The Pony Express

Afton Alps’ Spring Fling brings the party to the hill

Zak Mantel

March 15, 2014

Every year the winter season comes to an end, the snow melts, and ski resorts must close for the summer. However, Afton Alps enjoys giving one final hurrah before closing in their annual Spring Fling event. Held on Mar. 15, Spring Fling includes a barbecue, music, public race courses, obstacle cour...

Swim and dive at True Team state

Swim and dive at True Team state

Nick Brevitz

March 6, 2014

Stillwater has been a local powerhouse when it comes to swim and dive over the past decade, with seven consecutive True Team State trips heading into their True Team section Meet in January. With this trip, however, the team seems to have outdone themselves, by easily winning the Section Meet and set...

Synchronized swimmers hold their breath for season

Synchronized swimmers hold their breath for season

Nick Wanovich

March 3, 2014

Synchronized swimming, a sport growing out of water ballet in which swimmers, in solo, duet and team efforts, perform dance-like routines. It’s a sport that fuses together gymnastics, endurance, strength and hair gel. The Stillwater Area High School synchronized swim team consists of about 58 girls who...

Gamble triumphs over his stature

Gamble triumphs over his stature

Sabrina Storms

March 2, 2014

Every sport usually has the stereotypical idea of an athlete that is perfect for the sport. For basketball these stereotypes consist of being tall, muscular, and having big feet. For junior Connor Gamble not all these stereotypes are true. Being one of the shortest players on his team at 5’11”, he...

Korlin-Downs fights against the odds

Korlin-Downs fights against the odds

Judd Zaspell

February 28, 2014

  Injuries strike people at some of the worst times in their lives, it can make or break a person’s future depending on your life. The injury Mary Korlin-Downs suffered was exactly that; Korlin-Downs is an extremely talented gymnast that has participated in Junior Olympic Gymnastics since she was seven years ...

Bruggers brothers bond through basketball

Bruggers brothers bond through basketball

Savannah Sylvis

February 25, 2014

One family, one team. Senior Mitch and sophomore Adam Bruggers’ bond as brothers and teammates on and off the court. As players on the boys varsity basketball team, Adam and Mitch  practice in the gyms at school, and carry their efforts to the comfort of their home. Even when the boys were littl...

Hockey team played at Minnesota hockey day

Hockey team played at Minnesota hockey day

Brinna Dochniak

January 25, 2014

The Stillwater Ponies were be broadcasted on television once again. The SAHS boys varsity hockey team participated in the festivities of Hockey Day Minnesota this year. Hockey Day Minnesota was be on Jan. 8 in Elk River. The games were be played at the Handke Stadium (The Pit). Four games were played and...

Gymnastics captains ready for a great season

Gymnastics captains ready for a great season

Emily Lodahl

January 25, 2014

Every sport has captains, but each captain is different in some way. Whether it is their strategies, hopes or competitiveness, the Stillwater gymnastics captains are ready for a noteworthy season. The gymnastics season officially started Nov. 11. There are 19 girls on varsity and junior varsity. The captains are senior Sidnee Ronsberg, senior Thalia Anderson and junior Natalie Jantsch...

Swim team pushes themselves to improve

Swim team pushes themselves to improve

Cole Funk

January 24, 2014

The team as a whole has won both the trophies at the conference relay meet at Stillwater Junior High School, the Bengal invite, and the Apple Valley invite, but they still have a while to go. The events include both solo events as well as relays that involve multiple swimmers. With the season ending...

Captain Huntley leads by example

Captain Huntley leads by example

Joe DeWale

January 18, 2014

  Junior John Huntley is the only current wrestling captain among all of the other senior captains for this year. A captain is chosen for a specific team by first submitting an application regarding leadership, which then leads into a team vote deciding if the whole teams supports that person becom...

Alpine captains push for number one

Alex Pierson

January 15, 2014

Now that snow is on its way, alpine season is here.  The Alpine team  is excited to see the strengths of the team this winter and are expecting a positive outcome. Seeing that a lot of the top skiers were seniors last year and are now gone , the team is going to have to adjust to the loss of players ju...

Thiets strives for greatness after destruction of knee

Thiets strives for greatness after destruction of knee

Megan Aller

January 13, 2014

Junior captain Erin Thiets has been a leader on the girls basketball team ever since she joined in her eighth grade year. During her sophomore year. Fortunately, she had a horrible injury on the court during a scrimmage. She has made an outstanding recovery throughout the past year. Thiets and senior ...

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