The Pony Express

Soccer team regains championship status

Members of the boys soccer team pose with the 1st trophy after winning the game 2-1 at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
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...

Cross country runners go extra mile

Boys from the Stillwater cross country run tirelessly after school, outside on the new track during the fall season.
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...

Soccer teams return for breakout season

Girls varsity soccer team huddles before winning game played at home VS Roseville. The team ended regular season with 18 wins, 1 loss, and 4 ties.
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...

Pep fest ends Homecoming week, kicks off homecoming game

Students file into the bleachers for the annual Homecoming pep fest Sept. 28.
Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief September 28, 2018

To wrap up Homecoming week, Student Council has planned another successful pep fest. The Stillwater Armada Robotics team used their robot to shoot t-shirts into the bleachers, a lucky student pie-d...

Ponies football poised for comeback season

Last year's sophomore team huddles before a play in their win against Mounds View. This year the Ponies take on Mounds View for Homecoming.
Derek Berg, Video Editor September 20, 2018

Senior Ethan Darby went up and snatched the ball from the air with the ball snug under his arm as he scampered out of bounds. With a roar he ran back over to his ecstatic teammates, his interception...

State champion gymnasts prepare for upcoming season

State champion gymnasts prepare for upcoming season
Elle Sprenger, Social Media Editor September 12, 2018

After winning State last year, the gymnastics team prepares for their upcoming season as returning State Champions. The girls 2017-18 gymnastics team beat Lakeville North to claim the title of State...

Blind swimmer promotes new perspective on life

Blind swimmer promotes new perspective on life
Jack Seipel, Social Media Editor May 18, 2018

The swim and dive team has become a household name since 1975, the year Brian Luke took over as head coach.  Since 1991, the Ponies have won 14 section titles and 20 conference titles.  Given their decorative...

Snowiest April ever delays spring sports season

Snowiest April ever delays spring sports season
Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief May 10, 2018

The return from spring break signifies many things for students:  warmer weather, the beginning of the spring sports season, and dwindling days of the school year. But this year, that has not been...

Odd schedule allows girls lacrosse more prep time

Odd schedule allows girls lacrosse more prep time
Susan Hubbard, Video Editor May 1, 2018

The girls lacrosse team has taken shelter indoors, waiting for the snow to melt and their season to truly begin. After weeks of practicing in the dome, the team is getting excited to finally play outside...

Unexpected snow affects spring sports

Photo taken by Jesse Brown
Jameson Stahl and Lilly Sample April 22, 2018

Spring is the time of year when the temperature begins to rise, snow starts melting, and patches of grass become visible again. The warmer weather means the spring sports season is beginning, and teams...

Minnesota female athletes inspire future generations

Alternative Copy story by Emma Lowey
Logan Huber, Distribution Reporter March 25, 2018

Many students have important people in their lives who they like to call role models. Whether it is in sports, academics, music or just in life in general, these are people others look up to and inspire...

Best friends take state, college baseball scouts by storm

Alternative Copy story by Kate Poor
Will Gleason, Photography Editor March 19, 2018

The chances that any given baseball player makes it to the Division 1 level is 2.8 percent. Two students have overcome those odds and are committed to Division 1 schools to further both their academic...

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