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Erler remains positive as chevals captain

Erler remains positive as chevals captain

December 6, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Senior Bree Erler was honored with being this year’s captain for the Stillwater dance team. Erler faces issues with her last year of dancing with the Stillwater chevals and is disappointed, yet optimistic with the results. Erler is a motivated young woman who is planning to go to college to be a rad...

Evans leads volleyball team through great season

Evans leads volleyball team through great season

Karlee Stennes

December 5, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The girls varsity volleyball team had many ups and downs this past season. Senior Susan Evans has been playing volleyball for 14 years and is a setter and libero, a defensive specialist who bumps the ball to teammates, and thinks that this year’s season was a lot of fun. It was her last one so she h...

Girls swim and dive nearing its final showdown

Katelyn Weisbrod

November 26, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Home, Sports

Weeks, months and years of harsh and intense training come down to one 100th of a second. One less breath or a couple more kicks can be the difference between a state champion and the runner-up. A poor entry with a little too much splash can cost points that are vital to the team. These are the thin...

Schertz makes touchdowns and take downs

Schertz makes touchdowns and take downs

Lucy Langmack

November 26, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

It is Friday night and senior Mitchell Schertz is not at home studying. He stands under the bright, field lights and listens to the enthusiastic, proud cheers of his friends and family in the nearby stands. He stays focused on the game plays and glances at the scoreboard. His coach blows the whistle ...

Girls swim team still practicing to win

Girls swim team still practicing to win

Kenzie Hendrickson

November 7, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Hard work is a phrase heard quite often for the Girls on the Stillwater Swim Team. They spend several hours each day, and six days a week for months practicing for their meets. Oct. 19 all of their hard work paid off. The team participated in the True Team State Meet. True Team State is a meet in which fou...

Soccer coach, new season, new record

Rose Bruschu

November 5, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The boys soccer team ended its season on Thursday Oct. 11 but they didn’t go down without a fight. Losing to East Ridge by only one goal, the soccer boys kept their fans on the edge of their seats. The Ponies, coached by Jake Smothers and Mike Musson had a strong season, ending with a 12-3-3 record. This w...

Archery team hits a bullseye

Cory Spawn

November 4, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The archery and hunting club is a new addition to the list of clubs and teams that students at Stillwater Area High School are able to participate in. The Archery team was started last year. The team consists of around 30 students that share a common interest in archery and hunting.  They have two ...

Coach Labore lays foundation for Ponies’ successful future

Coach Labore lays foundation for Ponies’ successful future

Nick Brevitz

November 4, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Social studies teacher Beau Labore took over for the retired Scott Hoffman in the spring of 2011. He brought in the Wing T offense, which has been very effective thus far.  Labore also led the charge to provide the Ponies with new equipment starting last year, and has been active in the community a...

Tillett and Knox form a dynamic duo

Tillett and Knox form a dynamic duo

November 1, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Two of Stillwater’s most prized athletes, senior Trevor Tillett and junior Zach Knox, have impressed the student body, community and even the nation with their talents in football.  Tillett, measuring up to 6’1” and weighing in at 175 pounds, plays quarterback for the varsity football team....

Mountain bike team starts strong

Mountain bike team starts strong

Lexie Sherrick

October 17, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

This fall there is a mountain biking team at Stillwater Area High School, offering a new activity for students to participate in. As of now only 29 teams are participating in the Minnesota High School Cycling League, but that number is expanding fast. The team is led by world-athlete Calvin Jones, and Co-...

Jake Olson is still a leader despite his injury

Jake Olson is still a leader despite his injury

Ellie Anderson

October 17, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Senior year of sports is supposed to be the year that counts the most: college recruiters watching for potential college scholarships and the last year playing with childhood friends. Senior Captain Jake Olson’s dream of having a great last year playing high school football ended when he tore his  ACL...

Cross country boys strive to retain title

Cross country boys strive to retain title

Fiona Montie

October 16, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Finishing with the lead they started with, the cross country boys team managed to pull through the race with a win once again. Standing amongst the crowd of proud parents, teammates and other curious supporters at the finish line, it is common to hear quips such as “Wait, isn’t the Stillwater boys cross c...

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