The Pony Express

Synchronized swimming to make season a team effort

Synchronized swimming to make season a team effort

Andrew Phan, Photographer

May 20, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Though synchronized swimming is not one of the sports not affected by the lingering winter weather, the challenges remain.  Top rival Wayzata stands in the way of a state title.  But the team's tight-knit believes that this is their year.  For more information, view the infographic above....

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 ...

Simulators do not slow boys golf

Simulators do not slow boys golf

Isaac Gunderson, Online Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Despite the long winter delaying the season, the boys golf team is still expecting to be a contender for the state title.  Practices were held on simulators until the weather turned, but the team doesn't believe that will affect them.  For more information, view the infographic above....

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 ...

First ever girls ultimate frisbee team emerges

First ever girls ultimate frisbee team emerges

Josh Framke, Distribution Reporter

May 5, 2018


Filed under Featured Videos, News, Sports

The first ever all-girls ultimate frisbee team has been created for the spring season. In the past, the team has competed co-ed, but with the class of 2017 leaving, the team was left with only four members. With the loss of so many team members, they were forced to recruit more members to their ranks a...

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 ...

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 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...