The Pony Express

Boys lacrosse train to face long-standing competition

Last season's boys lacrosse team practices at the St. Croix Recreation Center. Due to coronavirus, practices are currently postponed.

Kathleen Pothen, Copy Editor

March 22, 2020

Preparation for the upcoming lacrosse season is reaching its final push. The team has begun captain's practices and yoga at the St. Croix Recreation Center to ready the team before tryouts begin. The foundation of the team has changed substantially from last year due to eight seniors leaving. The Poni...

Born to run: track season starts up soon

Inside the Pony Stadium is a track where the track and field team comes together to practice or where their events are held. Sadly, due to the Coronavirus, It is closed and students are counted on to stay in shape and practice on their own.

Libby Shepperd, Online Editor

March 15, 2020

Track season planned to start during March to prepare for their first event occurring in April. However, because of the Coronavirus, the season will not begin and the team will not compete as normal. The runners are on their own for now to stay in shape and practice on their own in case there is still a chance it will start again this season, or to just b...

Girls golf team swings into spring season

Maria Vincent, Paige O'Neal, Sam Kane, Savannah Vincent, Caroline Monty, Catherine Monty and Caitlyn Garrity smile in front of Ridgeview Country Club sign last season. These golfers led the team to state last season and the girls coming back for the 2020 season are hoping to repeat the past.

Ella Nelson, Copy Editor

March 12, 2020

As the season grows near, the girls golf team is excited to return to the green. The girls golf team has their first practice March 16 at Oak Glen Country Club led by head coach Peter Deeg. Expectations for the team are high this year as last season the varsity team made it to state, and junior varsity...

Lacrosse team hopes for a chance to play

The boys lacrosse team practices at the St. Croix Valley Recreation Center. The team has now switched to distance coaching during the pandemic.

William Raymond, Podcast Reporter

March 10, 2020

This year the Covid-19 pandemic is consuming the global stage. The virus has affected all walks of life. The MSHSL announced the suspension of Minnesota spring sports until further notice. The effects of this announcement are widespread and sweeping all potential heartfelt memories of the season away...

Attention to ultimate frisbee less than ultimate

Junior Bijou Acers goes in for the catch in last year's Girls Ultimate Frisbee team game against Eden Praire. Because the season has not yet started the photo is from last year.

Mylana Nederloe, Business Editor

March 5, 2020

The ultimate frisbee team does not receive the attention that many other sports teams receive, even though the team puts in the same amount of hard work. Ultimate is unlike other sports due to its focus on self-officiating, even at the highest levels of competition. This concept is called the spirit of the game. Ultimate frisbee is played by two teams with a flying disc on a fi...

Synchronized swimming goes to State

The synchronized swimming team practices everyday after school, getting ready to compete at state competitions this year. Their goal is to earn high scores and support their team through the event.

Sadie Heieren, Photographer

May 20, 2019

State competitions are approaching fast for the synchronized swim team. Their practices are getting more intense and the pressure is beginning to set in for the swimmers, especially since teamwork is a big part of the sport. The synchronized swimming team practices started in early March. They pra...

Boys golf looks to improve on seventh place finish

Senior captain Wyatt Wasko hits a sand shot during a conference match. The Ponies are a part of the Suburban East Conference and are joined by eight other teams from around the area.

Catherine Monty, Distribution Reporter

May 18, 2019

Boys golf has started slow due to unexpected weather and the team is eager to get outside and tee it up. Despite being forced inside for tryouts, the team is expecting to not only return to the State tournament, but take first in the conference as well. Now that the weather is cooperating, the team has practice he...

Girls softball continues winning streak

The girls softball team played against Park high school April 24. Stillwater beat Park 6-2. This is a big victory for the girls seeing as Park is one of their biggest competetors.

Ellsa Ohmann, Layout Editor

May 8, 2019

Making their way back into the season, the girls softball team prepares for another outstanding season. After winning the class 4A state title in the 2017-18 season last year, the girls are motivated to keep the ball rolling and get back to State. Coached by Bob Beedle, this team knows that t...

Boys lacrosse team hopes to beat Mahtomedi for first time

Boys lacrosse team practices for their upcoming season on the school's turf fields for captain's practice. They consistently work on their passing and catching.

Carina Block, Copy Editor

April 18, 2019

Last season, the boys varsity lacrosse team graduated many key players, but this season they are still going to strive for a record similar to last year's (11-2). This year's captains are seniors Blake Evensen, Ben Carle and Justin Siegfried, along with junior Ty Thureson. The team is lead by...

Girls golf tees off, eyes on state

Sophomore Savannah Vincent, takes a shot during the spring last year. Preparing for State last season, Vincent practices at Oak Glen Golf Course.

Elle Sprenger, Social Media Editor

April 10, 2019

The girls golf started after ending the season last year going to State. Practices are held at Oak Glen Golf Course, Monday through Friday from 3-5 p.m. The golf team compete in invitational tournaments and matches against multiple schools throughout their season. The head coach of the team is Peter Deeg assis...

Boys track team trains outside during Minnesota heat wave

Juniors Owen Kiser, Bailey Foster and their coach during spring break. Being distance runners, Christensen spends a lot of time with them to help them improve. Coming during spring break gave them an opportunity to get ahead.

Michael O'Gorman, Business Editor

April 8, 2019

The boys track team started practices during spring break to prepare for this years competitions.  Starting during spring break gave them more time to get ahead of the competition.  The team consists of seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshman and one eighth grader, all bringing different levels of experi...

Girls lacrosse looks solid with strong senior class

The team groups up after making second place in the sectional final. Though they lost to Cretin, the girls are pleased with what they accomplished.

Q.C. Ho, Editorial Cartoonist

April 5, 2019

"Our main philosophy is doing our best," coach Rick Reidt said. Winning sectionals and state are long term goals of the girls lacrosse team, but they are not their sole focus. Beyond competition, the girls lacrosse team focuses on developing character qualities and building bonds between membe...

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