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The Echo

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 Ben Farley pitches June 14. Park got fifth seed for the state tournament, against fourth seed Maple Grove.

Maple Grove strikes out Park

Elena Ortiz-Fishman and Maren Wilsey June 21, 2022

For the first time in 70 years, Park’s baseball team capped off its season by playing Maple Grove in the State Class AAAA quarterfinals June 14-15. The team participated in a two-day tournament,...

Junior James Hager charges over a hurdle June 2. Hager will compete at the State meet for the 110-meter hurdles.

Track finishes strong at sections

Danny Shope and Leo Justesen June 8, 2022

When senior Carlos Anguita-Smith started the final 4x100 relay race of his high school career on June 2, he said he was glad to be running together with his teammates. “In track you don't often see...

Eighth-grader Guinevere Lee tries to stay hydrated May 12. Guinevere Lee is a middle schooler participating in high school track.

Staying safe in the summer heat

Aidan Shafton June 8, 2022

When playing spring sports, people like me often get so sucked into the competitive nature of the sport they are playing, that they forget about the danger of the heat. They forget to apply and reapply...

Sophomore Ella Nguyen prepares to hit the ball in sections against Armstrong.  Park ended up winning 10-6.

Softball soars through sections

Alex Geretz, Aidan Shafton, and Noah Leventhal June 6, 2022

Park softball conquered Armstrong Tuesday. May 31, with a final score of 10-6 in the fifth section game. Coach Alan Wachutka said the team's strong drive to succeed pushed it far ahead of competition.  “[Park]...

Esports coach Jake Utities talks to the team in preparation June 2. The team will be playing in the state finals June 4-5.

Esports team reaches state

Aidan Shafton, Alex Geretz, and Noah Leventhal June 5, 2022

After making the Minnesota Varsity League State Championship for the second year in a row, sophomore Oliver Salita said he expects the team to place better than they did in last year’s tournament. “I...

Junior Sam Meyer hits a single in sections vs Armstrong. Park ended up winning 10-6.

Captains prepare for fall

Aidan Shafton June 2, 2022

After being named captain for the 2022 season in volleyball, junior Sophia Nagorski said her history with the Park volleyball team was a key factor in her being chosen for the position next year. “I've...

Senior Ada Turman glides out of the water during her solo May 27. Parks synchro team competed at the State meet held at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

Just keep swimming

Katie Nelson June 1, 2022

Just two days before its final competition of the season, Park synchro was hit with devastating news — three swimmers had tested positive for COVID-19. Although an unexpected ending to their season,...

Junior captain Stefano Giovanelli pitches the ball May 27. Giovanelli threw a no-hitter, contributing to a 6-0 win against Minneapolis South.

Pitch perfect

Katie Nelson May 31, 2022

Highlighted by a no-hitter performance from junior Stefano Giovanelli, Park rallied from no runs in the fourth inning to a 6-0 win over Minneapolis South May 27. Although going up against the seventh seed...

Senior Natashia Johannes throws the frisbee in game against Edina 5/24. Crush won by a score of 12-2.

Crush defeats Edina

Modesty Manion, Jacob Khabie, and Luca Aimo May 31, 2022

At the last regular game of the season May 24, girls’ ultimate overpowered Edina Green Lantern by a score of 12-2. For junior captain Molly Horstman-Olson, the game was exciting and the team was successful. “It...

Used with permission from Christian Arteaga.

Senior raises the bar

Leo Justesen May 31, 2022

Senior football captain and prominent figure in the athletic community Christian Arteaga was honored to win an All American award for weightlifting, which he said was the recognition of the hard work he...

Park players huddle with their Hopkins team during halftime.

Boys’ lacrosse merges with Hopkins

Alex Geretz, Noah Leventhal, and Aidan Shafton May 31, 2022

Boys’ lacrosse at Park has had a drought of games for the last few years. After having dwindling numbers for years, COVID-19 was the final push for the Park lacrosse team to phase out for good –...

Junior Carter Degan defends the goal against Minneapolis. Hopkins-Park won 12-0 in a blowout victory.

Boys’ lacrosse dominates Minneapolis 

Aidan Shafton, Alex Geretz, and Noah Leventhal May 31, 2022

After a 12-0 win over Minneapolis, junior Carter Degan said he played well in his first varsity appearance. “It was nice getting a chance to play on varsity,” Degan said. “It was a good change...

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