The Pony Express

Horn gives wrestling team her all

Madi Horn relaxes after a hard wrestling practice. She continues to perform to her best during every practice and every match.

Emma Sneden, Business Editor

February 22, 2019

As junior Madi Horn walks into wrestling practice, she remembers to work hard and practice not just for herself, but for her team, for being the only girl on it is difficult. Horn knows that she needs to work harder than everyone else to help the team improve as a whole. After joining in junio...

Wrestling team owns the mat

The wrestling team gets excited before wrestling in a meet. They wrestled and won, against their biggest rival, Mounds View, on Dec. 20 at Mounds View High School.

Emma Sneden, Business Editor

January 3, 2019

The 2018-2019 wrestling season is underway and has paved a path for the state. The team hopes to make it back to state, after going for the past two years and placing the top six in their weight groups. The team has set goals for the season and plan on meeting all of them. The list of goals incl...

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...

Thole twins headed for success in gymnastics, wrestling

Thole twins headed for success in gymnastics, wrestling

Tristan Hatchell, Video Editor

April 3, 2017

A lot of people think that being able to play a sport well comes down to genetics, but in this case it isn’t just Kevin or Lauren’s own genetic. The Thole siblings are both headed for success. Kevin is a key player on the wrestling team and was a premier asset at their state tournament....

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...

Former Gopher wrestler, Coach Hartung leads team

  Tim Hartung, the new head coach of the Stillwater wins the national championship at the University of Minnesota in 1999. Hartung looks share his knowledge of the game and carry this team to another winning season. “I have enjoyed a great career as an athlete and learned a lot of great lessons that I look to share,” Hartung says. (The Guillotine)

Sam Johnson, Photographer

January 6, 2017

Tim Hartung, the new coach for the wrestling team, is more than just an  average coach. Hartung was a two-time NCAA champion while he wrestled for the Minnesota Gophers. He also participated in the Olympics, and has coached many Olympic participants. With the task of adjusting a player's ...

Wrestling team pins down a successful season

Junior Peter Hagel starts a match looking to end in victory as teammates and coaches look on.

Nick Carlson, Field Reporter

March 15, 2016

The Stillwater mens wrestling team has finished up their season and are truly proud of what they accomplished. The team may have not seen a complete takedown on their entire season, but certainly flexed their muscles and won many difficult matches. The wrestling team of 29 started their seaso...

Nelson pins competition

Wrestling at the state high school championships, senior, Dillan Nelson takes down opponents left and right. Nelson was the senior captain of the wrestling team for the Ponie’s recent wrestling season. His aspirations are high, wanting to participate in college level wrestling, Nelson has already proven that he can achieve greatness.

Nick Brevitz

December 7, 2013

After being named captain, senior Dillan Nelson looks to lead the SAHS wrestling team to success this season. With his excellent leadership the team is excited to get the season started and make a strong run towards state for the Minnesota High School Wrestling League. Nelson has been wrestling since he was in kindergarten and has loved it ever since...

Wrestlers cut back to make match

In order to be classified for a particular bracket, wrestlers must be within a weight range. As many wrestlers attempt to cut back weight they must be aware of the proper nutrition and hydration that is required to stay healthy.

Nick Brevitz

November 27, 2013

As the new sports season is upon us, you will see many athletes trying to work off a few pounds. Then there are the wrestlers. These athletes are trying to cut as much weight as possible, at times resorting to drastic measures to drop weight. While it does work, it need to be done with caution to ensure p...

Schertz makes touchdowns and take downs

Schertz pins a teammate while at wrestling practice in the gymnasium.

Lucy Langmack

November 26, 2013

It is Friday night and senior Mitchell Schertz is not at home studying. He stands under the bright, field lights and listens to the enthusiastic, proud cheers of his friends and family in the nearby stands. He stays focused on the game plays and glances at the scoreboard. His coach blows the whistle ...

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