The Pony Express

Ana Weaver takes 8th in State

Ana Weaver takes 8th in State

Grace Wirkkala, Online Editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

Fueled by her love for running, sophomore Ana Weaver placed eighth in the girls cross country State tournament. The tournament was held at St. Olaf College on Nov. 3. Weaver is currently number one on the team's All-Time Top 30 list. The list has runners' times from 2015 to present day and Weaver clocked in for a 5K at 17 minutes, 52 ...

Soccer team regains championship status

Soccer team regains championship status

Ben Wrightsman, Video Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports

A sea of red cheered on the Stillwater boys soccer team on Nov. 3 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The crowds of fans dressed in red were there to see the Ponies kick in the goal that won them the Class 2A state championship. The Ponies faced off against Duluth East. The two schools went head-t...

Volleyball setting up for state

Volleyball setting up for state

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

Students and staff were proud of the varsity volleyball team as they went to State this year. All grades were represented in the team. They have had a great season with their head coach as Bob Fisher and senior captains, Britta Borrman as libero, Kate Raddatz as back row specialist/setter, Olivia W...

Volleyball team strives for State

Volleyball team strives for State

Chas Morgan, Layout Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports

The 2018-2019 Ponies volleyball season has been “exciting!” according to Head Coach Bob Fischer and they show no signs of slowing down. The team is currently 19-6-0 in league and 8-0-0 in conference games, putting them first place in the Suburban East conference. Last year, the 2017-2018 team made it to state quarterfinals where they lost to Lakeville North....

SAHS mountain bike team wins back-to-back state tournament

SAHS mountain bike team wins back-to-back state tournament

Toby Weiss, Camera Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The mountain biking team is settling down after their two year back-to-back victory at the Minnesota State Mountain Bike Tournament in Mankato. The Minnesota High School Cycling League was founded in 2012 to help high schoolers be inclusive and equal while building strong character, bodies and minds...

Dara Freshman Andringas commits D1 for soccer

Dara Freshman Andringas commits D1 for soccer

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor

November 4, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Few students, let alone freshman, get the opportunity to commit their future away before even stepping foot in a high school. Junior Dara Andringa commited to play Division 1 soccer for the University of Wisconsin as a freshman. Very rarely will a freshman in high school be offered a scholarsh...

Cross country runners go extra mile

Cross country runners go extra mile

Ben Wrightsman, Video Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Thirty-five years ago, in 1983, a major player in the school's athletic history was just beginning his journey in leading the Ponies in running the distance; boys cross country. Since then, it would be hard to tabulate exactly how many miles this team has cumulatively run over the years, but they have...

Boys cross country strives for fame

Boys cross country strives for fame

Will Gleason, Photography Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

The Stillwater boys varsity cross country season is well under way and the boys are finding success. Although the team is doing well, both the boys and Head Coach Scott Christensen believe they can do better. The Ponies Cross Country team has won several meets already this season, including the Faribault Invita...

Football unites through down year

Football unites through down year

Katelyn Krech, Student Playlist Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The Ponies Friday night games were not strong, with a 0 and 3 losing streak to start their season off.   After their three losses they came back two weeks ago playing White Bear winning 26-14 and winning again against Mounds View last week. “The highlight of our season so far was the win against M...

Summer prep pays off for girls cross country

Summer prep pays off for girls cross country

Logan Huber, Distribution Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

  The girls cross country team has been very successful so far this season with winning or placing very high in invitational meets and they look to head to state do well. The team has been so strong because of all the hard work the girls have put in over the summer and the younger runn...

Girls swim team battles chlorine

Girls swim team battles chlorine

Kenzie Motz, Layout Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

The girls swim team’s biggest struggle is not keeping their undefeated streak alive, but instead keeping their health in top condition despite the conditions of the pool they swim in each day. The team has to battle hair loss, yellowing teeth, hair turning green, skin becoming irritated and a ter...

Boys soccer hopes for return to state championship

Boys soccer hopes for return to state championship

Aubrey Kelley, Photography Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The Stillwater boys varsity soccer team has become a powerhouse in Minnesota and national soccer communities in the past couple seasons. Coming off the excitement of a state title last season, the players are working hard to return to the state championships once again. The team has been successful thus far in the season...