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Pratt, Scalia carry girls basketball team

Pratt, Scalia carry girls basketball team

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2018

As she dribbles the ball up the court, junior Sara Scalia scans the defense.  She's looking at the match ups and the positioning of her teammates.  Then she checks her own. What she does next is unpredictable. Scalia could dump the ball off to her teammate on the wing and cut towards the...

Braun’s injury brings determination

Photo by Bella Anderson-
Lucas with the ball at a game. After recovering Lucas says,

Bella Anderson, Social Media Editor

December 1, 2016

What happens when your life is suddenly changed? Senior Lucas Braun knows what this is like. Last year he tore his Anterior Cruciate Ligament and this changed his life forever. There are many things that he will not be able to do anymore, and will have to take special precautions before doing. B...

Stickler overcomes injury and commits to Concordia

Stickler plays strong defense on the field and will be back this season to play the sport she loves. This wasn't easy, Stickler had to push herself and stay motivated to work to recover.

Megan McGuire, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2016

Senior Sara Stickler keenly remembers a pivotal high school lacrosse game during her junior year. It was the second half of the opening round state tournament game last spring against Prior Lake. The strong defender was running down the field when she planted her foot and heard a loud popping noise. S...

How to prevent sports injuries

The soccer team takes to the field on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Playing soccer can lead to serious repetitive stress injuries.

Ben O'Malley, Distribution Reporter

October 14, 2015

Sports injuries are a problem that plagues athletes around the globe, but they're especially common here at Stillwater Area High School. Injuries will often keep players from participating in athletic activity for long periods of time and can even disrupt the development of a growing body. Pulled mu...

Thiets strives for greatness after destruction of knee


Junior Erin Thiets surveys the court ahead in a regular season game. Her younger teammates are thrilled to have her experience on the court this year and the next.

Megan Aller

January 14, 2014

Junior captain Erin Thiets has been a leader on the girls basketball team ever since she joined in her eighth grade year. During her sophomore year. Fortunately, she had a horrible injury on the court during a scrimmage. She has made an outstanding recovery throughout the past year. Thiets and senior ...

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