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Girls’ Golf banquet looks back on the season thus far

Girls’ Golf banquet looks back on the season thus far

Jacob Stillman
May 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring sports, Uncategorized

With sections still to come for the girls’ varsity golf team, the team had its celebratory banquet at Wolfe Park Pavilion May 23. Junior varsity player Julia Austad said although it is a little different having the banquet before the season is fully over, it must be before school is out to ensure maximum attendance. “We cannot cel...

JV team remains despite low numbers

JV team remains despite low numbers

Alec Pittman and Atticus Raasch
March 23, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring sports

Questioning the future of the boys’ tennis program, senior captain Oscar Laing said he feels relieved Park will have a JV team. “I feel a little better, if we don't have a JV team it’ll be tough to get kids (to come) back,” Laing said. “(Players) are going to lose interest.” Head coach ...

Athletes weigh nutrition options

Atticus Raasch
February 9, 2017
Filed under Sports

Preparing for an important tournament, junior volleyball player Ella Trotter loads up on proteins to give her energy throughout the entire day. Trotter said she often prioritizes proteins over carbohydrates in her diet. “I think proteins are a little more important (than carbs),” Trotter said. “T...

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...

Eating greens improves performance

Samyu Yenamandra
October 27, 2016
Filed under Sports

It can be hard for student athletes to maintain a sufficient diet, according to registered dietician Alyssa O’Brien, but O’Brien said eating right is necessary for athletes. “(Eating right) will give you nutrients to support energy and endurance to sustain energy during a game. You need to get ...

Girls’ soccer clinches conference title

Girls’ soccer clinches conference title

Lukas Levin, Elise Riley, and Sam St. Clair
October 10, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports

After beating Benilde-St. Margaret’s, the other contender for the Metro West Conference title, the girls’ varsity soccer team claimed conference champs Oct. 6, according to assistant coach Brad Brubaker. According Brubaker, the team had been anticipating and preparing for the game after a seri...

Girls’ tennis midseason review

October 3, 2016
Filed under Video

Softball player represents school, state

Softball player represents school, state

Jackson Eilers
December 3, 2015
Filed under Spring sports

Senior Mackenzie Evenson said she trains for softball all year, while her practice lasts from spring to fall, one of the major reasons she think she was selected for the softball national team. Evenson said she was selected from all Midwest high school softball players to play for the Team Max Bat ...

Girls’ swimming advances at state

Girls’ swimming advances at state

Brigid Duffy
November 26, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports

Tensions were high as the girls’ swim team walked into the University of Minnesota Aquatic center Nov. 19, going head to head with the top swimmers and teams in the state. According to coach Joe Yaeger, the team expected a high outcome after sending multiple swimmers in multiple events to the sta...

Junior makes school tennis history

Junior makes school tennis history

Jonah Kupritz
October 28, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

According to girls’ tennis coach Dave Breitenbucher, one of the greatest feats in Park athletics will take place as junior Natalie Lorentz becomes the first student — male or female — to play in the state tennis tournament “It’s actually one of the most incredible things that I think has happened i...

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