The Pony Express

Senior Eric Liveringhouse commits to play division 1 golf at USAFA. He is currently captain of the boys golf team.

Eric Liveringhouse attends USAFA

Keira Jelinek, Social Media Editor June 2, 2022

Senior Eric Liveringhouse will attend the United States Air Force Academy to receive his college degree. He will play Division 1 golf during his four years at the academy. The Air Force Academy is located...

Senior Sophia Heidke scans her ticket with a ticketing worker to enter the varsity football game.

HomeTown Ticketing replaces paper tickets

Katie Kangas, Layout Editor-in-Chief November 13, 2021

“Ting” chimes the iPod. “You’re good to go,” the ticket person said. This is the sound of a new process for ticketing at all school events called HomeTown Ticketing. The Minnesota State High...

Junior grader Lucy Siedschlag swims the 100 yard butterfly at a dual meet against Park. Siedschlag takes a deep breath as she fights for first place with a time of 1:05.97.

Girls swim and dive team thrives after 2020 season

Kennedy Tope, Podcast Editor and Online Editor October 15, 2021

The 2020 ponies swim and dive team refused to be nothing less than great despite the restraints of the pandemic. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, two practices were held and masks were worn when swimmers...

Stillwater Ponies 15AAA team shakes hands with STMA 15AAA after a 5-4 win for STMA. This game took place at Target Field.

Athletes must prepare to covid-safety at all times

Parker Gilchrist, Online Editor November 2, 2020

Teachers, coaches and students are looking for new ways and new guidelines for different sports and how they should be played in a safer environment for everyone. For falls sports to be continued, these...

The Minnesota Fair is one of the highlights of the summer. About two million people go to the Fair every year. This year it is unknown if the State Fair will happen because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Summer will change due to COVID-19

Mia Lucido, Distribution Editor May 10, 2020

This summer will not look the same because of COVID-19. Nobody knows when the pandemic will be over, but it is expected to go through the summer. For many people, especially students, summer is the time...

EIC Column: non-athletes lettering in athletics, huge step forward

EIC Column: non-athletes lettering in athletics, huge step forward

Linnea Phillips, Print Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2017

Varsity athletes have to have dedication, work ethic and sportsmanship to succeed in their sport. But not all students who letter in varsity sports even play the sports they letter in. Many students are...

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.”

Mike Parker, father: like father, like son

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...

Parker and Cole are not just captains; they are also brothers. We are both hard on each other sometimes, but it mostly makes us want to do better because we dont want to disappoint the other twin, Parker says.

Dutko twins gear up for tennis season

Kevin Thole, News Anchor April 6, 2017

The snow is melting and with that comes the start of spring sports. The boys tennis team is getting their balls and rackets out of storage and getting ready for a successful season on the brand new...

Thole twins headed for success in gymnastics, wrestling

Thole twins headed for success in gymnastics, wrestling

Tristan Hatchell, Video Editor April 3, 2017

A lot of people think that being able to play a sport well comes down to genetics, but in this case it isn’t just Kevin or Lauren’s own genetic. The Thole siblings are both headed for success....

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.

Thomas Bruchu develops as year-round athlete

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...

Corcoran (number 22) in his last game high school game against East Ridge. “I’ve missed out on other opportunities, but I think it was worth it,” he says.

Corcoran team leader during last season

Audra RIsberg, Online Editor March 20, 2017

  Senior Garrett Corcoran, number 22 on the boys varsity basketball team, has been described as a team leader.  His unique personality and big smile make him someone that people want to talk...

He knows the little thing that most coaches dont because of how successful he was as a player, Adam Eisle says.

Coach Doman’s leads hockey team, strong coaching skills

Matthew McGinley, Social Media Editor February 18, 2017

Every successful team is created from the work of the coaches. The boys high school hockey team is a great example of this. Matt Doman has been the head coach for ponies hockey for four years. Ever...

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