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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...

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...

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...

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...

Captured in this photo is the varsity football team practicing for their game against White Bear on Oct. 9. They are practicing on one of the many practice fields, located in the back of the school. As seen in the photo, the coaches have masks or face coverings on, along with some of the parents and family members watching the practice.

Football moves to fall amid coronavirus

Mikai Tasch, Social Media Editor November 5, 2020

This fall, starting in late September, football will be played in grades 9-12. Although a deadly virus has struck since early March, football is now resuming despite concerns of the coronavirus. There...

The Pony Stadium remains empty to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Without any fans in the stands students are having a hard time showing school spirit this year.

Covid-19 affects students’ school spirit

Jenna Maddux, Business Editor November 4, 2020

Stillwater students are having a hard time showing pony pride this school year. With Covid-19, students are not allowed at most sporting events, and they are only in school two days a week making it hard...

Varsity football is suited up and ready for one of their first games. Players are concentrating on  one of their plays.

MSHSL impacts fall sports season

Ella Metcalf, Broadcast Editor November 3, 2020

The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) held a meeting on Sept. 21 regarding various concerns about how COVID will affect the 2020-2021 sports season. At this meeting, there were activists, athletes...

Pony Athletic Center displays red signs indicate the machine needs to be cleaned and cannot be used, while the green signs are clean. This is one of many COVID precautions the school is taking.

Fitness and exercise return during pandemic

Seth Chlebeck, Distribution Reporter November 2, 2020

The MDH (Minnesota Department of Health) approved the reopening of certain locations on June 10, one of which was public gyms. However, there are still many concerns over health and safety regarding these...

Stillwater Ponies 15AAA team shakes hands with STMA 15AAA after a 5-4 win for STMA. This game took place at Target Field.

Athletes must prepare to covid-safety at all times

Parker Gilchrist, Online Editor November 2, 2020

Teachers, coaches and students are looking for new ways and new guidelines for different sports and how they should be played in a safer environment for everyone. For falls sports to be continued, these...

Game at Apple Valley, May 11, 2019.  Stillwater Alumni, Lainey Charlsen, playing her last year of highschool lacrosse before being recruited to Colorado Mesa for lacrosse.

Covid-19 changes student athlete’s recruiting

Katie Kangas, Layout Editor October 1, 2020

High School student athlete’s recruiting experience has changed immensely over the last six months.  These changes have followed the growth and development of COVID-19.  Many student athletes have...

Stillwater Football Team moved to spring will allow the team to get higher rankings in state

Carly Behrens, Layout Editor September 28, 2020

Stillwater Area Football Team season moved to spring will allow the team to get higher rankings in state. Carly Behrens, Layout Editor    The Stillwater Football team season moved to spring...

Last seasons boys lacrosse team practices at the St. Croix Recreation Center. Due to coronavirus, practices are currently postponed.

Boys lacrosse train to face long-standing competition

Kathleen Pothen, Copy Editor March 22, 2020

Preparation for the upcoming lacrosse season is reaching its final push. The team has begun captain's practices and yoga at the St. Croix Recreation Center to ready the team before tryouts begin. The foundation...

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