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Scholarship to honor deceased graduate

John Francis graduated Stillwater High School in 2000 and went to college for Ministry. His scholarship is in his honor after he lost his life climbing a mountain in Idaho in 2006. It took a year to find is body but his family never gave up. You can read all about the process in finding Jon in the book his dad David wrote.

Justin Hannasch, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2015

Senior year is one of the busiest and stressful years for a high school student. Not only do seniors need to worry about homework and extracurricular activities, but now they must worry about college applications and scholarships. One big part to all these scholarships is the Stillwater High School Communit...

Athletes transitioning from fall to winter sports

Nordic skiers that participate in nordic skiing primarily do cross country and mountain biking for their fall sport.  Cross country and biking helps maintain the endurance and muscle needed for the intense work needed for nordic skiing.  The girls nordic team is doing a light warm up to get ready for practice.  “Including captain practices for me I usually get a weekend between sports,” sophomore Siri Bohacek said.

Cole Lebourgeois, Copy Editor

November 18, 2015

Managing one sport can be a challenge all in itself, yet some athletes take on multiple sports at once. Students do fall sports, and once that sport is done, they move right onto their winter sport. Students can choose to participate in fall sports for fun or to feed their desire to be compet...

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...

Sam Hanson leads Nordic team to success

Abby Kunze, Copy Editor

January 15, 2015

Sam Hanson is testing the course of leadership and responsibility as the only junior captain of the Nordic Ski team. “It’s fun but also comes with a lot of responsibility. It’s nice to have input on what we do for practice and gain experience,” said Hanson. Hanson took Nordic up after watching...

Boys cross-country team fights for victory

Senior John Huntley, one of the top  runners for Stillwater, pushes his hardest to finish strong in the Minnesota State Championships.

Jessica Thomas, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2014

They lace up their spikes as they approach the starting line. As they do their final run outs, they strategize on how they want to run their race. The starter walks to the center of the field. Ready! The boys approach the starting line. Set! They bend their knees in anticipation. Go! The herd of boys fly onto ...

Third place finish in State for boys cross country

Photo by Megan Aller
Members of the boys cross country team pose for a picture with their State Championship trophy after taking third place in the state meet.

Jessica Thomas, Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2013

The boys cross-country team competed in the state competition for cross-country teams. All of the top seven runners in the Stillwater Boys team were prepared to give their all while representing Stillwater High School. The State competition was held at St. Olaf College on November 2nd. While the entirety...

Cross country boys strive to retain title


The boy’s cross country team continues to do well despite losing many valuable runners from last year.

Fiona Montie

October 17, 2013

Finishing with the lead they started with, the cross country boys team managed to pull through the race with a win once again. Standing amongst the crowd of proud parents, teammates and other curious supporters at the finish line, it is common to hear quips such as “Wait, isn’t the Stillwater boys cross c...

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