The Pony Express

Gretchen Sharp, Isabel Bartosh and Peyton Classon smiling in their home gym. Before practice, the gymnasts show their excitement.

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...

Varsity girls team practices at the Lily Lake arena on Nov. 14 as they prepare for their game against Forest Lake.

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,...

Stillwater Rec Center always at use with teams occupying space for practice. 19U team now practices here.

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...

Senior Olivia Walsh sets during a volleyball game at the Xcel Energy center on Nov. 8. It is the final game during State against Lakeville South.

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...

Senior Kate Raddatz serves the ball to Spring Lake Park in the first set. Stillwater went on to win 3-0 to move on to play Centennial Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.

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...

The Stillwater mountain bike team poses for a picture after winning the biking tournament. This is the second year in a row the team has won.  Another trophy will be added to the schools collection.

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...

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.

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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.

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...

Students file into the bleachers for the annual Homecoming pep fest Sept. 28.

Pep fest ends Homecoming week, kicks off homecoming game

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...

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.

Ponies football poised for comeback season

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...

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