The Pony Express

Synchronized swimming looking to make season a team effort

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Andrew Phan, Photographer

May 20, 2018

Though synchronized swimming is not one of the sports not affected by the lingering winter weather, the challenges remain.  Top rival Wayzata stands in the way of a state title.  But the team's tight-knit believes that this is their year.  For more information, view the infographic above....

Simulators do not slow boys golf

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Isaac Gunderson, Online Editor

May 11, 2018

Despite the long winter delaying the season, the boys golf team is still expecting to be a contender for the state title.  Practices were held on simulators until the weather turned, but the team doesn't believe that will affect them.  For more information, view the infographic above....

Boys soccer finishes as state runner-up

Boys soccer finishes as state runner-up

Jessie Brown, Podcast Reporter

November 27, 2017

An incredible two year run by the boys soccer team came to an end on Nov. 2nd with a 2-0 loss to Wayzata, the same team Stillwater beat in the state championship the previous year.  Despite the loss, Stillwater gave its fans and the community something to be extremely proud of.  View the infograph...

Boys cross country strives for fame

Steven Lang runs because it helps him clear his mind. When he runs it’s just him and the open paths he can take. “I just felt like running,

Will Gleason, Photography Editor

November 2, 2017

The Stillwater boys varsity cross country season is well under way and the boys are finding success. Although the team is doing well, both the boys and Head Coach Scott Christensen believe they can do better. The Ponies Cross Country team has won several meets already this season, including the Faribault Invita...

Synchro team shoots for success

The team is very large in numbers and we're joined by many new faces this year. “We have a big number of new girls this year that are coming from the swim and dive team. Having a swimming background helps so much when learning this sport so it's really nice that we have such a big crossover,” junior Claire Summary says.

Ciana Fragnito, Social Media Reporter

May 2, 2017

Synchronized swimming, or as some call it underwater dancing, has had a long legacy of great athletes doing great things at Stillwater. The team's competitive side paired with the bonds formed between their teammates, creates a recipe for success. That is exactly what they have had and are prepar...

Juniors fight for spot on varsity hockey team

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David Vannort receives the puck at the red line hoping he can score a goal as Woodbury Royal's defender tries to stop him. Vanort hopes he will be doing this on varsity but says,

Ryan Shepard, Editorial Cartoonist

December 1, 2016

The boys' varsity hockey team is almost always made up of all seniors this year. There will be a handful of juniors that could be receiving time on the ice. Last season, the team was amazing without losing one conference game and look to do the same this season. Last season, the boys started 8-0 going ...

Boys soccer team completes ‘Road to the Bank’

The Ponies celebrate winning the state championship on Nov. 3. “It was so surreal winning the championship,” senior defender Patrick Allan says. “I’ve been on the varsity team since I was a freshman, and all I’ve wanted to do is win. Finally doing it means the world to me and I’m glad I got to do it with this group of guys.”

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Video Editor

November 14, 2016

It takes a lot to win the state tournament and achieve a top five national rank in a highly competitive sport like boys soccer. This year's team, led by all-state senior players Patrick Allan, Miguel Caravias and Colman Farrington, achieved a historic undefeated 22-0 record with their win 2-0 in...

Pony girls go for the ‘Bank’

Coach Mike Huber led his team to the section finals game. This has been Huber’s best team at Stillwater so far as they are ranked fourth in the state. They are ranked forty second in the state and they are still a relatively young team.

Nicholas Gag, SNO Sports Editor

October 14, 2016

There are hundreds of girls soccer teams in the state of Minnesota. Many have their eyes set on winning a couple games and having a good time, the Ponies have much higher aspirations than that. Their goal this season was to get to the “Bank”. The Bank is a reference to State which is being he...

Girls swim and dive team prepares for True Team sections

A girl's swim and dive team member jumps into the pool at SJHS. “It’s exciting and really cold,” Junior Emily Weiss says about the moment you hit the water during the beginning of a race.

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Field Reporter

October 13, 2016

When head coach Brian Luke and the rest of the Stillwater girls swim and dive team go into a duel conference meet, they are expected to win. This is not very surprising, given the success the team had over the past few years. With the team's victory over East Ridge at East Ridge High School on Sept. 22, their conference winning streak was extended to 115 consecutive meets. The Ponies (4-0 SEC,...

The ride to The Tourney

Stillwater made it to the third place game at the state tournament against Wayzata who later won state the following day.

Justin Hannasch, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2016

In a sellout crowd at Aldrich Arena, fans packed wall to wall and the student section screaming, the boys hockey is heading into overtime versus their rival, Hill Murray. After Stillwater kills off a penalty at the end of the third period, the Ponies have momentum going into overtime. All of a sudde...

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