The Pony Express

Soccer teams return for breakout season

Soccer teams return for breakout season

Ashlynn O'Connor and Annika Brown

October 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Stillwater's varsity soccer teams returned after the summer to play competitively against other teams in the conference. After last year's impressive records, they knew they were being watched.

Pep fest ends Homecoming week, kicks off Homecoming game

Pep fest ends Homecoming week, kicks off Homecoming game

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

To wrap up Homecoming week, Student Council has planned another successful pep fest. The Stillwater Armada Robotics team used their robot to shoot t-shirts into the bleachers, a lucky student pie-d Principal Rob Bach, the football team joined the Chevals in their performance, the Cheerleaders  ...

State champion gymnasts prepare for upcoming season

State champion gymnasts prepare for upcoming season

Elle Sprenger, Social Media Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

After winning State last year, the gymnastics team prepares for their upcoming season as returning State Champions. The girls 2017-18 gymnastics team beat Lakeville North to claim the title of State Champions. The gymnasts have started offseason practicing at their home gym, which was a new addi...

Blind swimmer promotes new perspective on life

Blind swimmer promotes new perspective on life

Jack Seipel, Social Media Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The swim and dive team has become a household name since 1975, the year Brian Luke took over as head coach.  Since 1991, the Ponies have won 14 section titles and 20 conference titles.  Given their decorative history, the Ponies have learned to preach teamwork and the idea that the best swimmer has ...

Snowiest April ever delays spring sports season

Snowiest April ever delays spring sports season

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

The return from spring break signifies many things for students:  warmer weather, the beginning of the spring sports season, and dwindling days of the school year. But this year, that has not been the case.  Winter weather has hung around the state for weeks longer than normal.  Multiple inches ...

Odd schedule allows girls lacrosse more prep time

Odd schedule allows girls lacrosse more prep time

Susan Hubbard, Video Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

The girls lacrosse team has taken shelter indoors, waiting for the snow to melt and their season to truly begin. After weeks of practicing in the dome, the team is getting excited to finally play outside on the new turf. Since the season started in early April, the team has been practicing at the S...

Unexpected snow affects spring sports

Unexpected snow affects spring sports

Jameson Stahl and Lilly Sample

April 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

Spring is the time of year when the temperature begins to rise, snow starts melting, and patches of grass become visible again. The warmer weather means the spring sports season is beginning, and teams hit the fields to practice. Minnesota, known for its outrageous winters, is seeming to have one that ...

Minnesota female athletes inspire future generations

Minnesota female athletes inspire future generations

Logan Huber, Distribution Reporter

March 25, 2018


Filed under Sports

Many students have important people in their lives who they like to call role models. Whether it is in sports, academics, music or just in life in general, these are people others look up to and inspire them. Many students have been inspired and affected by the athletes of the United States in t...

Best friends take state, college baseball scouts by storm

Best friends take state, college baseball scouts by storm

Will Gleason, Photography Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

The chances that any given baseball player makes it to the Division 1 level is 2.8 percent. Two students have overcome those odds and are committed to Division 1 schools to further both their academic and baseball careers. Junior Will Frisch is committed to Texas Christian University in Fort Worth T...

Boys tennis ready for run to state tournament

Boys tennis ready for run to state tournament

Aubrey Kelley, Photography Editor

March 18, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

The boys tennis team is waiting in anticipation to finally practice alongside their coach and teammates for the first time in months. Throughout the winter, the boys have been individually practicing in facilities across the metro area. They are looking forward to playing together within their own facil...

CHAMPS: Gymnastics posts school record score to win state title

CHAMPS: Gymnastics posts school record score to win state title

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

If the Stillwater gymnastics team was going to have its best performance of the season, then the 2018 Class 2A State Tournament was the time to do it. The Ponies posted a team score of 150.25, their highest total not only of the season, but in school history.  That was good enough to take the Stat...

Boys hockey hopes to add banner during youth movement

Boys hockey hopes to add banner during youth movement

Jack Seipel, Social Media Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity boys hockey team has created waves across the state of hockey this season. Their relentlessness and willingness to win is evident, despite being undersized and inexperienced. Starting out the 2017-2018 season on a six game winning streak has shown that the Ponies’ winning mentality has not disappe...