The Pony Express

Former athlete of the week removed from soccer team

October 20, 2013

 Sitting in a classroom of unknown faces, senior Sondre Roos waits to get out and do the one thing he loves: soccer. Roos was a forward on the Stillwater boys varsity soccer team, and is currently an exchange student from Sweden. Roos was an important part of the team until he was released from it. This caused a major stir within the soccer community and raised...

Mountain bike team starts strong

Mountain bike team starts strong

Lexie Sherrick

October 18, 2013

This fall there is a mountain biking team at Stillwater Area High School, offering a new activity for students to participate in. As of now only 29 teams are participating in the Minnesota High School Cycling League, but that number is expanding fast. The team is led by world-athlete Calvin Jones, and Co-...

Jake Olson is still a leader despite his injury

Jake Olson is still a leader despite his injury

Ellie Anderson

October 18, 2013

Senior year of sports is supposed to be the year that counts the most: college recruiters watching for potential college scholarships and the last year playing with childhood friends. Senior Captain Jake Olson’s dream of having a great last year playing high school football ended when he tore his  ACL...

Cross country boys strive to retain title

Cross country boys strive to retain title

Fiona Montie

October 16, 2013

Finishing with the lead they started with, the cross country boys team managed to pull through the race with a win once again. Standing amongst the crowd of proud parents, teammates and other curious supporters at the finish line, it is common to hear quips such as “Wait, isn’t the Stillwater boys cross c...

Sisters take over the tennis court

Sisters take over the tennis court

Ross Stickler

October 16, 2013

Jenna and Lexie, Hannah and Lizzy, and Aliza and Kelia. All of these girls have very different lives, but they do share one thing in common: they are all pairs of sisters playing on the girl’s varsity tennis team this season. These sets of sisters are six of the 16 members on the varsity team ...

Natalie Harrison runs toward her goals

Natalie Harrison runs toward her goals

Megan Aller

October 16, 2013

Senior Natalie Harrison, who has ran cross country since 6th grade, expresses what it is like to be dedicated to such a challenging sport. Harrison discovered that she was a skilled runner at the Rutherford Elementary Field days. Even with asthma, she has continued to run for the past six years. “I won all of the events at my 6th grade field games, that is wh...

Girls soccer team has many injured players

Girls soccer team has many injured players

Melissa Reis

October 16, 2013

This fall the Stillwater girls varsity soccer team has had quite a few senior players that are injured. In the past years the soccer team has been very good so these girls have had intense games and aggressive competition.  Junior Nataile Weidner is on the varsity team and has been playing soccer sinc...

Weight room now provides athletes current equipment and facility

Weight room now provides athletes current equipment and facility

October 15, 2013

The weight room has a different look these days. New bench press, leg press systems and many other pieces of equipment all to help out our athletes and other weight lifters. Paid for mostly by boosters and fundraising, the new weight room equipment is helping athletes every day. The weight room was...

ESPN’s focus shifts to Stillwater

ESPN’s focus shifts to Stillwater

September 19, 2013

On the Sept. 13 the Stillwater football team took on the Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders in a game featured by ESPN2.  The Ponies had lost to the Raiders for the past two years and were looking for revenge. Jashon Cornell, the #1 recruit for football in the class of 2015, was highlighted in the game, b...

Golf works around weather restrictions

Golf works around weather restrictions

July 20, 2013

  This spring weather has taken a toll on all spring sports. The girls golf team has come up with some fun and hard working ways to have practice and team bonding. With the sun now shining the team has been able to have its first outdoor match, held on May 29. State for this team has happened...

Mission: Ski Yellowstone

January 14, 2013

Family trips are always something to look forward to, but the nordic team has redefined what it is to go on a family trip. The ski team has traveled to Yellowstone National Park and they were abundant in numbers but still all a close-knit group of athletes. Going on the trip together was nothing but ...

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