The Pony Express

Volleyball player, Maddie Whittington points toward success in her career

Volleyball player, Maddie Whittington points toward success in her career

Paige Sanders, Photographer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Junior Maddie Whittington, committed D1 to University of Illinois her freshman year and continues to thrive as a player. Throughout her junior year, she became determined to be the best player she can while accomplishing her goal of improving. Playing sports is something that can bring joy to...

Volleyball works hard all season to make run for State

Volleyball works hard all season to make run for State

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

Students and staff were proud of the varsity volleyball team as they went to State this year. All grades were represented in the team. They have had a great season with their head coach as Bob Fisher and senior captains, Britta Borrman as libero, Kate Raddatz as back row specialist/setter, Olivia W...

Volleyball team proves capable of making it to playoffs

Volleyball team proves capable of making it to playoffs

Chas Morgan, Layout Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports

The 2018-2019 Ponies volleyball season has been “exciting!” according to Head Coach Bob Fischer and they show no signs of slowing down. The team is currently 19-6-0 in league and 8-0-0 in conference games, putting them first place in the Suburban East conference. Last year, the 2017-2018 team made it to state quarterfinals where they lost to Lakeville North....

Freshmen volleyball players take varsity by storm

Freshmen volleyball players take varsity by storm

Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

The excitement and adrenaline controlled freshman Lucy Zollar as she sat patiently on the bench on her very first varsity volleyball game. She was focused on putting all of her feelings into each touch on the ball. " When I heard the words come out of Bob's mouth that I was in, I got really excited...

Pratt, Scalia carry girls basketball team

Pratt, Scalia carry girls basketball team

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

As she dribbles the ball up the court, junior Sara Scalia scans the defense.  She's looking at the match ups and the positioning of her teammates.  Then she checks her own. What she does next is unpredictable. Scalia could dump the ball off to her teammate on the wing and cut towards the...

Young girls basketball squad ready for season

Young girls basketball squad ready for season

Nicholas Gag, SNO Sports Editor

December 2, 2016


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

One year older and one year stronger, the girls basketball team is looking to have an impressive year with their young core back again this year. The Ponies only have four seniors in Emily White, Camryn Davis, Emma Murphy and Claire Patterson. Most of their players are freshmen, juniors or sophom...

Diversity aplenty on girls volleyball team

Diversity aplenty on girls volleyball team

McKenna Wohlers, Social Media Reporter

October 14, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

"We have bonded super well. It did not take long for us to begin to click with each other, and become close friends. Just the fact that we spend 6 days a week together, it makes it really easy to get to know each other. Our new friendships truly show on the court, the fact that we all like each ...

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