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Junior makes school tennis history

Junior makes school tennis history

Jonah Kupritz
October 28, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

According to girls’ tennis coach Dave Breitenbucher, one of the greatest feats in Park athletics will take place as junior Natalie Lorentz becomes the first student — male or female — to play in the state tennis tournament “It’s actually one of the most incredible things that I think has happened i...

Team grows closer

Team grows closer

Jane Anderson
October 23, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports

According to junior Taylor Ewald, varsity volleyball members stay close friends because of activities they do together, such as pasta parties and other social events. “We went to Calhoun over the summer and then we’re going to ValleySCARE as a varsity team. We have pasta parties. We went to...

Orioles’ season lacks spark

Orioles’ season lacks spark

Ethan Brown
October 20, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports

As senior captain Kyle Redelsheimer looks back on his last high school football season, he said defensive strength could’ve been the key to extending their season. "I hope it's not my last game," Redelsheimer said. "I'm going to be as focused as I can going into the game." Redelsheimer said h...

Opportunity knocks for coaches

Opportunity knocks for coaches

Max Kent
October 19, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports

Athletic director Andy Ewald said the experience and knowledge shown during the application process made it easy for the department to assign new head coaching positions in baseball, boys’ lacrosse and boys’ golf. According to Ewald, Brian Kelly and Chris Buxby will coach the baseball and boy...

Pool to receive new ventilation system

Pool to receive new ventilation system

Sari Hattis
October 14, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports

As sophomore Nicole Sanford neared the end of her two-hour swim practice, she said she struggled to breathe due to the air quality in the pool area. Without a proper way to circulate air in an indoor pool area, irritants known as chloramines build up and can cause poor air quality, which can lead...

Girls’ tennis hosts doubles tournament

Girls’ tennis hosts doubles tournament

Paige Steward
October 12, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports

Players and staff members grabbed their rackets and hit the courts to participate in the girls’ tennis fundraiser. According to junior captain Natalie Lorentz, the team hosted a doubles tennis tournament to raise money for the school. “I participated in the tournament with my dad,” Lorent...

Senior night leads to victory

Senior night leads to victory

Brigid Duffy
October 8, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports

The girls’ swim team claimed victory against long-time rival Benilde St. Margaret’s on Park’s senior night Oct. 1 with a score of 56-38. According to freshman Grace Steffy, positive energy on senior night helped the team push itself to beat Benilde. “I think because it was senior night, w...

Girls’ volleyball strives for success

Girls’ volleyball strives for success

Jane Anderson
September 24, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Volleyball keeps a winning record during its first games because of a more relaxed atmosphere, according to varsity coach Whitney Meierotto. The varsity team’s current record is 7-4. This includes a 2-2 record in their tournament Sept. 11-12 at Visitation High School and a 5-2 regular season game...

Swimmers go head to head

Swimmers go head to head

Brigid Duffy
September 24, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports

The girls’ swim team had their first conference meet against Chaska. Fierce competition arose and despite a close loss, the girls had anticipated a competitive meet and were satisfied with the results, according to junior Ellen Schempp. According to head coach Joe Yaeger, the team expected to be very compet...

Prehab before rehab

Prehab before rehab

Mara Bacig
September 24, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports

Many high school athletes turn to strength and conditioning to keep them in shape and injury-free for their high school sports while in the off season, according to head coach Jessica Gust. Gust said she has been running the program since 2010 and helps students reach their fitness goals while ...

Girls’ soccer wins first conference game

Girls’ soccer wins first conference game

Alec Pittman
September 22, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Malaika Bigrinavyi moves swiftly up the field as Rafferty Kugler races to support her. Kugler sends it to the back of the net with help from Birgrindavyi, scoring as a team. The girls’ soccer team had a very tough pre-season, according to head coach Benjy Kent. The girls played five non-confere...

Cross country sets pace for season

Cross country sets pace for season

Sam Crary
September 21, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports

Junior captain Jackson Sokolowski paced himself as he reached the last stretch of the race. With an open trail ahead of him, he dashed through the finish line of the first meet of the year. Sokolowski won his race Sept. 12 in Basset Creek and was part of the 11 Park runners who won awards. “W...

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