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by JEFF JOHNSON SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE   CEDAR RAPIDS — When the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders selected Mitch Reinke two years ago in the United States Hockey League Futures Draft, he was this itty bitty little defenseman. How itty bitty? RoughRiders Coach/General Manager Mark Carlson figured 140 pounds. Reinke thought even itty-er bitty-er. “I’d say when […]

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Junior Savannah Johnson was named the Most Valuable Athlete for the Stillwater girls’ tennis team at its postseason awards banquet. Playing at first singles, Johnson helped lead the Ponies to a 10-6 record, including 5-3 to place third in the Suburban East Conference. Stillwater was defeated in the Section 4AA semifinals by eventual section champion […]

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MINNETONKA — Following consecutive victories to start the season, the Stillwater girls’ hockey team dropped its third straight game with a 4-1 nonconference loss to highly regarded Minnetonka on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Pagel Hockey Center. The Ponies (0-1 SEC, 2-3) received a goal from Carlie Hart at 10:28 of the opening period, but Minnetonka […]

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by MATTHEW DAVIS ECM SUN POST NEWSPAPERS Round four of a proposed policy regarding transgender student participation awaits the Minnesota State High School League’s Board of Directors in an upcoming meeting. At the MSHSL office in Brooklyn Center on Thursday, Dec. 4, the board will review the newest draft of a policy that will accommodate […]

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Let me say that the Golden Gophers never gave up, or never even entertained the idea, in their 31-24 loss to favored Ohio State last Saturday at TCF. However, there is no doubt in my mind that the best team won. Minnesota (7-3) did its best to hang with the Buckeyes, but the boys from […]

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A short-term coaching change more than two decades ago has resulted in long-term success on the board for the Stillwater swimming and diving program. The Ponies have experienced plenty of success in head coach Brian Luke’s 40 years at the helm, but one of his former swimmers has helped make sure diving doesn’t take a […]

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