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Sports dress codes create sense of unity

Alec Pittman
December 27, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

With an average of a game per week, the winter athletic teams commonly have dress codes for their day of competition, according to junior boys' swimmer Adam Recknagel. Recknagel said the dress codes he and the swim team take part in create a stronger team atmosphere while also showing an event takes...

Captain recognized for performances on ice

Captain recognized for performances on ice

Anna duSaire, William Phelan, and Amber Tran
December 22, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

On Dec. 6, Minnesota Hockey Hub announced Park senior captain Bauer Neudecker as a nominee for player of the week for the first week of the season. After tallying eight goals and four assists in his first three games of the season, Neudecker said he feels he started the season playing the way he wanted to. ...

Boys’ swimming season begins with three successful meets

Boys’ swimming season begins with three successful meets

Dani Orloff and Atticus Raasch
December 18, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

According to boys’ swimming varsity head coach Amanda Forsberg, the team has competed in two meets so far. “(The season has been) going really well. We are in the middle of our third week,” Forsberg said. “There was only one day in between (the relay and the invitational). I had them swimmi...

Nordic team prepares for first meet of the season

Nordic team prepares for first meet of the season

Amaia Barajas
December 14, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

According to head coach Doug Peterson, a lack of snow is common for the season but the Nordic team remains focused on getting on the snow. According to sophomore skier Cece Schmelze, off-season training is vital to performance during the season. “The stuff in the off-season, like when we don...

Park Basketball opens season with a win and a loss

Park Basketball opens season with a win and a loss

Adam Johnson and Sam Birnberg
December 9, 2016
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized, Winter sports

Park opened its season on Dec. 3 unchallenged against Roseville, winning 63-36. However, the Orioles fell short in their home opener, losing to Park Center by 14 points. Head coach David Breitenbucher said he feels the team played at a similar level between both games, however the outcomes of the games were d...

Girls’ basketball team starts season off right

Girls’ basketball team starts season off right

Samyu Yenamandra
December 8, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

As junior Kamil Mayfield looks forward to the coming games, she hopes for a good outcome for the varsity team because of the increased amount of experience under players' belts. “I think we’re going to have a better season than last year because we have more experience now,” Mayfield said. JV coach ...

Rec Center opens outdoor skating rink

Jacob Stillman
December 8, 2016
Filed under City Entertainment, Sports, Winter sports

Freshman Thomas Salamzadeh feels the open skate offered at the St. Louis Park Rec Center is a good way to bond and spend time with people. “(You can) skate with your buddies,” he said. “It brings the community together.” According to Jason Eisold, manager of the Rec Center, the opportunity to skate arou...

Nordic works on strength

Nordic works on strength

Amaia Barajas
December 4, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

According to junior captain Annie Van-Pilsum Johnson, as the new season rapidly approaches, the Nordic team prepares by roller skiing, running and circuit training. According to sophomore skier Anika Hanson, the pre-season training has been filled with hard preparation for their first meet. “We w...

Team aims to limit injuries

Team aims to limit injuries

Hannah Leff
November 28, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter sports

The girls’ varsity gymnastics team is ready for a challenging and successful season, according to head coach Gretchen Novack. Senior captain Talia Simonett said she feels eager for the season to start. “I'm actually really excited to see how the other girls are going to progress and excel and see how t...

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