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Nordic team struggles during warm winter

The girls nordic varsity team trains in Yellowstone, Wyoming from Nov. 16-24 for a training camp. The girls in the picture from left to right are Emma Albrecht, Libby Tuttle, Piper Wilson, Sydney Peterson, Emma Bourne, Liv Myers, Gabi Danielson, Amelia Lehmann, Louisa Ward, and Maddy Koltun.

Q.C. Ho, Editorial Cartoonist

January 31, 2019

This winter, the girls nordic ski team practices hard despite the lack of snow. This year's stretch goal for them is to win the state championship for a second year in a row. While not as prominent as its downhill cousin Alpine, cross country Nordic skiing is enjoyed by many students. Though cent...

Albrecht uses traumatic injury to her advantage

Albrecht uses traumatic injury to her advantage

Gabi Danielson, Field Reporter

February 14, 2018

It was a normal day at the gym; Emma Albrecht was tumbling and flipping in preparation for nationals. She had a little bit of back pain here and there, but brushed it off and focused on the meet ahead. She flipped, and tumbled to the music landing her last pass with a solid bounce. Cheers erupted fr...

Nordic’s newest captain, Shad Kraftson

Every day after school, Shad drives his Subaru wagon full of teammates to the Lake Elmo park reserve where Nordic practice takes place. Shad has perfect attendance when it comes to practice. He is arguably the hardest working on the team, putting in more hours than anyone during the off season. Shad doesn't talk loudly or direct the team, instead he leads silently, and he has earned the respect from his team so that they follow his lead.

Craig Sanislo, Online Editor

December 14, 2015

  Junior Shad Kraftson is possibly one of the most dedicated athletes that Stillwater has seen in a while. This season, Kraftson made captain of the Nordic team, a rare feat for a junior. With his father, Torry, as the head coach and a national champion, he has been able to work on his skiing skills for most of his life. "My dad would carry me while he ...

Team managers help coaches get organized

Dylan Foster, Read and Watch Field Reporter

November 18, 2015

Every high school has its sports team and every sports team has its coach. However, if a coach needs an extra hand for the team, they may hire a team manager, sometimes an adult and other times a teen. A sports team is a hard time to handle on its own especially  when it is a high school team which...

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