Sports briefs: Arnfelt makes four tackles for Steelers


Arnfelt makes four tackles in second preseason game

Stillwater Area High School graduate and Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive end Brian Arnfelt made four tackles — including three solo — during Monday’s 24-13 preseason loss to the Washington Redskins, a game that was televised nationally on ESPN. Arnfelt, an undrafted free agent out of Northwestern, made two tackles in Pittsburgh’s 18-13 loss to the New York Giants in the preseason opener. The Steelers are scheduled to host the Kansas City Chiefs in their third preseason game on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.


Twi-light meet set for Thursday

The Stillwater boys’ cross country team’s annual 5-kilometer twi-light meet is set for Thursday, Aug. 22 at Stillwater Junior High School. The intra-squad event — and the team’s only home race of the season — will be held on the Miller Field track. The race starts at 8 p.m. The two-time defending state champion Ponies are ranked second in the preseason state coaches poll. The Ponies are scheduled to open the season at the Marshfield (Wis.) Columbus Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 31.


Stillwater Pony Cards on sale

Stillwater football Pony Cards are currently available for purchase from the players and Yocum’s Holiday Store on Hwy. 5 in Stillwater. Pony Cards, which are good for one year and sell for $20, offer discounts from many local businesses on things such as gas, food and haircuts.

This year’s card features discounts from Acapulco Restaurant, Aloha Tan, Applebee’s, Bruegger’s Bagels, Burger King, Carbone’s Pizza, Culvers, Dominos Pizza, Family Cuts, Fred’s Tire, Great Clips, Heritage Embroidery, Holiday Station Stores, Jiffy Lube, Kwik Trip, Leeann Chin, McDonald’s, Nacho Mama’s, Pony Express Carwash, Quizno’s, Red’s Savoy Pizza, Sam’s Club, Steak Escape, St. Croix Cleaners, Taco Johns, Tires Plus, UPS Store and Wendy’s.