The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

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

Player Charley Chuck Rowan is up to bat in a game against Cretin Durham Hall on April 26. With a 10-3 win-lose record the Ponies are optimistic for the rest of their season.

Varsity baseball reveals their key to success

Gigi Zawislak, Broadcast Editor May 20, 2024

A symphony of anticipation echoes over the field as the sound of the metal bat whacks the scuffed ball with faded seams high above the heads of the players bearing the weight of making history. Every pitch,...

The adapted softball team gets a pep talk from head coach Suzanne Ericson after a close game on April 23.  They continue to improve their skills in only their second season as a team.

Adapted softball begins second season

Camryn Hangberg and Cathleen Costello May 20, 2024

In 1996, adapted softball was added to the Minnesota State High School League. In 2023, Stillwater Area High School started playing for the first time. The team consists of students starting from sixth...

Freshman Mitchell Trisler shoots the first round of clay target. He works hard at every practice to improve every round.

Clay Target shoots up positivity

Ava Biederman, Photography Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2024

The loud crackle of gravel under the feet of the participants becomes louder before the clay pigeon is about to be set off. A quiet and muffled "pull" can be heard from the distance. The pigeon sets off....

The girls track team welcomes in new head coach Travis Birklid. They have success throughout season and are now moving on to True Team State on May 17.

A fresh start: girls track team welcomes new coach for season

Kaylee Lowe, Social Media Editor May 18, 2024

Change is in the air for the girls track team as they welcome in new head coach Travis Birklid. The team retired their old track coach after several years of coaching and were in search of a new coach....

The varsity softball team is gearing up and getting ready for their upcoming season. They lost a few seniors, but still kept a strong team for this upcoming season.

Softball team has several girls trying out this season

Kaylee Lowe, Social Media Editor April 21, 2024

Just like that, the softball team is back and in full swing for a new season. The team gets prepared as they have several girls interested in trying out for this season. But with bringing girls back from...

Adapted Floor Hockey team places 4th in the state tournament. Senior Maddie Buse is one of the captains on the team.

Buse captains Adapted Floor Hockey team to state

Camryn Handberg, Cathleen Costello, Photography editor April 21, 2024

The adapted floor hockey team had a great regular season with a record of 6 and 2 landing them in the state tournament. The team had four captains this season: senior Maddie Buse along with juniors...

Senior Sam Doughty practices hitting a ball as senior Nathan Harvey tosses it for him. The pair then switched after a few tries. They did this drill during practice on March 13.

Boys volleyball serves up success

Alison Keeler, Layout Editor-In-Chief April 20, 2024

The sounds of squeaky shoes and the hitting of volleyballs echo through the gym. Serves float over the net. Jumps and dives happen in just the blink of an eye. The boys volleyball teams have been practicing...

The student vs. teacher basketball game was held on Feb. 23 The students lost in OT in a very close game against the teachers. The final score of the game was 62-60.

Students played teachers in basketball game

Mady Richert, Online Editor March 5, 2024

  The student teacher basketball game is something that many people in the building look forward to each year. The basketball game was held on Feb. 23 in the Pony Activities Center main gym....

Senior Abbey Savelkoul, senior Zoe Chase, junior Liby Quast, senior Chloe Stanton and senior Ava Biederman about to get ready for the gymnastics state championship at Wilkins Auditorium Feb. 24. The team has worked hard to get to this point and are ready to give everything they have got into this final hurrah.

Gymnastics team works through tough season

Cole Nuss, Layout Editor March 4, 2024

White powdery chalk dust fills the air. Fans and teammates cheer loudly. Judges jot down notes as they decide their final scores. Individuals work hard in their events to get as many points as possible....

The entire girls wrestling team poses for a team photo in the wrestling gym at the beginning of the season. The team consists of players from all grades, including middle school wrestlers.

Girls wrestling completes team this year

Madi Ruchie, Layout Editor January 30, 2024

Going from three girls to 16 might sound like a small feat, but this is the first time in school history the girls have a full wrestling team. The team was established two seasons ago, with enthusiastic...

Adapted floor hockey season starts strong

Camryn Handberg and Cathleen Costello, Photography Editors January 30, 2024

More than 50 years ago, Jim Christy was looking for an opportunity to participate in high school sports. His differing abilities prevented him from participating in regular sporting events. Christy approached...

Girls hockey makes themselves a popular topic in school conversations after kicking off the season strong. Being known for their passionate and competitive players, it’s no wonder.

Girls hockey determined to make it to state

Mady Richert, Online Editor January 30, 2024

This season, girls hockey will be graduating 13 seniors. There is one main goal for the team, and that is to win a state championship title. With new coaching staff added to the program, there are...

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