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Victory boosts confidence leading into rival game

Victory boosts confidence leading into rival game

Brigid Duffy
February 11, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

The boys’ hockey team’s 13-8 record created confidence for its upcoming game against longtime undefeated rival Benilde-St. Margaret’s, according to coach Terry Keseley. “For as long as I have been a coach we have never had so many wins. I am very confident that we will play up to Benilde...

Seniors commit to future athletic endeavors

Seniors commit to future athletic endeavors

Hannah Goldenberg and Shoshi Leviton
February 11, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

“I was in front on my own goal and a girl shot it, and I just completely caught it with my hands,” Hinz said. “I wasn’t a goalie but I caught it anyway, but then they got a penalty kick and missed it.”

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Team prepares for sections

Team prepares for sections

Jane Anderson
February 6, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

Ending the season with 11 wins, 13 loses and 1 tie, Park/Hopkins prepares for their first section game by working on personal skills, according to head varsity coach Chris Erickson. Erickson said the girls improved a lot on individual techniques. “I think the individual skills have gotten a lo...

Park drops conference matchup

Park drops conference matchup

Ethan Brown
January 24, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

Junior Josiah Morrow walked off the court as the buzzer rang, disappointed with Park’s second half performance in the team’s 77-70 loss against Chaska. Park led 44-34 going into the half, although Morrow, who scored five points according to Star Tribune, said the team’s defense must be stronger to hold its...

Young team races toward success

Young team races toward success

Mara Bacig
January 19, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

The boys’ swim team faces the advantages and challenges of a small team while also being the youngest team in St. Louis Park boys’ swimming history, according to head coach Amanda Forsberg. Forsberg said the team consists of four upperclassmen and three sophomores, while freshmen and middle sch...

Program spurs academic success

Program spurs academic success

Max Kent
January 16, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

  As a biology teacher and strength and conditioning coach, Jessica Gust said she never underestimates the importance of education for athletes. The High Flyers program offers selected athletes the opportunity of a higher quantity and specialization of workouts to the regular strength and...

Boys’ hockey organizes food drive

Boys’ hockey organizes food drive

Max Kent
January 13, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

  As the boys’ hockey team enters the second half of the season, the program continues to promote its food drive to support the local community during all home games. The program donates packaged and canned food to the Bird Feeder, a food shelf at the high school for students and fa...

Tournament generates team strength

Tournament generates team strength

Alec Pittman
January 12, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

Some students spend break sleeping in late and sipping hot chocolate while the girls’ basketball team rises early each morning for practice according to head coach Brian Massie. Massie said the team practiced hard over break and played a tournament in Fergus Falls Dec. 29-30. The team lost bo...

Orioles look toward Metro West

Orioles look toward Metro West

Ethan Brown
January 12, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

Junior Ryan Domres jogged down the court, wiping the sweat off his brow after making another jump shot in Park’s 76-59 win over Richfield Dec. 15, their first conference win of the 2015-16 season. Domres, Park’s leading scorer according to head coach David Breitenbucher, said he hopes to ex...

Annual tournament results in success

Annual tournament results in success

Brigid Duffy
January 11, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

The boys’ hockey team trekked to the annual Heritage Holiday Classic tournament to compete against high-performing teams, according to coach Terry Keseley. Keseley said the team exceeded expectations, placing second in the tournament Dec. 28-30. “In past years we were competing to not get last...

Winter sports updates

Winter sports updates

Joe Brandel
January 11, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

The girls’ basketball team has a current record of 4-7. The team has one senior and over half of the players are underclassmen. As of this year, girls’ hockey merged with Hopkins and plays under the Hopkins Royals uniform. The team has a record of 9-8. The gymnastics team is four meets into its season. Boys’ hockey has a record of 8-7. The nordic team had a busy start to its season. After waiting for snow, the team fit three meets into its schedule within four days.

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Girls’ hockey beats Benilde

Girls’ hockey beats Benilde

Jane Anderson
January 10, 2016
Filed under Winter sports

  Senior captain Elena Basill said she felt excited to finally beat Benilde 2-1 on Dec. 8 after losing to them since she started playing hockey for Park in eighth grade. “It felt really relieving and really good because we’ve never beat them before,” Basill said. “It was a com...

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