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Boys’ basketball falls to Benilde

Boys’ basketball falls to Benilde

Malaika Bigirindavyi, Genesis Buckhalton, and Alyssa LeMay
February 2, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Senior Mykal Howard’s missed three point attempt as the buzzer sounded ended the Park boys’ basketball team’s 59-57 loss to Benilde St. Margaret’s Jan. 31, a game where the Orioles lost a halftime lead. Head coach Dave Breitenbucher said the loss, which moves the team’s record to 7-9, was frustr...

Girls’ basketball combats sickness, beats Benilde

Girls’ basketball combats sickness, beats Benilde

Yonit Krebs and Hannah Leff
February 2, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

When sophomore Grace Wolgemuth huddled together with the girls’ basketball team on Tuesday before their game against Benilde, she couldn’t help but notice some players missing due to sickness. The Orioles beat the Benilde Red Knights 63-46, improving their record to 7-11. According to Wolgem...

Hockey players nominated for Player of the Week

Hockey players nominated for Player of the Week

Hadeal Rizeq
January 31, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

In addition to accomplishing its 14-6 record so far this season, the boys’ varsity hockey team is also celebrating three Star Tribune Player of the Week nominations. Junior goaltender Atticus Raasch was recently nominated for the Star Tribune’s Minnesota Hockey Hub Player of the Week for Jan. 16-21. Raasch said he feels su...

Boys’ basketball seeks to rebound after loss

Boys’ basketball seeks to rebound after loss

Sam Birnberg and Adam Johnson
January 13, 2017
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized, Winter sports

Park aims to improve their 5-7 record with a win Jan. 13 against Edina. Senior captain Ryan Domres said Edina will provide a familiar challenge comparable to Wayzata. “As a whole we focused on clearing rebounds and disrupting shooters, as Edina is very similar to Wayzata,” Domres said. ...

Injury keeps gymnastics captain from participating

Injury keeps gymnastics captain from participating

Samyu Yenamandra
January 13, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

As the gymnastics season starts, senior captain Talia Simonett feels saddened over not being able to participate due to her current back injury. “Last season I found out that I had this injury and a couple months ago, right before school ended, found out that I no longer will be able to ever do gymna...

Ice fishing season begins

Jacob Stillman
January 12, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

According to junior Wyatt Christenson, the ice fishing season can start at different times each year for multiple reasons. “Ice fishing can start early, like late November, or it could start in late December, even January,” Christenson said. “(It) depends on how much ice you get or how cold it...

Duluth tournament benefits team on and off the ice

Duluth tournament benefits team on and off the ice

Anna DuSaire and William Phelan
January 12, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized, Winter sports

Junior captain Shea Pekarek said staying two nights in a hotel with his teammates allowed them to grow closer. “Going to an out-of-town tournament gives the team an opportunity to learn and become closer to all of our teammates,” Pekarek said. “Doing different activities and always being together ...

Central gymnasium receives new floor

Central gymnasium receives new floor

Hannah Leff
January 10, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

When senior gymnastics captain Kelly Knudsen entered the Central Community Center gymnasium Dec. 15, she was excited to see the floor had finally been replaced. According to Knudsen, at first some of the players didn’t like the new floor but have gotten used to it. “(The floor) was hard at fi...

How well do you know the Girls’ Basketball Team?

How well do you know the Girls’ Basketball Team?

Anna Albrecht
January 10, 2017
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized, Winter sports

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Nordic prepares for upcoming meet

Nordic prepares for upcoming meet

Amaia Barajas
January 8, 2017
Filed under Winter sports

The first meet of the season was last week and according to senior captain Jackson Sokolowski the team is prepared and ready for Mondays meet. Sokolowski said he has faith in the performance of the Nordic team at the upcoming meet. “I think we’re really prepared, a lot of people improved ove...

Underclassmen aid in boys’ swim team success

Underclassmen aid in boys’ swim team success

Dani Orloff and Atticus Raasch
January 8, 2017
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

When sophomore varsity swimmer Luke Anderson reflects on the boys’ swim team’s invite at University of Minnesota, he thought the team improved on performance in the pool and inclusion throughout the team. According to Anderson, the team placed fifth overall at its invite this past Saturday. He sai...

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