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Girls tennis preparing for a strong season

Girls tennis preparing for a strong season

Harry Steffenhagen
September 8, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports

Even though they have a new addition to their staff, the tennis coaches are ready to work their players. Carey Hermanson, one of the varsity coaches, remains prepared for the challenge. “We are being more intentional with our practices. We are improving our fitness; our conditioning has increased,”...

Boys’ soccer team kicks off new season

Boys’ soccer team kicks off new season

Allison Cramer
September 8, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports

Players trying out for the 2014 boy’s soccer team laughed and talked among themselves as they got dressed in their uniforms and warmed up with the soccer ball. At tryouts, senior Gabe Pimsler said he was looking forward to both the soccer playing and the good times enjoyed with teammates. “I...

Players hope to serve a great season

Players hope to serve a great season

Albie Sher
September 4, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Preparations began recently for this year's volleyball season, with players hoping for a fresh start. Michelle Fuller, the new high school volleyball coach, expressed excitement to work with the athletes. “With my first year I want to bring passion and excitement to the game,” Fuller said. Junior...

Football team touches down in new conference

Football team touches down in new conference

Kaylee Chamberlain
September 3, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports

The football team jumped into their season and began practice weeks ago preparing for the new conference as well as blending in younger players. Ben Wolfe, who is returning for his second year as head coach, said he feels confident about the upcoming season. “I’m excited for the players to reap...

New volleyball coach sets the team up for success

New volleyball coach sets the team up for success

Emily Tifft
September 3, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports

1) Why did you choose to coach volleyball at St. Louis Park? The conversation I had with your activities director made it a great fit. I believed in the vision that he had and I felt that he had an appreciation for the strengths that I can bring to the program and at the end of the day I felt that t...

Returning coach expects to make a splash in the upcoming season

Returning coach expects to make a splash in the upcoming season

Emily Tifft
September 3, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports

1) Why did you choose to coach swimming at St. Louis Park? Actually I have coached here before. I am returning back to the team. 2) What are your plans on helping to improve the team? I coached for five or six years with the girls, and I've been gone the last two years. I’m excited to be ba...

Young runners fuel teams future

Young runners fuel teams future

Sari Hattis
August 31, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports

With a team of many middle schoolers and a new conference,  the 2014 cross country team has high expectations. Rachel Hoffman, head coach for the past 10 years, said she does not know what to expect for the upcoming season. “Last season was an absolutely fabulous season, way better than what we expected,”...

Girls’ soccer shoots into new season

Girls’ soccer shoots into new season

Zoe Kedrowski
August 31, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

With 14 players returning to varsity, the girls’ soccer team looks forward to playing in a new conference and with younger players. According to senior captain Becca Brubaker, she looks forward to improving on and off the field. “We have a lot of returners and I want to improve our plays on...

Girl swimmers hope to splash through season together

Girl swimmers hope to splash through season together

Jonah Kupritz
August 31, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Now that they are in a more competitive conference, members of the 2014 girls’ swim team will need to put forth hard work and good teamwork skills to succeed, according to the captains. Senior Tati Yepes, captain, said she thinks it is important for swimmers to focus not only on improving their...

Girls’ head volleyball coach resigns

Girls’ head volleyball coach resigns

Suh Koller
December 11, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports

Only weeks after their season ended, some players were shocked when athletic director Andy Ewald told   them their head coach resigned. Girls’ volleyball head coach Mark Nelson met with Ewald for a postseason meeting Nov. 13. Ewald cited data privacy policies as the reason he could not comment....

Park football’s section run ends quickly

Park football’s section run ends quickly

Josh Mesick
October 24, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports

After a season of preparation for the games that could take the Orioles to the championship, the team was unable to progress past the first round. Entering the first sections game with a winless regular season record of 0-8, Park football was playing with nothing on the line according to junior Dunca...

Boys’ soccer ends positively

Boys’ soccer ends positively

Amira Warren
October 23, 2013
Filed under Fall Sports

The win against Cooper advanced Park to playoffs where the team lost against Wayzata 2-0. Sophomore midfielder Max Kent said it was a devastating loss. “I was torn. I’ve developed a good relationship with everyone and it’s sad to lose to a team we know we could have beat,” Kent said. Despite...

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