The Pony Express

Stillwater girls varsity Soccer team huddles together for their game against Forest Lake. Photo by KSTP Sports

Girls soccer on winning streak, preparing for more success in season

Lindsey Crain, Copy Editor November 2, 2020

The girls varsity soccer team came off of a win Oct. 7, after playing the Raiders. The team is preparing for more success this season, with them already halfway through the season. The team is second...

Ana Weaver is running in the state tournament. After qualifying from the regional meet, she will head to Portland, Oregon to run in Nike Nationals on December 7.

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...

Girls take on a long hard race at the Section 4AA meet. Results of meet show who is going to state.

Girls cross country wraps up fast season

Rachel Duerr, Online Editor November 3, 2019

State competitions came to a close for the girls cross country team. Friendships have been made and metals have been won throughout the season. As the season comes to a close, the practices get more intense...

The girls junior varsity swim and dive team getting ready for their next meet. Practice is full of hard work and dedication.

Girls JV swim and dive team goes for another dual meet record

Alexis Brainard, Online editor October 20, 2019

“I think we got through the tough part of the conference. We got four months left, but they are more in the middle to the lower half of the conference but I feel confident,” girls junior varsity...

Stillwater varsity volleyball team warms up before their game against East Ridge Oct 1. The Ponies lost 13-25.

Volleyball rebuild year plays role in future success

Jack Taverna, SNO Sports Center and Social Media Editor October 17, 2019

Last year, the volleyball team advanced to State. Since then, six starting seniors graduated.  This has created a rebuilding year with younger players taking on new roles.  “This group has...

Members of the Mountain Biking team prepare for one of their daily practices. The team must take every available chance to practice to compensate for weather-based cancellations.

Mountain Biking team off to rocky start

Austin Fierro, Online Editor October 16, 2019

The Mountain Biking team had a rough start to the season with rained-out races, canceled practices and unfortunate scheduling, which saw the first half of the season come and go without a single race....

Senior midfielder Nick Purdie (#2) gets ready to recieve a throw in during a conference game vs White Bear Lake at Pony Stadium on Oct. 3. Purdie was named captain for this years team after having successful sophomore and junior seasons.

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...

Senior Clay Batterton punts the ball as junior Peter Leach watches. Batterton did not allow a goal on Oct. 3 against White Bear, for his fifth shutout of the season.

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...

Ponies swimming 500 freestyle at White Bear invitational at St. Kate's. Winning the meet by 149.5 points.

Luke’s swim team legacy breaks records

Grace Sneden, Buisness Editor September 27, 2019

Swim coach Brian Luke’s legacy is record breaking. He gets the girls swimming and diving team to be the strongest it can be. His father, Elmer Luke's legacy is also record breaking, because of this Luke...

Stillwater Varsity Football team getting ready to start the game on September thirteenth. They play White Bear Lake. The Ponies lost twenty four to fourteen.

Former college football athlete plays valuable role with football team

Jack Taverna, SNO Sports Center and Social Media Editor September 22, 2019

Jason Caballero joined the eleventh grade social studies team this fall. Caballero brings a lot of background knowledge to the sport of football because he played for the University of Wisconsin River...

The varsity girls cross country team starts off strong at their conference meet. Sophomore Ana Weaver (in red, farthest to the left) starts off on the right foot at the girls conference meet.

Ana Weaver takes eighth in State for cross country

Grace Wirkkala, Online Editor December 11, 2018

Fueled by her love for running, sophomore Ana Weaver placed eighth in the girls cross country State tournament. The tournament was held at St. Olaf College on Nov. 3. Weaver is currently number...

Senior Olivia Walsh sets during a volleyball game at the Xcel Energy center on Nov. 8. It is the final game during State against Lakeville South.

Volleyball works hard all season to make run for State

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter November 7, 2018

Students and staff were proud of the varsity volleyball team as they went to State this year. All grades were represented in the team. They have had a great season with their head coach as Bob Fisher...

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