The Pony Express

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 ...

Boys, girls track look to follow up last year’s run

Boys, girls track look to follow up last year’s run

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor

April 7, 2018


Filed under Featured Videos, Sports, Spring Sports

Track and field season is about to jump off the gun, and this year's group of Ponies are looking to bolt ahead.  The girls and boys team were successful last year, and are looking to back that up.  Long distance running is the team's strength, while events in the field lack the depth the runners have. &n...

With core intact, softball looking to make run

With core intact, softball looking to make run

Abby Begin, Read and Watch Field Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

With many returning starters and a new coach, the softball team is ready to embark on a season; one with high expectations.  After coming up just short last year, they're hungry for one goal this season: state.   ...

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 State...

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...

Pratt, Scalia carry girls basketball team

Pratt, Scalia carry girls basketball team

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

As she dribbles the ball up the court, junior Sara Scalia scans the defense.  She's looking at the match ups and the positioning of her teammates.  Then she checks her own. What she does next is unpredictable. Scalia could dump the ball off to her teammate on the wing and cut towards the...

Pony Powerhouse: Wrestlers succeeding once again

Pony Powerhouse: Wrestlers succeeding once again

Ben Recksiedler, Distribution Reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

  The Stillwater boys wrestling team has become one of the powerhouses in the state of Minnesota for the past couple of years. Last season the wrestling team made it all the way to the state tournament, and all of the wrestlers are working very hard to try and replicate last year’s success....

McAllister leads new adapted hockey team

McAllister leads new adapted hockey team

Andrew Phan, Photography Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

New to the Ponies athletic department is the adapted hockey team, a squad of students with special needs who competed in floor hockey competitors versus other schools.  The team is still gaining recognition and momentum, but that has not slowed them down at all....

Gymnastics sets eyes on state tournament

Gymnastics sets eyes on state tournament

Madison Weispfenning, Editorial Cartoonist

February 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The gymnastics team has been one of Minnesota's best this year, currently ranked No.1 in the state.  Led by coaches Dusty Dennis and Traci Swenson, experience is everywhere, from the coaching staff to the team itself....