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Girls lacrosse faces Lakeville North in the State Quarterfinal of the 2019 season. This was the last in-person season as their 2020 year was canceled due to COVID-19.

Beloved head coach retires after 13 years coaching girls lacrosse

Abby Anderson, Photography Editor March 11, 2021

For the first time, the athletic department was tasked with finding a replacement head coach for the girls varsity lacrosse team after Rick Reidt recently retired. Reidt has been the head coach for the...

Seniors Gionna Carr and Alexis Pratt, junior Amber Scalia, sophomore Lexi Karlen and freshman Amy Thompson communicate during a game.

Girls varsity basketball team improves during modified season

Nila Cooper, Photography Editor March 9, 2021

The girls varsity basketball team is improving despite the challenges they are working with right now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not having spectators or family present at the games can be physically...

Girls Varsity/JV Basketball team prepares for their upcoming season starting in January.

Playing basketball amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Maci Swanson, Photography Editor January 25, 2021

Many sports and events have faced the negative consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the girls and boys varsity basketball teams winter seasons have been greatly impacted. There is an unknown future...

The girls hockey team looks a little different this year. This is a photo from one of their last normal games played before the pandemic, this year the team will be wearing masks on the ice and social distancing in the stands and on the bench as much as possible.

Hockey team back on ice after delayed start to season

Ella Spitzer, Copy Editor January 25, 2021

Governor Tim Waltz finally decided to unpause winter sports starting Jan. 4. Hockey players will begin organized practices with the addition of masks and social distancing precautions, such as wearing...

Senior Joelle Carpenter on the court in an away match versus Park High school, down and ready for a pass in one of the last games on the season.

Chevals adapt to changes amidst COVID-19 guidelines

Tucker Wyland, Podcast Reporter January 25, 2021

In the ever changing world, much has deviated from normalcy. As a nation we have had to adapt in order to continue to do the things that we love in life that have been changed in a few short months...

The varsity basketball team huddles in preparation for a game. This year, the teams start has been delayed due to Covid.

Stillwater sports being cancelled in November

Sam McClaine, Student Playlist Reporter January 24, 2021

Winter sports clubs and school sports were cancelled back in November because of Covid-19, and students who play on the varsity basketball team have been trying to get through practice via distance...

Sports have been delayed, causing student athletes to be less optimistic. Coaches are doing their best to keep the athletes motivated.

How student athletes are staying optimistic during the pandemic

Badrah Abdullahi, Graphic Editor January 22, 2021

Due to the pandemic, sports have been delayed and everything has been moved online. Some students, however, continue to persevere through these challenges and although it has been tough, they have not...

Roman Rogotzke at team State against the Wildcats.

Many wrestlers may not achieve their goals due to COVID-19

Harper Estenson, Podcast Reporter December 12, 2020

After taking second to the Shokapee Sabers for two years in a row, Stillwater is ranked number one for the first time on The Guillotine.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Stillwater wrestling may not get...

Restrictions on public areas such as community centers and training facilities are closed off from public to decrease spread of covid. This makes it difficult for athletes and coaches to gather for their seasons.

Student athletes struggle with the winter season as four-week pause takes place

Mackenzie Vang, Podcast Reporter December 9, 2020

As the winter sports season resumes, student athletes and coaches face wearisome situations regarding group training and games. The four week pause, issued on Nov. 18 has delayed many events for the winter...

Jawahn Cockfield wrestling last year. Hoping he can repeat it for the 2020 season.

Many Wrestlers may not find glory due to Covid

Jayden Leach, Student Playlist Reporter December 8, 2020

Covid has affected Stillwater wrestling teams championship contending season. The recent order from Governor Walz on November 21 to temporarily shut down due to the recent spike in covid cases, the team...

From left to right: Javon Tashuk, Hunter Lyden, Matt Houge, Kieler Carlson, and Owen Bouthilet. The team is at the state wrestling state tournament last February against Shakopee.

Wrestling team may miss chance to take home first at state

Libby Harter, Photography Editor December 8, 2020

Ranked number one in the state for the first time in history, the wrestling team may not get the opportunity to compete for this groundbreaking title. Due to Governor Waltz’s decision to pause all winter...

Derrick Schmidt, ETS Performance coach, Ethan Mosley, Bo Dustin, Brendan Bernier and Ethan Bernier, run a safe and productive workout.

Personal training positively and negatively affected by COVID-19

Emily Hornbuckle , Business Editor November 8, 2020

Workouts, personal training and athletics are being affected by COVID-19. People who would normally go multiple times a week are barely going now. The Pony Activity Center (PAC) is having its lowest numbers...

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