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Lorentz commits to University of Nebraska-Omaha

Lorentz commits to University of Nebraska-Omaha

Hannah Leff
December 9, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

  Senior Natalie Lorentz’s goal of playing collegiate level tennis had finally been achieved when she committed to play Division 1 tennis at University of Nebraska-Omaha . “I wanted to keep improving my game even after high school. I wanted to try and compete at the highest level possible. It’s...

Girls’ swimming competes at state

Girls’ swimming competes at state

Hannah Wolk and Josh Halper
November 22, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

You can access the full results of Girls' swimming prelims here and the finals here.

Swimmers prep for State

Swimmers prep for State

Elise Riley and Sophie Yarosh
November 17, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

As sophomore swimmer Lexi Lee prepares for at least three races in her return to State, she anticipates a competitive and exciting meet. “I’m really looking forward to the competitive environment again, because last year it was probably one of the most competitive meets I’ve ever been to, a...

Fall sports select new captains

Fall sports select new captains

Nicole Sanford
November 11, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports

After fall sports come to an end, changes in team captains bring anticipation for athletes who envision next season. According to the girls’ cross country head coach Rachel Hoffman, coaches have no say in who takes on the role as captain(s) next year. “Kids already voted last week, and they’ll...

Park swimmer commits to Seattle University

Park swimmer commits to Seattle University

William Phelan
November 11, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports

For senior Kailey DeLozier, her dream of swimming at the Division 1 Collegiate level has become a reality with her recent commitment to swim at Seattle University. “I started thinking about swimming in college my freshman year, but it was just in the back of my head and I didn’t know exac...

Lorentz returns to State

Lorentz returns  to State

Alissa Meredith
November 10, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

As senior captain Natalie Lorentz reflects on her competition in the State tournament, she remains proud of her accomplishment despite her upset in the quarterfinal. Lorentz said during her first match, she felt confident in her play, which secured her the win over Rochester Mayo’s sophomore Emma Trncic....

Boys’ soccer seniors reflect on final season

Boys’ soccer seniors reflect on final season

Atticus Raasch
November 8, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

According to senior captain Ian Lockhart, in a big game against Wayzata, watching the ball sail over 30 yards into the opponent’s net is something he will never forget. Lockhart said his favorite memory from his final season was a goal against Wayzata Aug. 27. “This year, my personal favor...

Varsity football season draws to a close

Varsity football season draws to a close

Sam Birnberg, Adam Johnson, and Jacob Stillman
November 7, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

When senior captain Zollie Kaplan looks back at his final football season, he is thankful for all the time he spent with his teammates during four years playing the sport he loved. The Oriole linebacker, Kaplan, said his favorite memories from his experiences at Park were not from playing in g...

Varsity swimmers prepare for upcoming sections

Varsity swimmers prepare for upcoming sections

Isaac Wert
November 1, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Uncategorized

With sections Nov. 9 and 11, varsity swimmers are preparing for the upcoming competition through a “peak week” and a taper, according to Head coach Joe Yaeger. Senior captain Katie Orton said peak week is six days of all-out practices. “We do high-intensity little rest high-yardage workouts,...

Girls’ soccer loses 1-3 in first Section game to Hopkins

Girls’ soccer loses 1-3 in first Section game to Hopkins

Alec Pittman
November 1, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports

After tying Hopkins earlier in the season, junior captain Rafferty Kugler said she couldn’t help but feel disappointed after the team’s loss to Hopkins Oct. 13 in sections. Kugler said the hard work of the team and undefeated conference season overshadowed the loss. “We gave them a g...

Girl’s volleyball wins first section game

Girl’s volleyball wins first section game

Hannah Leff
October 29, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

The girls’ varsity volleyball played their first section game on Oct. 24 at Park against the Burnsville Blaze. The Orioles won the game 3-0. According to MN Volleyball Hub, the team won the first set 25-18, the second set 25-15 and the third set 25-22. Park defeated Burnsville after losi...

Orioles advance in sections

Orioles advance in sections

Sam Birnberg, Adam Johnson, and Jacob Stillman
October 28, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

      Park football won their first sectional game on Tuesday night against the Southwest Lakers. The Orioles shut out their opponents in the triumphant performance, 49-0.       Park head coach Ben Wolfe said he thinks the team can prove they can play even better in upcoming sectional games. ...

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