The Pony Express

Alex Ritzer hits a home run with University of North Carolina

Junior Alex Ritzer recently committed to the University of North Carolina. He is now hoping, along with the rest of the varsity team, to  play this year; after the season was suspended due to the coronavirus.

Brianne Johnson, Layout Editor

April 1, 2020

The varsity baseball team is fighting for a chance to play at least once this season. Before the coronavirus (COVID-19) suspended the season, the team was busy preparing for a championship season with junior Alex Ritzer, who committed to the University of North Carolina (UNC) for baseball.  "I'm...

Passion and integrity responsible for Falzone’s dream job

Chelsey Falzone shares how she achieved her dream job with second hour newspaper students.

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2019

Chelsey Falzone can't remember when she began to love baseball. All she knows is that she was the girl who would go home after school to study stats and watch old baseball documentaries. "I think baseball has some beautiful parallels to life," Falzone said. "Maybe that's why I liked it." However, a b...

Ricky Michel named to St. Croix Valley Hall of Fame

Athletic Director Ricky Michel enters St. Croix Valley Hall of Fame this fall. He is a former baseball coach and elementary teacher.

Sadie Heieren, Photography Editor

November 7, 2018

A new name was added to the St. Croix Valley Hall of Fame this fall: Athletic Director Ricky Michel. He now has a place with the other coaches and athletes that have many great accomplishments at Stillwater. Long awaited, he and a few others happily received their claims to fame. Their dedication and hard...

Snowiest April ever delays spring sports season

Snowiest April ever delays spring sports season

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2018

The return from spring break signifies many things for students:  warmer weather, the beginning of the spring sports season, and dwindling days of the school year. But this year, that has not been the case.  Winter weather has hung around the state for weeks longer than normal.  Multiple inches ...

Gilbert working toward Division 1 recruitment

Never wandering away from his dreams, Gilbert has put in huge effort into practicing in perfecting his game. “Right now the plan is to just go in right away and compete for a spot. Obviously the players there are really good, so I will do whatever the team needs me to do. I’m going to work as hard as I can to play right away, to help the team,” Drew said about his plans after high school.

Jesse Brown, Distribution Reporter

February 5, 2018

It was a Tuesday morning in the heart of Indianapolis. The freshly watered grass and dirt marked the start of a new day for baseball. The sound of the baseball hitting the bat became the primary sound in the ballpark. Drew Gilbert, 16, just finished warming up in the cages. He put his baseball cap on over...

Baseball starts season training in Kansas City

Senior David Johnson putting away his glove after a productive captains practice on the turf at SAHS. Junior Mason Schwerzler says, “The turf is very convenient to have at the high school for baseball. The turf gives us a place to practice despite conditions.”

Andrew Wilcek, Social Media Editor

April 4, 2017

  The baseball team is starting off another season and is hoping to thrive off their ability to play as a team in past seasons. The goal for the team each year is to compete for a Conference and Section title. This means the team can not afford to have a down season. The team has a few key ...

Thomas Bruchu develops as year-round athlete

Senior Thomas Bruchu winding up for a pitch in the high school gymnasium.
“Obviously as you get older you have to narrow it down. I’ve narrowed it down to baseball, hockey and football,” Bruchu said.

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter

March 28, 2017

Ever since he was young, senior Thomas Bruchu knew he wanted to play sports. Growing up with three older brothers that all played sports, influenced him greatly. Thomas now plays football, hockey and baseball. Bruchu’s competitiveness and need to win are what drive his sports life. It is what mak...

Ponies baseball swinging for the fences

The JV team is watching patiently, cheering on their teammates, to close out the inning and win the game.

Zach Toohey, Copy Editor

May 11, 2016

As the dust blows up from under the crashing of the bat, nothing is heard except the gazing of the ball flying high over the pitchers head. This is an average occurrence for the the varsity boys baseball team. The team is focused on nothing but playing their hearts out and laying all that they have on the field in order to take home the win. Going into this year, t...

Taking a trip for tryouts, baseball

The boys baseball team is heading to Omaha, Nebraska for baseball tryouts this spring. Baseball coach Mike Weiss said, “The trip to Omaha is a great opportunity to practice in warmer weather outside on a turf field so that we can get as much accomplished in a short amount of time as possible. We will be able to have 6 practices in 2 days. It’s going to give us a great opportunity to evaluate kids in a short amount of time. It’s very hard to evaluate kids inside for baseball.”

Stephanie Nielsen, Photographer

March 24, 2015

This season's baseball tryouts will be held  further away from home than their usual location. Usually held at the Dome or in Florida, this year's baseball tryouts will be held at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.  Baseball players wanting to join this year's baseball team are heading to Omah...

Baseball season on deck

Junior Ethan Stanley has been playing varsity baseball since he was a sophomore. “It’s really relaxing, and when you’re training a lot and active a lot, those types of things can be really nice,” said junior Arthur Seeb.

Ahnika Kroll

April 17, 2014

Eyes focused on the pitcher, knuckles white from gripping the bat, clothes dirty from sliding into home plate last inning, junior Sam Kruse hits a single at one of the baseball practices at the high school. Kruse is just one member of the Ponies baseball team this year.  With their first game on April ...

Baseball team follows lead of Dudar

Baseball team follows lead of Dudar

Ahnika Kroll

April 9, 2014

When the odds of one’s hobby becoming a profession are less than one percent, chances are they will choose to take their life’s work to a different direction. As a senior in high school with the world at his feet, Trevor Dudar is juggling the decision to pursue baseball into adulthood. Having alre...

Spring sports forced to stay inside

Megan Aller

April 7, 2014

Spring sports are right around the corner, but unfortunately the weather has not be cooperating the best. With this winter breaking record snowfalls and freezing temperatures, this spring does not look to appealing when it comes to outdoor sports. Many of the spring sports start their try outs over s...

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