The Pony Express

Sports have been delayed, causing student athletes to be less optimistic. Coaches are doing their best to keep the athletes motivated.

How student athletes are staying optimistic during the pandemic

Badrah Abdullahi, Graphic Editor January 22, 2021

Due to the pandemic, sports have been delayed and everything has been moved online. Some students, however, continue to persevere through these challenges and although it has been tough, they have not...

Roman Rogotzke at team State against the Wildcats.

Many wrestlers may not achieve their goals due to COVID-19

Harper Estenson, Podcast Reporter December 11, 2020

After taking second to the Shokapee Sabers for two years in a row, Stillwater is ranked number one for the first time on The Guillotine.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Stillwater wrestling may not get...

Restrictions on public areas such as community centers and training facilities are closed off from public to decrease spread of covid. This makes it difficult for athletes and coaches to gather for their seasons.

Student athletes struggle with the winter season as four-week pause takes place

Mackenzie Vang, Podcast Reporter December 9, 2020

As the winter sports season resumes, student athletes and coaches face wearisome situations regarding group training and games. The four week pause, issued on Nov. 18 has delayed many events for the winter...

Jawahn Cockfield wrestling last year. Hoping he can repeat it for the 2020 season.

Many Wrestlers may not find glory due to Covid

Jayden Leach, Student Playlist Reporter December 8, 2020

Covid has affected Stillwater wrestling teams championship contending season. The recent order from Governor Walz on November 21 to temporarily shut down due to the recent spike in covid cases, the team...

From left to right: Javon Tashuk, Hunter Lyden, Matt Houge, Kieler Carlson, and Owen Bouthilet. The team is at the state wrestling state tournament last February against Shakopee.

Wrestling team may miss chance to take home first at state

Libby Harter, Photography Editor December 8, 2020

Ranked number one in the state for the first time in history, the wrestling team may not get the opportunity to compete for this groundbreaking title. Due to Governor Waltz’s decision to pause all winter...

Derrick Schmidt, ETS Performance coach, Ethan Mosley, Bo Dustin, Brendan Bernier and Ethan Bernier, run a safe and productive workout.

Personal training positively and negatively affected by COVID-19

Emily Hornbuckle , Business Editor November 8, 2020

Workouts, personal training and athletics are being affected by COVID-19. People who would normally go multiple times a week are barely going now. The Pony Activity Center (PAC) is having its lowest numbers...

Captured in this photo is the varsity football team practicing for their game against White Bear on Oct. 9. They are practicing on one of the many practice fields, located in the back of the school. As seen in the photo, the coaches have masks or face coverings on, along with some of the parents and family members watching the practice.

Football moves to fall amid coronavirus

Mikai Tasch, Social Media Editor November 5, 2020

This fall, starting in late September, football will be played in grades 9-12. Although a deadly virus has struck since early March, football is now resuming despite concerns of the coronavirus. There...

The Pony Stadium remains empty to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Without any fans in the stands students are having a hard time showing school spirit this year.

Covid-19 affects students’ school spirit

Jenna Maddux, Business Editor November 4, 2020

Stillwater students are having a hard time showing pony pride this school year. With Covid-19, students are not allowed at most sporting events, and they are only in school two days a week making it hard...

The girls swim team practices as this season’s sectional meet approaches. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their season looks much different than in previous years.

Girls swim and dive team seated at the top of their conference

Abby Thibodeau, Layout Editor November 3, 2020

The girls swim and dive team has continued to dominate despite limitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While their meets and practices may look a bit different this fall, the girls are undefeated and...

Varsity football is suited up and ready for one of their first games. Players are concentrating on  one of their plays.

MSHSL impacts fall sports season

Ella Metcalf, Broadcast Editor November 3, 2020

The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) held a meeting on Sept. 21 regarding various concerns about how COVID will affect the 2020-2021 sports season. At this meeting, there were activists, athletes...

This is the varsity volleyball team for the 2020 volleyball season.

Volleyball team gets permission to hold fall season

Nick Koehn, Podcast Reporter November 2, 2020

The Minnesota High School volleyball league was originally set to be played in the spring because of Covid-19 restrictions. Two weeks ago, they got permission to have a fall season with a few rule changes. With...

Pony Athletic Center displays red signs indicate the machine needs to be cleaned and cannot be used, while the green signs are clean. This is one of many COVID precautions the school is taking.

Fitness and exercise return during pandemic

Seth Chlebeck, Distribution Reporter November 2, 2020

The MDH (Minnesota Department of Health) approved the reopening of certain locations on June 10, one of which was public gyms. However, there are still many concerns over health and safety regarding these...

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