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Girls skating team gains recognition

Girls skating team gains recognition

Nick Parent, Podcast Reporter

February 5, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

 The Stillwater girls skating team has been getting more attention that has been building over the past years as people become more aware of it.  The team has girls ranging from seventh grade to twelfth grade. Most people do not actually know how hard figure skating can be. The girls need to do a lot...

Nordic team struggles during warm winter

Nordic team struggles during warm winter

Q.C. Ho, Editorial Cartoonist

January 31, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

This winter, the girls nordic ski team practices hard despite the lack of snow. This year's stretch goal for them is to win the state championship for a second year in a row. While not as prominent as its downhill cousin Alpine, cross country Nordic skiing is enjoyed by many students. Though cent...

Boys basketball bounces back

Boys basketball bounces back

Chas Morgan, Layout Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

As the "very senior heavy" varsity basketball team hits the court, Brady Hannigan feels the energy of his team and said there is something different about the team this year. With nine seniors on his team this year, coach Hannigan feels confident in the goals he has set for his team. "Our goal is...

Boys varsity hockey team sticks to winning season

Boys varsity hockey team sticks to winning season

Carina Block, Copy Editor

January 19, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The boys varsity hockey team is slashing away at their season with a record of seven wins and four losses. With such a strong winning record, this season could lead the boys to their repeated goal of Conference or State Champions. The boys hockey team has been led by Coach Matt Doman for six cons...

Girls basketball shoots for success

Girls basketball shoots for success

AnnaMarie Born, Buisness editor

January 4, 2019


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The girls basketball team had their first match against St. Louis Park Nov. 23, 2018. They had a strong first game, winning 59-47. They are doing well with an overall winning streak of 6-3. This team is working extremely hard to do the best they can. They practice everyday after school to carry t...

Wrestling: owning the mat

Wrestling: owning the mat

Emma Sneden, Business Editor

January 3, 2019


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The 2018-2019 wrestling season is underway and has paved a path for the state. The team hopes to make it back to state, after going for the past two years and placing the top six in their weight groups. The team has set goals for the season and plan on meeting all of them. The list of goals incl...

Pinning a spot at state

Pinning a spot at state

Zach Johnson, Social media editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

For the first time in over 10 years, the varsity wrestling team has made it to State two years in a row. This year they plan to make it back to State, which would beat the all-time high school record of most years in a row making it to all state by winning the Section 4AAA championship. Both ju...

Ana Weaver takes 8th in State

Ana Weaver takes 8th in State

Grace Wirkkala, Online Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

Fueled by her love for running, sophomore Ana Weaver placed eighth in the girls cross country State tournament. The tournament was held at St. Olaf College on Nov. 3. Weaver is currently number one on the team's All-Time Top 30 list. The list has runners' times from 2015 to present day and Weaver clocked in for a 5K at 17 minutes, 52 ...

Gymnastics state champs return with high expectations

Gymnastics state champs return with high expectations

Elle Sprenger, Social Media Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The start of the season begins for girls gymnastics. After winning state last year, the gymnastics team begins their 2018-19 season. On Dec. 15, the gymnasts will compete in an invitational tournament at St. Cloud Tech. High School against some of the top ranked teams in the state. This will be t...

Girls hockey sticking together

Girls hockey sticking together

Hazel Flock, Layout Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

As the varsity girls start their new season, head coach Lee Gillespie began on how the girls train. They have been training harder in hopes of making it to the state championship this year. Gillespie, who has been the head coach of the girls team for three years, hopes to lead the varsity team to ...

19U girls hockey begins inaugural season

19U girls hockey begins inaugural season

Marlee McGuire, Social Media Editor

December 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Lacing up the skates and having the competition is now possible for many high school girls in the area as a newly formed 19U girls team has formed. Traditionally teams are formed through the Stillwater Area Hockey Association and this starts at a very young age. The goal for many is to make the varsity hockey...