Sports

Karen and I were driving outside of my hometown of Petaluma, Calif., on March 1 when we received a call from our son, Eric Thole, informing us on the passing of long-time friend Dick Olsen. I know this man was always in the corner of our beloved Stillwater Ponies. Olsen, a star athlete from the [...]

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Hudson Carpenter of Stillwater failed to qualify for the match-play portion of the U.S. Amateur Championship earlier this week at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga. Carpenter followed up an opening-round 75 with an 81 on Day 2 to finish at 156. Only 64 of the 312 players who qualified survived the two-day cut [...]

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This is a look back at some of the people and teams making news in the St. Croix Valley 10 years ago, as reported in the Stillwater Gazette.   Golf — The team of Todd Handevidt, Tim Handevidt, Chuck Olson and Ted Larson take top honors at the 8th Annual Pony Classic Golf Scramble at [...]

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Stillwater Area High School athletes kicked off the fall season on Monday with the start of practice for eight of the nine sports offered at the school. Intermittent rain greeted athletes working outdoors in the morning and eventually forced the girls’ tennis team off their recently resurfaced courts because of the slick conditions, but it [...]

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