The Pony Express

Blind swimmer promotes new perspective on life

Blind swimmer promotes new perspective on life

Jack Seipel, Social Media Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

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 history, the Ponies have learned to preach teamwork and the idea that the best swimmer has ...

CHAMPS: Gymnastics posts school record score to win state title

CHAMPS: Gymnastics posts school record score to win state title

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

If the Stillwater gymnastics team was going to have its best performance of the season, then the 2018 Class 2A State Tournament was the time to do it. The Ponies posted a team score of 150.25, their highest total not only of the season, but in school history.  That was good enough to take the Stat...

Boys hockey hopes to add banner during youth movement

Boys hockey hopes to add banner during youth movement

Jack Seipel, Social Media Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

The varsity boys hockey team has created waves across the state of hockey this season. Their relentlessness and willingness to win is evident, despite being undersized and inexperienced. Starting out the 2017-2018 season on a six game winning streak has shown that the Ponies’ winning mentality has not disappe...

Pratt, Scalia carry girls basketball team

Pratt, Scalia carry girls basketball team

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

As she dribbles the ball up the court, junior Sara Scalia scans the defense.  She's looking at the match ups and the positioning of her teammates.  Then she checks her own. What she does next is unpredictable. Scalia could dump the ball off to her teammate on the wing and cut towards the...

Pony Powerhouse: Wrestlers succeeding once again

Pony Powerhouse: Wrestlers succeeding once again

Ben Recksiedler, Distribution Reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

  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 tournament, and all of the wrestlers are working very hard to try and replicate last year’s success....

McAllister leads new adapted hockey team

McAllister leads new adapted hockey team

Andrew Phan, Photography Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

New to the Ponies athletic department is the adapted hockey team, a squad of students with special needs who competed in floor hockey competitors versus other schools.  The team is still gaining recognition and momentum, but that has not slowed them down at all....

Gymnastics sets eyes on state tournament

Gymnastics sets eyes on state tournament

Madison Weispfenning, Editorial Cartoonist

February 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The gymnastics team has been one of Minnesota's best this year, currently ranked No.1 in the state.  Led by coaches Dusty Dennis and Traci Swenson, experience is everywhere, from the coaching staff to the team itself....

Boys basketball looks forward to improve season

Boys basketball looks forward to improve season

Logan Huber, Distribution Reporter

January 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

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 the guys and preparing them for the season. While finishing last season with a record of 3-24 and ...

Alpine ski team looking to repeat past success

Alpine ski team looking to repeat past success

Kate Poor, Distribution Reporter

January 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

  After high finishes at the state tournament last year, both alpine ski teams are looking to repeat the same success this season.  Their first meet is on Dec. 18, which will be captain Hunter Kahn's debut as a team captain.  To see what he had to say, view the infographic above....

Boys swim team, high aspirations for strong season

Boys swim team, high aspirations for strong season

Will Gleason, Photography Editor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

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 are still swimming exceptionally well and are looking forward to a great season. The boys swim and di...

Hockey matters, but so does the hair

Hockey matters, but so does the hair

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor

January 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Ponies hockey has been strong on the ice the past three seasons, but that hasn't been the only thing gaining attention.  Hockey hair is one of Minnesota's staples, and the Ponies have been a prominent part of that.  To see examples of lavish hockey hair on this year's team, view the infographic abo...

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

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

Kenzie Motz, Layout Editor

January 5, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

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 a head start on their goal of a high place finish at state. The team practices at Afton State Park a...