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Anderson wins Athena award for excellence in athletics

Anderson wins Athena award for excellence in athletics

Andrew Wilcek, Social Media Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Locker Room, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

The Athena award is an award given to a female student that accels in athletics at their school. 43 schools participate in the event in Minnesota. This year senior Hannah Anderson has won the award for Stillwater. Anderson is a three sports athlete, she plays soccer in the fall, hockey in the winte...

Coach Doman’s leads hockey team, strong coaching skills

Coach Doman’s leads hockey team, strong coaching skills

Matthew McGinley, Social Media Editor
February 18, 2017
Filed under Locker Room

Every successful team is created from the work of the coaches. The boys high school hockey team is a great example of this. Matt Doman has been the head coach for ponies hockey for four years. Ever since the start, he has been working with the class of 2017 hockey boys. With 15 seniors on the roster Doman ha...

Seth Eisele keeps hockey team in check

Seth Eisele keeps hockey team in check

Olivia Weirtz, Layout Editor
February 12, 2017
Filed under Locker Room

  Hockey goalie, Seth Eisele, has been working his whole high school career for this season, when he would become the varsity starter. With taped up red pads, Seth stops countless goals, adding to the team's momentum and giving everyone a little extra hope for an appearance by the ponies a...

Pete Hamilton’s experience helps players improve

Pete Hamilton’s experience helps players improve

Nicholas Gag, SNO Sports Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Locker Room

“Hammy is an awesome coach, he’s always there to help both JV and Varsity players on and off the ice.” junior Brandon Peterson said. Anyone can walk into math teacher Pete Hamilton’s class and know how important hockey is to him. Hamilton is not just an avid hockey fan, he is an assistant coach fo...

Raleigh accepted on varsity hockey team

Raleigh accepted on varsity hockey team

Ellie Speedling, Social Media Reporter
January 8, 2017
Filed under Locker Room, Read & Watch

  Sophomore Joe Raleigh’s passion for hockey began with watching professional and college teams. Using a stick and a tennis ball as a makeshift puck,  Raleigh practiced what he saw the players on television doing. He may have broken a few things around the house while practicing, but his dad encouraged him to join the...

Juniors fight for spot on varsity hockey team

Juniors fight for spot on varsity hockey team

Ryan Shepard, Editorial Cartoonist
December 1, 2016
Filed under Locker Room

The boys' varsity hockey team is almost always made up of all seniors this year. There will be a handful of juniors that could be receiving time on the ice. Last season, the team was amazing without losing one conference game and look to do the same this season. Last season, the boys started 8-0 going ...

Boys hockey captains prepare to bring back gold

Boys hockey captains prepare to bring back gold

Jack Reinseth, Distribution Reporter
November 13, 2016
Filed under Locker Room

The varsity boys hockey team has a long road ahead of them on their trek back to "the X", but things are looking up. Last year the team got the school record by finishing fourth in state. The team last year, consisted of mostly juniors and six seniors, which means majority of the team is back and hung...

Hannah Anderson excels as three-sport varsity athlete

Hannah Anderson excels as three-sport varsity athlete

Alex Ehde, Social Media Reporter
November 5, 2016
Filed under Locker Room

Senior Hannah Anderson is talented. She is a three-sport varsity athlete playing soccer, hockey and track. Managing three sports and academics should be hard, but Hannah makes it look easy. She takes her own hard work and dedication and not only puts it into her sports, but also her teammates an...

Noah Cates: scoring his way to the top

Noah Cates: scoring his way to the top

Taylor Johnston, Social Media Reporter
May 7, 2016
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Holland passes the puck to Cates. Cates’ skates graze across the ice as he spins around Hill-Murray's defense man.  The buzzer goes off sounding through out the arena. Junior Noah Cates made the goal, the crowd goes wild. Everyone is cheering him on. Cates is stormed by his teammates pulling hi...

Cates skates onward with future hockey career

Cates skates onward with future hockey career

Megan Karnuth, Online editor
May 4, 2016
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

Senior Jackson Cates has been working nearly his whole life at the sport of hockey and it seems like his career has only just begun. It started 13 years ago, playing Mites hockey, and has lead him to being the captain of the boys hockey team. Cates is a versatile player. He has played every po...

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...

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...

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