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Stillwater athletes on Pony Power

Stillwater athletes on Pony Power

Matt Johnson, Social Media Editor

December 4, 2015

When people think of high school, they usually think first of academic rigor--the challenges of classes and the daily grind.  While that usually is how the high school day begins, it often ends, for athletes anyway, with a workout.  What school is to the mind, Pony Power is to the body. Pony Power i...

New girls basketball coach redefines team

New girls basketball coach redefines team

Sarah McCarthy, Photographer

November 19, 2015

The new girls basketball coach, Willie Taylor, is preparing to start up a new basketball season with a  brand new set of girls. With the new year comes a fresh start and a chance for the girls to improve from the past season. Now that Taylor's new styles and views have been instilled into the prog...

Gymnastics prepares for upcoming season

Gymnastics prepares for upcoming season

Madison Crain, Layout editor

November 18, 2015

  This season the gymnastics team will have three captains and five coaches all working together so that the team can make it to state. The coaches are Traci Swenson, Caroline Urgo, Dusty Dennis and Joan Lesson and Kristina Krenz. The gymnastics team started started Nov. 9. They will pract...

Hockey strides into sections

Hockey strides into sections

Sara Stickler, Online Editor

February 25, 2015

  The whole season comes down to one game. Months and months of off-season training, practices and games, sections unfolds the entire season into a few important games. Now is the time teams need to pull together more than ever. The hockey teams, both boys and girls, are coming to the end o...

Colvin and Patterson recover from collision

Katelyn Weisbrod, Head Copy Editor

February 24, 2015

The Pony girls basketball team had just scored against the East Ridge Raptors. Senior Larissa Colvin stood on the Ponies’ side of the court, preparing to defend their basket. The next thing Colvin knew, she was staring at the ceiling of the East Ridge gymnasium.  Colvin had collided with junior C...

Swim team scores second at True Team State meet

Cory Spawn, Broadcast Managing Editor

February 20, 2015

The Stillwater Boys Swim and Dive team won second place at the True Team State meet on Jan. 24 at the University of Minnesota. The True Team State Competition is an event put on by the MN Swim Coaches Association each year for boys and girls swim and dive teams.  Stillwater was beat by Minnetonka...

Living the dream, College Signing day

Justin Hannasch, Team Lead Editor

February 18, 2015

Playing college sports is a rare thing. According to College Stats, 7.3 percent of boys and 7.6 percent of girls will make the commitment to go from a high school to a college sport. In fact, CBS News reports that only 2 percent of high school athletes will even get a college scholarship. On Feb. 4, the ...

Sierra Smith signed as a Gopher

Lexie Sherrick, Editor in Chief

February 11, 2015

The crowd full of maroon and gold sits quietly and intensely watching the ice moments before the puck goes into the net. As it slides in the crowd immediately stands, hands fly in the air, screams can be heard from outside the Ridder Arena and are echoing along the walls and through the fans from the...

Sam Hanson leads Nordic team to success

Abby Kunze, Copy Editor

January 15, 2015

Sam Hanson is testing the course of leadership and responsibility as the only junior captain of the Nordic Ski team. “It’s fun but also comes with a lot of responsibility. It’s nice to have input on what we do for practice and gain experience,” said Hanson. Hanson took Nordic up after watching...

Varsity basketball team adds win after win

Varsity basketball team adds win after win

Joel Lange, Social Media Reporter

January 15, 2015

The Ponies basketball team did not start the season the way they wanted to, due to many setbacks ranging from defensive issues to the loss of players. At every high school sports game, hundreds of people show up to watch the Ponies play. Stillwater is a sports-orientated school, and students are eager to cheer on the varsity teams around the school. Among all the teams at our school, the b...

Gymnastics team springs into new season

Gymnastics team springs into new season

Megan McGuire, Online Editor

December 3, 2014

Flying and launching bodies through the air. Twisting and turning using all the strength they have. With tryouts over and daily practices in full swing, the gymnastics team is working hard in the gym perfecting routines to prepare for a successful season. Last year, the girls gymnastics team won fourth in their conference and fourth in sectional ...

Boys hockey makes State tournament

Travis Johnson

April 7, 2014

The Stillwater boys hockey team made the state tournament for the first time ever this year. They lost both of their games, losing to Edina and Duluth East. It was an impressive showing for Stillwater at section finals, as they beat Hill Murray 1-0 to get into the tournament. Hill Murray was ranked third...

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