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Boys basketball looks forward to improve season

Boys basketball looks forward to improve season

Logan Huber, Distribution Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The boys basketball team is looking forward to improve on last year’s season and make a run for a conference title.  Junior captain Nate Shikenjanski and senior captain Evan Parker have been pushing the guys and preparing them for the season. While finishing last season with a record of 3-24 and ...

Alpine ski team looking to repeat past success

Alpine ski team looking to repeat past success

Kate Poor, Distribution Reporter

January 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

  After high finishes at the state tournament last year, both alpine ski teams are looking to repeat the same success this season.  Their first meet is on Dec. 18, which will be captain Hunter Kahn's debut as a team captain.  To see what he had to say, view the infographic above....

Boys swim team, high aspirations for strong season

Boys swim team, high aspirations for strong season

Will Gleason, Photography Editor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The boys swimming season is underway, and the boys are looking for success as usual.  So far there has only been a single conference relay race, which is not a huge deal to the team, but the swimmers are still swimming exceptionally well and are looking forward to a great season. The boys swim and di...

Hockey matters, but so does the hair

Hockey matters, but so does the hair

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Ponies hockey has been strong on the ice the past three seasons, but that hasn't been the only thing gaining attention.  Hockey hair is one of Minnesota's staples, and the Ponies have been a prominent part of that.  To see examples of lavish hockey hair on this year's team, view the infographic abo...

New recruits, seniors lead to strong season for girls nordic ski

New recruits, seniors lead to strong season for girls nordic ski

Kenzie Motz, Layout Editor

January 5, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

This year the girls nordic ski team is looking towards a successful season with many new recruits, and a handful of talented seniors. They started practicing before snow hit the ground in order to get a head start on their goal of a high place finish at state. The team practices at Afton State Park a...

Figure skaters adjust to reduced ice time

Figure skaters adjust to reduced ice time

Katelyn Krech, Student Playlist

January 5, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Winter sports have started and the figure skating team is experiencing new changes.  Last year, they performed at the beginning of each of the boys and girls varsity games.  Now, they perform only at the weekend games, and they stand on the ice at each game while the national anthem plays. Sti...

Boys hockey shares their traditions and superstitions

Boys hockey shares their traditions and superstitions

Aubrey Kelley, Photography Editor

January 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

High school sports are both physically and mentally demanding; the hours before the big game are nearly as important as the performance itself.  Athletes are often known to practice unique pre-game rituals for good luck. Hours before games in the boys hockey locker room, players can be seen practic...

Volleyball concludes state run with 7th place finish

Volleyball concludes state run with 7th place finish

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

This season, Ponies volleyball made a run all the way to the state tournament, which was held at Xcel Energy Center.  Led by seniors Rachel Houle, Kayla Gjerde and Katie Krenz, the Ponies finished 7th in the state after losses to Lakeville and Champlin Park.  See the infographic above for quotes from...

Underclassmen gear up to lead wrestling team

Underclassmen gear up to lead wrestling team

Josie Scherek, Social Media Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The Ponies wrestling team is looking forward to their 2017-2018 where they will compete against competitive top conference teams.  The Ponies started off last season with 9/12 victories, they took on the Woodbury Royals with a score of 36-33, and Minnetonka 72-11. The team has set very high standards for th...

Boys soccer finishes as state runner-up

Boys soccer finishes as state runner-up

Jessie Brown, Podcast Reporter

November 27, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

An incredible two year run by the boys soccer team came to an end on Nov. 2nd with a 2-0 loss to Wayzata, the same team Stillwater beat in the state championship the previous year.  Despite the loss, Stillwater gave its fans and the community something to be extremely proud of.  View the infograph...

Girls basketball expected to meet high expectations

Girls basketball expected to meet high expectations

Jack Seipel, Social Media Editor

November 23, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

High expectations wait at the front door for the girls basketball team this upcoming season.  Senior captains Rachel Houle and Elizabeth Ogren have made it clear that this year is going to be a large step in the right direction. While finishing last year 11-15 and a first round exit in secti...

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