The Pony Express

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

Girls hockey team hits ice hoping to improve their game

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...

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.

Last remaining creators of figure skating team say 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...

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

Girls basketball team kicks it into high gear

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....

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.

Determination will pay off for Zirbes

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,...

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.

Advice from Olympic gold medalist sparks girls nordic ski team

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...

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.

Creating opportunities for girls in local community

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...

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.

Freshman hockey star Ty Tuccitto makes his way to varsity

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....

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.

Ana Weaver runs her way to success

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...

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.

Gymnastics season looks positive overall

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...

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

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

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...

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

Volleyball rebuild year plays role in future success

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...

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.

Mountain Biking team off to rocky start

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....

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