This is a look back at some of the people and teams making news in the St. Croix Valley 10 years ago, as reported in the Stillwater Gazette.
Boys soccer — Despite being ranked No. 1 in the state most of the season and fourth in the NSCAA/adidas national rankings, the Stillwater boys’ soccer team falls to Henry Sibley 1-0 in the Section 3AA championship game at SAHS. The Ponies (19-2-0) end the game with a late flurry and an apparent goal by Dan Horst, but it is ruled to have been scored after time expires.
Girls tennis — The Stillwater doubles team of Jenna Wieden and Marie Jambois qualify for the girls’ tennis state tournament. The Ponies duo defeats Jamie Gahlon and Jana Lefsrud of Mahtomedi in the semifinals before falling to Kara Amundson and Laura Geissler in three sets in the finals.
Colleges — Stillwater resident Richard “Jake” Jacobson gains induction into the Hamline University Athletic Hall of Fame. Jacobson, who graduated from Hamline in 1977, was a three-sport standout for the Pipers while earning four letters in track and field, three in football and three in basketball.
Men’s soccer — High-scoring former Ponies player and Mr. Soccer award recipient Marshall Morehead is chosen the Wells Fargo Rookie of the Year by the Minnesota Thunder after scoring three goals in just nine games.