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Boys cross-country team fights for victory

Boys cross-country team fights for victory

Jessica Thomas, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

They lace up their spikes as they approach the starting line. As they do their final run outs, they strategize on how they want to run their race. The starter walks to the center of the field. Ready! The boys approach the starting line. Set! They bend their knees in anticipation. Go! The herd of boys fly onto ...

New leader in the football team’s offense

Braden Cousineau, Social Media Reporter

October 30, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Read & Watch, Sports

Last year DJ Skie ('15) was one of the Ponies leading receivers, this year he is the one on the other end of the ball. Skie, now heading the Ponies agile offense, is new to the position. He has proven himself over the summer and so far this season. Now the Ponies wonder what is to come with their new...

Volleyball spikes up success

Volleyball spikes up success

Sara Stickler, Online Editor

October 29, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Those Mizuno labeled balls bumping around the high school gym are starting to come to end as the season comes to a close. The  girls volleyball team has done nothing but persist, which created a successful season for them. Throughout the roller coaster ride of adversities, teamwork gave them a turn...

Football teams family like bond contributes to success

Football teams family like bond contributes to success

Calli Clay, Social Media Editor

October 28, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

The key to success is teamwork; something Stillwater's football team has not been lacking. With motivation and communication, the team has created an exciting season. The team has shown their ability to work together by staying undefeated up until their homecoming game. Due to the teams ability to work together...

Intramural bowling gears up

Intramural bowling gears up

Allie Langness, Online Editor

October 27, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Students have brought back intramural bowling to the high school this year. An intramural bowling league was established again this year. There are not very many participants, but the students involved are making the best of it. This year, two teams signed up to be involved in intramural bowling and t...

Coaches prioritize concussion prevention

Dennis Toenjes, Video Editor

October 14, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Read & Watch, Sports

Concussion Rates in high school sports across Minnesota have been growing at an alarming rate and Stillwater Area High School contributes to this trend as well. Concussions are brain injuries caused by head trauma, which can be induced by a collision or whiplash. The brain hits the side of the skull, c...

Senior Knox leads as football captain

Senior Knox leads as football captain

Matt Brown, Social Media Editor

October 2, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Three-time Varsity Football player, senior Zach Knox, is one of the new team captains and is now taking up the leadership role and portraying it on the 2014 Varsity Football Team. Although the football season may only be in the fall, it is happening off the field all year round. The Varsity team goes t...

Sailing Team looking for members and possible school support

Lars Stannard, Photographer

October 1, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

It is not well known, but some students are currently participating on a sailing team which is stationed and operated by the Saint Croix Sailing School (SCSS) in Hudson, WI. It is a small team consisting of students from different high schools around the area. As of now it is only a club, where t...

A look at the Ponies 2014 football season

Matt Salmi, Social Media Editor

September 30, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Read & Watch, Sports

The Ponies football team has started the year off on the right foot as they are 3-0!  The first few games on the Ponies schedule were anticipated to be wins and they won them in convincing fashion.  While the second half of the schedule seems to be tougher it should make for some exciting games. T...

Eason motivated by competition

Eason motivated by competition

Katelyn Weisbrod

January 14, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

By Katelyn Weisbrod Walking in the footsteps of greatness is something many athletes. Junior Colin Eason is one of three divers on the SAHS boys swim and dive team, and he is ready to take the board. Eason started diving for Stillwater when he was in seventh grade. His sister, Kaleigh Eason, inspired him to t...

Lange runs to state

Lange runs to state

Rose Bruschu

December 7, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Junior Abby Lange had a successful cross country season this fall, and made her second career appearance at state on Nov. 2. The race was at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. Lange finished 98th out of 174 runners. She finished in 15:36.5 at a pace of 6:17. She finished 27th at state a year ago, but has been set back in rece...

Michigan recruits Dietrich for volleyball

Michigan recruits Dietrich for volleyball

Olivia Braun

December 6, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Senior Stephanie Dietrich, a varsity volleyball star since her sophomore year, has decided to continue playing the game she loves into her college career at Michigan Technological University (MTU). As a young girl, Dietrich was introduced to the game through family and friends. Growing up, she developed an interest for the sport, bu...

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