Burgess and Biagini are SAHS Athletes of the Week


Kylie BurgessGirls swimming and diving

Kylie Burgess colWebA steady performer all season for the Stillwater girls’ swimming and diving team, Kylie Burgess was a double winner for the Ponies in Saturday’s Section 4AA Meet.

The senior placed first in the 200 (1:54.91) and 500 (5:03.31) freestyle races and also contributed to first-place showings in two relays with teammates Sophia Bisch, Kristin Erf and Asia Neuman in the 200 freestyle relay (1:37.86) and Neuman, Mary Knaak and Ava Howard in the 400 free relay (3:35.12). Burgess and company helped lead the Ponies to their 12th consecutive section championship after outdistancing Centennial 616-484 atop the eight-team field.

Burgess and the Ponies (9-0 SEC, 11-0) will compete at state meet on Nov. 18-20.




Ali BiaginiGirls hockey

Ali BiaginiWebIt was a productive season opener for Ali Biagini and the Stillwater girls’ hockey team, which dispatched Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 5-0 on Saturday.

Biagini delivered two third-period goals — on assists by Emily Wiegand, Olivia Arkell and Taylor Naugle — to help the Ponies turn a 2-0 lead into a four-goal cushion. The senior also contributed to a strong team effort defensively as the Ponies limited the C-E-C to just 14 shots on goal. Biagini helps lead a balanced attack as Stillwater attempts to replace its top scorers from a year ago in graduates Hannah Okerstrom and Sara Bustad.

The Ponies (1-0) travel to Edina for a nonconference game on Saturday.