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Football team prepared for home opener

Football team prepared for home opener

Sam Birnberg, Adam Johnson, and Jacob Stillman
September 8, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

Park football head coach Ben Wolfe said he feels excited heading into the team’s home opener versus the Robbinsdale-Armstrong Falcons. “Personally, I feel confident. I think we have a good opportunity to go beat a good team. We are excited for playing at home,” Wolfe said. Park’s defensi...

Boys’ soccer uses same fundraiser

Sydney Hall
September 6, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports

This year isn’t the first time boys’ soccer has used Chipotle for a fundraiser, according to senior and boys’ soccer captain Daniel Decker. “We’ve used Chipotle this past year and the year before,” Decker said. “I actually think we’ve used it every year since I’ve been on the te...

Girls’ soccer emphasizes preseason play

Girls’ soccer emphasizes preseason play

Alec Pittman
August 30, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Senior girls’ soccer captain Mei Li Liss looks forward to playing the majority of her team’s season in the newly updated stadium. Liss said she feels excited about seeing old teammates as well as welcoming new girls to the team. “Personally I am very excited for this season because I am ...

Swimmers anticipate renovated pool

Swimmers anticipate renovated pool

Mimi Fhima
August 26, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

According to girls’ swimming head coach Joe Yaeger, after several complaints about the high school swimming pool last year, the school renovated the air ventilation system over the summer. “The air ventilation system in the ceiling has dropped down. So there’s new pipes and the old ventilati...

Girls’ volleyball raises expectations

Girls’ volleyball raises expectations

Alex Balfour
August 24, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Junior Ella Trotter anticipates increased pressures on the volleyball team as players face higher expectations than in previous seasons.   Varsity head coach Whitney Meierotto said as she returns for her second year of coaching, she  looks forward to a more intense season. “I’m excited be...

Athletic office begins fall scheduling

Max Kent
December 9, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports

As the winter sports season begins, athletic director Andy Ewald said preparations for next fall season begin with the scheduling of competitions for fall sports. “Each sport gets a conference schedule that they have to play, but after there is room to schedule non-conference contests,” Ewal...

Girls’ swimming advances at state

Girls’ swimming advances at state

Brigid Duffy
November 26, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports

Tensions were high as the girls’ swim team walked into the University of Minnesota Aquatic center Nov. 19, going head to head with the top swimmers and teams in the state. According to coach Joe Yaeger, the team expected a high outcome after sending multiple swimmers in multiple events to the sta...

New section leads to postseason success

New section leads to postseason success

Joe Brandel
November 18, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports

Despite the lack of a diving team, the girls’ swim team placed second in the 2A sections meet. The team advanced swimmers in nine events to the state meet Nov. 19-20 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Junior Kailey DeLozier said she was impressed with the team’s performance and its ...

Girls’ swimming aims to advance to state

Girls’ swimming aims to advance to state

Brigid Duffy
November 12, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports

The girls’ swim team recently switched from a AA to A Section and anticipates a close sections meet. Because of this, the team hopes to advance more swimmers to the State meet. Junior Kailey DeLozier said the more even competition the team will face is exciting. “I am looking for...

Benefit of being benched

Benefit of being benched

Hannah Goldenberg
November 10, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports

Upon graduating from the local Jewish day school, I was known as the soccer star. I was the fastest girl in the grade and regarded by most as very athletic. When I made the decision to attend Park freshman year, I had no doubt I would make the varsity team. To me, it all made sense: Park was a small...

Girls’ volleyball ends season with winning record

Girls’ volleyball ends season with winning record

Jane Anderson
November 9, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports

According to senior captain Mackenzie Evenson, the varsity volleyball team performed a lot better than last year, leaving with a season record of 16-11. “The season went really well; it's been the best in like 20 years,” Evenson said. Junior Taylor Ewald said she thinks the varsity coach, Whitn...

Runners complete final laps

Runners complete final laps

Sam Crary
November 8, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports

Sophomore runner Megan Perkins trudged through the finish line at the cross country sections race as the sleet cascaded down. According to Perkins, the team performed well at the race despite poor weather, demonstrating that they are competitors to the other teams. “Considering that it was slee...

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