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MINNEAPOLIS — The Stillwater girls’ swimming and diving team finished fifth in the True Team state meet on Thursday, Oct. 16 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Lake Conference teams occupied each of the top four spots in the team standings, led by runaway winner Wayzata with 2,447 points. Minnetonka (1,999) and Edina (1,973.5) [...]

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After pulling away from Roseville to start the season, the Stillwater football team is hoping for a similar showing in this week’s postseason opener. The Ponies (6-2) will host the Raiders (3-5) in a Section 4AAAAAA quarterfinal game on Friday at Stillwater Area High School. The winner will face the highest seeded team remaining after [...]

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CHASKA — In its final tune-up before beginning postseason play, the Stillwater volleyball team went winless in four matches to finish 12th at the Chaska Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 18. The Ponies lost to eventual runner-up Eagan 25-11, 25-18 in the opening match of pool play before falling to Belle Plaine 30-28, 22-25, 15-9 in [...]

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Savannah Johnson — Girls tennis Following an outstanding season playing at first singles, Stillwater’s Savannah Johnson displayed a high aptitude for doubles while competing in the Section 4AA individual tournament. The junior joined forces with teammate Remi Larson to place third in the section tourney to narrowly miss out on her third straight trip to [...]

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I was invited to attend a couple of youth football games two weeks ago at Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields. One involved the son of a long-time coaching pal and the other the grandson of my next door neighbors Randy ’71 and Linda ’72 Gibson. After wandering through several fields loaded with hamsters in helmets, [...]

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MINNEAPOLIS — Stillwater’s Savannah Johnson and Remi Larson fell short in their state tournament bid on Tuesday as they finished third in the individual Section 4AA doubles tournament at the University of Minnesota’s Baseline Tennis Center. After advancing to the semifinals with three victories in the earlier rounds of the tournament last week, the Ponies [...]

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