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Wolf hunting season begins

Wolf hunting season begins

Ross Stickler

January 13, 2014

It’s January.  A sub-zero temperature, allied with a snowy wind, cuts across an open field lined with tall pines in northern Minnesota.  The sun slowly pokes through the tree line and gives the forest the rebirth of a new day.  Squirrels find their buried food. Cardinals blair their alarm clock ...

Bowling team looks for more teammates

Shelby Kadlec

December 8, 2013

When people hear about Stillwater sports teams and activities, their minds trail to football, volleyball, basketball, tennis and soccer. People tend to forget about bowling, a fun activity that many may do for fun with their friends and family.  The bowling team is a fun alternative during the fall, to join,...

Erler maintains a positive attitude

Erler maintains a positive attitude

Megan Warlborow

December 8, 2013

Dance is not just a hobby for senior Bree Erler. It is a way of life. Erler sleeps, breathes and lives dance. Erler participates on the dance team, and dedicates almost all of her spare time to nothing else than dance. Erler is the captain of the dance team, and has been on the team for three years. Although she is captain, she is unable to obtain a varsity letter award due to a lack of participants. The dance team is...

Nelson pins competition

Nelson pins competition

Nick Brevitz

December 7, 2013

After being named captain, senior Dillan Nelson looks to lead the SAHS wrestling team to success this season. With his excellent leadership the team is excited to get the season started and make a strong run towards state for the Minnesota High School Wrestling League. Nelson has been wrestling since he was in kindergarten and has loved it ever since...

Weaver takes on challenge of Nordic captain

Weaver takes on challenge of Nordic captain

Emily Lodahl

December 4, 2013

Young, but experienced junior Megan Weaver was chosen as a captain for the girls Nordic Ski team. Being that she is the only junior captain proves that Weaver has skills and leadership. The girls Nordic Ski season started Nov. 11. Weaver is accompanied by senior captains Haley Beech, Vessa Pearsall and Morgan McBride. Weaver has been skiing for five years and she originally joined Nordic because her frien...

Reinke’s back at it again

Reinke’s back at it again

Melissa Reis

November 29, 2013

Senior hockey captain Mitch Reinke is one of the top ranked hockey players in the United States. Last year, as a junior, he was named captain. Being a leader is difficult both on and off the ice, but Reinke is always up for a challenge. Last year, Reinke led the team to multiple victories. This yea...

Pearsall dominates skis and school

Pearsall dominates skis and school

Christine Corcoran

November 28, 2013

Senior Vessa Pearsall knows one thing: perseverance pays off. Since she was just a young girl  Vessa dreamed of finding a way to stand out, she wanted to be different, she wanted to be someone that would be remembered.  She has worked hard to achieve her dreams. Since she joined high school sports...

Wrestlers cut back to make match

Wrestlers cut back to make match

Nick Brevitz

November 27, 2013

As the new sports season is upon us, you will see many athletes trying to work off a few pounds. Then there are the wrestlers. These athletes are trying to cut as much weight as possible, at times resorting to drastic measures to drop weight. While it does work, it need to be done with caution to ensure p...

Boys basketball players anticipate strong season

Boys basketball players anticipate strong season

Nicole Loe

November 12, 2013

The boys basketball team is getting ready to start the season and they are hoping to start strong. Last year’s seniors were a helpful and supportive group for all the boys on the team and the captains this year hope to be the best they can be for the team and for themselves. Practices were held on Nov...

McKinley prepares for varsity season

McKinley prepares for varsity season

Maddy Boettner

November 8, 2013

Calm, as junior Kyle Mckinley calms down he focuses on how to make the free throw from the line. Breathe in, and out. He preps for the shot. Slowly he brings the ball up and shoots, swish, the ball sinks into the hoop. McKinley is not just a great student and loyal friend, he is also "beast" on the...

Nordic ski team looks to continue success

Nordic ski team looks to continue success

November 7, 2013

Chilling winds, cold weather, and snow might not appeal to some people, but the Nordic ski team is used to performing under these conditions.  The sound of skis gliding across snow and wind flying by their ears is no stranger to these athletes.  While it doesn’t get as much attention as some oth...

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