10 years ago this week….

 

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.

 

Wrestling — Competing at the prestigious 32-team Minnesota Christmas Tournament, the Stillwater wrestling team receives a runner-up finish from defending state champion Dustin Dahblom at 152 pounds and third-place finishes from Chris Anderson at 130 pounds and Alex Cadwell at 215 pounds. The Ponies total 80.5 points to place 15th in the team standings.

 

 

John Brine

John Brine

Alpine skiing — John Brine claims the individual title, but the Stillwater boys’ alpine ski team places second behind Edina at the season-opening Wild Mountain Invitational. Michelle Janacek finishes second to lead the Stillwater girls, who also finish second at the 22-team event.

 

Boys basketball — Miles Kane scores 25 points and hits a 12-footer in the final seconds to give the Ponies a 71-70 lead, but Patrick Williams connects on a buzzer-beater from 25 feet out as Blaine overtakes Stillwater 73-71 in a nonconference boys’ basketball game. Williams also hit a desperation shot from well beyond half court to end the third quarter and led all scorers with 26 points.

 

Nate Dwyer

Nate Dwyer

Football — After spending much of his rookie season on the practice squad, Stillwater graduate and defensive lineman Nate Dwyer is added to the 53-man roster for the Arizona Cardinals’ season finale at Denver. A fourth-round draft pick out of Kansas, Dwyer was placed on the inactive list during the first two weeks of the season.

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