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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

Chloe Stanton (third from left, first row) and the rest of the 2022-2023 gymnastic team lining up for pictures

Chloe Stanton’s impacts gymnastics team

Coral Lariviere, Field Reporter January 10, 2023

Several days a week, for several hours, the Ponies gymnastics gym is filled with girls working their hardest. The newly built large-scale gym, with two-story tall ceilings, fills with echoes of success...

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...

Junior Jackson Tweed competes in pole vault on May 5 at the Edina Invite. The team will compete at the True Team State meet on May 20, after placing first at the section 2AAA meet.

Boys track heads into True Team State with high hopes

Chelsea Stahl, Social Media and Podcast Editor May 9, 2022

This spring, the boys track and field team has started off with a bang. Reaching the halfway mark in the season, the athletes have shown their skills, abilities and their drive to win a meet. With multiple...

Carter Magistad playing during practice in their first week of season on March 30. The team practices after school on weekdays.

Boys tennis team returns with strong players

Keira Jelinek, Social Media Editor April 26, 2022

The boys tennis team starts their spring season with strong returning players. The coaching staff includes David Kahl, Bryce Ellefson and Jay Knutson. Their official season begins on March 28. Practices...

Senior Margaret Swenson lets the frisbee fly through the air last summer at State. The Ponies won it all in Blaine with a final score of 15-7.

Ultimate Frisbee grows in size

Sumer Harrington, Social Media and Online Editor April 24, 2022

Rapidly growing in high schools, colleges and at adult levels, Ultimate Frisbee flies across America. Minnesota has the largest high school Ultimate Frisbee league in the country. At the state tournament,...

On Jan. 25, varsity skaters finished out their final performance for the 2021-2022 season at the boys hockey game against East Ridge. The team had their first group of seniors graduating since 2020.

Varsity figure skating team closes out successful season

Chelsea Stahl, Social Media Editor March 3, 2022

For most high schoolers, a Saturday morning is spent sleeping in late. This is not the case for the Stillwater varsity figure skating team. Every Saturday morning before the hour of  6 a.m. a group of...

The Ponies football team prepare for their final game against Wayzata. The team finished the 2021 season with a 8-2 score.

Ponies football season comes to an end

Sophia Arndt, Photography Editor-in-Chief and Copy Editor January 25, 2022

The Ponies Football team finished the 2021 season with an astounding 8-2 record. The season began Sep. 2, rousing the student population for the first week of school. But work did not begin the day of;...

The Stillwater Area High School boys swim team at their first sim meet Dec 9.

Boys swim and dive team progress toward upcoming season

Cambrie Cole, Photographer and Public Relations January 21, 2022

The boy swim and dive team has returned for another season after taking 6th in the state tournament last year. The team has been working hard to prepare for the new season, with many members training off-season....

Soccer players, soccer ball

Adapted soccer wins State consolation title

Brooke Elfert, Business Editor and Copy Editor January 8, 2022

"This year, we didn't have a win goal. We stayed focused on working hard, staying healthy, and getting better in every game and practice," Coach John Towle said. This fall, the adapted soccer team had...

Senior player Lizzie Holder serves at a varsity match. Jana Myers and Lizzie Holder recently placed third in section finals.

Jana Myers, Lizzie Holder advance to section finals

Chelsea Stahl, Social Media Editor November 20, 2021

“My strengths are her weaknesses and my weaknesses are her strengths,” senior tennis player Lizzie Holder said. The girls tennis team wrapped up their 2021 season mid-October after the duo consisting...

Varsity girls soccer game plays a home game against Cretin-Derham Hall, which ended in a tie.

Girls varsity soccer team dominates with determination

Delaney Clendenen, Podcast Editor and Public Relations Editor November 15, 2021

With only two ties, three losses, and over 13 wins, the girl's varsity soccer team make their way to finals. It took not just the individual talents and efforts, but overall efforts and talents. Doing...

Junior grader Lucy Siedschlag swims the 100 yard butterfly at a dual meet against Park. Siedschlag takes a deep breath as she fights for first place with a time of 1:05.97.

Girls swim and dive team thrives after 2020 season

Kennedy Tope, Podcast Editor and Online Editor October 15, 2021

The 2020 ponies swim and dive team refused to be nothing less than great despite the restraints of the pandemic. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, two practices were held and masks were worn when swimmers...

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