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Football modifies defensive structure

Football modifies defensive structure

Ethan Brown
September 14, 2015
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Junior quarterback Logan Romero laces his cleats and grabs his helmet before heading to the field. Orioles football is in full swing. Romero said he wants to improve on the team’s 5-5 record from the 2014 football season. With eight new faces on varsity, Romero said this year’s game plan wi...

Girls’ tennis team works to build the love

Girls’ tennis team works to build the love

Paige Steward
September 10, 2015
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Twice a week the girls’ tennis team went out to the courts to work on their aggressive swings and serves to make up for the loss of nine seniors last year. Junior captain Natalie Lorentz said she is excited about the season and becoming a lead role for the team. She said she can’t wait to help h...

Team adapts to challenges

Team adapts to challenges

Alec Pittman
September 10, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Fatigue sets in as the girls recover from another offensive attack from the opposing team, but their practice prepared them for this, according to head coach Benjy Kent. Kent added that a difficult season faces the girls this year. He said the girls play many excellent teams in their conference ...

Team sets up for new season

Team sets up for new season

Jane Anderson
September 3, 2015
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As summer comes to an end, the volleyball girls begin to work as a team and individually to move past the difficulties of last year so they can succeed, according to varsity coach Whitney Meierotto. Meierotto said one way the team is working on improving its skills is learning from their mistakes...

Stadium renovations to be finalized

Stadium renovations to be finalized

Joe Brandel
September 3, 2015
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While students are busy enjoying their summer, the athletics office works hard taking advantage of the grant the school received last winter, according to athletic director Andy Ewald. Hennepin Youth Sports Program chose Park as one of 13 capital grant recipients, receiving $121,000 to improve cond...

Team communication solid into new season

Team communication solid into new season

Neda Salamzadeh
September 2, 2015
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The boys’ soccer team takes to the field with new players, increased technical skill and a highly competitive conference, according to head coach Chato Alvarado. Despite the loss of 10 seniors, Alvarado said he is not worried about the success of the team this season. “Every year we lose ...

Swimmers aim to place higher in conference

Swimmers aim to place higher in conference

Brigid Duffy
September 1, 2015
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After losing eight seniors, swim team members are ready to step forward and take on new challenges, according to coach Joe Yaeger. Yaeger said the team dynamic will shift because of the loss of many seniors who were stellar performers. He said he looks forward to watching the team step up to the challeng...

Swimming excels at state meet

Swimming excels at state meet

Emily Tifft
December 19, 2014
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As sophomore varsity swimmer Sydney Hall swam in her last state meet event of the year, she realized it was her last chance to swim with some of the seniors from the team she had been swimming with for years. Sophomore Kailey DeLozier, Hall, junior Neda Salamzadeh, senior Natalie Sandford, and sen...

Girls’ swimming excels at state meet

Girls’ swimming excels at state meet

Emily Tifft
November 15, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Tension rises as varsity swimmers sophomore Kailey DeLozier, sophomore Sydney Hall, junior Neda Salamzadeh, senior Natalie Sandford, and senior Emmi Zheng race in their last state meet event for a hopeful high placement. Assistant swimming coach Amanda Forsberg said the team placed 14th with a time...

Girls’ swimming thrives at sections

Sara Tifft
November 10, 2014
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Eighteen girls from the Park swim team competed in the section meet showing drastic improvement from last year, according to head coach Joe Yaeger. The meet was Nov. 7 and 8 at the Edina High School. Only some swimmers moved on to the second day of the meet. Yaeger said he is very impressed by...

Girls’ swimming prepares for sections

Girls’ swimming prepares for sections

Emily Tifft
November 6, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports

After three months of practices, the Girls’ swimming team is finally ready for its sections meet where they will be swimming to go to state, according to head coach Joe Yaeger. Yaeger said he has high expectations for the team and hopes they succeed in the meet. “I expect good swims from all...

Girls’ tennis finishes up season

Girls’ tennis finishes up season

Jackson Eilers
October 23, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports

At the end of the first year in the new conference, the girls’ tennis team played its last match against Benilde, finishing fourth out of eight teams in conference. Carey Hermanson, the girls’ varsity head coach, said she is happy about the new conference and about how the season finished up. “I...

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