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 golf — Stillwater senior Ben Costello records a hole-in-one while playing a practice round with teammates David Keefer, Cole Handevidt and AJ DuPlessis on the par-3 eighth hole at Sawmill Golf Club. Playing straight into a stiff wind, Costello uses a 5-iron to collect the ace.
Softball — Cari Taylor allows nine hits, but doesn’t walk a batter and finishes with five strikeouts to strand 12 baserunners as the Stillwater softball team blanks Hastings 5-0 in a Suburban East Conference game.
Basketball — Trevor Larson is chosen the MVP after leading the Class of 1996 through 1998 team to a victory at the Fourth Annual Stillwater Alumni Basketball Tournament. Joining Larson on the winning team are Adam Runk, Drew Carty, Jon Matel, Mike Darrington, Adam Larson and Ted Swanson. Nick Jerry defeated Keven Seim in the finals of the three-point shootout while Runk wins the slam dunk contest.