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New expectations for Alpine team

New expectations for Alpine team

Lucas Braun, Social Media Editor
December 5, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The alpine team is looking to improve off of last year's accomplishments, including the title of conference champions for boys and girls as well as having four individuals go to state. They have an advantage over last year, this is the first year the team is allowed to hold captain's practices. ...

High expectations for boys hockey season

High expectations for boys hockey season

Dylan Andres, Social Media Editor
December 5, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

  Stillwater boys varsity hockey hasn't even played their first game yet, but have already managed to hold high expectations headed into the season. On Nov. 2 and 11, "Follow The Puck", a Twitter account that blogs about Minnesota High School Hockey, predicted the Stillwater boys team to come out of Section 4 and earn a spot in the 2016 Minnes...

Stillwater athletes on Pony Power

Stillwater athletes on Pony Power

Matt Johnson, Social Media Editor
December 4, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

When people think of high school, they usually think first of academic rigor--the challenges of classes and the daily grind.  While that usually is how the high school day begins, it often ends, for athletes anyway, with a workout.  What school is to the mind, Pony Power is to the body. Pony Power i...

New girls basketball coach redefines team

New girls basketball coach redefines team

Sarah McCarthy, Photographer
November 19, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

The new girls basketball coach, Willie Taylor, is preparing to start up a new basketball season with a  brand new set of girls. With the new year comes a fresh start and a chance for the girls to improve from the past season. Now that Taylor's new styles and views have been instilled into the prog...

Gymnastics prepares for upcoming season

Gymnastics prepares for upcoming season

Madison Crain, Layout editor
November 18, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

  This season the gymnastics team will have three captains and five coaches all working together so that the team can make it to state. The coaches are Traci Swenson, Caroline Urgo, Dusty Dennis and Joan Lesson and Kristina Krenz. The gymnastics team started started Nov. 9. They will pract...

Girls varsity tennis team goes to state

Girls varsity tennis team goes to state

Collin Gray, Social Media Reporter
November 18, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

After working all season and playing in many grueling matches, it finally paid off after two seniors on the girls varsity tennis team make their way to the state tournament. Seniors Savannah Johnson and Shelby Anderson took part in the state tournament held at the University of Minnesota, which ha...

Athletes transitioning from fall to winter sports

Athletes transitioning from fall to winter sports

Cole Lebourgeois, Copy Editor
November 18, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

Managing one sport can be a challenge all in itself, yet some athletes take on multiple sports at once. Students do fall sports, and once that sport is done, they move right onto their winter sport. Students can choose to participate in fall sports for fun or to feed their desire to be compet...

Volleyball takes second in conference

Volleyball takes second in conference

Rose Stoebner, Visual Arts Managing Editor
November 17, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

After a difficult season last year, Varsity volleyball has made a complete turn around to finish second in conference at the end of the 2015 season. This year originally started out to be a building season but by the end they were a top ranked team. The supportive and family like atmosphere helped...

Captains lead their teams despite stress

Captains lead their teams despite stress

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor
October 28, 2015
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Sports

The average student is generally compiled with heavy loads of stress, it's inevitable. It is more common than not to see a high school student stressing over something like school, extracurricular activities, or something else happening at home. The stress can become overwhelming and even unhealthy. S...

Girls tennis heads into post-season

Girls tennis heads into post-season

Matt Johnson, Social Media Editor
October 27, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

The girls Tennis season may seem like it is winding down, but it is actually just starting up as the girls head into the post-season. The Pony's regular season has come to a close. The Varsity girls walked away with a record of seven and five. Now that the heat is on with singles and doubles mat...

The past and present success of the boys Cross Country team

The past and present success of the boys Cross Country team

Lucas Braun, Social Media Editor
October 26, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

The boys cross country team had been extremely successful in the past and still is today. They have won multiple state titles, regional tournaments, they have even competed in national tournaments and they continue to have great success every year. They have been so successful for so long partly d...

Making a splash in the record books

Making a splash in the record books

Sam Hudachek, In-Studio Producer
October 15, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

As the Ponies roared ahead in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay, Brian Luke, the head coach of the girls swim and dive team, looked up into the stands and saw dozens of people holding signs and cheering his name. At first, he was a little confused, but he looked closer at the signs and they all h...

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