Archive for Category: "Sports"

Girls Fastpitch Team

By: Erika Lane Motivation and drive are key elements to any successful high school student, and these qualities are very evident in the athletes at Ponderosa High School. There is a reason for all of the awards in the gym, they are there due to the extreme determination and vast sacrifices athletes make to perform […]

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Mustang Country Running Camp

By: Emily Kobayashi This Cross-Country season, the team hosted a camp for the feeder elementary schools. The camp was from the end of August through the month of September, every Wednesday from 4:40 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and it lasted five weeks. The goal of the camp was to train all the kids to run […]

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Pondo Pom’s

By: Elizabeth Jarboe The Pom`s team had a very busy week for homecoming! They had practice from 3 pm to 9 pm, getting all pepped for the big night game that took place on September 27, 2013! They did not get to perform at the game because of the rain, but the whole week of […]

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The Sport for Mentality

An individual sport. By: Brianna Collins This is it, the last hole.  Slowly, he positions his feet, concentration clear on his face.  The grass is soft beneath his shoes, his teammates silent in waiting.  There it goes, the swing, with perfect form and the ball flies, far.  34 rules as well as 100 or more […]

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Varsity Boys Tennis

Go Mustangs! By: Lauren Lindell The Ponderosa Varsity Boys’ Tennis Team has started their season off well and with a few new additions to their team. Right now, their record is 1-2, having unfortunately lost to Rock Canyon and Heritage High School, though they have optimistic plans for their future matches. Connor Smith, a new […]

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Girl’s Varsity Volleyball

By: Emily Kobayashi The Ponderosa High School Girl’s Varsity Volleyball Team has started their season off well with a few new players. Last season, the team did not take state; hopefully, this season the team will end up taking home the trophy. Izzy Schneyer, defensive specialist on the Ponderosa Varsity Volleyball Team, is looking forward […]

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Another Successful Period for the Wrestlers

Another Successful Period for the Wrestlers

Wrestling is a sport that requires focus, dedication, commitment, team unity, and unending drive.  Although it technically lasts four months, the practice that goes into it takes much longer.  Not only does the team travel to camp over the summer, increasing their skill and camaraderie, but also most of the young men who wrestle at […]

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Basketball Playoffs

Basketball Playoffs

Every sport season has to come to an end at some point, and when you are a senior the conclusion can be very bittersweet. Though the official season is over, bigger competition has begun as both basketball teams headed into the first couple rounds of playoffs. Despite the boys losing in the first round, they […]

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Unified Basketball Team

Unified Basketball Team

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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Captivating Cheerleaders at Nationals

Captivating Cheerleaders at Nationals

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 […]

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Twirling To The Top

Twirling To The Top

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 […]

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Martyrs Of The Mat

Martyrs Of The Mat

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 […]

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