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CHAMPS: Gymnastics posts school record score to win state title

CHAMPS: Gymnastics posts school record score to win state title

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2018

If the Stillwater gymnastics team was going to have its best performance of the season, then the 2018 Class 2A State Tournament was the time to do it. The Ponies posted a team score of 150.25, their highest total not only of the season, but in school history.  That was good enough to take the Stat...

Gymnastics sets eyes on state tournament

Infographic by Madison Weispfenning

Madison Weispfenning, Editorial Cartoonist

February 19, 2018

The gymnastics team has been one of Minnesota's best this year, currently ranked No.1 in the state.  Led by coaches Dusty Dennis and Traci Swenson, experience is everywhere, from the coaching staff to the team itself....

Nerf War tradition continues

Photo Courtesy of: Stillwater Nerf 2017 Twitter Page

Teammates take down multiple opponents during the day or during the night. 
“Jack Maghrak with the double kill on Gunnar borges and max Timmons for Brackas
 15 and 16th kill #47,” the Tweet on the Stillwater 2017 Nerf page reads.

Ebbie Benson, Copy Editor

May 3, 2017

A popular tradition within the student body is the Nerf War. It not only takes place in the community, but also across the state as students all over team up and take down their opponents. The war is unaffiliated with the school, however students form teams and plan their attacks with hopes of w...

Gymnastics team prepares for sections after topping long-time competitor

The team stands by and watches as a teammate completes her beam routine. One can feel the sense of team from watching as the girls are constantly cheering and encouraging one another. “We have grown so much just within the season, and are continuing to grow with our skills, and that has allowed us to score much higher than in the recent years,” sophomore Peyton Classon says.

Ciana Fragnito, Social Media Reporter

February 13, 2017

Stillwater gymnastics has a history of performing well each season leading up to the final meets where they often place very high.  With sections right around the corner the team is gearing up for sections feeling more hopeful than ever before. For the past three years Stillwater has come in s...

Upcoming gymnastics seasons looks strong

Junior captain Danielle Keran before the meet in her warm ups. Keran says, “We were all together as a team getting ready to go, we were a little nervous because it was the first one, but we were also excited.”

Ryan Berg, SNO Social Media Editor

January 4, 2017

 Gymnastics is one of the most physically demanding sports.  Exercises require strength, endurance, flexibility and agility, and use of muscle groups that include arms, legs, shoulders, chest, back and core. The Stillwater gymnastics team is looking forward to another good season this year.  T...

Students dress it down at homecoming

Juniors Danielle Keran, Michelle Strodthoff and Ellen Lenertz getting ready to watch a great football game. Strodthoff says,

Sonia Moran, Photographer

November 5, 2016

Homecoming week is full of students competing over their pony pride. Students sometimes wonder why homecoming is not as formal as it is at other schools. The point of homecoming week is to show school pride in any way possible. However, there can be some discretion used when it comes to dress. D...

Haley Tholen handles high school

Dylan Foster, Field Reporter

December 5, 2015

High school is one of the most eye-opening, engaging and interesting times in a teenager's life. It can also be one of the most stressful, emotional and challenging times in one's life. Therefore when a student is able to handle the challenges of high school and life itself it's quite a spectacle. Handling...

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