The Pony Express

Alex Ritzer hits a home run with University of North Carolina

Junior Alex Ritzer recently committed to the University of North Carolina. He is now hoping, along with the rest of the varsity team, to  play this year; after the season was suspended due to the coronavirus.
Brianne Johnson, Layout Editor April 1, 2020

The varsity baseball team is fighting for a chance to play at least once this season. Before the coronavirus (COVID-19) suspended the season, the team was busy preparing for a championship season with...

More than a cross country state champion coach

Stillwater coach Scott Christensen and runner Ethan Vargas stand alongside at a meet. The relationship between a coach and an athlete is very important for the races and meets.
Ella Gag, Social Media Editor March 25, 2020

"Coaching is about change and adjustment, coaching is being in the moment," Scott Christensen cross country and track coach said. Christensen has won many awards and championships during his coaching years....

Girls’ track and field works on new strategies of teamwork

All participation in spring activities is suspended. The Minnesota State High School League continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation.
Tyrina McCombs, Distribution Editor March 19, 2020

With the snow gone and warmer weather arriving, the girls track and field team is optimistic about their upcoming season. The girls hope that their bond keeps growing with each other and helps newcomers...

Ballantyne pushes for first place in synchro

Junior Rubie Ballantyne competes with other members of the synchronized swimming team. The team hopes to win state this year.
Natalie Williams, Photography Editor March 5, 2020

As students walk through the halls, they all look the same. A constant stream of teenagers, trying to fit in as best as possible.  Students do not see the unique qualities in each individual. Junior...

Stillwater speed skater earns new personal best

Speed skaters practice at the Roseville Oval Dec 16. The skater pictured above is leaning forward in a sitting position. This is an identifying feature of speed skating because this pose is unnatural, speed skaters must train their body to hold this position.
Kathleen Pothen, Copy Editor February 7, 2020

Junior and speed skater Milan Jostes competes with the Midway Speedskating Club. The Midway Speedskating Club is based at the Guidant John Rose Minnesota Oval. According to the city of Roseville website...

Thomas Watry prepares for U.S. Paralympics team

Junior Thomas Watry gets ready to swim at a competition in Texas. Watry swam in multiple national competitions held across the country, including North Dakota, Virginia and Oklahoma.
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...

Wagner faces new leadership opportunity with season-ending injury

Senior Delaney Wagner takes pictures in her new college uniform after signing with The University of Wisconsin-River Falls. After three years of playing at the varsity level for the ponies she will play college basketball at the division III level starting next fall.
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...

Avery Wright commits to University of Wisconsin-Madison for rowing

Senior Avery Wright who is a part of the Minnesota Boat Club and swimming team. She 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...

Sophie Privette balances two winter sports

Sophie Privette balances two winter sports
Julia Bennett, Social Media Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2019

Sophomore Sophie Privette began her skating career at the age of three. Over the past few years, she has taken her passion to the next level by joining the varsity performance team in eighth grade....

Determination will pay off for Zirbes

Ninth grade gymnast Ella Zirbes signs autographs for her fans at the U.S. Championships. This was held in Kansas City Missouri last August. Fans crowd Zirbes with shirts and merchandise to sign.
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,...

Cote ‘scores’ with her commitment after high school

Senior Grace Cote prepares for tryouts for her final season on the Stillwater basketball team. She later will continue doing what she loves by playing for the Mayville Comets.
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....

Managers give basketball team stellar chance for season

Managers help the team get better during the season. Junior Nick Cherry learns how to get better on lay-up before the game at the high school with freshman Max Shikenjanski on the right.
Anthony Toscano November 30, 2019

Juniors Maleah McKinley and Meghan O’Hara are managers for the varsity boys basketball team. They take videos of the games and keep the scorebook updated during the games as well. During practices, they...

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