The Pony Express

More than a cross country state champion coach

Stillwater coach Scott Christensen and runner Ethan Vargas stand alongside at a meet. The relationship between a coach and an athlete is very important for the races and meets.
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....

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...

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...

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...

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