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Boys basketball starts off behind, looking to improve

Boys basketball starts off behind, looking to improve

Matthew McGinley, SNO Social Media Editor
January 14, 2017
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

  The boys basketball  team has been off to a rocky start this season, although things are looking positive for the future of the team. Last year, the team didn’t do as well as they had hoped to; the depth in talent wasn’t where it needed to be. This year is a different story, with an u...

Youth movement in full effect on boys court

Youth movement in full effect on boys court

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The boys basketball team is getting ready to tip-off their season, but this year is bringing new challenges to the table. Equipped with a new coach and young roster, the team is looking to rebound from a mediocre 12-13 record last season.  That will demand extra contributions and expectations to be shattered this year. The varsit...

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...

Varsity basketball team adds win after win

Varsity basketball team adds win after win

Joel Lange, Social Media Reporter
January 15, 2015
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The Ponies basketball team did not start the season the way they wanted to, due to many setbacks ranging from defensive issues to the loss of players. At every high school sports game, hundreds of people show up to watch the Ponies play. Stillwater is a sports-orientated school, and students are eager to cheer on the varsity teams around the school. Among all the teams at our school, the b...

Nike vs Adidas basketball: shoe edition

Nike vs Adidas basketball: shoe edition

Madi Schoenecker, Social Media Editor
December 1, 2014
Filed under Fashion Blog

Nike dominates the basketball shoe market with well over 90 percent.  Within the last two or three years, Adidas has become increasingly interested in the industry.  Adidas was founded in 1924 in Herzogenaurach, Germany while Nike was founded in 1964 in Beaverton, Oregon, USA.  True to their roots, Nike...

Gamble triumphs over his stature

Gamble triumphs over his stature

Sabrina Storms
March 2, 2014
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Every sport usually has the stereotypical idea of an athlete that is perfect for the sport. For basketball these stereotypes consist of being tall, muscular, and having big feet. For junior Connor Gamble not all these stereotypes are true. Being one of the shortest players on his team at 5’11”, he...

Bruggers brothers bond through basketball

Bruggers brothers bond through basketball

Savannah Sylvis
February 25, 2014
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

One family, one team. Senior Mitch and sophomore Adam Bruggers’ bond as brothers and teammates on and off the court. As players on the boys varsity basketball team, Adam and Mitch  practice in the gyms at school, and carry their efforts to the comfort of their home. Even when the boys were littl...

Boys basketball players anticipate strong season

Boys basketball players anticipate strong season

Nicole Loe
November 12, 2013
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

The boys basketball team is getting ready to start the season and they are hoping to start strong. Last year’s seniors were a helpful and supportive group for all the boys on the team and the captains this year hope to be the best they can be for the team and for themselves. Practices were held on Nov...

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