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Girls basketball team kicks it into high gear

Senior Captain Grace Cote prepares to shoot free throws. The team beat Woodbury 97-69 Dec. 6.

Joseph Devins, Business Editor-in-chief

January 14, 2020

The girls basketball team is off to a hot start to their season. To begin the year 9-3 is a strong accomplishment. The team got second in the state championships last year and they begin another run. Although the team has a plethora of returning talent, their leading scorer Sara Scalia graduated las...

Girls basketball led by seniors, improves record

Senior Sara Scalia shoots a basket Dec. 7 during their game against Forest Lake. The girls won with a score of 59-52.

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

February 22, 2019

The girls varsity basketball team is in the middle of their season. Their season began in November and goes until March. They have been having a great season and have had much success. Head coach this year is Willie Taylor and the captains are senior Sara Scalia, position point guard and jun...

Alexis Pratt shoots toward basketball success

Sophomore Alexis Pratt hustles back on defense on the Dec. 17  game against Wayzata. The Ponies fell by two points to the Trojans in overtime.

Catherine Monty, Distribution Reporter

February 12, 2019

Sophomore Alexis Pratt is one of Stillwater's all star basketball players. At 5'3, standing out on the basketball court may seem like a difficult thing to do, however, Pratt has disproved that standard.  A spectator would not leave a Stillwater girls basketball game without noticing Pratt's outstan...

Girls basketball starts season strong

The girls basketball team prepares to play against Tartan Dec. 30. The girls are talking with each other about strategies to win the game.

AnnaMarie Born, Buisness editor

January 4, 2019

The girls basketball team had their first match against St. Louis Park Nov. 23, 2018. They had a strong first game, winning 59-47. They are doing well with an overall winning streak of 6-3. This team is working extremely hard to do the best they can. They practice everyday after school to carry t...

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...

Girls basketball expected to meet high expectations

Girls basketball expected to meet high expectations

Jack Seipel, Social Media Editor

November 23, 2017

High expectations wait at the front door for the girls basketball team this upcoming season.  Senior captains Rachel Houle and Elizabeth Ogren have made it clear that this year is going to be a large step in the right direction. While finishing last year 11-15 and a first round exit in secti...

Young girls basketball squad ready for season

Nicholas Gag, SNO Sports Editor

December 2, 2016

One year older and one year stronger, the girls basketball team is looking to have an impressive year with their young core back again this year. The Ponies only have four seniors in Emily White, Camryn Davis, Emma Murphy and Claire Patterson. Most of their players are freshmen, juniors or sophom...

New girls basketball coach redefines team

Not only is basketball a sport for  girls, nor just a team. Basketball has become a part of their lives, and their team has become a family for them. As junior Chelania Daniels passes the ball to freshman Megan Lampright, the smile on their faces proves their love for the sport. The girls work hard weekly together, and also have become incredible friends over the years. Senior Madison Schmidt explains her friendships developed through basketball by saying

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...

Nike vs Adidas basketball: shoe edition

Photo by Madi Schoenecker Photo featuring Nike Jordans, which along with many other Nike shoes are dominating the athletic shoe world. Patterson said,

Madi Schoenecker, Social Media Editor

December 1, 2014

Nike dominates the basketball shoe market with well over 90 percent.  Within the last two or three years, Adidas has become increasingly interested in the industry.  Adidas was founded in 1924 in Herzogenaurach, Germany while Nike was founded in 1964 in Beaverton, Oregon, USA.  True to their roots, Nike...

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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