The Pony Express

Pony Powerhouse: Wrestlers succeeding once again

Alternative copy story by Ike Gunderson
Ben Recksiedler, Distribution Reporter March 1, 2018

  The Stillwater boys wrestling team has become one of the powerhouses in the state of Minnesota for the past couple of years. Last season the wrestling team made it all the way to the state...

Boys basketball looks forward to improve season

Boys basketball looks forward to improve season
Logan Huber, Distribution Reporter January 19, 2018

The boys basketball team is looking forward to improve on last year’s season and make a run for a conference title.  Junior captain Nate Shikenjanski and senior captain Evan Parker have been pushing...

Boys swim team, high aspirations for strong season

Boys swim team, high aspirations for strong season
Will Gleason, Photography Editor January 6, 2018

The boys swimming season is underway, and the boys are looking for success as usual.  So far there has only been a single conference relay race, which is not a huge deal to the team, but the swimmers...

New recruits, seniors lead to strong season for girls nordic ski

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Kenzie Motz, Layout Editor January 5, 2018

This year the girls nordic ski team is looking towards a successful season with many new recruits, and a handful of talented seniors. They started practicing before snow hit the ground in order to get...

Figure skaters adjust to reduced ice time

Photo submitted by Amelia DaBruzzi
Katelyn Krech, Student Playlist January 5, 2018

Winter sports have started and the figure skating team is experiencing new changes.  Last year, they performed at the beginning of each of the boys and girls varsity games.  Now, they perform only at...

Boys hockey shares their traditions and superstitions

Alternative copy story by Abby Begin
Aubrey Kelley, Photography Editor January 2, 2018

High school sports are both physically and mentally demanding; the hours before the big game are nearly as important as the performance itself.  Athletes are often known to practice unique pre-game...

Underclassmen gear up to lead wrestling team

Underclassmen gear up to lead wrestling team
Josie Scherek, Social Media Editor November 27, 2017

The Ponies wrestling team is looking forward to their 2017-2018 where they will compete against competitive top conference teams.  The Ponies started off last season with 9/12 victories, they took on...

Girls basketball expected to meet high expectations

Girls basketball expected to meet high expectations
Jack Seipel, Social Media Editor November 23, 2017

High expectations wait at the front door for the girls basketball team this upcoming season.  Senior captains Rachel Houle and Elizabeth Ogren have made it clear that this year is going to be a large...

Underclassmen take over boys hockey team

The Ponies have high hopes for the season, and they aren’t even remotely out of reach. “Our goal is… to win a conference championship...then to win a section championship...and then put ourselves in a place to win a state championship,” Coach Pete Hamilton said. The Ponies have been to state two times in the last three years, so going back to state again this year is not out of the question.
Alyssa Bump, Social Media Editor November 20, 2017

This year's Stillwater boys hockey season started on Nov. 13.  Stillwater will have its positives and negatives but with the help of the coaches and captain, the team could make it to state. This...

Boys cross country strives for fame

Steven Lang runs because it helps him clear his mind. When he runs it’s just him and the open paths he can take. “I just felt like running,
Will Gleason, Photography Editor November 2, 2017

The Stillwater boys varsity cross country season is well under way and the boys are finding success. Although the team is doing well, both the boys and Head Coach Scott Christensen believe they can...

Football unites through down year

Football unites through down year
Katelyn Krech, Student Playlist Reporter November 1, 2017

The Ponies Friday night games were not strong, with a 0 and 3 losing streak to start their season off.   After their three losses they came back two weeks ago playing White Bear winning 26-14 and...

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