The Pony Express

Braun’s injury brings determination

Braun’s injury brings determination

Bella Anderson, Social Media Editor

December 1, 2016

What happens when your life is suddenly changed? Senior Lucas Braun knows what this is like. Last year he tore his Anterior Cruciate Ligament and this changed his life forever. There are many things that he will not be able to do anymore, and will have to take special precautions before doing. B...

Juniors fight for spot on varsity hockey team

Juniors fight for spot on varsity hockey team

Ryan Shepard, Editorial Cartoonist

December 1, 2016

The boys' varsity hockey team is almost always made up of all seniors this year. There will be a handful of juniors that could be receiving time on the ice. Last season, the team was amazing without losing one conference game and look to do the same this season. Last season, the boys started 8-0 going ...

Villen helps lead soccer team to state

Villen helps lead soccer team to state

Alex Ehde, Social Media Reporter

November 29, 2016

Senior foreign exchange student Miki Villen leads the boys varsity soccer team to a State Championship win. Coming over from Spain was a big change for Miki, but he is having a blast and gets to go back home with a Minnesota state championship under his belt. Villen has been playing soccer his...

Hannigan leads boys basketball team to fresh start

Hannigan leads boys basketball team to fresh start

Olivia Knox, Distribution Reporter

November 15, 2016

Brady Hannigan is the new boys basketball team head coach and also a new social studies teacher. His past experience will do great things for the program. The team had a tough 2015-2016 season, going 12-13 in regular season. Hannigan received the chance when former coach Randy Jordan decided to retire. Hannigan playe...

Boys hockey captains prepare to bring back gold

Boys hockey captains prepare to bring back gold

Jack Reinseth, Distribution Reporter

November 13, 2016

The varsity boys hockey team has a long road ahead of them on their trek back to "the X", but things are looking up. Last year the team got the school record by finishing fourth in state. The team last year, consisted of mostly juniors and six seniors, which means majority of the team is back and hung...

Patrick Allan leads varsity soccer team towards state title

Patrick Allan leads varsity soccer team towards state title

Jared Dean, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2016

Nothing speaks to the dedication a captain has to his team quite like the complete sense of leadership and awareness that senior soccer captain Patrick Allan possesses.  If a sports captain has to have complete confidence in his teammates, than Allan fits the bill. Allan was able to successfully l...

Jackson Dunleap turns early season disappointment into memorable end

Jackson Dunleap turns early season disappointment into memorable end

Gabe Wagner, Distribution Reporter

November 11, 2016

  Senior Jackson Dunleap’s varsity football dreams were put on hold when the starting job went to juniors Mason Green and Matt Crowl, but that didn't stop Jackson's drive to achieve his goal that proved to pay off. Dunleap’s  football season didn't start off as he had hoped, but...

Ogaard recovers from multiple concussions

Ogaard recovers from multiple concussions

Bella Anderson, Social Media Editor

November 7, 2016

How would it feel if all of the sudden someone could not do the thing they love? After three concussions, junior Sophie Ogaard has been faced with the difficult decision to continue what she loves to do even if it hurts her or to hang up her suit. Ogaard's injuries have made it difficult for h...

Hannah Anderson excels as three-sport varsity athlete

Hannah Anderson excels as three-sport varsity athlete

Alex Ehde, Social Media Reporter

November 5, 2016

Senior Hannah Anderson is talented. She is a three-sport varsity athlete playing soccer, hockey and track. Managing three sports and academics should be hard, but Hannah makes it look easy. She takes her own hard work and dedication and not only puts it into her sports, but also her teammates an...

Classon shows off skills for swim team

Classon shows off skills for swim team

Ryan Shepherd, Graphic Cartoonist

November 5, 2016

Peyton Classon first year swimming making huge impacts Sophomore Peyton Classon is a member of the swim and dive team. This is her first year diving and she is already one of the best divers on the team. The swim and dive team has been one of the best teams in state winning more than 130 straight...

Intramural sports: comfortable and competitive

Intramural sports: comfortable and competitive

Sam Johnson

October 28, 2016

Intramural season is among us and many students are creating teams with their friends and entering the fun. There is a wide variety of athletic activity options for the students year round. Intramural sports is a fun way for students of any skill level to participate in a sporting event with their f...

Football managers support team through hard work

Football managers support team through hard work

Thomas Johnson, SNO Sports Editor

October 20, 2016

From the outside looking in, it might seem that a team is made up of just players and coaches. Coaches call the plays and players execute, but there's an important link on every team between the coaches and players. Team managers play an important role on athletic teams, but especially the Pony Football team this year. Seniors Lucas Braun, Sydney Slusher, and Megan...

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