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Jessie Diggins’ book slides into shelves

Jessie Diggins’ book slides into shelves

John Franklin, Copy Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

When people think about alumni from Stillwater, one of the first names that pops to the head is Jessie Diggins. Diggins, a 2010 Stillwater graduate, placed second in the 2017-18 nordic skiing world cup and won a gold medal in the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. On March 10, she released her book calle...

Advice from Olympic gold medalist sparks girls nordic ski team

Junior Ana Weaver skied at the Suburban East conference meet last year. Weaver and her teammates hope to have another successful season, with many returners skiing again this year.

Allison Benning, Podcast Reporter

November 29, 2019

Jessie Diggins' gold medal victory in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea inspired the whole community, but she has affected a specific group more than anyone else. "She has impacted me because she's just a really good person," junior Liv Myers said. "She'll talk about things that...

Minnesota female athletes inspire future generations

Alternative Copy story by Emma Lowey

Logan Huber, Distribution Reporter

March 25, 2018

Many students have important people in their lives who they like to call role models. Whether it is in sports, academics, music or just in life in general, these are people others look up to and inspire them. Many students have been inspired and affected by the athletes of the United States in t...

Jessie Diggins continues to wow audiences with skiing successes

Diggins has come along way as a young female athlete and still holds a very bright future. Her hard work and dedication have brought her great success and will continue to do so. According to,

Kathleen Billingsley, Copy Editor

February 24, 2016

The wind blowing in her hair as gusts of swirling snow pelt her face, Jessie Diggins crosses the finish line. Former SAHS nordic ski member, Jessie Diggins, won the World Championship and competed in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Through hard work and perseverance, Diggins has accomplished what man...

Siri Bohachek has bright future in store

Sophomore Siri Bohachek climbs up a hill at the nordic state tournament last year for the girls teams third place finish.

Colin Gray, Reporter

December 24, 2015

The air is cold and creates wisps of breathe that flow through the air. The sudden shifts of movement only makes everything more nerve racking. As seconds are counted down by a coach with a watch in one hand and a starter gun in the other, five girls are lined up next to each other all in different...

Jessie Diggins inspires athletes through her success

Former graduate Jessie Diggins makes large strides in the World Nordic Skiing Competition in Falun, Sweden. Junior Sam Hanson said,

Andy Bjerk, Social Media Reporter

April 8, 2015

At the heart of all sports is one thing: competition. It is the desire for athletes to win that pushes them through the difficult training and disappointing losses. Along with a competitive spirit, good athletes need drive, determination and perseverance. Stillwater Area High School graduate 2010 Je...

Chilikoot cheers on Olympian skier Jessie Diggins

Chilikoot Cafe, Locally owned by Lee Stylos, is just opening on a Sunday morning and the locals are starting to make their way in.

Megan Aller

March 4, 2014

The Chilikoot Cafe, locally owned by Lee Stylos, had a gathering for Olympian Skier, Jessie Diggins. Jessie’s 4X5 relay was held on Feb. 15 at 4 a.m. Stylos had planned for everyone to come and watch her race that morning and give the customers free coffee and pastries. It was not meant to be a fu...

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