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Boys’ swimming places second at Sections

Boys’ swimming places second at Sections

Tobias Khabie

February 23, 2020

After Park boys’ swimming placed second at Sections Feb. 22, coach Amanda Forsberg said the team’s success was greater than she had anticipated. “They far exceeded my expectations. So it's been a great season, they put in the hard work and it paid off today,” Forsberg said. Park will ha...

Boys’ hockey season comes to an emotional close

Boys’ hockey season comes to an emotional close

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

February 21, 2020

After the Feb. 20 Sections loss to Cretin-Derham Hall, Park players gathered around each other on the ice in tears and in support of each other. Senior Will Pinney said the emotions were running high throughout the game. “They were a really good team. The energy on the ice was unreal. It definite...

Principal of five years resigns

Principal of five years resigns

Isabel Kjaer, Marta Hill, and Kaia Myers

February 16, 2020

Though the decision to resign was hard to make, Principal Scott Meyers said it was ultimately made easier because of the potential positive effects on his life.  “I'm going to miss being a part of almost 1,500 students' lives. It is a really important thing and I take it very seriously. I'll miss...

Boys’ basketball loses to top ranked team

Boys’ basketball loses to top ranked team

Claire Bargman

February 16, 2020

When playing against Minnehaha Academy and its nationally ranked player Jalen Suggs, coach David Breitenbucher said the plan was to keep him away from the basket.  “We tried to have a game plan to pack it in on Jalen (Suggs) who is their best player. We wanted to focus on making him an outside ...

Boys’ hockey celebrates senior night

Boys’ hockey celebrates senior night

Maggie Klaers and Marta Hill

February 15, 2020

As senior Alex Riley reflected on his last game at Park, he said it was a bittersweet experience. “It was kind of sad, but kind of cool to see everybody kind of saluting us and honoring us and almost like a little send off,” Riley said. “A little sad, especially since you've been playing hock...

Quiz bowl prepares for tournament

Quiz bowl prepares for tournament

Sam Swisher

February 14, 2020

Before the Quiz Bowl team competes Feb. 14, advisor Peter Dangerfield hopes the team will do well in the tournament so they can advance to the playoffs.  “My goal for this team is to finish in the top fifteen percent, which would definitely make the playoffs and then probably finish in the top...

Girls’ basketball pulls out a win after tight game

Girls’ basketball pulls out a win after tight game

Sofia Seewald and Maddie Schutte

February 9, 2020

After a close first half and some reinforcement from the coaches, senior and captain Shayla Miller said Park girls’ basketball stepped up and was able to win against Chanhassen Jan. 30 for the second time this season.  “We knew we were the more talented team, we just needed to play like we kn...

Boys’ hockey victorious despite prolonged time in penalty box

Boys’ hockey victorious despite prolonged time in penalty box

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

February 6, 2020

In the first two periods of the matchup against Chanhassen Feb. 6, Park boys’ hockey faced a tight battle, but after hitting the ice at the start of the third period, the team racked up a four-point lead.  According to junior Drew Boyum, even after a rough beginning to the game, a shift in the t...

Mental health club begins new semester

Mental health club begins new semester

Marta Hill

February 5, 2020

After attending the first SLP Mental health: Instigating Necessary Discussions meeting of the semester, senior Amelia Huebsch said the meeting was a nice break from the reality of school.  “It is just a chance to sort of calm yourself and collect yourself before you go to school. I think it real...

Hopkins/Park ends regular season with loss to Edina

Hopkins/Park ends regular season with loss to Edina

Anna Benishek

February 2, 2020

Senior and captain Sarah McCallon said her team put forth a great deal of effort during their final game of the regular season.  “Although it may not have reflected on the scoreboard, I think that overall it was a hard-fought battle,” McCallon said.  Junior and captain Erin Brousseau said ...

Park scores a victory after 14 years

Park scores a victory after 14 years

Sofia Seewald

February 1, 2020

After years of losses, junior and captain Kendall Coley said Park girls’ basketball fought hard to finally break its losing streak to Robbinsdale Cooper.  “We really came out in the second half and they came back on a run (and) tied up the game, but in the end we were the ones who played str...

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