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Chris Peterson Column: It will be a fun final month of Blue Pony wrestling


January 10, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Havre High freshman Kendall Pleninger goes for a pin during last month's Havre Invitational. Under new head coach Beau LaSalle, the Blue Ponies are now just one month away from the 2019 All-Class State Tournament in Billings.

Unlike some places, in Havre, wrestling is a major sport, taking its place right alongside football and basketball.

And while the Havre Blue Ponies always attract plenty of attention, this season, there has been a little extra attention paid to the team, particularly with the transition from legendary head coach Scott Filius to Beau LaSalle.

Obviously, coaching at any level is a big deal. But in high school sports, teams generally don't win without a championship-level coach. It's just hard to do and maintaining success over a long period of time is even harder. What the Ponies achieved u...

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