The Pony Express

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...

Stillwater Ponies 15AAA team shakes hands with STMA 15AAA after a 5-4 win for STMA. This game took place at Target Field.

Athletes must prepare to covid-safety at all times

Parker Gilchrist, Online Editor November 2, 2020

Teachers, coaches and students are looking for new ways and new guidelines for different sports and how they should be played in a safer environment for everyone. For falls sports to be continued, these...

Game at Apple Valley, May 11, 2019.  Stillwater Alumni, Lainey Charlsen, playing her last year of highschool lacrosse before being recruited to Colorado Mesa for lacrosse.

Covid-19 changes student athlete’s recruiting

Katie Kangas, Layout Editor October 1, 2020

High School student athlete’s recruiting experience has changed immensely over the last six months.  These changes have followed the growth and development of COVID-19.  Many student athletes have...

Stillwater Football Team moved to spring will allow the team to get higher rankings in state

Carly Behrens, Layout Editor September 28, 2020

Stillwater Area Football Team season moved to spring will allow the team to get higher rankings in state. Carly Behrens, Layout Editor    The Stillwater Football team season moved to spring...

Last seasons boys lacrosse team practices at the St. Croix Recreation Center. Due to coronavirus, practices are currently postponed.

Boys lacrosse train to face long-standing competition

Kathleen Pothen, Copy Editor March 22, 2020

Preparation for the upcoming lacrosse season is reaching its final push. The team has begun captain's practices and yoga at the St. Croix Recreation Center to ready the team before tryouts begin. The foundation...

Inside the Pony Stadium is a track where the track and field team comes together to practice or where their events are held. Sadly, due to the Coronavirus, It is closed and students are counted on to stay in shape and practice on their own.

Born to run: track season starts up soon

Libby Shepperd , Online Editor March 15, 2020

Track season planned to start during March to prepare for their first event occurring in April. However, because of the Coronavirus, the season will not begin and the team will not compete as normal. The...

The boys lacrosse team practices at the St. Croix Valley Recreation Center. The team has now switched to distance coaching during the pandemic.

Lacrosse team hopes for a chance to play

William Raymond, Podcast Reporter March 10, 2020

This year the Covid-19 pandemic is consuming the global stage. The virus has affected all walks of life. The MSHSL announced the suspension of Minnesota spring sports until further notice. The effects...

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