The Pony Express

Schmidtt catches breath after long offensive drive.

Tanner Schmidt performs during football season

Brock Lynskey, Podcast and Distribution Reporter October 17, 2022

Junior Tanner Schmidt had a breakout season as the Ponies football team becomes 5-0. After putting in work during the off-season, it finally started to pay off, especially when looking at his stats of...

Players line the middle of the field during the Ponys 2022 Homecoming game.

Football team works hard to prepare for homecoming

Cooper Howe and Aidan Primeau October 5, 2022

The football team took on White Bear Lake for the homecoming game on Sept. 30 They are trying to add another win to the team's 4-0 season, wanting to prove to fans that they have what it takes to go all...

2 guys playing soccer

Boys soccer team wins Suburban East Conference

Thomas Cass, Photography and Copy Editor October 4, 2022

Led by multiple Mr. Soccer candidates, the SEC champion boys soccer team takes a 14-1 overall record into section playoffs after going 8-1 against conference opponents. After losing to Mounds View in...

Members of the girls track and field team are ready for the upcoming race. The girls are wearing pony gear to show off their pride for their school.

Track and field starts off with a bang

Ava Stein, Graphics Editor and Online Editor April 25, 2022

Bang! A shot fired into the air and track members zoomed down the field. Junior Kyle Och's feet pounded on the ground as he had his eyes on the finish line. Och inched his way to the front of the group,...

Girls varsity scoring runs in a big game against the Tartan Titans with a final score of 16-0.

Girls varsity softball season starts

Riley Carlson, Online and Business Editor April 17, 2022

The girls varsity softball team is just starting out their season. They are preparing for the season by doing a lot of practices and working out before school starts on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They are...

Senior Lizzie Holder leads basketball team

Girls basketball team leads conference

Nissa Wilcox, Layout Editor-In-Chief February 28, 2022

The girls varsity basketball thrives in the new season, led by new head coach Tim Peper, the team currently holds a record of 19-3 as of Feb. 14. All grades are represented on the team this year, however,...

Jack Hoye races down the hill to finish out last season at Afton Alps.

Alpine ski season starts with eyes on State

Lauren Guinee, Business Editor and Copy Editor January 17, 2022

"Last year, we took second at state both guys and girls. So I think that's definitely a motivation because we came so close to winning it," Jack Hoye, senior team captain said. Alpine is entering this...

The varsity girls nordic team poses before a practice.

Torry Kraftson returns as nordic coach

Abby Thibodeau, Layout Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2022

Nordic coach Torry Kraftson returned to lead the team in their workout on Nov. 15. This marked his first practice as head coach for both boys and girls varsity teams. Kraftson began coaching after he...

Number 49 shoots puck on goal during practice. Girls hockey team is putting their all in getting ready for hockey season.

Girls hockey team gears up for season

Isabelle Knighton, Layout Editor November 24, 2021

The girls hockey team is skating towards the start of their season. The girls are preparing to be a strong team this season. They are practicing for tryouts and have captain's practices on Fridays. Girls...

Evelyn Johnson, Ashley Peterson, Erica Stanton, Ella Jackson, Kendall Rogers, Norah Bates, Heather Wiehe, Liberty Quast, Sofia Labelle, Katelyn McDowell

Gymnastics team prepares for upcoming season

Gabrielle Knowlan, Photographer and Copy Editor November 22, 2021

"Our biggest goal this year is to win sections and hopefully win state as well," Dusty Dennis, head gymnastics coach, said. After placing 5th at state last year, the gymnastics team has been working hard...

Addie Smitten (left), Meredith Christensen (middle), and Lily Ward (right) at the last MTB pratice of the season.

Mountian biking team heads to all-state race

Bella Godfrey, Graphics Editor and Online Editor-In-Chief November 19, 2021

The mountain biking season closes out with a bang as racers head to the all-state race at Mount Kato, Oct. 30-31. With top finishers in all 6-12th grade divisions, the team is ready to compete in their...

After winning the championship game against Centennial, the team poses with the Class AAA championship trophy.

Varsity girls soccer takes first in MSHSL state championship

Bella Godfrey, Graphics Editor and Online Editor-In-Cheif November 17, 2021

The varsity girls soccer team came to play on Nov. 6 taking a 1-0 lead over Centennial in the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Class AAA championship at the U.S. Bank Stadium. The team won over...

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