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 junior Alex Ritzer, who committed to the University of North Carolina (UNC) for baseball.  "I'm...

More than a cross country state champion coach

Head cross country coach Scott Christensen preparing his team for the start of the race. He gives them last minute inspiration for crossing the finish line.

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. He has also been a part of the district for close to 40 years. Christensen has won 13 Minnesota State Champ...

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 feel welcomed.  “This year we are trying to make everyone support each other more," senior a...

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 Rubie Ballantyne is a perfect example of this concept. From the outside, Ballantyne fits the typical...

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 the Oval includes both an indoor arena, a sprawling 110,000 square feet outside rink and is home ...

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 was overwhelming for him. It was his first tournament on an international level, with no parents...

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 a captain for this year's team is anxious to get the season officially underway. After announcing her...

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 team and her second year getting involved in rowing. She is a hard-working student and a leader...

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. However, she recently found an additional form of expression with the help of the Winter Cheval's dance...

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, is climbing her way to the Elite team. She proves to athletes this desire can definitely beco...

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. She signed to Mayville in mid-October, alongside her parents and older brother.  Cote explained, ...

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 run the scoreboards and time the players. “They are pretty good, it’s super nice to have peop...

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