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Girls’ swimming competes in finals Nov. 16

Girls’ swimming competes in finals Nov. 16

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

Patrick Djerf recognized as 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

Girls’ swim sends qualifying members to State

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 ...

Girls’ swim break new records at first Sections

Girls’ swim break new records at first Sections

Tamar Gewirtz

November 9, 2019

According to St. Louis Park girls’ swim team coach Amanda Forsberg, she is hoping to bring people to the State meet on Nov. 8 and has faith the girls qualify for State due to how well they did in the Section meet.  “We had two team records. The 500 free, Elie Grassley got the team record and ...

Senior creates local pickup soccer league

Senior creates local pickup soccer league

Adin Zweigbaum

November 5, 2019

Senior Nick Riley said he was upset after the end of his high school soccer career so, while sitting at home bored, Riley came up with the idea to create a freeplay soccer league, using Instagram. “I just made an Instagram account, because I had an idea and I got a few people to follow it,” Ril...

Park Volleyball beats Jefferson to win Section title

Park Volleyball beats Jefferson to win Section title

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley

November 4, 2019

After a close battle against Bloomington Jefferson, Park overcame the Jaguars in the fifth set 15-13, winning their first Section title in Park volleyball history. With such a turbulent match, each team stole the lead seemingly every second, Coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon said she focused on their...

Volleyball seeded second in Sections

Volleyball seeded second in Sections

November 1, 2019

At the end of the girls’ volleyball season, Park was seeded first in its Section. However, after the announcement of the seeding placement, Jefferson suddenly became number one in Section 6AAA. Athletic Director Andy Ewald said for the past few years the coaches were using a computer system to det...

Girls’ volleyball wins first round of Sections

Girls’ volleyball wins first round of Sections

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley

October 28, 2019

Park girls’ volleyball won a crucial game against Washburn Oct. 24, marking a strong start to Sections. Coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon said she is very happy with how the girls performed. “We had a whole week off, and weeks can get long when you don’t have any matches,” Meierotto-Simon said. “I...

Girls’ swim falls to Benilde

Girls’ swim falls to Benilde

Tamar Gewirtz

October 23, 2019

According to junior Grace Loveland, despite losing to Benilde St. Margaret’s 73-97, everyone on the team worked hard and beat previous times.  “The highlight of this meet was everyone coming together and really trying their hardest,” Loveland said. “Even if their races went really well or ...

Football ends season with loss against Irondale

Football ends season with loss against Irondale

Lilly Strathman

October 23, 2019

After ending the season with a 28-30 loss to Irondale and a record of 4-5, coach Ben Wolfe said the team was present and worked hard each day throughout the season. “(The team) played well everyday,” Wolfe said. “We didn't have a super big team but they didn't make excuses, they came to work ...

Former teacher returns as eSports adviser

Former teacher returns as eSports adviser

Zuhayb Yassin

October 22, 2019

Jacob Utities, a teacher that used to work at Park said there’s no difference between being a teacher and eSports adviser because he is still  mentoring students. “It gives me more time to help kids do what they love, and that is video games. [As well as] getting them to the next level by do...

Football empowered on Senior Night

Football empowered on Senior Night

Lilly Strathman

October 21, 2019

Park football honored their seniors and defeated Bloomington Jefferson High School with a final score of 28-7, improving their record to 4-4. After a victorious Senior Night football game, the team is ready to improve for the remainder of the season, according to running back coach Arsenio Richardson. ...

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