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Stillwater speed skater earns new personal best

Stillwater speed skater earns new personal best

Kathleen Pothen, Copy Editor

February 7, 2020

Junior and speed skater Milan Jostes competes with the Midway Speedskating Club. The Midway Speedskating Club is based at the Guidant John Rose Minnesota Oval. According to the city of Roseville website the Oval includes both an indoor arena, a sprawling 110,000 square feet outside rink and is home ...

Thomas Watry prepares for U.S. Paralympics team

Thomas Watry prepares for U.S. Paralympics team

Drew Jurek, Graphics Editor

January 12, 2020

It was 2014 when junior Thomas Watry went to his first national competition in Richmond, Va. It was a relatively small meet in comparison to future competitions he would take part in; however, the experience was overwhelming for him. It was his first tournament on an international level, with no parents...

Wagner faces new leadership opportunity with season-ending injury

Wagner faces new leadership opportunity with season-ending injury

Charlie Valerius, Online Editor

January 12, 2020

It is late Sunday night when senior Delaney Wagner finishes up her homework and starts packing up her basketball bag for tomorrows tryouts. After a runner up finish at state a year ago, Wagner, elected a captain for this year's team is anxious to get the season officially underway. After announcing her...

Avery Wright commits to University of Wisconsin-Madison for rowing

Avery Wright commits to University of Wisconsin-Madison for rowing

Annabel Lantz, Photography Editor

December 15, 2019

Senior Avery Wright is a team player and leader on both the high school swimming team, as well as the Minnesota Boat Club (MBC) rowing team in Minneapolis. This is only her second year on the MBC rowing team and her second year getting involved in rowing. She is a hard-working student and a leader...

Sophie Privette balances two winter sports

Sophie Privette balances two winter sports

Julia Bennett, Social Media Editor-in-Chief

December 15, 2019

Sophomore Sophie Privette began her skating career at the age of three. Over the past few years, she has taken her passion to the next level by joining the varsity performance team in eighth grade. However, she recently found an additional form of expression with the help of the Winter Cheval's dance...

Determination will pay off for Zirbes

Determination will pay off for Zirbes

Maria Supan, Business Editor

December 13, 2019

Hardworking athletes have a strong desire to reach the top level of a sport they are passionate about. Although this dream becomes a reality to very few athletes, freshman Ella Zirbes, a young 14 old gymnast, is climbing her way to the Elite team. She proves to athletes this desire can definitely beco...

Cote ‘scores’ with her commitment after high school

Cote ‘scores’ with her commitment after high school

Fiona Stahl, Online Editor

December 2, 2019

Senior Grace Cote continues her basketball career by recently signing to Mayville State University in North Dakota. Cote has played basketball for some time and is thrilled to see what is next for her. She signed to Mayville in mid-October, alongside her parents and older brother.  Cote explained, ...

Managers give basketball team stellar chance for season

Managers give basketball team stellar chance for season

Anthony Toscano

November 30, 2019

Juniors Maleah McKinley and Meghan O’Hara are managers for the varsity boys basketball team. They take videos of the games and keep the scorebook updated during the games as well. During practices, they run the scoreboards and time the players. “They are pretty good, it’s super nice to have peop...

Freshman hockey star Ty Tuccitto makes his way to varsity

Freshman hockey star Ty Tuccitto makes his way to varsity

Stella Bertsch, Field Reporter

November 20, 2019

Boys hockey is well known for maintaining a competitive nature. Playing for a team as notorious as Stillwater, the competition aspect is enviable.  Every year the team is made up of mostly upperclassmen. This season only one freshman made the team: Ty Tuccitto. Tuccitto has played hockey for 10 years. He ...

Ana Weaver runs her way to success

Ana Weaver runs her way to success

Allison Benning, Podcast Reporter

November 4, 2019

Hunger. Dehydration. Fatigue. Aching pain. Soaked running shoes. Through all this adversity, she wills herself to cross the finish line. It doesn't matter if it's a practice or a meet, she always pushes herself to meet or exceed the time she sets for herself. Junior Ana Weaver has always been a successf...

Reid Ballantyne’s record breaks wrestling success

Reid Ballantyne’s record breaks wrestling success

Alexis Brainard, Online editor

November 1, 2019

Junior Reid Ballantyne is a three time-state wrestling champion. Apart from being a champion, he also holds many records and is striving to earn more. "I hate losing, so I am willing to do pretty much anything to win. Then I am just like you, I am a little crazy, I like to fight, so that always he...

Quinton Whites’ dream becomes reality

Quinton Whites’ dream becomes reality

Alex Corbett, Distribution Reporter

October 28, 2019

Athletes dream of "going pro," but the step before that is competing in college sports. Senior Quinton White has recently completed that first step by committing to Stevenson University in Maryland to play division three lacrosse next fall. “Last year, I tried to make it obvious to the college coaches ...

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