Registration underway for Stillwater fall sports


Ponies to begin practices on Monday

Registration is underway this week for Stillwater Area High School fall sports in the Activities Office, which will be open through Friday from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. — with extended office hours on Sunday from 3-6 p.m.

Practices for the majority of the fall sports teams begin on Monday, Aug. 12, including boys and girls cross country, boys and girls soccer, girls swimming and diving, girls tennis, volleyball and football. Adapted soccer will begin practice on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Complete competition schedules for all of the SAHS teams are available at and additional information about each sport, including practice times, can be found at


Schedule for first day of practice on Monday, Aug. 12

Sport Where Start time(s)

Boys cross country SJHS 9 a.m.

Girls gross country SAHS 8 a.m.

Football SAHS 8:30 a.m./2:30 p.m.

Boys soccer SAHS 7:30 a.m./5 p.m.

Girls soccer SAHS 7 a.m./4 p.m.

Girls swimming SJHS (Epsilon) 7 a.m.

(Omega) 8:45 a.m.

Girls tennis SAHS 8 a.m.

Volleyball SAHS 7 a.m.


Stillwater baseball alumni event on tap

The Stillwater Ponies baseball program is hosting an alumni event mid-August. The cost is $25 per person and includes a social event on Friday, Aug. 16 at the Mad Capper in downtown Stillwater starting at 8 p.m.

Beer and appetizers will be provided for all baseball alumni 21-and-older. Then on Saturday, Aug. 17, the alumni baseball game will be held at Stillwater Area High School starting at 11 a.m.

For questions or additional information, please contact Robbie Johnson at [email protected] Pre-registration is not required, but alumni are encouraged to email Johnson if they plan on participating.


Lumberjacks hosting fundraiser on Sept. 21

The St. Croix Valley Lumberjacks are hosting a fun and unique fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Brekke Park in Oak Park Heights. The local Special Olympics outfit is hosting the inaugural Operation Valley Challenge to raise money to support a team that participates in track and field, golf, bowling, skiing/snowboarding, basketball and aquatics. The Lumberjacks offer programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. All of the profits from this event will help the Lumberjacks pay for practice spaces, equipment and state competitions.

The Operation Valley Challenge is a race where participants overcome various obstacles and challenges — using skills and wit — at strategic locations throughout Oak Park Heights. Contestants will solve clues to determine where they must go to complete the next challenge and must solve all 10 challenges, with the first one to do so and cross the finish line declared the winner. The race is slated to begin at 10 a.m.

Area businesses are also encouraged to participate by making a prize donation, such as gift certificates, products or services — or hosting a challenge. For additional information about this event, please contact fundraising coordinator Brenda Pace by email at [email protected]

On-line registration and additional information about the event is available at The registration fee is $16 before Sept. 12 and $21 thereafter.

n The Lumberjacks are currently looking for volunteers to assist with this event in the following areas: registration, challenge host, and finish line check-in.