connor Anderson was elected captain for this upcoming season...

Second Reverend Deeg brings promise to girls golf

Second Reverend Deeg brings promise to girls golf

Kate Price
March 25, 2014
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

The varsity girls golf team is in for a change this year. With a new coach who has so many things to offer, the team is getting the fresh start that they need. This season looks promising for varsity girls golf with a new coach, Peter Deeg, and three senior captains: Amanda Wolf, Maddie Louma and Ka...

Sprinting towards victory

Sprinting towards victory

Orjana Stephien
March 5, 2014
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Every high school athletic team will face adversity sometime in their season. Even though the track and field season has not started yet, the girls team will have to overcome their adversity right away in the season. This season, a lot of the seniors will not be coming back to run for the team. Junior Larissa ...

Varsity baseball players pay-it-forward

VIrginia Valishout
February 18, 2014
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

The last thing that most young kids want to do in sub-zero temperatures is play baseball, much less go through the agonizing process of tryouts. There is one exception: St. Croix Valley Baseball Association’s players. Tryout participants gathered inside the Sea Foam Stadium at Concordia University f...

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