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Seth Eisele keeps hockey team in check

Seth Eisele keeps hockey team in check

Olivia Weirtz, Layout Editor

February 12, 2017


Filed under Locker Room

  Hockey goalie, Seth Eisele, has been working his whole high school career for this season, when he would become the varsity starter. With taped up red pads, Seth stops countless goals, adding to the team's momentum and giving everyone a little extra hope for an appearance by the ponies a...

Boys soccer team completes ‘Road to the Bank’

Boys soccer team completes ‘Road to the Bank’

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Video Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

It takes a lot to win the state tournament and achieve a top five national rank in a highly competitive sport like boys soccer. This year's team, led by all-state senior players Patrick Allan, Miguel Caravias and Colman Farrington, achieved a historic undefeated 22-0 record with their win 2-0 in...

Maxwell makes impact through community service

Maxwell makes impact through community service

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2016


Filed under In-Depth, People, Photo Slide Shows

  Brandon Maxwell, English and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) teacher, is the perfect example of a teacher who goes above and beyond to make an impact on students and the world. Not only is the tremendous at connecting with students, but he is involved in a great amount o...

Boys soccer exceeding past expectations

Boys soccer exceeding past expectations

Josh Bauer, Distribution Reporter

October 12, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The boys high school soccer team has had a very good start to the season this year. Their success is bringing pride to the high schoolers and the community. Last year, the team finished 7-2-7. Due to the major upgrade in seasons, the high school and the community could not be any happier. Although mo...

New country, same sport: foreign exchange athletes adapt to American athletics

New country, same sport: foreign exchange athletes adapt to American athletics

Kevin Thole, In Studio Anchor

September 25, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The ball soars past the goalie and into the net to conclude an overtime win against conference rival, East Ridge. With another win, the boys soccer team is off to a roaring start to the season. Contributing to the team's success are a host of familiar faces and some new ones, as foreign exchange students...

High turnout for Stillwater’s college fair

High turnout for Stillwater’s college fair

Sarah McCarthy, Photographer

March 17, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Showcase

Stillwater Area High School hosted one of the largest college fairs in the Midwest in the gym. The fair featured over 110 different post secondary schools, and offered a range of opportunities for every kind of student. The College Fair occurred on March 8, and it hosted both two and four year colleg...

The ride to The Tourney

The ride to The Tourney

Justin Hannasch, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2016


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

In a sellout crowd at Aldrich Arena, fans packed wall to wall and the student section screaming, the boys hockey is heading into overtime versus their rival, Hill Murray. After Stillwater kills off a penalty at the end of the third period, the Ponies have momentum going into overtime. All of a sudde...

Mason Bartosh’s experience in Tanzania

Mason Bartosh’s experience in Tanzania

Craig Sanislo, Online Editor

October 26, 2015


Filed under Multimedia, People, Photo Slide Shows

Junior Mason Bartosh is a normal guy, he plays soccer and hockey. Last summer however, instead of relaxing poolside like most students, he flew to the other side of the world to help a village in Tanzania. The trip was led by Oak-Land Junior High English teacher Brandon Maxwell, who has been doing mission work in Madala V...

Valley Ridge mall welcomes Sweet Taste of Italy

Valley Ridge mall welcomes Sweet Taste of Italy

Rachel LeMire, Photographer

April 8, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle

Stillwater is no stranger to new and exciting restaurants popping up all over town. The newest of these restaurants, Sweet Taste of Italy, provides favorites like spaghetti, lasagna and chicken alfredo, along with options that attract a wide array of customers. This new Italian eatery, located at t...

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