The Pony Express

Girls hockey sticks together, strong team dynamics

Girls hockey sticks together, strong team dynamics

Hazel Flock, Layout Editor

December 3, 2018

As the varsity girls start their new season, head coach Lee Gillespie began on how the girls train. They have been training harder in hopes of making it to the state championship this year. Gillespie, who has been the head coach of the girls team for three years, hopes to lead the varsity team to ...

19U girls hockey begins inaugural season

19U girls hockey begins inaugural season

Marlee McGuire, Social Media Editor

December 2, 2018

Lacing up the skates and having the competition is now possible for many high school girls in the area as a newly formed 19U girls team has formed. Traditionally teams are formed through the Stillwater Area Hockey Association and this starts at a very young age. The goal for many is to make the varsity hockey...

Volleyball works hard all season to make run for State

Volleyball works hard all season to make run for State

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

November 7, 2018

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 proves capable of making it to playoffs

Volleyball team proves capable of making it to playoffs

Chas Morgan, Layout Editor

November 6, 2018

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....

Mountain bike team wins back-to-back state tournament

Mountain bike team wins back-to-back state tournament

Toby Weiss, Camera Editor

November 6, 2018

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

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...

Soccer team regains championship status

Soccer team regains championship status

Ben Wrightsman, Video Editor

November 3, 2018

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 hea...

Cross country runners go extra mile

Cross country runners go extra mile

Ben Wrightsman, Video Editor

November 2, 2018

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...

Soccer teams return for breakout season

Soccer teams return for breakout season

Ashlynn O'Connor and Annika Brown

October 1, 2018

Stillwater's varsity soccer teams returned after the summer to play competitively against other teams in the conference. After last year's impressive records, they knew they were being watched. Both varsity teams have worked hard to make it to the championships and to win the title for their team.

Pep fest ends Homecoming week, kicks off homecoming game

Pep fest ends Homecoming week, kicks off homecoming game

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2018

To wrap up Homecoming week, Student Council has planned another successful pep fest. The Stillwater Armada Robotics team used their robot to shoot t-shirts into the bleachers, a lucky student pie-d Principal Rob Bach, the football team joined the Chevals in their performance, the Cheerleaders  ...

Ponies football poised for comeback season

Ponies football poised for comeback season

Derek Berg, Video Editor

September 20, 2018

Senior Ethan Darby went up and snatched the ball from the air with the ball snug under his arm as he scampered out of bounds. With a roar he ran back over to his ecstatic teammates, his interception had sealed the Ponies first win of the season, spoiling the undefeated Roseville Raiders home opener. After a ...

State champion gymnasts prepare for upcoming season

State champion gymnasts prepare for upcoming season

Elle Sprenger, Social Media Editor

September 12, 2018

After winning State last year, the gymnastics team prepares for their upcoming season as returning State Champions. The girls 2017-18 gymnastics team beat Lakeville North to claim the title of State Champions. The gymnasts have started offseason practicing at their home gym, which was a new addit...

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