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Basketball team rebuilds after loss to Mahtomedi

Basketball team rebuilds after loss to Mahtomedi

Drew Miller, Video Editor

February 8, 2020

During this season, the basketball team has been on a downturn, losing 11 out of 18 games and one game against Mahtomedi, Stillwater’s long time rival. With this loss, the basketball team is trying to bring it together for a successful end to their season.  "If we look at it record-wise, we are not as great as historical expectations are for Stillwater basket...

Winter dance team performs at basketball games

Winter dance team performs at basketball games

Ava Hoelzel, Photographer

February 3, 2020

The girls winter dance team performs at basketball games and competitions throughout the season. The junior varsity and varsity team consists of seventh graders up to seniors. In many of the routines they incorporate pop music and trendy dances.  Freshman Amelia Synder said she enjoys the adrenal...

Girls hockey team hits ice hoping to improve their game

Girls hockey team hits ice hoping to improve their game

Ella Gag, Social Media Editor

January 20, 2020

The girls hockey team named a new head coach Mira Jalosuo and are expecting growth as a team and individually. The team sets goals and trains to accomplish them. This season, the team is thrilled to work to becoming a tight unit. Last season, the team ranked fourth in the Suburban East Conference an...

Last remaining creators of figure skating team say goodbye

Last remaining creators of figure skating team say goodbye

Alex Corbett, Distribution Reporter

January 15, 2020

  In 2014, a group of figure skaters came together to form a team to perform at hockey games. Senior Julia Bennett, Sydney McNurlin and Britta Hornback are the last remaining girls who helped start the team are seniors this year. They will have a difficult time saying goodbye to their Pony crea...

Girls basketball team kicks it into high gear

Girls basketball team kicks it into high gear

Joseph Devins, Business Editor-in-chief

January 14, 2020

The girls basketball team is off to a hot start to their season. To begin the year 9-3 is a strong accomplishment. The team got second in the state championships last year and they begin another run. Although the team has a plethora of returning talent, their leading scorer Sara Scalia graduated las...

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...

Advice from Olympic gold medalist sparks girls nordic ski team

Advice from Olympic gold medalist sparks girls nordic ski team

Allison Benning, Podcast Reporter

November 29, 2019

Jessie Diggins' gold medal victory in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea inspired the whole community, but she has affected a specific group more than anyone else. "She has impacted me because she's just a really good person," junior Liv Myers said. "She'll talk about things that...

Creating opportunities for girls in local community

Creating opportunities for girls in local community

Aarya Yang, Layout Editor

November 27, 2019

This season, wrestling is going to be available for girls. St. Croix Valley Athletics Association created a new program that is exclusive for girls wrestling, which is offered for girls from pre-k to sixth grade. The program is meant to empower young girls to be confident and strong. With this exclusive p...

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...

Gymnastics season looks positive overall

Gymnastics season looks positive overall

Mylana Nederloe, Buisness Editor

November 1, 2019

The past few years, the gymnastics team has had victorious seasons. Many attributes contribute to how the girls will perform during their competition days. They have been doing a lot to prepare themselves for this upcoming season. The official season started with tryouts held in the gymnastics gym N...

Girls JV swim and dive team goes for another dual meet record

Girls JV swim and dive team goes for another dual meet record

Alexis Brainard, Online editor

October 20, 2019

“I think we got through the tough part of the conference. We got four months left, but they are more in the middle to the lower half of the conference but I feel confident,” girls junior varsity coach Brian Luke said. The girls junior varsity swim and dive team holds the state record for the most consecuti...

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