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Young girls hockey team ready for season

Young girls hockey team ready for season

Ben Recksiedler, Distribution Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Another season for Stillwater girls hockey is just around the corner. The first game for the Ponies was held on Thursday Nov. 16 against Tartan at home. The season ended last year with a regular season record of 9-16-1, and a heartbreaking loss to Forest Lake in the first round of playoffs. This seas...

Underclassmen take over boys hockey team

Underclassmen take over boys hockey team

Alyssa Bump, Social Media Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Podcasts, Sports, Winter Sports

This year's Stillwater boys hockey season started on Nov. 13.  Stillwater will have its positives and negatives but with the help of the coaches and captain, the team could make it to state. This years team is going to include underclassmen due to the fact that the team lost 13 seniors last year. ...

Preparation key for future college athletes

Preparation key for future college athletes

Abby Begin, Field Reporter Edior

November 13, 2017


Filed under Sports

Talented athletes are everywhere in the halls, but these three, among all ages, are a particular special bunch.  Senior Mason Schwerzler, junior Will Frisch and sophomore Dara Andringa are all either committed or destined to play college sports at a high level.  A big part of that is how they ...

Girls soccer caps off successful season

Girls soccer caps off successful season

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The girls soccer team has concluded a very successful season, spending most of the year ranked in the top ten in the state.  A tough schedule made this feat even more impressive....

Girls gymnastics to debut new gym

Girls gymnastics to debut new gym

Izzy Allen, Student Playlist Reporter

November 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

As part of the new construction, the girls gymnastics has a new home.  After sharing a gym with wrestling, gymnasts now have their own space to preform tricks and flips.  This has generated much excitement among the girls.  See the infographic above for more....

Boys cross country strives for fame

Boys cross country strives for fame

Will Gleason, Photography Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

The Stillwater boys varsity cross country season is well under way and the boys are finding success. Although the team is doing well, both the boys and Head Coach Scott Christensen believe they can do better. The Ponies Cross Country team has won several meets already this season, including the Faribault Invita...

Football unites through down year

Football unites through down year

Katelyn Krech, Student Playlist Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The Ponies Friday night games were not strong, with a 0 and 3 losing streak to start their season off.   After their three losses they came back two weeks ago playing White Bear winning 26-14 and winning again against Mounds View last week. “The highlight of our season so far was the win against M...

Elmer concludes 33rd year as coach

Elmer concludes 33rd year as coach

Kate Poor, Distribution Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

After 33 years as a coach and physical education teacher, Mark Elmer has no regrets.  Having seen a wide variety of talented athletes, Elmer's best memories include getting to know them, rather than just coaching.  See the infographic above for more....

Summer prep pays off for girls cross country

Summer prep pays off for girls cross country

Logan Huber, Distribution Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

  The girls cross country team has been very successful so far this season with winning or placing very high in invitational meets and they look to head to state do well. The team has been so strong because of all the hard work the girls have put in over the summer and the younger runn...

Athletics teams benefit from new PAC

Athletics teams benefit from new PAC

Gabi Danielson, Field Reporter Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Sports

Perhaps the biggest piece of the new renovations is the Pony Activity Center, a space for all athletic teams to train, practice and rehab.  Practically every sport will use the new faculties in some way, creating much excitement for the athletes.  See the infographic above for more....

Girls swim team battles chlorine

Girls swim team battles chlorine

Kenzie Motz, Layout Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

The girls swim team’s biggest struggle is not keeping their undefeated streak alive, but instead keeping their health in top condition despite the conditions of the pool they swim in each day. The team has to battle hair loss, yellowing teeth, hair turning green, skin becoming irritated and a ter...

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