The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

Senior Lizzie Holder leads basketball team

Girls basketball team leads conference

Nissa Wilcox, Layout Editor-In-Chief February 28, 2022

The girls varsity basketball thrives in the new season, led by new head coach Tim Peper, the team currently holds a record of 19-3 as of Feb. 14. All grades are represented on the team this year, however,...

Jack Hoye races down the hill to finish out last season at Afton Alps.

Alpine ski season starts with eyes on State

Lauren Guinee, Business Editor and Copy Editor January 17, 2022

"Last year, we took second at state both guys and girls. So I think that's definitely a motivation because we came so close to winning it," Jack Hoye, senior team captain said. Alpine is entering this...

The varsity girls nordic team poses before a practice.

Torry Kraftson returns as nordic coach

Abby Thibodeau, Layout Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2022

Nordic coach Torry Kraftson returned to lead the team in their workout on Nov. 15. This marked his first practice as head coach for both boys and girls varsity teams. Kraftson began coaching after he...

Number 49 shoots puck on goal during practice. Girls hockey team is putting their all in getting ready for hockey season.

Girls hockey team gears up for season

Isabelle Knighton, Layout Editor November 24, 2021

The girls hockey team is skating towards the start of their season. The girls are preparing to be a strong team this season. They are practicing for tryouts and have captain's practices on Fridays. Girls...

Evelyn Johnson, Ashley Peterson, Erica Stanton, Ella Jackson, Kendall Rogers, Norah Bates, Heather Wiehe, Liberty Quast, Sofia Labelle, Katelyn McDowell

Gymnastics team prepares for upcoming season

Gabrielle Knowlan, Photographer and Copy Editor November 22, 2021

"Our biggest goal this year is to win sections and hopefully win state as well," Dusty Dennis, head gymnastics coach, said. After placing 5th at state last year, the gymnastics team has been working hard...

Addie Smitten (left), Meredith Christensen (middle), and Lily Ward (right) at the last MTB pratice of the season.

Mountian biking team heads to all-state race

Bella Godfrey, Graphics Editor and Online Editor-In-Chief November 19, 2021

The mountain biking season closes out with a bang as racers head to the all-state race at Mount Kato, Oct. 30-31. With top finishers in all 6-12th grade divisions, the team is ready to compete in their...

After winning the championship game against Centennial, the team poses with the Class AAA championship trophy.

Varsity girls soccer takes first in MSHSL state championship

Bella Godfrey, Graphics Editor and Online Editor-In-Cheif November 17, 2021

The varsity girls soccer team came to play on Nov. 6 taking a 1-0 lead over Centennial in the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Class AAA championship at the U.S. Bank Stadium. The team won over...

The girls huddle after a win over Maple Grove 3-1. They celebrate another win in the books.

Girls soccer dominates through hard work

Hunter Reardon, Social Media Editor October 22, 2021

With last year’s disappointing season end, the girls soccer team has something to prove. The girls are working hard to make up for lost time. Last season, the girls had an amazing run finishing first...

Seventh grader, Stella Hicks runs a strider on the track in Pony Stadium on Sept. 23 in preparation for their race the next day. Hicks is running Varsity as a seventh grader on her first year on the team, and is improving quickly and becoming a key contributor.

Hicks earns spot on varsity cross country team

Brooke Elfert, Business Editor and Copy Editor October 17, 2021

Seventh grader Stella Hicks ran away with the competition, earning her spot as 4th runner ,on the girls varsity cross country team during the teams annual time trial the first week of practice at the high...

Senior Grace Volkman connects with junior player Charlie Gleason on the sidelines during the game. Grace was recently given the title of the 2021 football manager and she spends practices and game days working hard.

Grace Volkmann takes on role of football manager

Chelsea Stahl, Social Media Editor October 15, 2021

“My favorite part about being the football manager is getting to know and watch so many of the athletes and getting to hype them up and hit their shoulder pads at games, really just being the 'little...

Girls tennis team introduces themselves to Cretin at Cretin-Derham Hall High School on Sept. 23. The team has been working hard at practice to prepare for conference matches like this.

Girls tennis builds confidence for post-season

Brady Lau, Social Media Editor October 14, 2021

The girls tennis team has gained many victories this fall, most notably against the 34th ranked Rochester Century and 42nd ranked White Bear Lake. The team has been doing especially well against those...

Senior and Junior girls face off for Powder Puff in Pony Stadium during homecoming week.  The competing teams get ready to start a first down in the first 25 minute half of the game.

Juniors win annual Powder Puff

Katie Kangas, Print Layout Editor-in-Chief October 5, 2021

During Homecoming week,  junior and senior girls faced off in the annual Powder Puff football game for the prize title of winner. The upperclassmen girls are coached by their respective grade male football...

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