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Girls learn from season

Girls learn from season

John Kinney
October 23, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports

Although the girls’ season  ended in the second round section game with a 6-0 loss to Minnetonka Oct. 12, the team will lose only five seniors to graduation, setting the stage for the coming years. The team finished the regular season with a conference record of 3-3-1 and an overall record of 8-6-1. Sophomore...

Girls’ swimming suits up for rivalry meet

Girls’ swimming suits up for rivalry meet

Maddy Bremner
October 9, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports

The St. Louis Park girls swim team will face off against Benilde St. Margarets in one of their most competitive meets of the regular season on thursday, Oct. 10. Park is currently undefeated, while Benilde has a record of 4-1. According to coach Joe Yaeger, this meet is extremely important in terms ...

Volleyball set to better skills

Volleyball set to better skills

Suh Koller
October 4, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports

After winning three of its last 11 games the volleyball team is determined to bounce back from its losses through hard work and perseverance, according to coach Mark Nelson. Despite having a rough start to the season, Nelson said he is proud of how hard the team is working. “The girls are starting...

Girls’ tennis looks to young talent for boost

Girls’ tennis looks to young talent for boost

Sean Cork
October 3, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports

After a rough season, girls’ tennis sees improvement from the last and has hope for future seasons. The girls’ tennis team started out its season with a non-conference schedule, meaning the scores of the games did not count against them in their conference record.  So far, the team has lost eight ...

Homecoming game brings missed opportunities and nostalgia to key seniors

Homecoming game brings missed opportunities and nostalgia to key seniors

Josh Mesick
September 23, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports

Although Park football put up a strong fight from start to finish, in the end they fell to St. Anthony Village in the highest attended game so far this season. With touchdowns from senior tight end Henry Albrecht and senior running back Bryant Griffin as well as an interception by senior linebacker Daniel F...

Park football sets sights on Homecoming win

Park football sets sights on Homecoming win

Josh Mesick
September 19, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports

Despite the rough start from the 0-3 Orioles football team, Head Coach Ben Wolfe thinks they are prepared to face the challenging second half of the season ahead of them. Park lost their most recent game at Benilde St. Margaret’s last week by a score of 48-13. Although the team was not able to secure t...

Football finds new management

Football finds new management

Josh Mesick
September 9, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports

With the introduction of new head football coach Ben Wolfe, Park hopes that a new coaching style will transform into a winning season for the first time on the new turf. Wolfe currently is a teacher at St. Louis Park Middle School and previously worked as the defensive coordinator for Washburn High...

Loss of seniors leaves big cleats to fill

Loss of seniors leaves big cleats to fill

John Kinney
September 2, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports

With the introduction of seven freshmen to the varsity team, girls’ soccer looks to build off their record of 2-1 as their season begins. The 2012 season ended with a 1-8 loss to Wayzata after winning the first game in the section playoffs, finishing with a record of 8-7-1 overall. The team star...

Running on Endurance

Running on Endurance

Noa Raasch
August 29, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports

Cross country makes strides over the summer towards defeating competitor Totino Grace for conference champions. In the 2012 season, Park kept an even pace, with their wins ranging from first place to fifth or sixth place almost all season. They finished the season with an overall third place in the...

Girls’ swimming crawls towards conference champs

Girls’ swimming crawls towards conference champs

Noa Raasch
August 29, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports

They might have lost the conference championship to Benilde-St. Margarets last year, but the girls swim team plans on working harder than ever to earn it back. Last season, the team defeated every school in the North Suburban conference except Benilde, who beat Park by a small margin. This year, the ...

Digging deep for victories

Digging deep for victories

Suh Koller
August 29, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports

After an entire summer of practices and skills work, girls’ volleyball hopes to have an experienced team ready for the upcoming fall season. Most of the girls’ motivation comes from their previous record. According to junior captain Amra Mucic, the past season was tough on the team. “Last ye...

Park football head coach departs for college opportunity

Park football head coach departs for college opportunity

Gabe Bichinho, Staff Writer
April 16, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports

Former head coach Vince Varpness hired as offensive coordinator at St.Olaf College Despite just this season having built the new artificial turf field being added to the stadium this year, Park football coach Vince Varpness is leaving the chance to coach at a higher level. After two seasons as he...

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