The Pony Express

Basketball team rebuilds after loss to Mahtomedi

Boys Varsity basketball team practices after school from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. As they prepare for their two games during the week, coach Hannigan pushes the team toward improvement.

Drew Miller, Video Editor

February 8, 2020

During this season, the basketball team has been on a downturn, losing 11 out of 18 games and one game against Mahtomedi, Stillwater’s long time rival. With this loss, the basketball team is trying to bring it together for a successful end to their season.  "If we look at it record-wise, we are not as great as historical expectations are for Stillwater basket...

Winter dance team performs at basketball games

The girls winter dance team performed at the boys varsity basketball game Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. The varsity team performed a jazz routine and the junior varsity performed a kick routine.

Ava Hoelzel, Photographer

February 3, 2020

The girls winter dance team performs at basketball games and competitions throughout the season. The junior varsity and varsity team consists of seventh graders up to seniors. In many of the routines they incorporate pop music and trendy dances.  Freshman Amelia Synder said she enjoys the adrenal...

Volleyball player, Maddie Whittington points toward success in her career

Junior Maddie Whittington and her team, celebrates win against Shakopee on Nov. 8 at the state tournament.

Paige Sanders, Photographer

December 5, 2018

Junior Maddie Whittington, committed D1 to University of Illinois her freshman year and continues to thrive as a player. Throughout her junior year, she became determined to be the best player she can while accomplishing her goal of improving. Playing sports is something that can bring joy to...

Debate team strives for winning season

After school on Oct. 22, team members practice for their upcoming tournament at Minnehaha Academy. In the flex room, juniors Henry Still and Madi Kulzer rehearse their opinions on the new topic. Debaters will argue if Amazon is positively or negatively affecting America.

Issy Boegel, Copy Editor

November 15, 2018

Since the start of the school year, the debate team has competed in tournaments across the Twin Cities. They have become tough competition against other schools who take debate as a class. On Oct. 13, the novice team, with less experience, received first place while the JV team was awarded second place....

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...

Junior high athletes necessary for success on high school teams

Junior high athletes necessary for success on high school teams

Anna Craggs, Photographer

March 30, 2015

Athletes have always been important to the high school culture. High schools love to support football, and especially in Minnesota we love hockey along with swimming, volleyball, softball and so many more. Athletes have been playing sports since they started walking and because of that our athletes are very talented. These talente...

ESPN’s focus shifts to Stillwater

 For the first time in history, the Stillwater Ponies played live on ESPN against Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders. Even though they were placed under the spotlight, the Ponies remained focused and triumphed to win 21-7 over Cretin.

September 19, 2013

On the Sept. 13 the Stillwater football team took on the Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders in a game featured by ESPN2.  The Ponies had lost to the Raiders for the past two years and were looking for revenge. Jashon Cornell, the #1 recruit for football in the class of 2015, was highlighted in the game, b...

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