The Pony Express

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...

One Act play competes annually

One Act play team practices in the auditorium after school.

Ava Hoelzel, Photography Editor

January 10, 2020

Every year, the One Act cast competes between different schools in the district, and then at state level. The have about one month to put the production together. The cast/crew consists of no more than 20 members (students and advisors). “I always learn so much in these competitive environments," sen...

Advice from Olympic gold medalist sparks girls nordic ski team

Junior Ana Weaver skied at the Suburban East conference meet last year. Weaver and her teammates hope to have another successful season, with many returners skiing again this year.

Allison Benning, Podcast Reporter

November 29, 2019

Jessie Diggins' gold medal victory in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea inspired the whole community, but she has affected a specific group more than anyone else. "She has impacted me because she's just a really good person," junior Liv Myers said. "She'll talk about things that...

‘Animal Farm’ cast soon will take one act competition by storm

On Dec. 27, the One Act team rehearses for their first competition next month. Junior Elsa Persson beams as she reads her script.

Taylor Lee, Distrubution Reporter

February 6, 2019

Last year’s One Act team performed “Scenes from Metamorphoses” and, for the first time in history, went to the Minnesota State High School League [MSHSL] State One Act competition. However, they did not Star at the competition, which is similar to receiving a trophy in sport competitions. The team ...

Boys tennis ready for run to state tournament

Alternative Copy Story and photo by Izzy Allen

Aubrey Kelley, Photography Editor

March 18, 2018

The boys tennis team is waiting in anticipation to finally practice alongside their coach and teammates for the first time in months. Throughout the winter, the boys have been individually practicing in facilities across the metro area. They are looking forward to playing together within their own facil...

Creatine leads to problems in athletes

Creatine leads to problems in athletes

Alexander Pavlicin, Advertising Editor

February 25, 2015

Since athletes are always looking for an edge on the competition, it seems only logical that the easiest place to start is drugs. As performance-enhancing drugs are continually banned by organizations such as the World Anti-Doping Agency, athletes are forced to turn to naturally-occurring drugs such ...

Minnesota State High School League accepts transgender athlete policy

Minnesota State High School League accepts transgender athlete policy

Stephanie Nielsen, Photographer

February 16, 2015

After months of debate, the Minnesota State High School League made a decision that will change the lives of many transgender athletes. The decision to let transgender students join the sports team which best fits their gender identity was passed on Dec. 4, 2014 after hours of debate. This is a s...

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