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Boys’ golf team made up of younger players

Boys’ golf team made up of younger players

Maddie Lund and Hanna Schechter
April 3, 2017
Filed under Spring sports

Junior boys’ golf captain Billy Nicholls said he is excited to work with the incoming golfers and teach them new skills.   “I’m looking forward to getting back out there and competing again (and) to get back on the course and practice with everybody,” Nicholls said. According to Nichol...

Previous team progress fuels excitement

Previous team progress fuels excitement

Jane Anderson and Anna duSaire
March 30, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring sports

Senior captain Julien Shadle said in his final year on the team he looks forward to enjoying every moment with his teammates. “Just playing with the guys, having one last go around, just having fun,” Shadle said. “For myself (my goal is) just to grow as a leader and an athlete.” Head varsi...

Girls’ softball team hosts informational meeting

Girls’ softball team hosts informational meeting

Max Bechtold and Grace Farley
March 27, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring sports

According to the Park softball coaches, captains and players they are setting their goals high for the upcoming season. The team hosted an informational meeting March 6 to discuss the season. Varsity softball coach Bobby Crumpton said the season will begin March 13. “Tryouts will start M...

JV team remains despite low numbers

JV team remains despite low numbers

Alec Pittman and Atticus Raasch
March 23, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring sports

Questioning the future of the boys’ tennis program, senior captain Oscar Laing said he feels relieved Park will have a JV team. “I feel a little better, if we don't have a JV team it’ll be tough to get kids (to come) back,” Laing said. “(Players) are going to lose interest.” Head coach ...

Weather fails to deter track team

Weather fails to deter track team

William Phelan and Jacob Stillman
March 22, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring sports

Despite the recent dump of snow, Junior sprinter Peyton Morrison said the track team has been able to hold productive practices indoors. “It has been a good start to the season,” Morrison said. “We have been able to work on sprint mechanics and quick footwork in the gym, which will help set...

Girls’ golf holds informational meeting

Girls’ golf holds informational meeting

Elise Riley, Sophie Yarosh, and Alex Balfour
March 22, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring sports

According to assistant coach Joe Yaeger, the girls’ golf informational meeting March 16 served its purpose and prepared players for the first practice. “We talked about the schedule for the upcoming first couple weeks. We talked about the schedule at the end of the year,” Yaeger said. “We tal...

Captains practice builds team cooperation

Captains practice builds team cooperation

William Phelan and Jacob Stillman
March 15, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring sports, Uncategorized

According to senior captain Vince Callahan, the track team organizes captains practice with the hope of bringing athletes together and creating a more cohesive team atmosphere. “The main reason for organizing captain’s (practice) is to get that team feel and to get people bonded before the season st...

Girls’ golf swings into motion

Girls’ golf swings into motion

Alex Balfour, Sophie Yarosh, and Elise Riley
March 15, 2017
Filed under Spring sports

Girls’ golf will be holding an informational meeting March 16 to discuss season practices, apparel and what registration entails, according to junior captain Carly Livingston. Livingston said she encourages anyone interested to attend the meeting, no matter previous experience or skill. “G...

Girls’ softball team hosts informational meeting

Girls’ softball team hosts informational meeting

Max Bechtold
March 8, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring sports

Softball coaches, captains and players are setting goals for the upcoming season. The team hosted a meeting March 6 to discuss the season. Softball coach Bobby Crumpton said the season begins on March 13, and many players are signed up. “Tryouts will start March 13. We have 39 players that signed ...

Boys’ tennis seeks out new members

Boys’ tennis seeks out new members

Emma Kempf
March 6, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring sports

According to varsity tennis head coach David Breitenbucher, for the last several years, the boys’ tennis team has faced dwindling numbers. With the upcoming season, Breitenbucher said he encourages the team to reach out and recruit new players. He said it’s important to advocate for new play...

Lack of new synchro members creates struggle

Lack of new synchro members creates struggle

Dani Orloff and Sam Orloff
March 1, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring sports

As junior synchronized swimmer Savannah Kjaer prepares for the season, she said she feels the team lacks middle school swimmers who feed the program. Kjaer said she believes the low numbers are because of the abundance of spring sports available. “We aren’t getting as many middle school girls as ...

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