Osceola, WIosceolasun.com

Soccer team holding up despite adversity

It has been a challenging season for the Osceola Chieftain soccer team. When their spring roster came to the forefront the biggest challenge was obvious. There just were not enough available players to put together a string of wins. Osceola began their season with 12 healthy athletes and hoped that they could live with the numbers. Now, as the season nears the end they have been playing with as few as nine. It is pretty tough under any circumstance but to be playing with two less athletes than your opponent for a full 90 minutes is troublesome.
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Stillwater, MNhometownsource.com

10 years ago this week...

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. Baseball — Marching through the 12-team field without a loss, the Stillwater baseball team captures its fourth consecutive Section 4AAA championship with an 8-2 victory over Mounds View. Joe Zorn allows just two runs on 10 hits, but with zero walks and nine strikeouts, in the complete game to lead the Ponies on the mound. Zorn, Christian Abilla and Austin Booher each finish with two hits for Stillwater.
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Stillwater, MNhometownsource.com

Weaver and Bies are SAHS Athletes of the Week

It has been a productive senior season for Stillwater runner Ana Weaver, who added two more individual conference titles to a long list of achievements during the Suburban East Conference girls track and field meet. Weaver won the 1,600 meters in a time of 5:09.51 and added a comfortable victory...
Woodbury, MNKTVN.com

Pitcher's Prosthetic Arm Stolen, Hospital Replaces It For Free

Parker Hanson is getting fitted for a new prosthetic arm at Shriners Children's in Woodbury, Minnesota after someone stole his prosthetic arm out of his car. Hanson was born with only a partial left arm, but he's never let it slow him down. Hanson pitched for the Augustana University baseball team in Sioux Falls.
Osceola, WIosceolasun.com

Softball secures home game to start Regional play

Many experts will refer to three phases of the game when they talk about a softball team; hitting, pitching and defense. Seldom can a team find success if they are good in just one of these areas. If you are doing well in two of these areas you can certainly get your share of wins. A good or great team needs to be consistently firing on all three cylinders.
Clear Lake, WItheameryfreepress.com

Clear Lake girls place eighth in Frederic

Brooklyn Tolzman led the Clear Lake girls track and field team on June 3 at the Frederic Invite, placing second in the triple jump with a mark of 28-06.25. The junior also placed fourth in the long jump, with a leap of 12-05.50, fifth in the 100-meter dash, with a time of 14:50, and seventh in the 200-meter dash with a time of 29.58 seconds.
Woodbury, MNfox9.com

Former college pitcher fitted for new prosthetic arm after theft

WOODBURY, Minn. (FOX 9) - A former college baseball player from Hawley, Minnesota got fitted for a new prosthetic arm after a viral crowdfunding campaign provided him with enough donations to replace his stolen prosthetic. Now, he’s looking to give back as well. Parker Hanson returned to Shriners Children’s Twin...
Stillwater, MNhometownsource.com

Boys lacrosse: Destiny delayed for Ponies

OAK PARK HEIGHTS — The Stillwater boys lacrosse team has been playing with purpose all season. In the postseason, the Ponies took a slightly different approach before earning a celebration that was more than two years in the making after defeating Mahtomedi 14-5 to capture the Section 4 championship on Wednesday, June 9 at Stillwater Area High School.
Osceola, WIosceolasun.com

OHS tennis squad completes MBC play

It was another busy week for the Osceola Chieftain tennis team. Osceola played a pair of Middle Border dual meets on June 1st and then completed MBC play with the conference tournament that was held in New Richmond. It was the last time that New Richmond will host an MBC event as they will be moving to a different conference next season.
Hudson, WIHudson Star-Observer

Big week includes Big Rivers Conference title for Hudson

After Hudson beat ninth-ranked Eau Claire North 6-1 Tuesday night, June 8, at home to move a game ahead of the Huskies into first place in the Big Rivers Conference standings, Hudson coach Brent Blegen said his players were more determined than ever to beat North again in their rematch two days later in Eau Claire.
Amery, WItheameryfreepress.com

Amery Baseball v Ellsworth, Osceola, New Richmond

Warriors score six in the first, hold of Ellsworth. A fast start proved critical for the Amery baseball team on June 4 when it hosted Ellsworth. The Warriors jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning and held on just long enough to outlast the Panthers who chipped away at that lead each of the final four innings for a final score of 7-5.
Stillwater, MNpresspubs.com

Track: Zephyrs will have 4 athletes at state meet

Mahtomedi will have four athletes in the state track meet — Jackelyn Ong in two events, Jake Schetinski, Kaili Malvey and Anna Holst — after they qualified in Section 4AA on Tuesday and Thursday in Stillwater. Malvey, an eighth-grader, won triple jump with 35 feet, 11 1/2 inches, and Ong...