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Mike Parker, father: like father, like son

Mike Parker, father: like father, like son

Kayla Gjerde, Social Media Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under Locker Room, Photo Slide Shows

Junior Evan Parker has had a great opportunity to be coached by his dad. Mike Parker is the head varsity coach for the boys baseball team. This unique opportunity for both father and son has bonded them extremely close over the years on and off the field. From knowing practice times to working on very specific skill...

Corcoran team leader during last season

Corcoran team leader during last season

Audra RIsberg, Online Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under Locker Room, Photo Slide Shows

  Senior Garrett Corcoran, number 22 on the boys varsity basketball team, has been described as a team leader.  His unique personality and big smile make him someone that people want to talk to.  Anyone who has played with him on the basketball team can attest to this. Many players look ...

Sara Scalia following in father’s footsteps with basketball

Sara Scalia following in father’s footsteps with basketball

Kayla Gjerde, Social Media Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Locker Room

The gym is silent as the spectator's gaze in sophomore Sara Scalia's direction. The ponies are three points away from winning the game and the pressure is on Scalia to make the free throw shot: swish. Scalia shoots the ball straight through the hoop and the crowd goes wild. Sara has been on gir...

Yeary shows signs of stardom with basketball

Yeary shows signs of stardom with basketball

Jared Dean, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief
February 15, 2017
Filed under Locker Room

  When the odds are against someone in life and that person really wants to succeed, that person works as hard as possible to achieve that success. Sophomore basketball player Cooper Yeary hasn’t been discouraged by his young age. Yeary has worked hard all season and is now one of the standouts on the te...

Jingco’s basketball talent carries team

Jingco’s basketball talent carries team

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Team Editor
January 10, 2017
Filed under Locker Room, Read & Watch

  Everyday after school, and during most days in the summer, one can find junior Manny Jingco playing basketball. Whether it is at a local gym, the high school, or even in his driveway, he is always working to improve all aspects of his game. Basketball is a game he has dedicated hours...

Braun’s injury brings determination

Braun’s injury brings determination

Bella Anderson, Social Media Editor
December 1, 2016
Filed under Locker Room

What happens when your life is suddenly changed? Senior Lucas Braun knows what this is like. Last year he tore his Anterior Cruciate Ligament and this changed his life forever. There are many things that he will not be able to do anymore, and will have to take special precautions before doing. B...

Hannigan leads boys basketball team to fresh start

Hannigan leads boys basketball team to fresh start

Olivia Knox, Distribution Reporter
November 15, 2016
Filed under Locker Room

Brady Hannigan is the new boys basketball team head coach and also a new social studies teacher. His past experience will do great things for the program. The team had a tough 2015-2016 season, going 12-13 in regular season. Hannigan received the chance when former coach Randy Jordan decided to retire. Hannigan playe...

Long awaited release of NBA 2K17, worth the wait

Long awaited release of NBA 2K17, worth the wait

Mason Urban, Social Media Reporter
November 8, 2016
Filed under Arts, Video Games

The wait is finally over for basketball fans and sports video games in general as the always popular video game NBA 2K17 was released  Sept. 20 and is being sold for $60. The game has been out for about a month so the players are starting to finally get a feel for the game and if they really like it. This game has...

Jordan announces coaching retirement

Jordan announces coaching retirement

Austin Dowdall, Social Media Editor
May 10, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Coach Randy Jordan has had a great career. He recently told athletic director Ricky Michel that this would be his last season. Jordan thinks time has come for him to begin the next chapter of his life. He has decided he wants to retire and move on to new things. Jordan has coached basketbal...

Dobson hits buzzer beater

Dobson hits buzzer beater

Matt Johnson, Social Media Editor
April 13, 2016
Filed under People, Photo Slide Shows

  Stillwater recently took Cretin-Derham Hall to not one, not two, not three, not four, but FIVE overtimes to come out on top. The victory was even sweeter because Stillwater was not only the underdog, but over the years, Cretin had a reputation for beating the Ponies. If it were not for se...

Basketball loses first game in sections

Noah Jakupciak, Staff Reporter
March 16, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

It was a tough season for the Ponies basketball team, as they finished 12-13 and did not win a playoff game. They lost a key player junior Lucas Braun to an injury during the football season, and that was a chance for some new players to step up. Five of the varsity players were seniors and will...

Negative chants and music distract players

Negative chants and music distract players

Madison Crain, Layout Editor
February 10, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Sports, Winter Sports

At any game there is cheering from the band and the crowd. Cheering can both be positive and negative. When the chants are negative, it can distract the players. When the girls varsity basketball are playing at other schools, the school will get their band, and their student section to chant or ...

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