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Minnesota State hockey tournament celebrates 75th anniversary

A puck flies towards the net while senior forward Wyatt Wasko skates through the right wing. Stillwater defeated Mahtomedi 2 to 1 in one of the final games of the regular season.
Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2019

Grab your sticks and lace up your skates. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Minnesota State Boys Hockey Tournament. Games are played from March 6-9 at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St....

Boys hockey team begins section play

Junior Joe Stengl battles for the puck in front of the net.
Kevin Kerber, Podcast Reporter February 27, 2019

The boys hockey team has had quite a year of hockey as they come to a close with 5 games left. They ended with a record of 11-9 which is better than most other teams. As it stands, Stillwater is ranked...

Girls basketball led by seniors, improves record

Senior Sara Scalia shoots a basket Dec. 7 during their game against Forest Lake. The girls won with a score of 59-52.
Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter February 22, 2019

The girls varsity basketball team is in the middle of their season. Their season began in November and goes until March. They have been having a great season and have had much success. Head coach...

Chevals competes with little defeat

The chavels performed Feb. 8. During halftime at the varsity boys basketball game. Along with them were junior dancers from around  the community.
Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor February 14, 2019

Energy, excitement and poise can be seen within the Stillwater Dance team, who are formally known as the Chevals. This group of ladies spend the majority of their fall and winter dancing for the Stillwater...

Boys alpine captains and coaches show strong start to season

Senior Karl Gaertner finishes 7th in the section seven race. He will be racing as an individual and with the team at Giants Ridge at the state meet.
Marlee McGuire, Social Media Editor February 13, 2019

Undergates, delays, hairpins and flushes. Hot iron waxing, and a structured base grind. This is the jargon used by the Stillwater boys alpine ski team, one of the best in the state this year. The Stillwater...

Girls skating team gains recognition

The team sometimes performs in between periods at hockey games. The skaters from left to right Berlim Mosssak, Grace Pugh, Sydney McNurlin, Stephanie Meiesterling, Julia Bennett, Grace Witt, Britta Hornback, Kendra Lundquist, Alecia Poppe, Sophia Weiss, Alison Bladder, Sophie Privette, Kyra Privette and Sophia Heidtke.
Nick Parent, Podcast Reporter February 5, 2019

 The Stillwater girls skating team has been getting more attention that has been building over the past years as people become more aware of it.  The team has girls ranging from seventh grade to...

Nordic team struggles during warm winter

The girls nordic varsity team trains in Yellowstone, Wyoming from Nov. 16-24 for a training camp. The girls in the picture from left to right are Emma Albrecht, Libby Tuttle, Piper Wilson, Sydney Peterson, Emma Bourne, Liv Myers, Gabi Danielson, Amelia Lehmann, Louisa Ward, and Maddy Koltun.
Q.C. Ho, Editorial Cartoonist January 31, 2019

This winter, the girls nordic ski team practices hard despite the lack of snow. This year's stretch goal for them is to win the state championship for a second year in a row. While not as prominent...

Boys basketball bounces back after slow start

Senior Sam Hasan looks for an open player as he dribbles down the court. Stillwater faced off against against White Bear Lake and lost after a tough battle 83 to 60 on Jan. 8.
Chas Morgan, Layout Editor January 25, 2019

As the "very senior heavy" varsity basketball team hits the court, Brady Hannigan feels the energy of his team and said there is something different about the team this year. With nine seniors on his team...

Boys varsity hockey team sticks to winning season

Junior Cooper Wylie (defenseman) looks down the ice to junior Ryan Roeske (forward) for a possible pass. On Jan. 3, White Bear Lake wins against the boys varsity team 2-1 after a heartbreaking overtime turnout.
Carina Block, Copy Editor January 19, 2019

The boys varsity hockey team is slashing away at their season with a record of seven wins and four losses. With such a strong winning record, this season could lead the boys to their repeated goal of Conference...

Girls basketball starts season strong

The girls basketball team prepares to play against Tartan Dec. 30. The girls are talking with each other about strategies to win the game.
AnnaMarie Born, Buisness editor January 4, 2019

The girls basketball team had their first match against St. Louis Park Nov. 23, 2018. They had a strong first game, winning 59-47. They are doing well with an overall winning streak of 6-3. This team...

Wrestling team owns the mat

The wrestling team gets excited before wrestling in a meet. They wrestled and won, against their biggest rival, Mounds View, on Dec. 20 at Mounds View High School.
Emma Sneden, Business Editor January 3, 2019

The 2018-2019 wrestling season is underway and has paved a path for the state. The team hopes to make it back to state, after going for the past two years and placing the top six in their weight groups. The...

Wrestling team: pins a spot at State

The wrestling team is led by their 5 captains. Javon Taschuk, Trey Kruse, Josh Piechowski, Will Gleason, and Colin McCarthy.
Zach Johnson, Social media editor December 18, 2018

For the first time in over 10 years, the varsity wrestling team has made it to State two years in a row. This year they plan to make it back to State, which would beat the all-time high school record...

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