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Nordic Skiing teams looking ahead to new season

Nordic Skiing teams looking ahead to new season

Thomas Johnson, SNO Sports Editor

January 12, 2017


Filed under Featured Videos, Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The Nordic Skiing season is underway and due to their recent success in last year's season,  high expectations have already been set for the girls and boys teams. With top finishes in the state tournament last year, it will be interesting to see what their mindset is entering the new season. ...

Jingco’s basketball talent carries team

Jingco’s basketball talent carries team

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Team Editor

January 10, 2017


Filed under Featured Videos, Locker Room

  Everyday after school, and during most days in the summer, one can find junior Manny Jingco playing basketball. Whether it is at a local gym, the high school, or even in his driveway, he is always working to improve all aspects of his game. Basketball is a game he has dedicated hours...

Strong start for wrestling team

Strong start for wrestling team

Bella Anderson, Social Media Editor

January 10, 2017


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

Stillwater wrestling has started their season out strong with wins against Woodbury, East Ridge and Minnetonka. It is expected to be another great year for the Ponies with a very good possibility of making it to state. There are a lot of new players as well as many older and more experienced playe...

Raleigh accepted on varsity hockey team

Raleigh accepted on varsity hockey team

Ellie Speedling, Social Media Reporter

January 8, 2017


Filed under Featured Videos, Locker Room

  Sophomore Joe Raleigh’s passion for hockey began with watching professional and college teams. Using a stick and a tennis ball as a makeshift puck,  Raleigh practiced what he saw the players on television doing. He may have broken a few things around the house while practicing, but his dad encouraged him to join the...

Boys, girls hockey beings season strong

Boys, girls hockey beings season strong

Jake Caywood, Read and Watch Team

January 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

    Hockey is under way for boys and girls varsity and both teams are off to a fast start on the season. The boys are a favorite for another "trek to the X" and a state title, beginning the season ranked number two according to the Let's Play Hockey rankings.  The girls are in ...

Former Gopher wrestler, Coach Hartung leads team

Former Gopher wrestler, Coach Hartung leads team

Sam Johnson, Photographer

January 6, 2017


Filed under Locker Room

Tim Hartung, the new coach for the wrestling team, is more than just an  average coach. Hartung was a two-time NCAA champion while he wrestled for the Minnesota Gophers. He also participated in the Olympics, and has coached many Olympic participants. With the task of adjusting a player's ...

Weight lifting continues grind for athletes

Weight lifting continues grind for athletes

Ryan Shepard, Cartoon Editor

January 6, 2017


Filed under Featured Videos, Sports, Winter Sports

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKtGbxJdAYU&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop   Not all after school activities have to be about competition with other students or schools, some just about improving. There is a weightlifting program mainly comprised of sports players working out Monday through...

Upcoming gymnastics seasons looks strong

Upcoming gymnastics seasons looks strong

Ryan Berg, SNO Social Media Editor

January 4, 2017


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

 Gymnastics is one of the most physically demanding sports.  Exercises require strength, endurance, flexibility and agility, and use of muscle groups that include arms, legs, shoulders, chest, back and core. The Stillwater gymnastics team is looking forward to another good season this year.  T...

Ciana Fragnito takes hold of All-State title

Ciana Fragnito takes hold of All-State title

Alex Ehde, Social Media Reporter

January 4, 2017


Filed under Locker Room

Junior Ciana Fragnito grabs the all-state honorable mention on Nov. 18 for the Stillwater girls Varsity Swim and Dive. She finished 8th at the class AA meet, earning the all-state award. Fragnito has been swimming her whole life starting out competitively in 4th grade and starting high school i...

Intramural basketball, good alternative for players

Intramural basketball, good alternative for players

Andrew Wilcek, Social Media Editor

January 3, 2017


Filed under Featured Videos, Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

Intramural basketball has always been a big part of the school. People wonder, what are Intramural sports; intramural are a less competitive sports league run through the high school. The largest sport is basketball, where many teams get together in the gym on Monday nights and play the game they ...

John Lindeberg, spreading joy with a love for adaptive soccer

John Lindeberg, spreading joy with a love for adaptive soccer

McKenna Wohlers, Social Media Reporter

December 16, 2016


Filed under Locker Room

  Sophomore John Lindberg plays for the adaptive soccer team. John has played adapted soccer since he was in 7th grade. Pursuing his goals and doing anything regardless of circumstances is what John is showing people by playing adaptive soccer.  John not only loves to play soccer, he als...

Nordic team looks towards promising season

Nordic team looks towards promising season

Ellie Speedling, Social Media Reporter

December 4, 2016


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Their skis slide across the snow that paves the five kilometer course and the frigid wind bites at their ears.  In the distance, family and friends can be heard shouting words of encouragement while  charging towards the finish line. tThese are the elements the nordic team experiences every time they...