The Pony Express

Summer will change due to COVID-19

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.

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 to go outside, travel and be with friends and family. As of now, a lot of summer activities like s...

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 turning to the alternative of volunteering with a team in a management position or assisting position 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...

Dutko twins gear up for tennis season

Parker and Cole are not just captains; they are also brothers.

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 courts. Leading the team this year are seniors Cole and Parker Dutko, twins who both share the captai...

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. Kevin is a key player on the wrestling team and was a premier asset at their state tournament....

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...

Corcoran team leader during last season

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.

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 to.  Anyone who has played with him on the basketball team can attest to this. Many players look ...

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 since the start, he has been working with the class of 2017 hockey boys. With 15 seniors on the roster Doman ha...

Yeary shows signs of stardom with basketball

Yeary's improvements with the team have helped him to become one of the team's go to early subs.

Jared Dean, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2017

  When the odds are against someone in life and that person really wants to succeed, that person works as hard as possible to achieve that success. Sophomore basketball player Cooper Yeary hasn’t been discouraged by his young age. Yeary has worked hard all season and is now one of the standouts on the te...

Athlete interviews are useless

Athlete interviews are useless

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor

February 14, 2017

"That was horse (explicit).  He shouldn't even be able to work at Foot Locker," Chiefs' tight end Travis Kelce said after a holding call effectively ended the Chiefs' season against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL Divisional Round in mid January.  The hold was on Eric Fisher, a lineman who has str...

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...

Demanding lifestyle means college athletes get paid well

Demanding lifestyle means college athletes get paid well

Sonia Moran, Photographer

January 14, 2017

Although athletes already get scholarship money, the NCAA started allowing schools to give a small allowance to college athletes. Athletes practice anywhere between 40 to 50 hours a week. They would complain that since they bring a lot of money to the schools they should be getting paid. Some athletes complain about not being able ...

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