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Pony Star Chris Engler honored with jersey retirement

David Calderone, Online Editor February 10, 2023

Former Stillwater Pony and NBA center Chris Engler watched as his number 55 jersey was retired during the Ponies home game on Feb. 10, where Stillwater defeated Forest Lake 72-58.  “It was...

Stillwater Basketball team holding up Oil Can trophy

Boys Basketball team brings back Oil Can trophy

Peter Banister, Broadcast Field Reporter February 9, 2023

The boys basketball team fell to the White Bear Lake Bears  67-50 on Feb. 2 in a rematch for the Old Oil Can Championship.      Stillwater’s rivalry against White Bear Lake has been going on...

Senior Max Shikenjanski dribbling the basketball during the Cottage Grove game.

Max Shikenjanski sets yet another record

Kyle Seebeck, Reporter and Podcast February 3, 2023

On Jan. 27  in the basketball game against Cottage Grove at home, senior Max Shikenjanski set yet another record by reaching 2,000 high school career points after his game-winning shot. He is the first...

Amber Scalia stands on defense, ready to take on the opposite team post guard.

Amber Scalia plays basketball 110 percent

Allie Schlagel, Layout Editor February 26, 2022

"Ten, Nine, Eight..." Seconds left on the clock, they are down by two, and senior Amber Scalia swiftly dribbles the ball down the court. She steps up to the top of the key. It's wide open. "Seven, Six,...

Senior Lizzie Holder

Lizzie Holder commits to University of Colorado

Gabrielle Knowlan, Photographer and Copy Editor January 12, 2022

Senior Lizzie Holder signed her National Letter of Intent to play Division 1 women's basketball at the University of Colorado on Nov. 10. Holder has been playing basketball for over 10 years and...

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.

Wagner faces new leadership opportunity with season-ending injury

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...

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

Karlen commits to Marquette

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...

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

Coach Jordan’s three hobbies give skills for life

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...

Alternative Copy Story and Photos by Katelyn Krech

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

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...

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.”

Mike Parker, father: like father, like son

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...

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.

Corcoran team leader during last season

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...

Scalia is trying to escape the opponent. I started playing basketball because my dad wanted me to, Sara said. The ponies play the Mustangs.

Sara Scalia following in father’s footsteps with basketball

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....

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