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Swimmers make Section finals

Swimmers make Section finals

Kirby Goodman
February 24, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Three Park relay teams and nine individuals qualified for Section finals Feb. 23. Section finals take place 1 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Art Downy Aquatic Center in Edina. Relay team qualifiers: 200 medley relay placed third with a time of 1:43.62, including freshman Will Schwietering, freshman Will Matth...

Boys’ hockey beats Benilde in first Sections game

Boys’ hockey beats Benilde in first Sections game

Raphy Gendler
February 24, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

After losing 4-1 to Benilde in the team's last regular season game Feb. 16, the boys' hockey team picked up a big win when it counted most, beating Benilde 5-3 Feb. 23. Senior captain Bauer Neudecker, fresh off a nomination for Minnesota Mr. Hockey, scored his 40th goal of the season to tie the game...

Boys’ swim team prepares to compete in Section finals

Boys’ swim team prepares to compete in Section finals

Yonah Davis
February 23, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

After weeks of practice, the boys’ swim team feels excited to compete in Section finals. There are two days of competition at Sections, according to coach Amanda Forsberg. On Thursday, the first day, all swimmers compete and on Saturday the top 16 swimmers have a chance to compete. “Day on...

Neudecker reminisces on Park career

Neudecker reminisces on Park career

Amaia Barajas and Alexis Machoka
February 16, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Near the end of the first period of his Feb. 7 game against Chanhassen, senior Bauer Neudecker scored the game’s first goal. He said it was a good start to one of his last games. According to the MN Hockey Hub, Neudecker averages about 3 points per game and has scored  99 goals in his career. He said it was surreal for him to be putting ...

Nordic ends season on high note

Nordic ends season on high note

Alec Pittman and Atticus Raasch
February 15, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter sports

Racing through the finish line with ease, senior nordic captain Jackson Sokolowski clinched first place at conference and earned a State qualifying time at Sections. Sokolowski said he was pleased with the team’s performance at recent conference meets held Feb. 1 and Feb. 3. “I think the ...

Boys’ swim team prepares for section finals

Boys’ swim team prepares for section finals

Yonah Davis
February 13, 2017
Filed under Winter sports

When senior swim team captain Nils Rykken prepares to taper, he looks forward to taking a break from intense swim practice. “It’s always nice because it's much less difficult than the rest of the season, so people usually like it more,” Rykken said. Boys’ swim coach Joe Yeager said tapers ...

Goalie receives nomination for top award

Goalie receives nomination for top award

Sam Birnberg, William Phelan, and Jacob Stillman
February 9, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Senior goalie Annika Carlander received a nomination for the Let’s Play Hockey Ms. Goalie of the Year award on Feb. 2. This season, Carlander has a .908 save percentage and has allowed 2.36 goals per game, according to Minnesota Hockey Hub. Park/Hopkins varsity head coach Chris Erickson said Carlander de...

Gymnasts prepare for Sections

Gymnasts prepare for Sections

Izzy Leviton and Samyu Yenamandra
February 9, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

As sophomore Savannah Romero practices for Sections after recovering from a foot injury, she reflects on both her own and her team’s improvement with their existing record of 2-4. “This year, personally, (Sections) is going to be hard coming back from an injury, but I have gotten some new skills t...

Girls’ basketball loses to Chanhassen

Girls’ basketball loses to Chanhassen

Esther Gendler, Yonit Krebs, Hannah Leff, and Hannah Wolk
February 9, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter sports

Senior captain Stephanie Reuter said the girls’ basketball team struggled to maintain its composure during its Feb. 7 game against Chanhassen. Park lost to the Chanhassen Storm 56-38, making its record 7-13. Assistant coach Chris Bjorgaard said the team needs to work on staying calm in stressf...

Seniors celebrate swimming careers

Seniors celebrate swimming careers

Kirby Goodman
February 6, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized, Winter sports

As senior captain Nate Stone reflects on his six swim seasons at Park, he recalls team bonding as his best memories. “The sleepovers stand out especially. All the time spent hanging out with the guys in general. Just being with the team,” Stone said. Stone said the end of his last high sc...

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