The Pony Express

Boys lacrosse train to face long-standing competition

Last season's boys lacrosse team practices at the St. Croix Recreation Center. Due to coronavirus, practices are currently postponed.

Kathleen Pothen, Copy Editor

March 22, 2020

Preparation for the upcoming lacrosse season is reaching its final push. The team has begun captain's practices and yoga at the St. Croix Recreation Center to ready the team before tryouts begin. The foundation of the team has changed substantially from last year due to eight seniors leaving. The Poni...

Born to run: track season starts up soon

Inside the Pony Stadium is a track where the track and field team comes together to practice or where their events are held. Sadly, due to the Coronavirus, It is closed and students are counted on to stay in shape and practice on their own.

Libby Shepperd, Online Editor

March 15, 2020

Track season planned to start during March to prepare for their first event occurring in April. However, because of the Coronavirus, the season will not begin and the team will not compete as normal. The runners are on their own for now to stay in shape and practice on their own in case there is still a chance it will start again this season, or to just b...

Lacrosse team hopes for a chance to play

The boys lacrosse team practices at the St. Croix Valley Recreation Center. The team has now switched to distance coaching during the pandemic.

William Raymond, Podcast Reporter

March 10, 2020

This year the Covid-19 pandemic is consuming the global stage. The virus has affected all walks of life. The MSHSL announced the suspension of Minnesota spring sports until further notice. The effects of this announcement are widespread and sweeping all potential heartfelt memories of the season away...

Attention to ultimate frisbee less than ultimate

Junior Bijou Acers goes in for the catch in last year's Girls Ultimate Frisbee team game against Eden Praire. Because the season has not yet started the photo is from last year.

Mylana Nederloe, Business Editor

March 5, 2020

The ultimate frisbee team does not receive the attention that many other sports teams receive, even though the team puts in the same amount of hard work. Ultimate is unlike other sports due to its focus on self-officiating, even at the highest levels of competition. This concept is called the spirit of the game. Ultimate frisbee is played by two teams with a flying disc on a fi...

Basketball team rebuilds after loss to Mahtomedi

Boys Varsity basketball team practices after school from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. As they prepare for their two games during the week, coach Hannigan pushes the team toward improvement.

Drew Miller, Video Editor

February 8, 2020

During this season, the basketball team has been on a downturn, losing 11 out of 18 games and one game against Mahtomedi, Stillwater’s long time rival. With this loss, the basketball team is trying to bring it together for a successful end to their season.  "If we look at it record-wise, we are not as great as historical expectations are for Stillwater basket...

Winter dance team performs at basketball games

The girls winter dance team performed at the boys varsity basketball game Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. The varsity team performed a jazz routine and the junior varsity performed a kick routine.

Ava Hoelzel, Photographer

February 3, 2020

The girls winter dance team performs at basketball games and competitions throughout the season. The junior varsity and varsity team consists of seventh graders up to seniors. In many of the routines they incorporate pop music and trendy dances.  Freshman Amelia Synder said she enjoys the adrenal...

Girls hockey team hits ice hoping to improve their game

Senior captains Lauren Einan, Haley Eder-Zdechlik and sophomore Sydney Scheel exemplify happiness as long with sportsmanship and are proud of one another.

Ella Gag, Social Media Editor

January 20, 2020

The girls hockey team named a new head coach Mira Jalosuo and are expecting growth as a team and individually. The team sets goals and trains to accomplish them. This season, the team is thrilled to work to becoming a tight unit. Last season, the team ranked fourth in the Suburban East Conference an...

Last remaining creators of figure skating team say goodbye

This year's figure skating team with seven excited seniors are ready to have a great last season with the help of senior Julia Bennett, senior Sydney McNurlin and senior Britta Hornback are seniors. These girls are the original creators of the team and are going to have trouble saying goodbye.

Alex Corbett, Distribution Reporter

January 15, 2020

  In 2014, a group of figure skaters came together to form a team to perform at hockey games. Senior Julia Bennett, Sydney McNurlin and Britta Hornback are the last remaining girls who helped start the team are seniors this year. They will have a difficult time saying goodbye to their Pony crea...

Girls basketball team kicks it into high gear

Senior Captain Grace Cote prepares to shoot free throws. The team beat Woodbury 97-69 Dec. 6.

Joseph Devins, Business Editor-in-chief

January 14, 2020

The girls basketball team is off to a hot start to their season. To begin the year 9-3 is a strong accomplishment. The team got second in the state championships last year and they begin another run. Although the team has a plethora of returning talent, their leading scorer Sara Scalia graduated las...

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...

Advice from Olympic gold medalist sparks girls nordic ski team

Junior Ana Weaver skied at the Suburban East conference meet last year. Weaver and her teammates hope to have another successful season, with many returners skiing again this year.

Allison Benning, Podcast Reporter

November 29, 2019

Jessie Diggins' gold medal victory in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea inspired the whole community, but she has affected a specific group more than anyone else. "She has impacted me because she's just a really good person," junior Liv Myers said. "She'll talk about things that...

Creating opportunities for girls in local community

Practices for the new girls wrestling program are held in the wrestling gym on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings. Practices will be led by coach Katrina Eggum.

Aarya Yang, Layout Editor

November 27, 2019

This season, wrestling is going to be available for girls. St. Croix Valley Athletics Association created a new program that is exclusive for girls wrestling, which is offered for girls from pre-k to sixth grade. The program is meant to empower young girls to be confident and strong. With this exclusive p...

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