The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

Dutko twins gear up for tennis season

Dutko twins gear up for tennis season

Kevin Thole, News Anchor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Locker Room, Photo Slide Shows

The snow is melting and with that comes the start of spring sports. The boys tennis team is getting their balls and rackets out of storage and getting ready for a successful season on the brand new courts. Leading the team this year are seniors Cole and Parker Dutko, twins who both share the captai...

Thole twins headed for success in gymnastics, wrestling

Thole twins headed for success in gymnastics, wrestling

Tristan Hatchell, Video Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Locker Room, Showcase

A lot of people think that being able to play a sport well comes down to genetics, but in this case it isn’t just Kevin or Lauren’s own genetic. The Thole siblings are both headed for success. Kevin is a key player on the wrestling team and was a premier asset at their state tournament....

Thomas Bruchu develops as year-round athlete

Thomas Bruchu develops as year-round athlete

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter
March 28, 2017
Filed under Locker Room

Ever since he was young, senior Thomas Bruchu knew he wanted to play sports. Growing up with three older brothers that all played sports, influenced him greatly. Thomas now plays football, hockey and baseball. Bruchu’s competitiveness and need to win are what drive his sports life. It is what mak...

Corcoran team leader during last season

Corcoran team leader during last season

Audra RIsberg, Online Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under Locker Room, Photo Slide Shows

  Senior Garrett Corcoran, number 22 on the boys varsity basketball team, has been described as a team leader.  His unique personality and big smile make him someone that people want to talk to.  Anyone who has played with him on the basketball team can attest to this. Many players look ...

Coach Doman’s leads hockey team, strong coaching skills

Coach Doman’s leads hockey team, strong coaching skills

Matthew McGinley, Social Media Editor
February 18, 2017
Filed under Locker Room

Every successful team is created from the work of the coaches. The boys high school hockey team is a great example of this. Matt Doman has been the head coach for ponies hockey for four years. Ever since the start, he has been working with the class of 2017 hockey boys. With 15 seniors on the roster Doman ha...

Sara Scalia following in father’s footsteps with basketball

Sara Scalia following in father’s footsteps with basketball

Kayla Gjerde, Social Media Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Locker Room

The gym is silent as the spectator's gaze in sophomore Sara Scalia's direction. The ponies are three points away from winning the game and the pressure is on Scalia to make the free throw shot: swish. Scalia shoots the ball straight through the hoop and the crowd goes wild. Sara has been on gir...

Yeary shows signs of stardom with basketball

Yeary shows signs of stardom with basketball

Jared Dean, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief
February 15, 2017
Filed under Locker Room

  When the odds are against someone in life and that person really wants to succeed, that person works as hard as possible to achieve that success. Sophomore basketball player Cooper Yeary hasn’t been discouraged by his young age. Yeary has worked hard all season and is now one of the standouts on the te...

Seth Eisele keeps hockey team in check

Seth Eisele keeps hockey team in check

Olivia Weirtz, Layout Editor
February 12, 2017
Filed under Locker Room

  Hockey goalie, Seth Eisele, has been working his whole high school career for this season, when he would become the varsity starter. With taped up red pads, Seth stops countless goals, adding to the team's momentum and giving everyone a little extra hope for an appearance by the ponies a...

Pete Hamilton’s experience helps players improve

Pete Hamilton’s experience helps players improve

Nicholas Gag, SNO Sports Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Locker Room

“Hammy is an awesome coach, he’s always there to help both JV and Varsity players on and off the ice.” junior Brandon Peterson said. Anyone can walk into math teacher Pete Hamilton’s class and know how important hockey is to him. Hamilton is not just an avid hockey fan, he is an assistant coach fo...

Jingco’s basketball talent carries team

Jingco’s basketball talent carries team

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Team Editor
January 10, 2017
Filed under Locker Room, Read & Watch

  Everyday after school, and during most days in the summer, one can find junior Manny Jingco playing basketball. Whether it is at a local gym, the high school, or even in his driveway, he is always working to improve all aspects of his game. Basketball is a game he has dedicated hours...

Raleigh accepted on varsity hockey team

Raleigh accepted on varsity hockey team

Ellie Speedling, Social Media Reporter
January 8, 2017
Filed under Locker Room, Read & Watch

  Sophomore Joe Raleigh’s passion for hockey began with watching professional and college teams. Using a stick and a tennis ball as a makeshift puck,  Raleigh practiced what he saw the players on television doing. He may have broken a few things around the house while practicing, but his dad encouraged him to join the...

Former Gopher wrestler, Coach Hartung leads team

Former Gopher wrestler, Coach Hartung leads team

Sam Johnson, Photographer
January 6, 2017
Filed under Locker Room

Tim Hartung, the new coach for the wrestling team, is more than just an  average coach. Hartung was a two-time NCAA champion while he wrestled for the Minnesota Gophers. He also participated in the Olympics, and has coached many Olympic participants. With the task of adjusting a player's ...

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School
Locker Room