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Minnesota State hockey tournament celebrates 75th anniversary

Minnesota State hockey tournament celebrates 75th anniversary

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019


Filed under Podcasts, Sports, Winter Sports

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. Paul. Based on tournament attendance, hockey is the most popular sport in the state. There are 256...

Boys hockey team begins section play

Boys hockey team begins section play

Kevin Kerber, Podcast Reporter

February 27, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

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 3rd in the league standings. Coach Pete Hamilton helps lead practice and instruct the players t...

Girls basketball led by seniors, improves record

Girls basketball led by seniors, improves record

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

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 this year is Willie Taylor and the captains are senior Sara Scalia, position point guard and jun...

Chevals competes with little defeat

Chevals competes with little defeat

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

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 Area High School, and they could not be more eager. The Stillwater Dance team are a close knit g...

Boys alpine captains and coaches show strong start to season

Boys alpine captains and coaches show strong start to season

Marlee McGuire, Social Media Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

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 alpine ski team has a history of winning through the years, with numerous conference and secti...

Girls skating team gains recognition

Girls skating team gains recognition

Nick Parent, Podcast Reporter

February 5, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

 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 twelfth grade. Most people do not actually know how hard figure skating can be. The girls need to do a lot...

Nordic team struggles during warm winter

Nordic team struggles during warm winter

Q.C. Ho, Editorial Cartoonist

January 31, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

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 as its downhill cousin Alpine, cross country Nordic skiing is enjoyed by many students. Though cent...

Boys basketball bounces back after slow start

Boys basketball bounces back after slow start

Chas Morgan, Layout Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

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 this year, coach Hannigan feels confident in the goals he has set for his team. "Our goal is...

Boys varsity hockey team sticks to winning season

Boys varsity hockey team sticks to winning season

Carina Block, Copy Editor

January 19, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

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 or State Champions. The boys hockey team has been led by Coach Matt Doman for six cons...

Girls basketball starts season strong

Girls basketball starts season strong

AnnaMarie Born, Buisness editor

January 4, 2019


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

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 is working extremely hard to do the best they can. They practice everyday after school to carry t...

Wrestling team owns the mat

Wrestling team owns the mat

Emma Sneden, Business Editor

January 3, 2019


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

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 team has set goals for the season and plan on meeting all of them. The list of goals incl...

Wrestling team: pins a spot at State

Wrestling team: pins a spot at State

Zach Johnson, Social media editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

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 of most years in a row making it to all state by winning the Section 4AAA championship. Both ju...

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