The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The girls lacrosse team wins against Irondale in their first game of the season. They celebrate the win with their goalie Hannah Beard.

Girls lacrosse hopes to have successful season with new coaches

Jenna Maddux, Business Editor May 26, 2021

This spring, the girls lacrosse team hired an all-new coaching staff after their former coach retired. The team also has some obstacles to face with not having a season last year due to COVID-19. Ali Crofts,...

On a crisp Tuesday afternoon, Ryan coaches her players. Its good to be back.

Girls softball returns with new season underway

Joshua Bove, Online Editor May 25, 2021

 Girls softball has returned to SAHS, albeit with minor differences.  “It’s changed because we need to wear masks, of course, although yesterday that just changed and now we don’t have to wear...

Senior Captains Alex Corbett, Gunner Arnes and Isaac Albers stand together in front of the net getting ready to lead the lacrosse team in a strong season. They hope to have a strong season and team this year.

Captains practice kicks off the boys lacrosse season

Katie Kangas, Layout Editor April 27, 2021

Boys lacrosse have started their preparations to go back for the season through captain’s practices at the Stillwater Rec. Center and have high expectations for this season.  They plan on going...

In May of 2019, the boys track and field team celebrates their true team section championship. This was the most recent time they competed.

Boys track and field looks to successful season, despite missing previous year

Mason Buck, Broadcast Editor April 26, 2021

This spring, the boys track and field team will compete for the first time in two years due to covid-19 restrictions last season. The team is fairly inexperienced, but holds the same high expectations...

Boys track season is another spring sport that will be greatly affected by COVID-19. These track and field players will have to wear a mask at all times as well.

Spring sports will look different this year due to COVID-19

Isabella Appert, Distribution Reporter April 22, 2021

With spring sports just around the corner and COVID-19 still affecting many people, athletes are allowed to play spring sports. All of the athletes are grateful to have a season this year, yet their...

Sophomore Zach Hunter gets ready for wrestling practice while wearing a mask due to Governor Walz mask mandate.

Athletes continue to play while wearing masks

Libby Harter, Photography Editor March 11, 2021

The global pandemic has had a heavy impact on the lives of student-athletes. Governor Tim Walz’s mask mandate has made this year’s sports teams go about their regular practices and games in unique...

Girls lacrosse faces Lakeville North in the State Quarterfinal of the 2019 season. This was the last in-person season as their 2020 year was canceled due to COVID-19.

Beloved head coach retires after 13 years coaching girls lacrosse

Abby Anderson, Photography Editor March 11, 2021

For the first time, the athletic department was tasked with finding a replacement head coach for the girls varsity lacrosse team after Rick Reidt recently retired. Reidt has been the head coach for the...

Seniors Gionna Carr and Alexis Pratt, junior Amber Scalia, sophomore Lexi Karlen and freshman Amy Thompson communicate during a game.

Girls varsity basketball team improves during modified season

Nila Cooper, Photography Editor March 9, 2021

The girls varsity basketball team is improving despite the challenges they are working with right now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not having spectators or family present at the games can be physically...

The girls hockey team looks a little different this year. This is a photo from one of their last normal games played before the pandemic, this year the team will be wearing masks on the ice and social distancing in the stands and on the bench as much as possible.

Hockey team back on ice after delayed start to season

Ella Spitzer, Copy Editor January 25, 2021

Governor Tim Waltz finally decided to unpause winter sports starting Jan. 4. Hockey players will begin organized practices with the addition of masks and social distancing precautions, such as wearing...

Senior Joelle Carpenter on the court in an away match versus Park High school, down and ready for a pass in one of the last games on the season.

Chevals adapt to changes amidst COVID-19 guidelines

Tucker Wyland, Podcast Reporter January 25, 2021

In the ever changing world, much has deviated from normalcy. As a nation we have had to adapt in order to continue to do the things that we love in life that have been changed in a few short months...

The varsity basketball team huddles in preparation for a game. This year, the teams start has been delayed due to Covid.

Stillwater sports being cancelled in November

Sam McClaine, Student Playlist Reporter January 24, 2021

Winter sports clubs and school sports were cancelled back in November because of Covid-19, and students who play on the varsity basketball team have been trying to get through practice via distance...

Roman Rogotzke at team State against the Wildcats.

Many wrestlers may not achieve their goals due to COVID-19

Harper Estenson, Podcast Reporter December 12, 2020

After taking second to the Shokapee Sabers for two years in a row, Stillwater is ranked number one for the first time on The Guillotine.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Stillwater wrestling may not get...

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