The Pony Express

Reid Ballantyne’s record breaks wrestling success

Junior Reid Ballantyne won first place at one of their latest matches in early January at the U of M. Out of all the teams that won placements, Ballantyne was first place.

Alexis Brainard, Online editor

November 1, 2019

Junior Reid Ballantyne is a three time-state wrestling champion. Apart from being a champion, he also holds many records and is striving to earn more. "I hate losing, so I am willing to do pretty much anything to win. Then I am just like you, I am a little crazy, I like to fight, so that always he...

Wrestling team: pins a spot at State

The wrestling team is led by their 5 captains. Javon Taschuk, Trey Kruse, Josh Piechowski, Will Gleason, and Colin McCarthy.

Zach Johnson, Social media editor

December 18, 2018

For the first time in over 10 years, the varsity wrestling team has made it to State two years in a row. This year they plan to make it back to State, which would beat the all-time high school record of most years in a row making it to all state by winning the Section 4AAA championship. Both ju...

Pony Powerhouse: Wrestlers succeeding once again

Alternative copy story by Ike Gunderson

Ben Recksiedler, Distribution Reporter

March 1, 2018

  The Stillwater boys wrestling team has become one of the powerhouses in the state of Minnesota for the past couple of years. Last season the wrestling team made it all the way to the state tournament, and all of the wrestlers are working very hard to try and replicate last year’s success....

Underclassmen gear up to lead wrestling team

Underclassmen gear up to lead wrestling team

Josie Scherek, Social Media Editor

November 27, 2017

The Ponies wrestling team is looking forward to their 2017-2018 where they will compete against competitive top conference teams.  The Ponies started off last season with 9/12 victories, they took on the Woodbury Royals with a score of 36-33, and Minnetonka 72-11. The team has set very high standards for th...

Pinning down state wrestling tournament

Maximilian Korth, SNO Sports and Social Media Editor

March 27, 2017

Stillwater can pride itself on one of the top performing sports for the past few years, wrestling. Wrestling as a sport is a simple concept, with a few easy to understand rules and the end goal of trying to pin your opponent to the mat. Wrestling allows for participation for everyone interest...

Wrestling team among top in conference

Junior, Jared Christian working his opponent in the Roseville meet.

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor

February 15, 2017

The wrestling team has consistently been among the strongest teams in the conference, and the current season is not exception. In the first 12 meets of the season, the Ponies were able to claim victories in nine of them, and the losses were all within 10 points. Some victories were close, but th...

Strong start for wrestling team

    The wrestling gym of the Stillwater Ponies, where the guys look to keep improving and continue winning after falling short in the section championship. Wrestlers of all grades stretch and warm up for a successful practice session. “Our time in the practice gym is very important. A lot of wrestling is moves that you have to try over and over again to get perfect,” sophomore captain Will Harter says. (Anthony Alvarado)

Bella Anderson, Social Media Editor

January 10, 2017

Stillwater wrestling has started their season out strong with wins against Woodbury, East Ridge and Minnetonka. It is expected to be another great year for the Ponies with a very good possibility of making it to state. There are a lot of new players as well as many older and more experienced playe...

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