The Pony Express

Purdie fills leadership position for senior season

Senior midfielder Nick Purdie (#2) gets ready to recieve a throw in during a conference game vs White Bear Lake at Pony Stadium on Oct. 3. Purdie was named captain for this years team after having successful sophomore and junior seasons.

Charlie Valerius, Online Editor

October 13, 2019

Ever since a young age, senior Nick Purdie’s electrifying soccer skills could be easily noticed. While often being found as one of the smallest players on the field, he has always found a way to succeed both individually as a player and as a teammate. Purdie has been a varsity starter for the P...

First year goalie hopes to bring success for team

Senior Clay Batterton punts the ball as junior Peter Leach watches. Batterton did not allow a goal on Oct. 3 against White Bear, for his fifth shutout of the season.

Joseph Devins, Business Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2019

  The boys soccer team has not found the same success as in year's past, but a bright spot has been the first year goalie: senior Clay Batterton. Last year, all three goalies for the Ponies were seniors and coach Jake Smothers asked his team who would put in the commitment to play. Batterto...

Soccer team regains championship status

Members of the boys soccer team pose with the 1st trophy after winning the game 2-1 at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Ben Wrightsman, Video Editor

November 3, 2018

A sea of red cheered on the Stillwater boys soccer team on Nov. 3 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The crowds of fans dressed in red were there to see the Ponies kick in the goal that won them the Class 2A state championship. The Ponies faced off against Duluth East. The two schools went hea...

Boys soccer finishes as state runner-up

Boys soccer finishes as state runner-up

Jessie Brown, Podcast Reporter

November 27, 2017

An incredible two year run by the boys soccer team came to an end on Nov. 2nd with a 2-0 loss to Wayzata, the same team Stillwater beat in the state championship the previous year.  Despite the loss, Stillwater gave its fans and the community something to be extremely proud of.  View the infograph...

Boys soccer hopes for return to state championship

Boys soccer hopes for return to state championship

Aubrey Kelley, Photography Editor

October 19, 2017

The Stillwater boys varsity soccer team has become a powerhouse in Minnesota and national soccer communities in the past couple seasons. Coming off the excitement of a state title last season, the players are working hard to return to the state championships once again. The team has been successful thus far in the season...

Boys soccer team completes ‘Road to the Bank’

The Ponies celebrate winning the state championship on Nov. 3. “It was so surreal winning the championship,” senior defender Patrick Allan says. “I’ve been on the varsity team since I was a freshman, and all I’ve wanted to do is win. Finally doing it means the world to me and I’m glad I got to do it with this group of guys.”

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Video Editor

November 14, 2016

It takes a lot to win the state tournament and achieve a top five national rank in a highly competitive sport like boys soccer. This year's team, led by all-state senior players Patrick Allan, Miguel Caravias and Colman Farrington, achieved a historic undefeated 22-0 record with their win 2-0 in...

Boys soccer exceeding past expectations

Boys soccer exceeding past expectations

Josh Bauer, Distribution Reporter

October 12, 2016

The boys high school soccer team has had a very good start to the season this year. Their success is bringing pride to the high schoolers and the community. Last year, the team finished 7-2-7. Due to the major upgrade in seasons, the high school and the community could not be any happier. Although mo...

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