The Pony Express

Wagner faces new leadership opportunity with season-ending injury

Senior Delaney Wagner takes pictures in her new college uniform after signing with The University of Wisconsin-River Falls. After three years of playing at the varsity level for the ponies she will play college basketball at the division III level starting next fall.

Charlie Valerius, Online Editor

January 12, 2020

It is late Sunday night when senior Delaney Wagner finishes up her homework and starts packing up her basketball bag for tomorrows tryouts. After a runner up finish at state a year ago, Wagner, elected a captain for this year's team is anxious to get the season officially underway. After announcing her...

Karlen commits to Marquette

Senior Liza Karlen drives into the other player to try to block a shot. They were playing Shakopee last year.

Anthony Toscano, Sports Editor

October 27, 2019

Senior Liza Karlen, has made a big impact on the girls varsity basketball team. It was her first year on the team and a lot of people were in disbelief on her season last year. After transferring to Stillwater Area High School her junior year from St. Paul Central, Karlen brought major versatility...

Coach Jordan’s three hobbies give skills for life

Boys basketball practices as coach Hannigan and coach Jordan give constructed feedback.

Haley Nelson, Online Editor

February 3, 2019

"He has kind of a tough exterior, but he is very thoughtful on what he's doing," Brady Hannigan, teacher and basketball coach, said. Randy Jordan teaches math and coaches boys basketball and owns the Cherry Berry in Stillwater. Over time, these three hobbies have helped him in the other areas of ...

Officer Paradise’s life-saving event inspires her career in law enforcement

Alternative Copy Story and Photos by Katelyn Krech

Katelyn Krech, Student Playlist Reporter

March 5, 2018

Officer Lindsey Paradise can be seen by students patrolling the hallways during the school day. Not many students know, however, that a life altering event took place during Paradise's sophomore year at Fridley High School. Paradise was attending a high school basketball game when one of the coaches...

Mike Parker, father: like father, like son

Mike Parker walking the team in after an inning on April 7 while playing the Woodbury Royals. Mike Parker says,” Growing up I coached Evan in basketball and I thought that was a better bonding experience for us. When I’ve coached him in baseball here at the high school because right now he is a JV player and I’m varsity head coach, but I don’t get that much interaction with him.”

Kayla Gjerde, Social Media Reporter

May 4, 2017

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 (number 22) in his last game high school game against East Ridge. “I’ve missed out on other opportunities, but I think it was worth it,” he says.

Audra RIsberg, Online Editor

March 20, 2017

  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

Scalia is trying to escape the opponent.

Kayla Gjerde, Social Media Reporter

February 16, 2017

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's improvements with the team have helped him to become one of the team's go to early subs.

Jared Dean, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2017

  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 fires a shot from behind the three point arch during the team’s home opener against Fridley. “He finishes around the basket very well along with being a good shooter,” Hannigan says.

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Team Editor

January 10, 2017

  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

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Lucas with the ball at a game. After recovering Lucas says,

Bella Anderson, Social Media Editor

December 1, 2016

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

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Brady Hannigan last year coaching the Hill Murray team.

Olivia Knox, Distribution Reporter

November 15, 2016

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

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...

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