The Pony Express

Seth Eisele keeps hockey team in check

Seth on the ice, further from the goal and observing the game. Even in his experiences as a mite player, he would rush back to defend the goal despite being put at forward. “I would always volunteer to bring the equipment home,” Seth says.

Olivia Weirtz, Layout Editor

February 12, 2017

  Hockey goalie, Seth Eisele, has been working his whole high school career for this season, when he would become the varsity starter. With taped up red pads, Seth stops countless goals, adding to the team's momentum and giving everyone a little extra hope for an appearance by the ponies a...

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...

Maxwell makes impact through community service

This past summer Maxwell  brought soccer balls to the children in Tanzania. Bartosh was on this particular trip and he is a soccer player so it suited him. Bartosh and Maxwell had a super hero day with the kids in Madala. “Stillwater students have gone in the past and each trip is tailored to the talents and interests of the students,” Maxwell explains.

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2016

  Brandon Maxwell, English and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) teacher, is the perfect example of a teacher who goes above and beyond to make an impact on students and the world. Not only is the tremendous at connecting with students, but he is involved in a great amount o...

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...

New country, same sport: foreign exchange athletes adapt to American athletics

The Pony stadium is going to be turfed so that it is more durable for athletes to use.  When the fields gets turfed it will not get ruined when it rains and or snow.  As well as the stadium getting turfed they will be adding a new bathroom and concession facility.

Kevin Thole, In Studio Anchor

September 25, 2016

The ball soars past the goalie and into the net to conclude an overtime win against conference rival, East Ridge. With another win, the boys soccer team is off to a roaring start to the season. Contributing to the team's success are a host of familiar faces and some new ones, as foreign exchange students...

High turnout for Stillwater’s college fair

 The occurrence of this year's college fair is very helpful for many students especially juniors and sophomores. When students are given the tools to learn more about their future, it's incredibly useful for students in the long run. Unfortunately some students were not given the chance to use this tool. Many current seniors never got a chance to experience the college fair. However, these same students have now become more determined to get underclassmen to go to the college fair, due to how beneficial they know the fair is.
  Senior Mary Norkol says, “I would have loved to have the opportunity to learn about local colleges and find out what I did and didn't want in a school.”

Sarah McCarthy, Photographer

March 17, 2016

Stillwater Area High School hosted one of the largest college fairs in the Midwest in the gym. The fair featured over 110 different post secondary schools, and offered a range of opportunities for every kind of student. The College Fair occurred on March 8, and it hosted both two and four year colleg...

The ride to The Tourney

Stillwater made it to the third place game at the state tournament against Wayzata who later won state the following day.

Justin Hannasch, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2016

In a sellout crowd at Aldrich Arena, fans packed wall to wall and the student section screaming, the boys hockey is heading into overtime versus their rival, Hill Murray. After Stillwater kills off a penalty at the end of the third period, the Ponies have momentum going into overtime. All of a sudde...

Mason Bartosh’s experience in Tanzania


The mission group worked with children to make the local library more fun for kids.

Craig Sanislo, Online Editor

October 26, 2015

Junior Mason Bartosh is a normal guy, he plays soccer and hockey. Last summer however, instead of relaxing poolside like most students, he flew to the other side of the world to help a village in Tanzania. The trip was led by Oak-Land Junior High English teacher Brandon Maxwell, who has been doing mission work in Madala V...

Valley Ridge mall welcomes Sweet Taste of Italy

Photo by Megan McGuire</strong><br />  Sweet Taste of Italy is located in the Valley Ridge Mall just off Highway 36 in Stillwater. They are open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., offering a breakfast menu in the morning full of skillets, omelets, french toast and meat and potato platters, along with a dinner menu in the evening.

Rachel LeMire, Photographer

April 8, 2015

Stillwater is no stranger to new and exciting restaurants popping up all over town. The newest of these restaurants, Sweet Taste of Italy, provides favorites like spaghetti, lasagna and chicken alfredo, along with options that attract a wide array of customers. This new Italian eatery, located at t...

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