The Pony Express

Volleyball player, Maddie Whittington points toward success in her career

Volleyball player, Maddie Whittington points toward success in her career

Paige Sanders, Photographer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

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...

Volleyball works hard all season to make run for State

Volleyball works hard all season to make run for State

Sierra Hippel, Distribution Reporter

November 7, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

Students and staff were proud of the varsity volleyball team as they went to State this year. All grades were represented in the team. They have had a great season with their head coach as Bob Fisher and senior captains, Britta Borrman as libero, Kate Raddatz as back row specialist/setter, Olivia W...

Volleyball team proves capable of making it to playoffs

Volleyball team proves capable of making it to playoffs

Chas Morgan, Layout Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports

The 2018-2019 Ponies volleyball season has been “exciting!” according to Head Coach Bob Fischer and they show no signs of slowing down. The team is currently 19-6-0 in league and 8-0-0 in conference games, putting them first place in the Suburban East conference. Last year, the 2017-2018 team made it to state quarterfinals where they lost to Lakeville North....

Freshmen volleyball players take varsity by storm

Freshmen volleyball players take varsity by storm

Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Features, In-Depth

The excitement and adrenaline controlled freshman Lucy Zollar as she sat patiently on the bench on her very first varsity volleyball game. She was focused on putting all of her feelings into each touch on the ball. " When I heard the words come out of Bob's mouth that I was in, I got really excited...

Volleyball concludes state run with 7th place finish

Volleyball concludes state run with 7th place finish

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2017


Filed under Alternative Copy Stories

This season, Ponies volleyball made a run all the way to the state tournament, which was held at Xcel Energy Center.  Led by seniors Rachel Houle, Kayla Gjerde and Katie Krenz, the Ponies finished 7th in the state after losses to Lakeville and Champlin Park.  See the infographic above for quotes from...

Sarah McCarthy balances school and sports

Sarah McCarthy balances school and sports

Anthony Alvarado, Student Playlist Editor

October 11, 2016


Filed under Locker Room

Senior Sarah McCarthy is not the everyday student-athlete. Her hard work in the classroom and on the varsity volleyball team gives teachers and coaches much reason to be pleased as she continues to kill it on and off the court. This impact captain for the Ponies has much to be proud about. Dev...

Volleyball takes second in conference

Volleyball takes second in conference

Rose Stoebner, Visual Arts Managing Editor

November 17, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Sports

After a difficult season last year, Varsity volleyball has made a complete turn around to finish second in conference at the end of the 2015 season. This year originally started out to be a building season but by the end they were a top ranked team. The supportive and family like atmosphere helped...

Intramural volleyball strikes again

Jessica Thomas, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2015


Filed under Photo Slide Shows

Intramural sports come in plenty at Stillwater, but the work and competition to follow behind each one are unique and different. Intramural volleyball began on April 13. It is a league made up of nine teams, six of which are in the upper league and three are in the lower league. Competition dates includ...

Volleyball spikes up success

Volleyball spikes up success

Sara Stickler, Online Editor

October 29, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Those Mizuno labeled balls bumping around the high school gym are starting to come to end as the season comes to a close. The  girls volleyball team has done nothing but persist, which created a successful season for them. Throughout the roller coaster ride of adversities, teamwork gave them a turn...

Michigan recruits Dietrich for volleyball

Michigan recruits Dietrich for volleyball

Olivia Braun

December 6, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

Senior Stephanie Dietrich, a varsity volleyball star since her sophomore year, has decided to continue playing the game she loves into her college career at Michigan Technological University (MTU). As a young girl, Dietrich was introduced to the game through family and friends. Growing up, she developed an interest for the sport, bu...

Evans leads volleyball team through great season

Evans leads volleyball team through great season

Karlee Stennes

December 5, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The girls varsity volleyball team had many ups and downs this past season. Senior Susan Evans has been playing volleyball for 14 years and is a setter and libero, a defensive specialist who bumps the ball to teammates, and thinks that this year’s season was a lot of fun. It was her last one so she h...

Volleyball team takes a hit losing senior captain

Sabrina Storms

November 6, 2013


Filed under Sports

Having a new coach can be tough, but the varsity volleyball team is not a stranger to this experience. For the third year in a row, the team has a new coach. This year’s new coach is Bob Fisher. Fisher seems to be relating with the team quite well, although no one knows for sure if he will be next...

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