The Pony Express

Pete Hamilton and Mike Parker teach math together

Hamilton talks to his team trying to get them ready for the game. Hamilton and his team face Lakeville south.

Kevin Kerber, Podcast Reporter

January 26, 2019

Teachers Pete Hamilton and Mike Parker, have been friends for a long time and they both love teaching math. They teach math together with each of their classes have about 60 students. They have to teach in the same classroom because they work so well together and improve the classroom in such way...

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 ...

Best friends take state, college baseball scouts by storm

Alternative Copy story by Kate Poor

Will Gleason, Photography Editor

March 19, 2018

The chances that any given baseball player makes it to the Division 1 level is 2.8 percent. Two students have overcome those odds and are committed to Division 1 schools to further both their academic and baseball careers. Junior Will Frisch is committed to Texas Christian University in Fort Worth T...

Fashion club set to kick off second semester

Alternative copy by Chloe Squires.

Wyatt Wasko, Social Media Editor

February 20, 2018

Starting second semester, fashion club will be held in math teachers Mike Parker and Peter Hamilton’s classroom.  As imagined the club will focus meetings around current fashion trends along with what has been popular around the high school. Fashion is something that has emerged globally in recent decades. High schoolers a...

What’s in Mr. Hamilton’s desk?

What's in Mr. Hamilton's desk?

Cassie Ales, Layout Editor

December 12, 2017

Alternative Copy Story and Photos by Cassie Ales   Pete Hamilton is one of the math teachers that teach Algebra 3 in the flex room. Hamilton is known for sporting iconic beards, his love for hockey, and his wacky sense of humor. He shares his desk and room with another math teacher, Mike Parker. They team-t...

Mike Parker, father: like father, like son

Mike Parker walking the team in after an inning on April 7 while playing the Woodbury Royals. Mike Parker says,” Growing up I coached Evan in basketball and I thought that was a better bonding experience for us. When I’ve coached him in baseball here at the high school because right now he is a JV player and I’m varsity head coach, but I don’t get that much interaction with him.”

Kayla Gjerde, Social Media Reporter

May 4, 2017

Junior Evan Parker has had a great opportunity to be coached by his dad. Mike Parker is the head varsity coach for the boys baseball team. This unique opportunity for both father and son has bonded them extremely close over the years on and off the field. From knowing practice times to working on very specific skill...

Baseball starts season training in Kansas City

Senior David Johnson putting away his glove after a productive captains practice on the turf at SAHS. Junior Mason Schwerzler says, “The turf is very convenient to have at the high school for baseball. The turf gives us a place to practice despite conditions.”

Andrew Wilcek, Social Media Editor

April 4, 2017

  The baseball team is starting off another season and is hoping to thrive off their ability to play as a team in past seasons. The goal for the team each year is to compete for a Conference and Section title. This means the team can not afford to have a down season. The team has a few key ...

Thomas Bruchu develops as year-round athlete

Senior Thomas Bruchu winding up for a pitch in the high school gymnasium.
“Obviously as you get older you have to narrow it down. I’ve narrowed it down to baseball, hockey and football,” Bruchu said.

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter

March 28, 2017

Ever since he was young, senior Thomas Bruchu knew he wanted to play sports. Growing up with three older brothers that all played sports, influenced him greatly. Thomas now plays football, hockey and baseball. Bruchu’s competitiveness and need to win are what drive his sports life. It is what mak...

Ponies baseball swinging for the fences

The JV team is watching patiently, cheering on their teammates, to close out the inning and win the game.

Zach Toohey, Copy Editor

May 11, 2016

As the dust blows up from under the crashing of the bat, nothing is heard except the gazing of the ball flying high over the pitchers head. This is an average occurrence for the the varsity boys baseball team. The team is focused on nothing but playing their hearts out and laying all that they have on the field in order to take home the win. Going into this year, t...

Mathnasium provides tutoring opportunities

The Mathnasium building, within walking distance of Stillwater Area High School, is where students can go for help on their schoolwork.

September 18, 2013

There’s a new place in Stillwater for struggling students to get help. Mathnasium, specializing in math tutoring, is Stillwater’s newest tutor. With scheduled appointments, students can get help in any math subject they may be struggling in. Mathnasium offers help for students in kindergarten through 1...

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