The Pony Express

Covid-19 changes student athlete’s recruiting

Game at Apple Valley, May 11, 2019.  Stillwater Alumni, Lainey Charlsen, playing her last year of highschool lacrosse before being recruited to Colorado Mesa for lacrosse.

Katie Kangas, Layout Editor

October 1, 2020

High School student athlete’s recruiting experience has changed immensely over the last six months.  These changes have followed the growth and development of COVID-19.  Many student athletes have experienced first-hand how this ever changing time has changed the way of recruiting. The Dead Peri...

Seniors hope last season isn’t more than just postponed

Tennis courts, which are usually filled with flying balls around the court, has no movement to be seen after school was cancelled.

Haley Nelson, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2020

Some Seniors put hours upon hours into their sports, days and nights, turning down friends wanting to hang out, just to practice or play a game. High school sports are one of those moments, where all their time is devoted to one specific thing. And for many seniors this year, their hard work and dedic...

Lacrosse team hopes for a chance to play

The boys lacrosse team practices at the St. Croix Valley Recreation Center. The team has now switched to distance coaching during the pandemic.

William Raymond, Podcast Reporter

March 10, 2020

This year the Covid-19 pandemic is consuming the global stage. The virus has affected all walks of life. The MSHSL announced the suspension of Minnesota spring sports until further notice. The effects of this announcement are widespread and sweeping all potential heartfelt memories of the season away...

Quinton Whites’ dream becomes reality

Senior Quinton White beats his defender around the net, getting the assist against the zephers making the score 7-11.

Alex Corbett, Distribution Reporter

October 28, 2019

Athletes dream of "going pro," but the step before that is competing in college sports. Senior Quinton White has recently completed that first step by committing to Stevenson University in Maryland to play division three lacrosse next fall. “Last year, I tried to make it obvious to the college coaches ...

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...

Thureson makes history as first junior lacrosse captain

Junior midfielder Ty Thureson postgame having a laugh. Happy they won and looking forward to the next step of games.

Joe Pearson, Podcast Reporter

March 19, 2019

Junior Ty Thureson committed to Providence college, leading the lacrosse team as one of the captains. He is the first caption ever to be a junior. Thureson plays for Stillwater varsity. In eighth grade, he was the leading goal scorer for varsity. Thureson was part of the 2017-2018 season, when they made it the farthest they ever ach...

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 ...

German exchange student reflects on past year

Sommermeyer post soccer game win bringing in the ladies left and right. Sommermeyer says,  “In Germany we don't have school sports. Every sport is in a club. School is very boring compared to America because it's really only studying and no sports or clubs. I think that's one of the biggest differences.”

Matt Johnson, Social Media Editor

May 9, 2016

  By the time most students are in their fourth year of high school, they aren’t finding much new in their experience, unless it is their first year in America.  For senior Can Sommermeyer this is all new, and a long way from home, even though he has lived here for nearly the whole year. A Germa...

Girls lacrosse team undergoes teamwork motivation training

The girls lacrosse team listens as Raisser talks about how to maintain a positive mindset during the season.

Megan McGuire, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2016

  Laughter, frustration and a buzz of activity filled the school cafeteria as Teamwork Motivation Trainer Rick Raisser led the girls lacrosse team through multiple mind challenging activities, creating bonds among the team and getting their mindset ready for the season. For two and a half hour...

Fedorowski commits to Lindenwood University

Senior Carly Fedorowski runs down the field against Blake in the 2015 girls lacrosse season.

Colin Gray, Social Media Reporter

March 17, 2016

Many lacrosse players across America dream of getting an opportunity to be asked by a college to play for them, but for only a few, this becomes a reality. This past November senior Carly Fedorowski  has accepted to play D2 lacrosse for Lindenwood University this coming fall. She approached the university...

Stickler overcomes injury and commits to Concordia

Stickler plays strong defense on the field and will be back this season to play the sport she loves. This wasn't easy, Stickler had to push herself and stay motivated to work to recover.

Megan McGuire, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2016

Senior Sara Stickler keenly remembers a pivotal high school lacrosse game during her junior year. It was the second half of the opening round state tournament game last spring against Prior Lake. The strong defender was running down the field when she planted her foot and heard a loud popping noise. S...

High expectations for 2016 lacrosse season

Senior Max Evenson (#2) defending the goal last year against Mahtomedi in the section
 tournament. He looks to be a leader on the team this year and hopes to make a solid run in the post season. Evenson said,

Lucas Braun, Social Media Reporter

January 12, 2016

Last year's lacrosse season did not go as well as expected. They had a solid team but fell short losing to Mahtomedi in the section tournament. This year will be a lot different. They are a lot younger and less experienced but they have brought in a new coach, Tom Howe. This year's expectatio...

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