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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....

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...

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...

Boys soccer hopes for return to state championship

Boys soccer hopes for return to state championship

Aubrey Kelley, Photography Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The Stillwater boys varsity soccer team has become a powerhouse in Minnesota and national soccer communities in the past couple seasons. Coming off the excitement of a state title last season, the players are working hard to return to the state championships once again. The team has been successful thus far in the season...

Cheerleaders create support for football players

Cheerleaders create support for football players

Aubrey Kelley, Photography Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, News, Showcase, Sports

As the Ponies football team took on the field for the first time this 2017 season, Stillwater fans and students were excited to see them joined by a 32 person cheerleading squad composed of female students ranging from freshmen to seniors.  The cheerleading squad has greatly impacted the energy level...

Cross Country finishes season with state meet

Cross Country finishes season with state meet

Emma Salmi, Social Media Reporter

November 15, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The boys and girls cross country teams both finished up their 2016 seasons as the boys team competed in the state meet on Nov. 5,  and freshman Libby Tuttle and senior Kyra Anderson competed in the state meet for the girls team. Both teams have had successful seasons despite the graduating of man...

Boys soccer team completes ‘Road to the Bank’

Boys soccer team completes ‘Road to the Bank’

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Video Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

It takes a lot to win the state tournament and achieve a top five national rank in a highly competitive sport like boys soccer. This year's team, led by all-state senior players Patrick Allan, Miguel Caravias and Colman Farrington, achieved a historic undefeated 22-0 record with their win 2-0 in...

Girls swim their way to another great season

Girls swim their way to another great season

Jake Caywood, In Studio Camera Editor

November 13, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The girls swim and dive team has reigned supreme for the past 13 years and this year was no different. The girls went 8-0 in SEC and 9-0 on the season and look to continue their dominance at the section meets on Nov. 10-12. The girls won their 14th straight conference title and completed anot...

Powder puff game adds fun to homecoming

Powder puff game adds fun to homecoming

Ryan Berg, SNO Sports editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

  One homecoming activity that people really have fun with is the Powder Puff football game. Senior girls take on the junior girls in a friendly but competitive game of flag football.  It is a homecoming tradition that brings the community together.  This year's game was played on Oct....

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