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Junior Owen Barnett is practicing  for his first year of high school volleyball on Mar. 28. The next boys volleyball game is Apr. 15 at 6 p.m.

Park volleyball is set

Ryan Moran, Staffer April 15, 2024

This year, Park enters the boys volleyball scene by sending kids to Hopkins to participate on their team. Many would think that two schools combining to make a sports team would be difficult. Despite that,...

Junior Josh Fink awaits the serve from Chanhassens boys tennis team Apr. 11. Park boys swung into the season with a tough loss against the Storm.

Chanhassen reigns over Park

Maya Nieves and Jeremy Eichten April 14, 2024

On a rainy day in Chanhassen, Park took on the Storm in a tennis meet to begin the season's competitions. Chanhassen sports have been doing well all year, with their football team winning the state championship...

Hanna Wilsey

Skison finale

Hanna Wilsey, Photo Editor April 8, 2024

Earlier this month, I raced at Junior Nationals for the second time. This year, the event took place in Lake Placid, New York and lasted a week. There were a variety of different races that challenged...

Senior Saul Zis jumps to catch the pass  March 27. Crush ultimate frisbee wraps up their tryouts with an indoor practice at Champions Hall.

Tryouts thrown off track

Rylie Unangst and Abby Meisler March 26, 2024

Park’s ultimate frisbee team had tryouts initially scheduled for March 19 and 20, but due to the windy and cold weather, the second day of tryouts had to be rescheduled to March 22 at an inside location...

Illustration by Rowan Jansen

Underdogs on home soil

Lucas Tangelson, Staffer March 22, 2024

The FIFA (Fédération internationale de football association or International Association Football Federation) World Cup is the single largest sporting event in the world. In the 2022 World Cup alone...

World Cup Nordic races on Park’s home course

Modesty Manion, Multimedia Editor March 2, 2024

20,000 fans from across Minnesota, the U.S. and the world congregated at Theodore Wirth Park for the Nordic ski Stifel Loppet Cup races this past weekend. The first World Cup in the U.S. since 2001,...

Coach Ron Howard explains a drill to the girls varsity basketball team Feb. 21. Howard has led the team to an 8-18 season.

New basketball coach hits the court

Kayleigh Bishop, Copy Editor March 1, 2024

What is the main purpose of your position as Park’s girls basketball coach? The main purpose of my position as coach is being able to be the influencer for these young girls and showing them the correct...

Junior Henry Berg swims the 500 free on Feb. 24. Berg qualified for the state swim meet in the event.

Small selection to state from sections

Noah Leventhal, Web/Digital Editor February 28, 2024

After two tough days of sections, Park boys swimming placed third overall Feb. 24. Despite receiving no points from diving due to the lack of a team, as well as the issues that come with having a small...

Sports teams need a boost

Sarah Kluckhohn, design February 27, 2024

Park’s sports budget is fed by the school district’s general fund, which is partitioned out to all areas of the district. According to sports director Andy Ewald, the athletic department receives a...

Eighth-grader Hazel Schenkelberg puts on her neck guard before practice Feb. 12. Requiring these guards will heavily increase safety among young players.

USA Hockey looks to protect

Taylor Voigt, Copy Editor February 27, 2024

On Jan. 28, three months after the tragic death of Penguins player Adam Johnson, USA Hockey reported that they will be issuing a requirement to wear neck guards starting Aug. 1. Players and on-ice officials...

Junior Rashaad Kimber posts up a defender Feb. 23. Park defeated Bloomington Jefferson 90-45.

Park stays hot with another huge win against Jefferson

Deuce Serrano and Isaac Schulman February 26, 2024

Park boys basketball faced off against Bloomington Jefferson Feb. 23. Park started the game out fast, taking a big lead and never looking back, getting a huge blowout win 90-45 Head coach Arsenio Richardson...

Original Image by Brad Rempel/USA TODAY Sports

Hometown hero cements his legacy

Ted McCarren, Staffer February 25, 2024

After a 15 year Major League Baseball (MLB) career, former catcher and first baseman Joe Mauer was inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Minnesota native played with the Minnesota Twins for the entirety...

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