The Pony Express

Freshman hockey star Ty Tuccitto makes his way to varsity

Freshman Ty Tuccitto plays his team’s rival, Hill Murray at his home ice on Jan. 21. Tuccitto plays forward. He plays a big role in scoring goals.

Stella Bertsch, Field Reporter

November 20, 2019

Boys hockey is well known for maintaining a competitive nature. Playing for a team as notorious as Stillwater, the competition aspect is enviable.  Every year the team is made up of mostly upperclassmen. This season only one freshman made the team: Ty Tuccitto. Tuccitto has played hockey for 10 years. He ...

Ana Weaver runs her way to success

Ana Weaver is running in the state tournament. After qualifying from the regional meet, she will head to Portland, Oregon to run in Nike Nationals on December 7.

Allison Benning, Podcast Reporter

November 4, 2019

Hunger. Dehydration. Fatigue. Aching pain. Soaked running shoes. Through all this adversity, she wills herself to cross the finish line. It doesn't matter if it's a practice or a meet, she always pushes herself to meet or exceed the time she sets for herself. Junior Ana Weaver has always been a successf...

Gymnastics season looks positive overall

Junior Heather Wiehe practices for the season by working on her up rises on the uneven bars in the gymnastics gym. Coach Dusty Dennis prepares with gymnasts for the upcoming season.

Mylana Nederloe, Buisness Editor

November 1, 2019

The past few years, the gymnastics team has had victorious seasons. Many attributes contribute to how the girls will perform during their competition days. They have been doing a lot to prepare themselves for this upcoming season. The official season started with tryouts held in the gymnastics gym N...

Girls JV swim and dive team goes for another dual meet record

The girls junior varsity swim and dive team getting ready for their next meet. Practice is full of hard work and dedication.

Alexis Brainard, Online editor

October 20, 2019

“I think we got through the tough part of the conference. We got four months left, but they are more in the middle to the lower half of the conference but I feel confident,” girls junior varsity coach Brian Luke said. The girls junior varsity swim and dive team holds the state record for the most consecuti...

Volleyball rebuild year plays role in future success

Stillwater varsity volleyball team warms up before their game against East Ridge Oct 1. The Ponies lost 13-25.

Jack Taverna, SNO Sports Center and Social Media Editor

October 17, 2019

Last year, the volleyball team advanced to State. Since then, six starting seniors graduated.  This has created a rebuilding year with younger players taking on new roles.  “This group has been determined and it has been fun to see the new seniors grow into their new roles as leaders," team manager ...

Mountain Biking team off to rocky start

Members of the Mountain Biking team prepare for one of their daily practices. The team must take every available chance to practice to compensate for weather-based cancellations.

Austin Fierro, Online Editor

October 16, 2019

The Mountain Biking team had a rough start to the season with rained-out races, canceled practices and unfortunate scheduling, which saw the first half of the season come and go without a single race. The team’s training began on Aug. 30 with Monday through Thursday practices for the team consist...

Volleyball hopes to gain experience with younger girls

Junior Sydney Dejarnett goes for a kill during practice last Tuesday, Sept. 12. The team looks to improve their number of wins against Forest Lake on Tuesday.

Ally Benning, Podcast Reporter

September 30, 2019

This year’s varsity volleyball team is a little different from last year’s state fourth place team, with many new faces that were not seen on the court last year. Eight girls graduated last year. All eight were an integral part of the team's very successful season last year. Five of the girls wh...

Synchronized swimming goes to State

The synchronized swimming team practices everyday after school, getting ready to compete at state competitions this year. Their goal is to earn high scores and support their team through the event.

Sadie Heieren, Photographer

May 20, 2019

State competitions are approaching fast for the synchronized swim team. Their practices are getting more intense and the pressure is beginning to set in for the swimmers, especially since teamwork is a big part of the sport. The synchronized swimming team practices started in early March. They pra...

Boys golf looks to improve on seventh place finish

Senior captain Wyatt Wasko hits a sand shot during a conference match. The Ponies are a part of the Suburban East Conference and are joined by eight other teams from around the area.

Catherine Monty, Distribution Reporter

May 18, 2019

Boys golf has started slow due to unexpected weather and the team is eager to get outside and tee it up. Despite being forced inside for tryouts, the team is expecting to not only return to the State tournament, but take first in the conference as well. Now that the weather is cooperating, the team has practice he...

Boxing idea knocked out

Eli Wilson dead lifting to prepare for wrestling. Eli is interested in boxing.

Gavan Townsend, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2019

Many sports are offered at the high school, from baseball to swimming, there are plenty to choose from. Boxing, however, is not offered at the high school. Some students believe boxing should be a part of the school's wide range of sports, while others believe it to be too dangerous for high sch...

Girls softball continues winning streak

The girls softball team played against Park high school April 24. Stillwater beat Park 6-2. This is a big victory for the girls seeing as Park is one of their biggest competetors.

Ellsa Ohmann, Layout Editor

May 8, 2019

Making their way back into the season, the girls softball team prepares for another outstanding season. After winning the class 4A state title in the 2017-18 season last year, the girls are motivated to keep the ball rolling and get back to State. Coached by Bob Beedle, this team knows that t...

Boys lacrosse team hopes to beat Mahtomedi for first time

Boys lacrosse team practices for their upcoming season on the school's turf fields for captain's practice. They consistently work on their passing and catching.

Carina Block, Copy Editor

April 18, 2019

Last season, the boys varsity lacrosse team graduated many key players, but this season they are still going to strive for a record similar to last year's (11-2). This year's captains are seniors Blake Evensen, Ben Carle and Justin Siegfried, along with junior Ty Thureson. The team is lead by...

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