Megan Weaver — Girls 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 Duxbury — Boys basketball
It 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.