The Pony Express

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...

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...

Weaver takes on challenge of Nordic captain

Weaver takes on challenge of Nordic captain

Emily Lodahl

December 4, 2013


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Young, but experienced junior Megan Weaver was chosen as a captain for the girls Nordic Ski team. Being that she is the only junior captain proves that Weaver has skills and leadership. The girls Nordic Ski season started Nov. 11. Weaver is accompanied by senior captains Haley Beech, Vessa Pearsall and Morgan McBride. Weaver has been skiing for five years and she originally joined Nordic because her frien...

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...

Reinke’s back at it again

Reinke’s back at it again

Melissa Reis

November 29, 2013


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Senior hockey captain Mitch Reinke is one of the top ranked hockey players in the United States. Last year, as a junior, he was named captain. Being a leader is difficult both on and off the ice, but Reinke is always up for a challenge. Last year, Reinke led the team to multiple victories. This yea...

Intramural sports decline in popularity

Intramural sports decline in popularity

Virginia Valishout

November 28, 2013


Filed under Sports

While the amount of time students spend on homework and the amount of money spent on Starbucks to help students stay awake have increased, intramural sports are on the decline. Stillwater Area High School  has many intramural sports including basketball, volleyball, bowling, rock-paper-scissors and dodge...

Pearsall dominates skis and school

Pearsall dominates skis and school

Christine Corcoran

November 28, 2013


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Senior Vessa Pearsall knows one thing: perseverance pays off. Since she was just a young girl  Vessa dreamed of finding a way to stand out, she wanted to be different, she wanted to be someone that would be remembered.  She has worked hard to achieve her dreams. Since she joined high school sports...

Wrestlers cut back to make match

Wrestlers cut back to make match

Nick Brevitz

November 27, 2013


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

As the new sports season is upon us, you will see many athletes trying to work off a few pounds. Then there are the wrestlers. These athletes are trying to cut as much weight as possible, at times resorting to drastic measures to drop weight. While it does work, it need to be done with caution to ensure p...

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 ...

Boys basketball players anticipate strong season

Boys basketball players anticipate strong season

Nicole Loe

November 12, 2013


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The boys basketball team is getting ready to start the season and they are hoping to start strong. Last year’s seniors were a helpful and supportive group for all the boys on the team and the captains this year hope to be the best they can be for the team and for themselves. Practices were held on Nov...

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