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The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

Schmit competing in a figures meet vs. Forest lake, on April 12.

Eighth-grade synchronized swimmer Hailey Schmit ranked first in state

Cambrie Cole, Photographer, Distribution June 7, 2022

Hailey Schmit, an eighth-grader competing in girls' synchronized swimming, is maintaining a winning streak this season, placing first in all three-figure meets. Her team placed well altogether in routine...

Senior Brayden Hellum lines up at home plate. Along with the other seniors, Hellum led the boys baseball team to a successful start of the season.

Brayden Hellum: a boy and his love for the game

Hunter Reardon, Social Media and Podcast Editor June 6, 2022

As spring rolls around the corner, boys of all ages grab their bats, gloves, and cleats and head out to the baseball field. Four-year-old Brayden Hellum was not too keen on that idea. As years passed by...

Eighth grader Audrey Rogotzke wrestles with her opponent at St. Michael Albertville on Mar. 6.

Audrey Rogotzke makes history in Minnesota girls state championship

Sienna Xiong, Graphics Editor and Online Editor April 14, 2022

Eighth grader Audrey Rogotzke won state championship as an eighth grader. She currently goes to Oakland Middle School and will be at the high school next year. She, along with other Stillwater wrestlers,...

Junior Max Shikenjanski drives in for an easy lay-up. Shikenjanski recently broke the all-time high school career scoring record.

Shikenjanski joins the 1,000 point club

Hunter Reardon, Social Media Editor March 6, 2022

Junior captain Max Shikenjanski is eighth in Pony history to reach the 1,000 point mark. Beyond that, he has broken numerous high school records including the all-time career scoring record in basketball.  On...

Senior Nila Cooper poses before her performance at the Pro Skaters Sun Valley showcase on July. 25.

Nila Cooper qualifies for figure skating national championship

Brooke Elfert, Business and Distribution Editor March 1, 2022

"It's about myself. And it's about I love skating and the artistic sport," Nila Cooper explained. Senior Nila Cooper is an extremely talented and experienced figure skater, and she dominates over her...

Amber Scalia stands on defense, ready to take on the opposite team post guard.

Amber Scalia plays basketball 110 percent

Allie Schlagel, Layout Editor February 26, 2022

"Ten, Nine, Eight..." Seconds left on the clock, they are down by two, and senior Amber Scalia swiftly dribbles the ball down the court. She steps up to the top of the key. It's wide open. "Seven, Six,...

Junior Ella Zirbes committed to Utah in 8th grade

Ella Zirbes commits to University of Utah

Maddy Young, Business Editor and Distribution January 21, 2022

Junior Ella Zirbes committed to the University of Utah in 8th grade. Her gymnastics career started when she was only two years old, and now she has a full ride scholarship to the University of Utah. She...

Junior Sumer Harington

MSHSL implements new high school girls wrestling division

Maya Disher, Photography and Public Relations Editor January 20, 2022

Last spring, the MSHSL was introduced to the idea of creating a girls division for high school wrestling. To implement the girls division, they needed a two-thirds majority vote from their 48 member representative...

Junior Cam Briere scores during the Ponies home opener against Park. Briere moved back to Minnesota to play high school hockey for the Stillwater Ponies.

Briere returns to Stillwater for hockey

Hunter Reardon, Social Media Editor January 19, 2022

Junior Cam Briere has returned to play high school hockey. Briere had the option to play Junior Hockey, but playing high school hockey has been a dream of his since childhood. Briere moved from Minnesota...

Ryder Rogotzke and Charlie Gleason wrestling.

Ryder Rogotzke starts strong in new season

Chelsea Stahl, Social Media Editor January 14, 2022

"He is a hard nosed kid and that's something you don't hear all the time anymore," varsity head coach Tim Hartung said. Wrestling teaches athletes to drive and push for what they want, as well as showcasing...

Senior Lizzie Holder

Lizzie Holder commits to University of Colorado

Gabrielle Knowlan, Photographer and Copy Editor January 12, 2022

Senior Lizzie Holder signed her National Letter of Intent to play Division 1 women's basketball at the University of Colorado on Nov. 10. Holder has been playing basketball for over 10 years and...

Josie St Martin celebrates on the ice after scoring.

Josie St. Martin travels to Sweden for hockey Junior Olympics

Lauren Guinee, Business Editor and Copy Editor November 24, 2021

Sophomore Josie St Martin must balance the demands of being a world-class athlete and a high school sophomore. "To have the best time of my life. Don't put too much pressure on myself. Just go out there...

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