Weaver and Duxbury are SAHS Athletes of the Week

Megan Weaver
Megan Weaver

Megan WeaverGirls Nordic skiing

The Stillwater girls’ Nordic ski team relies on depth and balance to remain competitive on a state-wide level again this winter.

Sophomore Megan Weaver is part of that group helping the Ponies to a No. 5 ranking in the state and she posted the fastest classic leg (10:04) to help Stillwater’s A relay team finish first in Saturday’s ABC Relays at Wirth Park. Weaver, Shelby Ahrendt (classic), Cela Peterson (freestyle) and Haley Beech (freestyle) joined forces to cross the line with a winning time of 39:27, which was nearly a full minute in front of runner-up Andover (40:25). Stillwater’s second relay team placed eighth.

Stillwater is scheduled to compete in an SEC at Battle Creek on Jan. 31.



Andrew DuxburyBoys basketball

Andrew Duxbury colIt has been a mixed bag this season for the Stillwater boys’ basketball team, which has defeated state-ranked Moorhead and East Ridge but also lost to White Bear Lake and Forest Lake in conference play.

Andrew Duxbury leads the Ponies in scoring and he delivered a team-high 20 points during Friday’s 55-35 victory over Mounds View to snap a two-game losing streak. The senior forward also scored 16 during Tuesday’s 68-60 victory at East Ridge. Duxbury needs just 178 points to become the sixth Stillwater boys’ basketball player to eclipse the 1,000-point mark in his career.

The Ponies (5-3 SEC, 9-4) travel to Cretin-Derham Hall on Friday.