The Pony Express

Gymnastics prepares for upcoming season

Team members Linnea Rusted and Danielle Keran put chalk on their hands as they prepare to practice the uneven bars. Chalk helps the gymnasts to grip onto the bars so injuries like slipping do not happen. Chalk also absorbs sweat and it protects the gymnast's hands.
”My favorite skill on the uneven bars is giants. They’re a skill where you basically start in a handstand swing around the bar and finish back in a handstand. You typically do two giants in a routine then let go to dismount. They were pretty scary to learn but once I got the hang of them, they were actually really fun to do,” junior Rustad said.

Madison Crain, Layout editor

November 18, 2015

  This season the gymnastics team will have three captains and five coaches all working together so that the team can make it to state. The coaches are Traci Swenson, Caroline Urgo, Dusty Dennis and Joan Lesson and Kristina Krenz. The gymnastics team started started Nov. 9. They will pract...

Sam Balfanz receives Eagle Scout Award

Photo by Lars Stannard</strong><br />Sam Balfanz has been a boy scout since he was young, but he was recently granted with his biggest achievement in the scouts yet: an Eagle Scout Award.  The award is something that takes copious amounts of time and effort working with the community in order to be earned.

Joe Rice, Layout Editor

April 10, 2015

Sam Balfanz has been a boy scout since he was quite young, but he was recently granted with his biggest achievement in the scouts yet: an Eagle Scout Award. Balfanz has dedicated a lot of time and effort to the scouts and his family and his girlfriend seems very pleased with the direction in which Sam'...

From drab to fab, vests make a come back

Photo by Calli Clay Junior Alex Holmberg said,

Calli Clay, Social Media Editor

January 13, 2015

Vests have recently become more popular, making a come back in the fashion society. They are no longer just for warmth, but are coming back with style. There are many types of vests, such as wool, down or quilted. Vests come in all sorts of colors and seem to go with almost anything. "I wear vests bec...

Gymnastics team springs into new season

Absolute concentration is required for some of the moves that are pulled off. Senior captain Marleigh Wise said,

Megan McGuire, Online Editor

December 3, 2014

Flying and launching bodies through the air. Twisting and turning using all the strength they have. With tryouts over and daily practices in full swing, the gymnastics team is working hard in the gym perfecting routines to prepare for a successful season. Last year, the girls gymnastics team won fourth in their conference and fourth in sectional ...

Sprinting towards victory

 The track and field girls 4×400 relay team swoops their race at the Stillwater Filly Classic. Sophomore Cela Peterson, freshman Sarah McCarthy, freshman Hannah Anderson and junior Fiona Montie celebrate their win.

Orjana Stephien

March 5, 2014

Every high school athletic team will face adversity sometime in their season. Even though the track and field season has not started yet, the girls team will have to overcome their adversity right away in the season. This season, a lot of the seniors will not be coming back to run for the team. Junior Larissa ...

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