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Swimmers leave their mark at sections

Grace Steffenhagen, Entertainment Editor
November 12, 2012
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Four Park girls are off to state after section meet After a season of hard work, girls’ swimming is putting their best swims forward to state, according to senior captain Kathryn Ostrom. “We have all really pushed ourselves this season, and it definitely paid off at sections,” Ostrom sai...

Girls’ swimming on track for section performance

Girls’ swimming on track for section performance

Carter Green and Carter Green
November 8, 2012
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Individuals, relays shone at preliminary sections   After successful performances at sectional preliminaries, the swim team will compete in the class 6A section finals at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at St. Catherine University. Despite competing in one of the toughest sections in the state, the team...

Swimming into postseason

Swimming into postseason

Zack Gilbert Burke, Features Editor
November 5, 2012
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Team looks ahead to sections, State After breaking all of the relay pool records on the board, the 7-1 girls’ swim team prepares for sections and State. Senior Alex Pasquale said the reason for time drops is the relations between teammates. “As a small team, we all know each others times an...

Football gears up for first section game

Artis Curiskis, Minor Staffer
October 23, 2012
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Park hopes to begin playoff run with first round at home versus Bloomington-Kennedy   Tonight could be the last time the stadium’s lights will shine on Park athletics until spring sports begin as the Orioles get set to host the Bloomington Kennedy Eagles in the first round of the section ...

Girls swimming flies to a win

Hannah Broderson, Opinions Editor
October 17, 2012
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Team finishes regular season with a conference win The girls’ swim team finished their regular season with a 56–41 win against Irondale Oct. 16. According to senior captain Gillian McCuistion it was a great meet to end the season with and it was a confidence boost for the girls going into s...

Boys’ soccer heads to section finals

Boys’ soccer heads to section finals

Sarah Brandt
October 15, 2012
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After two close victories in sudden death overtime, the boys' team advances to the 6AA section finals game. The team beat Robbinsdale Armstrong High School in the quarterfinals Oct. 11 and Wayzata High School Oct. 13. The next game will be against Minneapolis South High School at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Roosevelt...

Cross-country on pace for strong conference performance

Noah Betz-Richman, Minor Staffer
October 12, 2012
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Boys’ team builds on summer training to improve on last season For the first time since 2009, the boys’ cross-country team is expected to place second at the North Suburban Conference Championships taking place Oct. 16. Park will face eight other teams at the conference meet. Based of the team’...

Soccer heads to sections

Brenna Cook and Sarah Brandt
October 11, 2012
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Teams begin playoffs As the varsity boys' and girls’ soccer team reaches the ends of its season, they looks to achieve in state sections. The boys' team will play against Armstrong in its first game of sections at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at home. The girls' team will also play against Armstrong at 7 p.m...

Near-perfect boys’ team looks to playoffs

Josh Scal, Staff Writer
October 8, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports

Soccer looks to regroup after tough first loss   The last time the boys’ soccer team finished the regular season with one loss was in 2007, when they didn’t make it out of the section playoffs. This year, they strive for a vastly different result. Head coach Chato Alvarado said he ...

Swimming for success

Dylan Scott, Photo Editor
September 20, 2012
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Park girls’ swim team moves past BSM loss and works towards dominance Clad in swim caps and goggles, the girls’ swim team laughs and jokes on the pool deck in between head coach Jake Schwietering’s instructions. It may seem like another day at the pool but for them it’s another day of hard ...

Girls’ soccer hopes for strong end of season

Noah Betz-Richman, Writer
September 20, 2012
Filed under Fall Sports

Team believes it can build on early losses   After a slow start to the season, the girls’ varsity soccer team hopes to improve. They currently have a record of 3-5-1. Senior captain Lauren Miller said she thinks one problem the team has is low morale. “I think we need to work on ju...

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