The moment when one steps onto the basketball court, something changes. A new person evolves within, and for the students with special needs at Ponderosa it is one of the few, inspiring, ways for them to express themselves. Mr. Levi Gallas explains that all the other schools already had a Unified Program, or a program [...]
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On February 9, the Varsity Cheer team packed their bags and took all their talent to the National competition where all their hard work and nonstop effort paid off by winning fourteenth placement in the nation. Before they left, the “Mustang Express” had the opportunity to sit down with a few of the girls and [...]
The Ponderosa dance squad comes back in the New Year with their heads held high due to the team’s astonishing second place routine at the 5A State Spirit Championships. Of course, all the girls on the team agree that first place should have been theirs, but unfortunately, the Highlands Ranch Poms Team inched their way [...]
The Ponderosa wrestling team has been the most dominating force not only in our county but also the state for the past fifteen years. They have trying to continue the legacy while battling each and every dual. The team started out the season with five consecutive wins this season, one being against the number-one ranked [...]
Hidden under the wraps of all the hype of other sports at Ponderosa, the Lady Mustangs swim team is once again swimming furiously. With limited numbers, and no divers, it is very challenging to win meets, but the girls continue to make the best of the season. “Because our team has gotten so much smaller [...]
Jocks, nerds, theatre kids, cheerleaders. We all know stereotypes fill these Mustang halls, but how often are they valid? Movies such as Bring It On, Cinderella Story, Hellcats and other high school set stories given teens the impression and set the stereotype that all cheerleaders only care about backflips, boys and their hairdo. Jordyn Rector, [...]
The boy’s team has been extremely successful so far this year. Coach Gibbs is tremendously proud of how far they have come between the end of March and October 31st. At first, fans did not know what to expect this year, as they are a new team coming together from all places. However, they have [...]
The Ponderosa wrestling team started off with an explosive victory against Legend, beating them 58-18. With outstanding performances from Corry Williams, Will Martinez, Thad Gallegos, Cade Snider, and others, the team dominated with outstanding authority. However, Ponderosa wresters have a difficult month ahead. With duals against Mountain Range, Thunderridge, and Pomona in the next two [...]
Starting off the season has been a tough run for the Lady Mustangs basketball team. With five games in six days and tough competition, the ladies pulled through with really close games. “Obviously, the win/loss results were not what we wanted them to be, but the team performed very well, fought very hard, and [...]
For the eleven girls who are members of the Varsity Ponderosa Poms team, football and basketball games pose as a different experience. Students may just see their efforts during half-time or when they are doing the can-can after a triumphant touchdown but there is so much more to their success. The team spends hours upon [...]
The football season definitely had its share of ups and downs. The roller-coaster ride left the boys with records of 4-6 (Varsity), 7-3 (JV), and 2-8 (Freshman).
The gymnastics team consists of four different high schools. There are fifteen girls on the team: one from Castle View, six from Legend, four from Chaparral, and four from Ponderosa.