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Coach Jordan’s three hobbies give skills for life

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 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

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 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, 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 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

  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

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

  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

  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

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

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...

Jordan announces coaching retirement

Jordan announces coaching retirement

Austin Dowdall, Social Media Editor

May 10, 2016

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

  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...

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