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Girls’ swimming ends season with State run

Girls’ swimming ends season with State run

Sophie Yarosh

November 25, 2017


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As sophomore Hattie Kugler reflected on her final high school meet of the season, she said the team’s support at State encouraged her throughout the meet. “(The meet) was pretty good. We had a lot of cheering, and our team really came together like it did at Sections,” Kugler said. Coach...

Girls’ tennis selects new captains

Girls’ tennis selects new captains

Eli Curran-Moore and Anna duSaire

November 17, 2017


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As sophomore Racquel Fhima looks forward to being one of three captains for next years tennis season, she said each of the captains contribute something different to the team. During the end of season banquet Racquel Fhima, junior Susi Hu and junior Sydney Hosfield were selected to be captains for the...

Cross country team votes for 2018 captains

Cross country team votes for 2018 captains

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Ella Hammerstrand

November 17, 2017


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As the cross country season ends, captain Kaia Myers said a good captain must be able to be on top of their work and have exceptional  communication skills. “You need to be very organized. Running in the summer is very important so that is something the captains have to organize before the coaches ...

eSports team created

eSports team created

Jacob Stillman

November 16, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Uncategorized

When eSports team adviser Jacob Utities heard of other schools that were participating in competitive video gaming, he decided to bring it to Park. “I came up with it last year, I heard another school had a ‘League of Legends’ team, so then I was going to put it together and turns out there is...

Boys’ varsity soccer reflects on improvement

Boys’ varsity soccer reflects on improvement

Tjessa Arradondo

November 16, 2017


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According to assistant coach Pat Hartman, the boys’ varsity soccer team has come a long way since losing its first two games this fall. “We have really skilled players, but I think one of the biggest things was our team unity was really high this year. It wasn't about being an individual scoring...

Swimmers qualify for State

Swimmers qualify for State

Maddie Lund and Sophie Yarosh

November 15, 2017


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When junior Lexi Lee touched the wall finishing the 200 yard medley relay and saw her teammates screaming and jumping on the swim deck, she immediately knew the relay qualified for State. “One thing that was super exciting was we got the exact State cut, and we got to 1:51.26,” Lee said. “Tha...

Park’s historic season ends at St. Cloud

Park’s historic season ends at St. Cloud

Sam Birnberg, Adam Johnson, and William Phelan

November 14, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Park’s historic season came to an end as the football team fell to the Brainerd Warriors in the 5A State Quarter-finals by a score of 7-24. The Orioles finished the regular season with a 7-3 record, the Section 5AAAAA Championship and the State playoff berth. Head coach Ben Wolfe said despite the fina...

Football team bleaches hair before State

Football team bleaches hair before State

William Phelan

November 8, 2017


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According to senior captain Peyton Morrison, the football team got together Nov. 6 and 7 in order to dye their hair. “On Monday and Tuesday, the whole team got together at my house to bleach our hair before our first State game,” Morrison said. Morrison said that all of the players dyed their ha...

Eighth grade cross country runner makes State

Eighth grade cross country runner makes State

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Ella Hammerstrand

November 6, 2017


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According to girls’ cross country assistant coach Jill Kraemer, eighth grader Josie Mosby was the first cross country runner since 2006 to qualify for the State cross country meet. “(Mosby) is the first person to make it to State as an individual girl in 12 years so that's a humongous thing fo...

Park football makes history

Park football makes history

Sam Birnberg, Adam Johnson, and William Phelan

November 5, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

The St. Louis Park Orioles edged out Cooper 13-12 to win the Section 5AAAAA championship, reaching the State Tournament for the first time in the program’s history. Senior quarterback Jonny Sorenson said the defense prevented a last minute, two-point conversion by Cooper to earn the win. Acco...

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