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Park swimmers prepare for their upcoming swim meet in practice on Sept. 18. Park swimmers have to navigate using a five lane pool compared to the typical six-eight lane pool.

Pool problems seep into practice

Georgia Hughes September 29, 2023

This year Park’s swim team is faced with inadequate facilities similar to previous years. The pool is short a lane. Most pools have six to eight lanes, and the park pool only has five. Despite the pool...

Junior Huston Samoy serves for Park Sept. 20th. Samoy serves the ball against Waconia, but her contribution fails to put them in the lead.

Park’s volleyball bested by Waconia

Alex Driver and Kalsang Wangmo September 26, 2023

  Park girls volleyball lost to Waconia in three sets Sept. 20. After this loss, Assistant Coach Rachel Scheu said the team needs to work on staying concentrated for the entirety of the match.  “We...

Oriole fans celebrate after a first down in the game against Robbinsdale Cooper Sept. 21. Student sections at sports games bring a supportive energy that encourages players.

Park brings the pride

Ryan Moran September 26, 2023

“O-R-I-O-L-E-S” is a common phrase heard in Park sporting events’ student sections this fall. Students pack the stands with Park pride to cheer on their friends and classmates against rival schools....

Support means success

Support means success

Anna Williams September 26, 2023

Throughout my life, I have been an athlete, training on a soccer field or in a gymnastics club. Focusing on the tactics and technicality of soccer or the artistry and composition of gymnastics routines,...

Sophmore Huston Samoy plays defense Sept. 21. Samoy blocks attack against Coon Rapids, contributing to a three set win

Volleyball beats Coon Rapids in three sets

Kalsang Wangmo and Alex Driver September 22, 2023

Despite losing to Waconia in three sets the day before, Park girl’s volleyball was able to come back Sep 21. After this win, head coach Sam Hanlon said a good team win was wanted, and that is what was...

Senior Raul Sanchez Sandoval cuts the ball past the Waconia defender Sept. 20. Park’s boys soccer wins the game with a 4-2 win against Waconia.

Park comes prepared

Anna Williams and Taylor Voigt September 22, 2023

Following a competitive and physical 3-3 match against Chaska Sept. 18, Park boy’s soccer focused on preparing for an intense game. Taking on Waconia Sept. 20, the team was challenged by aggressive opposing...

NFL is off to the races

NFL is off to the races

Ryan Steinberg September 22, 2023

The National Football League (NFL) is onto its 103rd season and has started with a bang. Tons of exciting games took place with surprises that nobody saw coming. The long, seven month off-season has come...

Junior Maisie Carlson passes the ball up field Sept. 18. Park won with a final score 2-1.

Park’s Girls soccer has a superb senior night

Maya Nieves and Alan Gardner September 20, 2023

Under the shiny lights of the nest, Park’s girls soccer team took on the Chaska Hawks for an intense battle that ultimately resulted in a 2-1 win for the Orioles Sept. 18. After staying tied for the...

Senior Thomas Shope catches a frisbee Sept. 16. Crush won with a final score of 15-6.

Crush crushes the competition

Thomas Halverson and Paxon Myers September 19, 2023

Park’s ultimate frisbee team, Crush, played against Roseville Sept. 16. This was their second game from this fall season and they started the season undefeated after beating Minnetonka Saturday September...

Freshman Ella Koethe bags groceries Sept. 17. Girls hockey fundraises for upcoming season.

Hopkins-Park helps community

Ari Lissauer and Jack Betzer September 19, 2023

As Hopkins-Park’s hockey season is right around the corner, they are beginning to fundraise. They helped bag cub groceries from 1-5 p.m., Sept. 17 to raise money for the Girls hockey team. Head coach...

Seventh grader Gabbie Loberg prepares to serve Sept. 15. Park lost to Waconia with a final score of 3-4.

Park loses close match against Waconia

Owen McColgan and Zara Fakier September 16, 2023

Girls’ tennis faced off against a challenging opponent, Waconia, and was put to the test. In a close game, Park lost by only one match, with a score of 4-3, but there were many flashes of talent shown...

Sophomore Josh Rickord looks to complete a pass Sept. 14. This first down brings the Orioles one step closer to a touchdown.

Football encounters home-opener loss

Abby Bartleson and Layla Mickelson September 16, 2023

During a highly anticipated home-opener game, Park football started off strong during the first half but ultimately suffered a 7-31 loss against Apple Valley Sept. 14. Coach Alex Polk said the biggest...

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