The Pony Express

Minnesota State hockey tournament celebrates 75th anniversary

A puck flies towards the net while senior forward Wyatt Wasko skates through the right wing. Stillwater defeated Mahtomedi 2 to 1 in one of the final games of the regular season.

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019

Grab your sticks and lace up your skates. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Minnesota State Boys Hockey Tournament. Games are played from March 6-9 at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul. Based on tournament attendance, hockey is the most popular sport in the state. There are 256...

Staff couples share a glimpse into their lives

The Banicks met in Jan. 2013 at a friend's house. This picture was taken right when the Banicks starting dating.

Claire Anderson, Field Reporter

February 14, 2019

Amanda Banick, math teacher and girls swim and dive coach, worked at the White Bear Lake ALC. The security guard at the school consistently offered her his son's phone number. She felt it was a little out of the ordinary. After many failed attempts, a secretary convinced her and she gave Amanda's numbe...

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...

Math teacher Pam Bloom retires after 32 years

Photo by Andrew Phan

Mason Wylie, Read and Watch Editor

May 15, 2018

Stillwater Area High School will be saddened due to the loss of a valuable member at the end of the year. Math teacher, Pam Bloom will be leaving for retirement. She has been teaching at SAHS for 11 years and this year she decided to say goodbye to teaching. Bloom is a math teacher who will be ...

Teachers share most memorable career moments

Teachers share most memorable career moments

Kaitlyn Kirby, Business Editor

December 2, 2017

  Teachers often have unpredictable days while at work, those very unpredictable moments can sporadically shape their lives. Three teachers share their most memorable experiences and between 40 combined years of teaching at Stillwater Area High School, there are a lot of stories to tell. ...

Underclassmen take over boys hockey team

The Ponies have high hopes for the season, and they aren’t even remotely out of reach. “Our goal is… to win a conference championship...then to win a section championship...and then put ourselves in a place to win a state championship,” Coach Pete Hamilton said. The Ponies have been to state two times in the last three years, so going back to state again this year is not out of the question.

Alyssa Bump, Social Media Editor

November 20, 2017

This year's Stillwater boys hockey season started on Nov. 13.  Stillwater will have its positives and negatives but with the help of the coaches and captain, the team could make it to state. This years team is going to include underclassmen due to the fact that the team lost 13 seniors last year. ...

Young life gains popularity

Photo courtesy Holly Ringsak. Young Life teens smile for the camera at Castaway camp.

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Team

May 7, 2017

Teenagers often find themselves forced to attend church by their parents, where they listen to pastors preach and have to sit still for an hour. Some may enjoy this type of worship, but for others, this  style of church is too boring. This can be especially true for teenagers, who are too old to...

Pete Hamilton’s experience helps players improve

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“I think Hamilton played a major role in his success and the team’s success,” Junior Cole Fernandez says regarding Hamilton’s effect on graduate Josh Benson and the team as a whole last year. The team got to the state tournament and ended up placing fourth. They are looking to add to that this season.

Nicholas Gag, SNO Sports Editor

January 12, 2017

“Hammy is an awesome coach, he’s always there to help both JV and Varsity players on and off the ice.” junior Brandon Peterson said. Anyone can walk into math teacher Pete Hamilton’s class and know how important hockey is to him. Hamilton is not just an avid hockey fan, he is an assistant coach fo...

High expectations for boys hockey season

At practice on Nov. 20 at Lily Lake, the players wait to take the ice.

Dylan Andres, Social Media Editor

December 5, 2015

  Stillwater boys varsity hockey hasn't even played their first game yet, but have already managed to hold high expectations headed into the season. On Nov. 2 and 11, "Follow The Puck", a Twitter account that blogs about Minnesota High School Hockey, predicted the Stillwater boys team to come out of Section 4 and earn a spot in the 2016 Minnes...

Halloween traditions for all ages

Pumpkin Picking with Charlotte Gale (left) and David Gale (right)! “Nothing is more fun than seeing all those happy faces,” Scheel said.

Karisma Vang, Social Media Editor

October 26, 2015

You know what time of year it is, when kids stay up all night running door to door getting their stash of candy for the next year. While many people are doing the traditional Halloween events, trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving and dressing up, are a variety of people doing other traditions. They may go trick or treating all night, but many st...

Having a bucketlist motivates to achieve goals

Jordan Fulin, Team Lead Editor

November 21, 2014

Bucket lists are  a collection of goals, dreams and aspirations that someone would like to accomplish during their lifetime. Most people have a mental list of things they want to conquer in life, however do not give it a formal label. If a person is looking for a way to keep track of their objectives,...

Hockey team played at Minnesota hockey day

Hockey team played at Minnesota hockey day

Brinna Dochniak

January 25, 2014

The Stillwater Ponies were be broadcasted on television once again. The SAHS boys varsity hockey team participated in the festivities of Hockey Day Minnesota this year. Hockey Day Minnesota was be on Jan. 8 in Elk River. The games were be played at the Handke Stadium (The Pit). Four games were played and...

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