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Alpine Ski wins fifth consecutive title

Alpine Ski wins fifth consecutive title

Austin Dowdall, Distribution Reporter

April 7, 2016

The Alpine ski team just won their 5th consecutive conference championship. This after they hired a new head coach, and having a successful year. This year, the team had to overcome some hardships, but also had a few memorial moments in this season. First year head coach Kevin Neubauer had pressur...

Basketball loses first game in sections

Noah Jakupciak, Staff Reporter

March 16, 2016

It was a tough season for the Ponies basketball team, as they finished 12-13 and did not win a playoff game. They lost a key player junior Lucas Braun to an injury during the football season, and that was a chance for some new players to step up. Five of the varsity players were seniors and will...

The ride to The Tourney

The ride to The Tourney

Justin Hannasch, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2016

In a sellout crowd at Aldrich Arena, fans packed wall to wall and the student section screaming, the boys hockey is heading into overtime versus their rival, Hill Murray. After Stillwater kills off a penalty at the end of the third period, the Ponies have momentum going into overtime. All of a sudde...

Wrestling team pins down a successful season

Wrestling team pins down a successful season

Nick Carlson, Field Reporter

March 15, 2016

The Stillwater mens wrestling team has finished up their season and are truly proud of what they accomplished. The team may have not seen a complete takedown on their entire season, but certainly flexed their muscles and won many difficult matches. The wrestling team of 29 started their seaso...

Negative chants and music distract players

Negative chants and music distract players

Madison Crain, Layout Editor

February 10, 2016

At any game there is cheering from the band and the crowd. Cheering can both be positive and negative. When the chants are negative, it can distract the players. When the girls varsity basketball are playing at other schools, the school will get their band, and their student section to chant or ...

Nordic teams face great success

Nordic teams face great success

Colin Gray, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2016

The cold air creates wisps of breath. There is only 100 feet left to the finish line across a flat course of white snow. In the distance there is the cheers of people. This is how the skiers of the Stillwater Nordic Team feel at every one of their races this year. Even with the lack of snow early...

Girls basketball team stronger than ever

Girls basketball team stronger than ever

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor

January 14, 2016

The girls basketball team seems like an ordinary team at first glance, but after a while it is easy to see that they have a bond tighter than most other teams, and are led by a coach with a unique set of objectives for his team. The Coach of the team, Willie Taylor, has been coaching basketball ...

Neubauer becomes new alpine head coach

Neubauer becomes new alpine head coach

Hannah Anderson, Social Media Managing Editor

January 13, 2016

Last year's assistant alpine ski coach Kevin Neubauer has taken over Mary Parcheta's longtime position as head coach after 24 years. She has been involved in the program for the past 25 years and announced her retirement as head coach last spring, but has decided to continue her involvement in the ...

Boys hockey slams previous state champs

Bennett Friedrich, Sports Layout Editor

December 22, 2015

The 4-0 varsity hockey team got out to an amazing start with a huge win 6-5 over Lakeville North, the defending state champions. The team has a solid offensive structure, clearly demonstrated against Lakeville. But no team achieves a great status without significant work. "I think we started off pr...

Winter intramurals bring competition

Winter intramurals bring competition

Austin Dowdall, Social Media Editor

December 6, 2015

The winter intramural sports are very anticipated, and began in November. Intramural basketball is the most popular of the winter intramural teams offered to students and teams are being put together to prepare for the start. Intramural basketball is played from Dec. through Feb., and the playoffs...

New expectations for Alpine team

New expectations for Alpine team

Lucas Braun, Social Media Editor

December 5, 2015

The alpine team is looking to improve off of last year's accomplishments, including the title of conference champions for boys and girls as well as having four individuals go to state. They have an advantage over last year, this is the first year the team is allowed to hold captain's practices. ...

High expectations for boys hockey season

High expectations for boys hockey season

Dylan Andres, Social Media Editor

December 5, 2015

  Stillwater boys varsity hockey hasn't even played their first game yet, but have already managed to hold high expectations headed into the season. On Nov. 2 and 11, "Follow The Puck", a Twitter account that blogs about Minnesota High School Hockey, predicted the Stillwater boys team to come out of Section 4 and earn a spot in the 2016 Minnes...

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