The Pony Express

Wrestling team: pins a spot at State

Wrestling team: pins a spot at State

Zach Johnson, Social media editor

December 18, 2018

For the first time in over 10 years, the varsity wrestling team has made it to State two years in a row. This year they plan to make it back to State, which would beat the all-time high school record of most years in a row making it to all state by winning the Section 4AAA championship. Both ju...

Ana Weaver takes eighth in State for cross country

Ana Weaver takes eighth in State for cross country

Grace Wirkkala, Online Editor

December 11, 2018

Fueled by her love for running, sophomore Ana Weaver placed eighth in the girls cross country State tournament. The tournament was held at St. Olaf College on Nov. 3. Weaver is currently number one on the team's All-Time Top 30 list. The list has runners' times from 2015 to present day and Weaver clocked in for a 5K at 17 minutes, 52 ...

Gymnastics state champs return with high expectations

Gymnastics state champs return with high expectations

Elle Sprenger, Social Media Editor

December 7, 2018

The start of the season begins for girls gymnastics. After winning state last year, the gymnastics team begins their 2018-19 season. On Dec. 15, the gymnasts will compete in an invitational tournament at St. Cloud Tech. High School against some of the top ranked teams in the state. This will be t...

Girls hockey sticks together, strong team dynamics

Girls hockey sticks together, strong team dynamics

Hazel Flock, Layout Editor

December 3, 2018

As the varsity girls start their new season, head coach Lee Gillespie began on how the girls train. They have been training harder in hopes of making it to the state championship this year. Gillespie, who has been the head coach of the girls team for three years, hopes to lead the varsity team to ...

19U girls hockey begins inaugural season

19U girls hockey begins inaugural season

Marlee McGuire, Social Media Editor

December 2, 2018

Lacing up the skates and having the competition is now possible for many high school girls in the area as a newly formed 19U girls team has formed. Traditionally teams are formed through the Stillwater Area Hockey Association and this starts at a very young age. The goal for many is to make the varsity hockey...

Volleyball works hard all season to make run for State

Volleyball works hard all season to make run for State

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

November 7, 2018

Students and staff were proud of the varsity volleyball team as they went to State this year. All grades were represented in the team. They have had a great season with their head coach as Bob Fisher and senior captains, Britta Borrman as libero, Kate Raddatz as back row specialist/setter, Olivia W...

Volleyball team proves capable of making it to playoffs

Volleyball team proves capable of making it to playoffs

Chas Morgan, Layout Editor

November 6, 2018

The 2018-2019 Ponies volleyball season has been “exciting!” according to Head Coach Bob Fischer and they show no signs of slowing down. The team is currently 19-6-0 in league and 8-0-0 in conference games, putting them first place in the Suburban East conference. Last year, the 2017-2018 team made it to state quarterfinals where they lost to Lakeville North....

Mountain bike team wins back-to-back state tournament

Mountain bike team wins back-to-back state tournament

Toby Weiss, Camera Editor

November 6, 2018

The mountain biking team is settling down after their two year back-to-back victory at the Minnesota State Mountain Bike Tournament in Mankato. The Minnesota High School Cycling League was founded in 2012 to help high schoolers be inclusive and equal while building strong character, bodies and minds...

Dara Freshman Andringas commits D1 for soccer

Dara Freshman Andringas commits D1 for soccer

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor

November 4, 2018

Few students, let alone freshman, get the opportunity to commit their future away before even stepping foot in a high school. Junior Dara Andringa commited to play Division 1 soccer for the University of Wisconsin as a freshman. Very rarely will a freshman in high school be offered a scholarsh...

Soccer team regains championship status

Soccer team regains championship status

Ben Wrightsman, Video Editor

November 3, 2018

A sea of red cheered on the Stillwater boys soccer team on Nov. 3 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The crowds of fans dressed in red were there to see the Ponies kick in the goal that won them the Class 2A state championship. The Ponies faced off against Duluth East. The two schools went hea...

Cross country runners go extra mile

Cross country runners go extra mile

Ben Wrightsman, Video Editor

November 2, 2018

Thirty-five years ago, in 1983, a major player in the school's athletic history was just beginning his journey in leading the Ponies in running the distance; boys cross country. Since then, it would be hard to tabulate exactly how many miles this team has cumulatively run over the years, but they have...

Soccer teams return for breakout season

Soccer teams return for breakout season

Ashlynn O'Connor and Annika Brown

October 1, 2018

Stillwater's varsity soccer teams returned after the summer to play competitively against other teams in the conference. After last year's impressive records, they knew they were being watched. Both varsity teams have worked hard to make it to the championships and to win the title for their team.

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