The Pony Express

More than a cross country state champion coach

Head cross country coach Scott Christensen preparing his team for the start of the race. He gives them last minute inspiration for crossing the finish line.

Ella Gag, Social Media Editor

March 25, 2020

"Coaching is about change and adjustment, coaching is being in the moment," Scott Christensen cross country and track coach said. Christensen has won many awards and championships during his coaching years. He has also been a part of the district for close to 40 years. Christensen has won 13 Minnesota State Champ...

Pete Kelzenberg uplifts community spirit

Olivia Bystrom, Field Reporter

March 15, 2020

It takes a passionate person to make a difference in the world, and community member Pete Kelzenberg is a prime example of exactly the kind of person it takes. Afton resident and father of two, on the surface Kelzenberg seems like the ordinary family man. Beneath the surface however, the impact he ...

Boxing idea knocked out

Eli Wilson dead lifting to prepare for wrestling. Eli is interested in boxing.

Gavan Townsend, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2019

Many sports are offered at the high school, from baseball to swimming, there are plenty to choose from. Boxing, however, is not offered at the high school. Some students believe boxing should be a part of the school's wide range of sports, while others believe it to be too dangerous for high sch...

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...

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