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Former Rattler Takes One Last Shot; Set to Retire as Mayor

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Note to Our Readers: The following story was sourced in its entirety from Mr. Jonathan Gipson, Director of Social Media and Public Relations for the Magazine School District. Mr. Gipson is a RNN Sports contributor, and we thank him for bringing this story to our readers.

MAGAZINE – Known as a great shooter during his high school basketball playing days, Stanley McConnell peered out on the court following Tuesday night’s basketball game between the Rattlers and the Lavaca Golden Arrows and wondered if, at the age of 84, he still could make a shot like he could back in the day.

With the help of a few former Rattlers, he got an opportunity to take one last shot.

McConnell, who played basketball at Magazine in the eighth-12th grade, has been the Mayor of the City of Magazine for the past 16 years, and on Friday (Dec. 16), the town will celebrate his retirement from public service with a come-and-go party at Magazine City Hall from noon- 2 p.m.

The Magazine Class of 1956 alum played on senior high teams that averaged 15 wins per season and won 75 percent of their games under the direction of Coach J.W. Metheney.

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