The Pony Express

Basketball team rebuilds after loss to Mahtomedi

Boys Varsity basketball team practices after school from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. As they prepare for their two games during the week, coach Hannigan pushes the team toward improvement.

Drew Miller, Video Editor

February 8, 2020

During this season, the basketball team has been on a downturn, losing 11 out of 18 games and one game against Mahtomedi, Stillwater’s long time rival. With this loss, the basketball team is trying to bring it together for a successful end to their season.  "If we look at it record-wise, we are not as great as historical expectations are for Stillwater basket...

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 ...

Accepting undocumented immigrants is one thing, giving them money is another

Accepting undocumented immigrants is one thing, giving them money is another

Emma Stansbury, Distrubtion Reporter

February 1, 2019

New York welcomes undocumented immigrants with money and education. The Dream Act was passed in New York on Jan. 23. The act aids undocumented immigrants in education in rebuke to Trump. This is not a solution and this is not the way New York should deal with undocumented immigrants. The Dream Act stands for development, relief, and education for alien minors act. This ...

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...

From Germany to Minnesota, Klinkmann displays versatility

Alternative Copy Story by Evelyn Young

Evelyn Young, Playlist Reporter

January 20, 2018

Jan Niklas Klinkmann is a foreign exchange student from Germany. While Klinkmann lives in Minnesota, he plays junior varsity basketball and is a leader of his team. Klinkmann's coach thinks of him as very devoted and willing to do anything to help his team succeed....

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...

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...

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