The Pony Express

Girls hockey team hits ice hoping to improve their game

Girls hockey team hits ice hoping to improve their game

Ella Gag, Social Media Editor

January 20, 2020

The girls hockey team named a new head coach Mira Jalosuo and are expecting growth as a team and individually. The team sets goals and trains to accomplish them. This season, the team is thrilled to work to becoming a tight unit. Last season, the team ranked fourth in the Suburban East Conference an...

Girls basketball team kicks it into high gear

Girls basketball team kicks it into high gear

Joseph Devins, Business Editor-in-chief

January 13, 2020

The girls basketball team is off to a hot start to their season. To begin the year 9-3 is a strong accomplishment. The team got second in the state championships last year and they begin another run. Although the team has a plethora of returning talent, their leading scorer Sara Scalia graduated las...

Thomas Watry prepares for U.S. Paralympics team

Thomas Watry prepares for U.S. Paralympics team

Drew Jurek, Graphics Editor

January 12, 2020

It was 2014 when junior Thomas Watry went to his first national competition in Richmond, Va. It was a relatively small meet in comparison to future competitions he would take part in; however, the experience was overwhelming for him. It was his first tournament on an international level, with no parents...

Wagner faces new leadership opportunity with season-ending injury

Wagner faces new leadership opportunity with season-ending injury

Charlie Valerius, Online Editor

January 12, 2020

It is late Sunday night when senior Delaney Wagner finishes up her homework and starts packing up her basketball bag for tomorrows tryouts. After a runner up finish at state a year ago, Wagner, elected a captain for this year's team is anxious to get the season officially underway. After announcing her...

Avery Wright commits to University of Wisconsin-Madison for rowing

Avery Wright commits to University of Wisconsin-Madison for rowing

Annabel Lantz, Photography Editor

December 15, 2019

Senior Avery Wright is a team player and leader on both the high school swimming team, as well as the Minnesota Boat Club (MBC) rowing team in Minneapolis. This is only her second year on the MBC rowing team and her second year getting involved in rowing. She is a hard-working student and a leader...

Determination will pay off for Zirbes

Determination will pay off for Zirbes

Maria Supan, Business Editor

December 13, 2019

Hardworking athletes have a strong desire to reach the top level of a sport they are passionate about. Although this dream becomes a reality to very few athletes, freshman Ella Zirbes, a young 14 old gymnast, is climbing her way to the Elite team. She proves to athletes this desire can definitely beco...

Cote ‘scores’ with her commitment after high school

Cote ‘scores’ with her commitment after high school

Fiona Stahl, Online Editor

December 2, 2019

Senior Grace Cote continues her basketball career by recently signing to Mayville State University in North Dakota. Cote has played basketball for some time and is thrilled to see what is next for her. She signed to Mayville in mid-October, alongside her parents and older brother.  Cote explained, ...

Ana Weaver runs her way to success

Ana Weaver runs her way to success

Allison Benning, Podcast Reporter

November 4, 2019

Hunger. Dehydration. Fatigue. Aching pain. Soaked running shoes. Through all this adversity, she wills herself to cross the finish line. It doesn't matter if it's a practice or a meet, she always pushes herself to meet or exceed the time she sets for herself. Junior Ana Weaver has always been a successf...

Quinton Whites’ dream becomes reality

Quinton Whites’ dream becomes reality

Alex Corbett, Distribution Reporter

October 28, 2019

Athletes dream of "going pro," but the step before that is competing in college sports. Senior Quinton White has recently completed that first step by committing to Stevenson University in Maryland to play division three lacrosse next fall. “Last year, I tried to make it obvious to the college coaches ...

Karlen commits to Marquette

Karlen commits to Marquette

Anthony Toscano, Sports Editor

October 27, 2019

Senior Liza Karlen, has made a big impact on the girls varsity basketball team. It was her first year on the team and a lot of people were in disbelief on her season last year. After transferring to Stillwater Area High School her junior year from St. Paul Central, Karlen brought major versatility...

Purdie fills leadership position for senior season

Purdie fills leadership position for senior season

Charlie Valerius, Online Editor

October 13, 2019

Ever since a young age, senior Nick Purdie’s electrifying soccer skills could be easily noticed. While often being found as one of the smallest players on the field, he has always found a way to succeed both individually as a player and as a teammate. Purdie has been a varsity starter for the P...

First year goalie hopes to bring success for team

First year goalie hopes to bring success for team

Joseph Devins, Business Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2019

  The boys soccer team has not found the same success as in year's past, but a bright spot has been the first year goalie: senior Clay Batterton. Last year, all three goalies for the Ponies were seniors and coach Jake Smothers asked his team who would put in the commitment to play. Batterto...

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