The Pony Express

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Girls golf tees off, eyes on state

Sophomore Savannah Vincent, takes a shot during the spring last year. Preparing for State last season, Vincent practices at Oak Glen Golf Course.
Elle Sprenger, Social Media Editor April 10, 2019

The girls golf started after ending the season last year going to State. Practices are held at Oak Glen Golf Course, Monday through Friday from 3-5 p.m. The golf team compete in invitational tournaments...

Boys track team trains outside during Minnesota heat wave

Juniors Owen Kiser, Bailey Foster and their coach during spring break. Being distance runners, Christensen spends a lot of time with them to help them improve. Coming during spring break gave them an opportunity to get ahead.
Michael O'Gorman, Business Editor April 8, 2019

The boys track team started practices during spring break to prepare for this years competitions.  Starting during spring break gave them more time to get ahead of the competition.  The team consists...

Girls lacrosse looks solid with strong senior class

The team groups up after making second place in the sectional final. Though they lost to Cretin, the girls are pleased with what they accomplished.
Q.C. Ho, Editorial Cartoonist April 5, 2019

"Our main philosophy is doing our best," coach Rick Reidt said. Winning sectionals and state are long term goals of the girls lacrosse team, but they are not their sole focus. Beyond competition,...

Girls softball aims to win back-to-back state titles

The girls softball team starts their season with indoor practice.
Annika Brown, Business Editor April 4, 2019

After winning the class 4A state title, the softball team is preparing for another successful season. Tryouts are over and the teams are decided. The girls are determined to keep the same energy and focus...

Boys tennis loses key players, senior class looks to meet expectations

Boys tennis is ready to start up the new season on the recently melted courts.  The boys will be able to play outside and not have practices canceled as often.
Gavan Townsend, Camera Editor March 31, 2019

The boys tennis team is eager to start up their new season and play with their fellow teammates starting March 25 and are planning to make a dent in the enemy competition. Last year, the team was...

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