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Freshman exhibits passion for golf

Freshman exhibits passion for golf

Maddie Lund and Hanna Schechter
June 1, 2017
Filed under Profiles, Spring sports, Student Profiles, Uncategorized

Freshman Charlie Harper said he has been playing golf since he was three years old and decided to join the St. Louis Park boys’ team for more golfing experience. “My parents and my grandparents all play golf,” Harper said. “(I joined the team) because we get to play more and I didn’t get ...

Boys’ tennis focuses on future leadership

Boys’ tennis focuses on future leadership

Alec Pittman and Atticus Raasch
June 1, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring sports

Looking back on how much the players improved over the season, head coach David Breitenbucher said he feels the seniors had a big impact on the attitude of the team. “Oscar Laing was captain with Adam (Johnson) and Oscar always came to practice everyday with a good attitude. Oscar is great and has...

Rain fails to dampen golfing spirit

Rain fails to dampen golfing spirit

Hanna Schechter and Maddie Lund
May 10, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

According to boy’s golf head coach Mike Okey, the team has cancelled more practices and matches due to weather in the last few weeks than they did during the entire season last year. Junior captain Billy Nicholls said the rainy weather, by canceling practices, is influencing the team’s attitude....

Girls’ lacrosse wins first game of the season

Girls’ lacrosse wins first game of the season

Malaika Bigirindavyi, Genesis Buckhalton, and Alyssa LeMay
May 9, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring sports

With just a couple of seconds left in the second half and the excitement building up in the team, freshman Sarah McCallon said the players felt very excited when they realized this game would be their first win of the season. The girls’ lacrosse team beat St. Croix Preparatory Academy 18-5. May. 2...

Boys’ tennis grows through losses

Boys’ tennis grows through losses

Alec Pittman and Atticus Raasch
May 5, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring sports

Despite a 1-7 record to start to the season, senior captain Oscar Laing said he remains hopeful that the team will pull through before the end of the school year. “Even though we didn't win the first few matches, I felt OK because I know we are a very young team with a lot of potential,” Lain...

Park softball wins first game against Chaska

Park softball wins first game against Chaska

Max Bechtold
April 28, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring sports

On Thursday night, the Park softball team took their first victory against Chaska and third victory of the season — the final score was 6-3 after a grand slam by senior captain Anya Lindell Paulson put Park in the lead, according to head coach Bobby Crumpton. “The sixth inning score was 2-2, there wer...

Athletic department hosts Spring Athletic Education Night

Athletic department hosts Spring Athletic Education Night

Amaia Barajas and Alexis Machoka
April 26, 2017
Filed under Sports, Spring sports

As the spring season continues, athletic director Andy Ewald said students and families need more information about sports at the high school and beyond. “Part of what (the athletic department wants) to do is provide education and resources,” Ewald said. According to Ewald, the athletic de...

Boys’ lacrosse suffers loss to Benilde

Boys’ lacrosse suffers loss to Benilde

Genesis Buckhalton and Alyssa Lemay
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring sports

Senior goalkeeper Benji Wyberg faces off against Benilde players trying to shoot on him, a Red Knight gets past the defense and shoots but the ball is immediately caught by Wyberg’s goalie stick. Following a 4-19 loss to Benilde St. Margaret's, offensive coordinator Jon Carlson said the scoreboard ...

Boys’ tennis loses first match to Hopkins

Boys’ tennis loses first match to Hopkins

Alec Pittman and Atticus Raasch
April 12, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring sports

Losing to Hopkins 1-6 and Mound Westonka 3-4, boys’ tennis head coach David Breitenbucher said he thinks the team performed well given how little practice it had. “The preparation, with spring break being when it was and our first match being last week, there wasn’t a lot of team prep time that we ha...

Meet the Athlete: Carly Livingston

Meet the Athlete: Carly Livingston

Alex Balfour
April 5, 2017
Filed under Meet the Athlete

When did you start playing golf? (I started playing) the winter of eighth grade. Why did you decide to play ? My uncle really liked (golf) and he wanted someone to play with so I decided to pick it up. How many years have you been a golf captain? (This is) my first year. What are you looking f...

Boys’ golf team made up of younger players

Boys’ golf team made up of younger players

Maddie Lund and Hanna Schechter
April 3, 2017
Filed under Spring sports

Junior boys’ golf captain Billy Nicholls said he is excited to work with the incoming golfers and teach them new skills.   “I’m looking forward to getting back out there and competing again (and) to get back on the course and practice with everybody,” Nicholls said. According to Nichol...

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