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Softball trains hard, prepares for season

Softball trains hard, prepares for season

Jesse Zelaya, Online Editor

February 19, 2017


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The softball team is training hard in the off season for their up and coming year.  The girls are practicing together so they can do their best their best in a challenging season.  Many of the softball players are playing domeball to prepare for their season.   Domeball is held at the St. Croix Valley Recreation center on weekend mornin...

Wrestling team among top in conference

Wrestling team among top in conference

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The wrestling team has consistently been among the strongest teams in the conference, and the current season is not exception. In the first 12 meets of the season, the Ponies were able to claim victories in nine of them, and the losses were all within 10 points. Some victories were close, but th...

Gymnastics team prepares for sections after topping long-time competitor

Gymnastics team prepares for sections after topping long-time competitor

Ciana Fragnito, Social Media Reporter

February 13, 2017


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

Stillwater gymnastics has a history of performing well each season leading up to the final meets where they often place very high.  With sections right around the corner the team is gearing up for sections feeling more hopeful than ever before. For the past three years Stillwater has come in s...

Hockey Day glides into Stillwater

Hockey Day glides into Stillwater

Elise Luoma, Student Playlist Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

The 11th annual Hockey Day Minnesota made a presence in downtown Stillwater. This event involves various games from high school, university alumni, college and professional hockey teams. It is broadcasted each year, and receives national coverage. Since 2007, the event has taken place in cities fr...

Boys basketball starts off behind, looking to improve

Boys basketball starts off behind, looking to improve

Matthew McGinley, SNO Social Media Editor

January 14, 2017


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

  The boys basketball  team has been off to a rocky start this season, although things are looking positive for the future of the team. Last year, the team didn’t do as well as they had hoped to; the depth in talent wasn’t where it needed to be. This year is a different story, with an u...

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 Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, 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. ...

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...

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 ...

Weight lifting continues grind for athletes

Weight lifting continues grind for athletes

Ryan Shepard, Cartoon Editor

January 6, 2017


Filed under Read & Watch, 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...

Intramural basketball, good alternative for players

Intramural basketball, good alternative for players

Andrew Wilcek, Social Media Editor

January 3, 2017


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, 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 ...

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...

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