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Managers give basketball team stellar chance for season

Managers help the team get better during the season. Junior Nick Cherry learns how to get better on lay-up before the game at the high school with freshman Max Shikenjanski on the right.

Anthony Toscano

November 30, 2019

Juniors Maleah McKinley and Meghan O’Hara are managers for the varsity boys basketball team. They take videos of the games and keep the scorebook updated during the games as well. During practices, they run the scoreboards and time the players. “They are pretty good, it’s super nice to have peop...

Boys basketball bounces back after slow start

Senior Sam Hasan looks for an open player as he dribbles down the court. Stillwater faced off against against White Bear Lake and lost after a tough battle 83 to 60 on Jan. 8.

Chas Morgan, Layout Editor

January 25, 2019

As the "very senior heavy" varsity basketball team hits the court, Brady Hannigan feels the energy of his team and said there is something different about the team this year. With nine seniors on his team this year, coach Hannigan feels confident in the goals he has set for his team. "Our goal is...

Boys basketball looks forward to improve season

Boys basketball looks forward to improve season

Logan Huber, Distribution Reporter

January 19, 2018

The boys basketball team is looking forward to improve on last year’s season and make a run for a conference title.  Junior captain Nate Shikenjanski and senior captain Evan Parker have been pushing the guys and preparing them for the season. While finishing last season with a record of 3-24 and ...

Boys basketball starts off behind, looking to improve

Photo courtesy: Stillwater Gazette. The team is looking to get past some tough losses from last year.

Matthew McGinley, SNO Social Media Editor

January 14, 2017

  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

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

Photo by Olivia Knox-
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...

Varsity basketball team adds win after win

Senior Kyle McKinley #35. Kyle has committed to playing basketball at University of Albany next year.

Joel Lange, Social Media Reporter

January 15, 2015

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

Photo by Madi Schoenecker Photo featuring Nike Jordans, which along with many other Nike shoes are dominating the athletic shoe world. Patterson said,

Madi Schoenecker, Social Media Editor

December 1, 2014

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

Junior Connor Gamble waits for a pass at “The Stable”, his home stomping grounds. Over the course of this season, Gamble has become one of the top scorers on the team, making up for his “short” stature.

Sabrina Storms

March 2, 2014

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

 Sophomore Adam Bruggers (22) and senior brother Mitch Bruggers (11) are out on the court making an impact on the game they both love, together.

Savannah Sylvis

February 25, 2014

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 13, 2013

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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