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Boys soccer hopes for return to state championship

Boys soccer hopes for return to state championship

Aubrey Kelley, Photography Editor

October 19, 2017

The Stillwater boys varsity soccer team has become a powerhouse in Minnesota and national soccer communities in the past couple seasons. Coming off the excitement of a state title last season, the players are working hard to return to the state championships once again. The team has been successful thus far in the season...

Cheerleaders create support for football players

Cheerleaders create support for football players

Aubrey Kelley, Photography Editor

October 1, 2017

As the Ponies football team took on the field for the first time this 2017 season, Stillwater fans and students were excited to see them joined by a 32 person cheerleading squad composed of female students ranging from freshmen to seniors.  The cheerleading squad has greatly impacted the energy level...

Cross Country finishes season with state meet

Cross Country finishes season with state meet

Emma Salmi, Social Media Reporter

November 15, 2016

The boys and girls cross country teams both finished up their 2016 seasons as the boys team competed in the state meet on Nov. 5,  and freshman Libby Tuttle and senior Kyra Anderson competed in the state meet for the girls team. Both teams have had successful seasons despite the graduating of man...

Boys soccer team completes ‘Road to the Bank’

Boys soccer team completes ‘Road to the Bank’

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Video Editor

November 14, 2016

It takes a lot to win the state tournament and achieve a top five national rank in a highly competitive sport like boys soccer. This year's team, led by all-state senior players Patrick Allan, Miguel Caravias and Colman Farrington, achieved a historic undefeated 22-0 record with their win 2-0 in...

Girls swim their way to another great season

Girls swim their way to another great season

Jake Caywood, In Studio Camera Editor

November 13, 2016

The girls swim and dive team has reigned supreme for the past 13 years and this year was no different. The girls went 8-0 in SEC and 9-0 on the season and look to continue their dominance at the section meets on Nov. 10-12. The girls won their 14th straight conference title and completed anot...

Powder puff game adds fun to homecoming

Powder puff game adds fun to homecoming

Ryan Berg, SNO Sports editor

November 2, 2016

  One homecoming activity that people really have fun with is the Powder Puff football game. Senior girls take on the junior girls in a friendly but competitive game of flag football.  It is a homecoming tradition that brings the community together.  This year's game was played on Oct....

Pony girls go for the ‘Bank’

Pony girls go for the ‘Bank’

Nicholas Gag, SNO Sports Editor

October 14, 2016

There are hundreds of girls soccer teams in the state of Minnesota. Many have their eyes set on winning a couple games and having a good time, the Ponies have much higher aspirations than that. Their goal this season was to get to the “Bank”. The Bank is a reference to State which is being he...

Diversity aplenty on girls volleyball team

Diversity aplenty on girls volleyball team

McKenna Wohlers, Social Media Reporter

October 14, 2016

"We have bonded super well. It did not take long for us to begin to click with each other, and become close friends. Just the fact that we spend 6 days a week together, it makes it really easy to get to know each other. Our new friendships truly show on the court, the fact that we all like each ...

Girls swim and dive team prepares for True Team sections

Girls swim and dive team prepares for True Team sections

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Field Reporter

October 13, 2016

When head coach Brian Luke and the rest of the Stillwater girls swim and dive team go into a duel conference meet, they are expected to win. This is not very surprising, given the success the team had over the past few years. With the team's victory over East Ridge at East Ridge High School on Sept. 22, their conference winning streak was extended to 115 consecutive meets. The Ponies (4-0 SEC,...

Boys soccer exceeding past expectations

Boys soccer exceeding past expectations

Josh Bauer, Distribution Reporter

October 12, 2016

The boys high school soccer team has had a very good start to the season this year. Their success is bringing pride to the high schoolers and the community. Last year, the team finished 7-2-7. Due to the major upgrade in seasons, the high school and the community could not be any happier. Although mo...

Teams play on new turf in Pony Stadium

Teams play on new turf in Pony Stadium

Bella Anderson, Social Media Editor

September 26, 2016

The new turf has been a great change for the athletes. It was installed this past summer giving the athletes the opportunity to use it for current football and soccer seasons. The field has allowed for many different teams to use it, because of how durable and resilient it is. Unlike the grass field, it is able to withstand the co...

Cross country team searches for a new identity

Cross country team searches for a new identity

Nicholas Gag, SNO Sports Editor

September 26, 2016

The cross country team is in uncharted territory. A staple piece to the team's last couple years was 2016 graduate Eli Krahn. Krahn was a star since he joined Scott Christensen's cross country team. Krahn finished 3rd individually at the state meet last year, leading the team to a 3rd place finish. As Krahn has gone off to Princeton, the cro...

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