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Girls’ soccer loses 2-1 against Bloomington Jefferson

Senior captain Dare Kroeten passes the ball to the attackers in the Sept. 15 game. Park lost 2-1 against Bloomington Jefferson in its second and final contest against each other this year.

Adam Gips

September 17, 2020

After an early goal made by Bloomington Jefferson left the team struggling to find its poise, head coach Benjy Kent said it forced the team to rethink positioning. With the abrupt challenge, there was a lack of sustained focus throughout the game.  “We were focusing on working on three things: communication, p...

Boys’ soccer defeats Bloomington Jefferson 4-0

Junior Joseph McGurgan goes to kick the ball Sept. 15. Park won 4-0 against Bloomington Jefferson

Emmy Pearson

September 16, 2020

With Park’s previous 3-0 win this season against Bloomington Jefferson, junior Danny Lainsbury said that he felt confident in the team’s ability to win, but stayed focused and didn’t assume they would get the victory.  “We’re the better team and we have to win, so we can’t come playing like th...

Girls’ soccer struggles to maintain positive attitude

Junior Paloma Dasilva passes ball to teammate during the Sep. 10 game. Park lost a tough battle to Cooper with a 0-1 score.

Molly Schochet

September 11, 2020

After an early score by Cooper during the Sep. 10 game, head coach Benjy Kent said the team struggled mentally through the rest of the game.  “The biggest thing right now is just psychologically, everybody gets up for a winning season when they find out they want to play soccer, and they forget yo...

Boys’ team keeps shutout against Robbinsdale Cooper

Sophomore Amanuel Shetaye goes to pass the ball to a teammate. Park’s next game will be 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at the St. Louis Park School Stadium.

Anna Benishek

September 11, 2020

As Park won with another shutout against Robbinsdale Cooper, which brought their record to 3-1-0, the team reflected that it was a difficult game.  According to Junior Nicholas Kent, it was a tough match for the team. However, they played smart together and kept the play under control.  ...

Cross Country starts off strong at home opener

Eight graders Sela Myers and Nora Lindman run alongside a Bloomington Jefferson runner Sept. 4. Park began their season by hosting their first home meet in 20 years.

Maria Perez Barriga

September 6, 2020

The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams participated in their first meet in a newly designed course at St. Louis Park Middle School against Benilde St. Margaret’s and Bloomington Jefferson. Senior girls’ captain Lucy zumBrunnen said the team was struggling at first since they were trying to adapt ...

Girls’ soccer narrowly wins first game

Junior Alma Beaton attacks on offense Aug. 27. Park beat Bloomington Jefferson 1-0 in its first of two contests this year.

Adam Gips and Shaydi Falcon

September 5, 2020

Inspired by the 1-0 victory of the girls’ soccer team against Bloomington Jefferson, senior captain Alanna Franklin reflected on the aspects of the first game that produced a lot of offensive attacks.  “We were really excited for our first game, so we had a lot of energy to bring to the table,...

Procedures for attending fall sports events

Sophomores Charlie Poulter and Miles Rider, along with other Park students, spectate the girls’ varsity tennis match Aug. 26. Spectators were encouraged to wear masks and social distance by the Park sports administration.

Emmy Pearson and Lauren Thon

September 4, 2020

Attending St. Louis Park High School sporting events in the fall of 2020 will look different than the past years. With the COVID-19 pandemic still present precautions become necessary for spectators. These requirements were set by the MN Department of Health and the State High School League. This infogr...

Girls’ tennis loses first match to Benilde

Junior Raquel Schlichting uses a backhand motion to hit the ball to her opponent Aug. 26. Park lost all of their varsity matches to Benilde-St. Margarets.

Jacob Khabie

August 30, 2020

According to coach Abby Rose, despite a 0-7 loss, she is still satisfied with how her team performed Aug. 26, and is looking forward to the season ahead. “Even though the score doesn’t necessarily reflect it, it was a good match,” Rose said. “We get to play BSM two more times this season,...

Boys’ soccer wins first conference game

Sophomore captain Tommy Kniser celebrates with his teammates after he scores the second goal of the game. Park won their first conference game against Bloomington Jefferson 3-0.

Anna Benishek

August 29, 2020

As boys’ soccer started off the season strong with a 3-0 shut out, sophomore Amanuel Shetaye said the team played great, but hopes they can create more opportunities during the next game.  “It went really well, since we won by three goals,” Shetaye said. “Everyone played really well, but we ...

Girls’ swimming competes in finals Nov. 16

Junior Elie Grassley competes in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:23.53 minutes, placing 16th overall. Park competed at the State finals Nov. 16. at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota.

Marta Hill

November 16, 2019

After placing second in the 100 yard breaststroke at State Nov. 16, senior Hattie Kugler said going into State she was fully invested in the meet. “This is my last race ever because I’m not going forward with (swimming), so I was just like why not make it the best I can have,” Kugler said. ...

Patrick Djerf recognized as sixth most improved male cross country runner in Minnesota

Senior Patrick Djerf practices for Nike Cross Regionals Oct. 30. Djerf was recently named sixth most improved male cross country runner in Minnesota.

Talia Lissauer

November 16, 2019

After being named the sixth most improved male cross country runner in Minnesota, senior Patrick Djerf said he was proud to be recognized for the continuous work he put in during the summer. “I was named as the sixth most improved male cross country runner in Minnesota this year,” Djerf said. “...

Girls’ swim sends qualifying members to State

Sophomore Tenzin Dedhen swims the 100 yard butterfly at the second Section swim meet Nov. 8. The State finals will be at 12 p.m. Nov. 15-16 at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota

Anna Benishek

November 10, 2019

Park qualified for four events for the State final swim meet Nov. 8 at Richfield Middle School during Section finals. According to coach Amanda Forsberg, she’s proud of the team and the girls that qualified for State. “I’m excited, we have a couple kids that have never been (to State) so I’m ...

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