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Park softball wins first game against Chaska

Park softball wins first game against Chaska

Max Bechtold
April 28, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring sports

On Thursday night, the Park softball team took their first victory against Chaska and third victory of the season — the final score was 6-3 after a grand slam by senior captain Anya Lindell Paulson put Park in the lead, according to head coach Bobby Crumpton. “The sixth inning score was 2-2, there wer...

Athletic department hosts Spring Athletic Education Night

Athletic department hosts Spring Athletic Education Night

Amaia Barajas and Alexis Machoka
April 26, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring sports

As the spring season continues, athletic director Andy Ewald said students and families need more information about sports at the high school and beyond. “Part of what (the athletic department wants) to do is provide education and resources,” Ewald said. According to Ewald, the athletic de...

Boys’ lacrosse suffers loss to Benilde

Boys’ lacrosse suffers loss to Benilde

Genesis Buckhalton and Alyssa Lemay
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring sports

Senior goalkeeper Benji Wyberg faces off against Benilde players trying to shoot on him, a Red Knight gets past the defense and shoots but the ball is immediately caught by Wyberg’s goalie stick. Following a 4-19 loss to Benilde St. Margaret's, offensive coordinator Jon Carlson said the scoreboard ...

Girls’ softball loses first game to Bloomington-Jefferson

Girls’ softball loses first game to Bloomington-Jefferson

Maximilion Bechtold
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring sports

The girl’s softball team lost their first game of the season against Bloomington-Jefferson, the final score was 0-15. Despite their loss, Park players are looking to solve mistakes they made during the game. Sophomore varsity player Savannah Romero said the team wasn’t ready for the game, and ...

Track team excels against elite opposition

Track team excels against elite opposition

William Phelan and Jacob Stillman
April 21, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring sports

After taking third place at a home invitational, head coach Richard Keith said the track team benefitted from a higher level of competition. “By competing against teams such as Edina and Wayzata, the boys got a taste of what it will be like to run at Sections and State,” Richard Keith said. ...

Girls’ golf preps for first conference match

Girls’ golf preps for first conference match

Sophie Yarosh and Alex Balfour
April 19, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring sports

As junior golf player Julia Austad reflects on the dual match against Benilde-St. Margaret’s April 13, she said the match felt pretty even, but the weather posed a challenge. “Because it was raining, the course was super damp, so when you would hit the ball (it) wouldn’t roll as much as y...

Girls’ ultimate team prepares for out-of-state tournament

Girls’ ultimate team prepares for out-of-state tournament

Samyu Yenamandra, Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring sports

According to senior Ellie Cook, the tournament is called the Madison Mudbath tournament and the team will benefit from the longer trip. “We are going to the Madison Mudbath tournament on April 28th,” Cook said. “It’s cool because I think the whole team is going. We also get to travel togethe...

Baseball trip creates spring training experience

Baseball trip creates spring training experience

Adam Johnson
April 17, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring sports

The park baseball tradition to travel to Arizona for spring training is being kept alive by varsity coach Brian Kelly, despite being canceled for several prior seasons. Kelly said he feels the continuation of the trip is important for the team's success. “When I was hired before last season it was...

Baseball team to take field at U.S. Bank Stadium

Baseball team to take field at U.S. Bank Stadium

William Phelan
April 13, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring sports

The varsity baseball team will open their conference play with a game at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings. According to head coach Brian Kelly, the team was elated to hear they would get the chance to kick off their conference schedule at such a grand venue. “We are all excited...

Boys’ tennis loses first match to Hopkins

Boys’ tennis loses first match to Hopkins

Alec Pittman and Atticus Raasch
April 12, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring sports

Losing to Hopkins 1-6 and Mound Westonka 3-4, boys’ tennis head coach David Breitenbucher said he thinks the team performed well given how little practice it had. “The preparation, with spring break being when it was and our first match being last week, there wasn’t a lot of team prep time that we ha...

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