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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Senior Selam Maher drives to the basket against Benilde Jan. 14. Park lost the game 65-43.

Girls’ basketball defeated by Benilde St. Margaret’s

Char Priadka and Andrea Melear January 19, 2022

After a 65-43 loss against Benilde St. Margaret's junior Stayci Spates said the team struggled to carry out plays and rebound successfully. “We didn’t do well rebounding defensively or offensively....

Sophomore Henry Shultz defends the puck from the goal. Parks next game is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan 13 at the St. Louis Park Outdoor Recreation Center.

Boys’ hockey falls to Bloomington Jefferson

Ayelet Prottas and Lauren Thon January 12, 2022

Orioles boys' hockey program dropped to a record of 3-7 after a 6-4 loss to Bloomington Jefferson. Two of the four Oriole goals were scored in the first period. The team is complemented by a large variety...

Senior Blake Anderson drives to the hoop to score the game winning basket against Orono Jan. 11. Anderson blocked a layup by Orono on the next play to clinch the win.

Park prevails in overtime thriller

Aidan Shafton January 12, 2022

After a 62-61 overtime win over Orono, senior Blake Anderson said that staying focused and sticking to the game plan was key to Park coming away with the win. “We had to keep playing hard, especially...

Freshman Lucas Tangelson crosses the finish line Jan. 11 at the Metro West conference. Park won three of its four races.

Nordic competes in first classic race of season

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley January 12, 2022

Winning three of its four races Jan. 11 at the Metro West conference at Elm Creek, senior captain Victoria Schmelzle said everyone was focused on winning their meet. “The girls definitely wanted to...

Junior Jordan Dolinar competes on the bars during a meet at Park Center Dec. 8. Coach Dawn Theilen said the teams positive attitude has helped with its success throughout the season.

Gymnastics raises the bar

Liam Woodward and Zoe Ziessman January 11, 2022

After placing second out of seven teams on Jan. 8, coach Dawn Thielen said she was proud of the team's performance considering the adversity they faced coming into the event. “This was a rough meet...

Sports are crucial during the pandemic

Sports are crucial during the pandemic

Maren Wilsey January 10, 2022

I’ve been a very active person my entire life. As long as I can remember, I’ve been involved with some kind of sport. Through the many ups and downs of life, that was one of the few constants I had.    As...

Junior Shantell Harden boxes out a New Prague player to get the rebound. Girls’ basketball beat New Prague 86-65 Jan. 7.

Girls’ basketball triumph over New Prague

Andrea Melear and Char Priadka January 9, 2022

After leading his team to an 86-65 win, coach Arsenio Richardson said there is still room to grow despite the 21-point margin. “If we're doing letter grades we’re probably at a B-,” Richardson...

Sophomore Daniel Cameron swims the 100-yard butterfly Jan. 6. Park’s next meet is 10:45 a.m. Jan. 8 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

Boys swimming overcomes setbacks in win

Lilia Gonzalez January 9, 2022

After Park pulled through with a win against Orono, junior Miles Rost said he was proud of the team pushing through the adversity they faced going into the meet.  “I feel good. We were down 13 points...

Senior Trevor Piehl dunks the ball during a 73-64 loss to Kennedy Jan. 4. The team’s next game will be away against New Prague Jan. 7.

Boys’ basketball burned out by Bloomington Kennedy

Maren Wilsey and Jacob Khabie January 5, 2022

After a 73-64 loss to Kennedy, senior point guard Will Dvorak said the team was plagued with a  lack of motivation, leading to the team's defeat. “They really just played harder than us — they...

Senior Will Dvorak shoots a free throw in overtime to extend the lead and take the win Dec. 21. Park’s next game is against Hastings at 7 p.m. Dec. 29 at Hastings High School.

Park victorious in home opener

Tobias Khabie December 22, 2021

After Park defeated Minnehaha Academy, one of the top teams in the state, senior Evan Donesky said the 61-53 win showed how valuable teamwork and camaraderie can be. “We've been playing for seven...

Senior Gabby Diaz performs her routine during a meet against St. Anthony Dec. 14. Despite losing the meet, the new members of the team have shown a lot of progress throughout the season thus far.

Gymnastics drops first home meet

Liam Woodward December 22, 2021

After gymnastics lost its first home meet against St. Anthony, senior Ryan Rasmussen said she is happy with how the team performed despite the loss. “Even though we didn't win I feel like everyone...

Sophomore Griffin Krone pushes opponent to defend the puck. Park won against Kennedy 6-1.

Boys’ hockey beats Bloomington Kennedy

Grace Stillman and Tenzin Gyaldatsang December 16, 2021

After the boys' hockey team trounced Bloomington Kennedy 6-1, head coach Ben Horsch said players were able to have more fun during the game which fueled the win. “We put a couple of bucks on net,...

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