The Pony Express

Alex Ritzer up to bat playing against East Ridge. Ponies are down by one with two players on base.

Alex Ritzer reflects on high school baseball career, his future

Nick Koehn May 27, 2021

America's favorite pastime is baseball and people of all ages play this sport. From young to old, people find a way to play and watch. This is no different here at Stillwater Area High School where we...

The girls lacrosse team wins against Irondale in their first game of the season. They celebrate the win with their goalie Hannah Beard.

Girls lacrosse hopes to have successful season with new coaches

Jenna Maddux, Business Editor May 26, 2021

This spring, the girls lacrosse team hired an all-new coaching staff after their former coach retired. The team also has some obstacles to face with not having a season last year due to COVID-19. Ali Crofts,...

On a crisp Tuesday afternoon, Ryan coaches her players. Its good to be back.

Girls softball returns with new season underway

Joshua Bove, Online Editor May 25, 2021

 Girls softball has returned to SAHS, albeit with minor differences.  “It’s changed because we need to wear masks, of course, although yesterday that just changed and now we don’t have to wear...

Senior Captains Alex Corbett, Gunner Arnes and Isaac Albers stand together in front of the net getting ready to lead the lacrosse team in a strong season. They hope to have a strong season and team this year.

Captains practice kicks off the boys lacrosse season

Katie Kangas, Layout Editor April 27, 2021

Boys lacrosse have started their preparations to go back for the season through captain’s practices at the Stillwater Rec. Center and have high expectations for this season.  They plan on going...

In May of 2019, the boys track and field team celebrates their true team section championship. This was the most recent time they competed.

Boys track and field looks to successful season, despite missing previous year

Mason Buck, Broadcast Editor April 26, 2021

This spring, the boys track and field team will compete for the first time in two years due to covid-19 restrictions last season. The team is fairly inexperienced, but holds the same high expectations...

Members of the team look cheerful as they perform one of their routines. The team is hoping to compete at state this year.

Girls synchronized swimming team excited for new season amid changes

Nila Cooper, Photography Editor April 26, 2021

Girls synchronized swimming starts this week with almost half of their normal numbers. The swimmers can not wear masks when they swim so this poses questions and new safety precautions during COVID-19. 47...

Boys track season is another spring sport that will be greatly affected by COVID-19. These track and field players will have to wear a mask at all times as well.

Spring sports will look different this year due to COVID-19

Isabella Appert, Distribution Reporter April 22, 2021

With spring sports just around the corner and COVID-19 still affecting many people, athletes are allowed to play spring sports. All of the athletes are grateful to have a season this year, yet their...

Sophomore Zach Hunter gets ready for wrestling practice while wearing a mask due to Governor Walz mask mandate.

Athletes continue to play while wearing masks

Libby Harter, Photography Editor March 11, 2021

The global pandemic has had a heavy impact on the lives of student-athletes. Governor Tim Walz’s mask mandate has made this year’s sports teams go about their regular practices and games in unique...

Girls lacrosse faces Lakeville North in the State Quarterfinal of the 2019 season. This was the last in-person season as their 2020 year was canceled due to COVID-19.

Beloved head coach retires after 13 years coaching girls lacrosse

Abby Anderson, Photography Editor March 11, 2021

For the first time, the athletic department was tasked with finding a replacement head coach for the girls varsity lacrosse team after Rick Reidt recently retired. Reidt has been the head coach for the...

Seniors Gionna Carr and Alexis Pratt, junior Amber Scalia, sophomore Lexi Karlen and freshman Amy Thompson communicate during a game.

Girls varsity basketball team improves during modified season

Nila Cooper, Photography Editor March 9, 2021

The girls varsity basketball team is improving despite the challenges they are working with right now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not having spectators or family present at the games can be physically...

Girls Varsity/JV Basketball team prepares for their upcoming season starting in January.

Playing basketball amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Maci Swanson, Photography Editor January 25, 2021

Many sports and events have faced the negative consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the girls and boys varsity basketball teams winter seasons have been greatly impacted. There is an unknown future...

The girls hockey team looks a little different this year. This is a photo from one of their last normal games played before the pandemic, this year the team will be wearing masks on the ice and social distancing in the stands and on the bench as much as possible.

Hockey team back on ice after delayed start to season

Ella Spitzer, Copy Editor January 25, 2021

Governor Tim Waltz finally decided to unpause winter sports starting Jan. 4. Hockey players will begin organized practices with the addition of masks and social distancing precautions, such as wearing...

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