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Senior commits to play Division I hockey

Senior commits to play Division I hockey

Nicole Sanford
May 22, 2017
Filed under Profiles, Sports, Student Profiles, Winter sports

After announcing his Division I college commitment to the University of Alabama-Huntsville, senior Bauer Neudecker said he felt as though he finally achieved a lifelong goal. “I knew that for a really long time that I’ve wanted to (play hockey in college), so I’ve always been working for it,...

Boys’ basketball beats Washburn in Section playoffs

Boys’ basketball beats Washburn in Section playoffs

Genesis Buckhalton and Alyssa LeMay
March 9, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter sports

With less than a second left in the second half, Park regained possession as the buzzer sounded having won their first Section playoff game. Park boys’ basketball won their March 8 Section 6AAAA playoff game against Washburn 61-59. Park is the fourth seed in the Section; Washburn was number fiv...

Nordic skiers condition through various methods

Nordic skiers condition through various methods

Alec Pittman and Atticus Raasch
March 6, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Exchanging her ski poles for a lacrosse stick, junior Annie Van-Pilsum Johnson stays in shape by playing sports throughout the year other than nordic. According to Van-Pilsum Johnson, she spends time playing lacrosse and conditioning by herself. “To stay in shape during the offseason I love to lif...

Senior skier competes at State

Senior skier competes at State

Alec Pittman and Atticus Raasch
March 6, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Waking up the morning of his final State meet with walking pneumonia, senior nordic captain Jackson Sokolowski contemplated if he should compete or not. According to Sokolowski, he decided to race because it was his final season on the team. “I was feeling really sick the morning of State but ...

Swimmers end season on state podium

Swimmers end season on state podium

Kirby Goodman
March 6, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter sports

Four Park swimmers competed in the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Swimming and Diving state championships March 3 and 4 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. The results from the competition’s finals are below: 200-yard medley relay: Senior Nils Rykken, senior Nate ...

Injuries set back gymnastics team

Injuries set back gymnastics team

Izzy Leviton, Maddie Lund, Hanna Schechter, and Samyu Yenamandra
March 6, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

The gymnastics team placed fifth at Sections this year and as senior gymnast Audrey Scalici reflects on her last Sections meet, she feels satisfied with the team’s performance and supportive energy. “It was definitely a really good meet for our whole team. I think it was a really fun meet too and...

Boys’ basketball defeats Cooper

Boys’ basketball defeats Cooper

Genesis Buckhalton and Alyssa LeMay
March 6, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

The Park boys’ basketball beat Cooper 61-57 on senior night, bringing its record to 13-12. Coach Dave Breitenbucher said the team had a rough start but pulled it together by working as a team. “I don’t think we were transitioning, pushing the ball up the court like we could've in the beginni...

Neudecker nominated for statewide honor

Neudecker nominated for statewide honor

Raphy Gendler
March 1, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Winter sports

Chants of “Mr. Hockey” erupted from the student section after senior hockey captain Bauer Neudecker scored a power play goal against Benilde Feb. 16 — the same day he was announced as a nominee for the state’s top hockey award. The Minnesota Minutemen announced Neudecker as one of 10 nominees...

Park loses to Edina in Section semifinals

Park loses to Edina in Section semifinals

Amaia Barajas, Alexis Machoka, and Amber Tran
March 1, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

As junior Jonny Sorenson laced up his skates for the semifinals game against Edina, he didn’t know it was the last time this group of players would play together. Sorenson said the team was excited to qualify for the Section 6AA semifinal, but kept in mind the game would be tough. “We knew they would...

Four Park swimmers qualify for State

Four Park swimmers qualify for State

Kirby Goodman
February 28, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter sports

When goal-setting for his second career State meet, senior captain Nils Rykken said enjoying his last experience is a high school swimmer is his main aim. “For me, the main goal is just to have fun because this is my last time around,” Rykken said. “I want to remember this.” According...

Photo gallery: Boys’ basketball defeats Benilde

Photo gallery: Boys’ basketball defeats Benilde

Ethan Brown
February 24, 2017
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized, Winter sports

Park defeated its across-town rivals, the Benilde St. Margarets Red Knights 77-57 Feb. 24. The victory, in which Park led the entire game, was the Orioles' second straight win.  

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