The Pony Express

The varsity girls nordic team poses before a practice.

Torry Kraftson returns as nordic coach

Abby Thibodeau, Layout Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2022

Nordic coach Torry Kraftson returned to lead the team in their workout on Nov. 15. This marked his first practice as head coach for both boys and girls varsity teams. Kraftson began coaching after he...

Riley Buxell score the game winning goal to win sections last year to continue their win streak. The varsity boys soccer team carries on their win streak from last year and keep it going

Boys soccer keeps their winning streak

Tyler Buxell, Social Media Editor October 17, 2021

Senior Riley Buxell has had a more special connection with this 16 game winning streak that is continuing from last year and is still continuing to this year. "We had two goals combined as a team returning...

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.

Basketball team rebuilds after loss to Mahtomedi

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...

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.

Winter dance team performs at basketball games

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...

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

Volleyball player, Maddie Whittington points toward success in her career

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...

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.

Debate team strives for winning season

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,...

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...

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...

 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.

ESPN’s focus shifts to Stillwater

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...

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