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Football loses final conference game to Chanhassen

Junior Marshawn Dunlap tackles a player from the opposing team in the game against Chanhassen Nov. 11. Park lost with a final score of 37-14.
Team prepares for sections after 37-14 loss
November 14, 2020

After a tough loss in the cold weather, junior Christian Arteaga said the team made a few fatal mistakes causing Chanhassen’s lead to grow, but he is proud of the effort his teammates put in — even...

Girls’ volleyball wins long match against Chanhassen

Senior Annie Holden hits the ball in the game against Chanhassen Nov. 10. Park won with a final set score of 3-1.
Team faces difficulty in third set
November 12, 2020

After an arduous battle against Chanhassen for the second time in its season, girls’ volleyball beat Chanhassen 3-1 following a grueling 39-41 third set. After a close 3-2 win last time Park played...

Football wins first game against Orono

Junior Will Dvorak runs to find a open teammate to throw the ball to Nov. 7. Park won 35-27 against Orono.
Team breaks losing streak with 35-27 win Nov. 7
November 11, 2020

After falling far behind undefeated Orono, who was ranked second in the state, at the start of the game, head coach Jason Foster said the team completely turned the tide in their favor with their first...

Girls’ volleyball beats Kennedy a second time

Senior Annie Holden hits the ball in the game against Bloomington Kennedy Nov. 5. Park won with a final set score of 3-0.
Team prepares for next match against Benilde
November 6, 2020

Once again beating Bloomington Kennedy in three sets Nov. 5, senior Anna Bauer said that a big focus of this match was the serve. “Since the serve is the first part of the point, it really sets the...

Girls’ volleyball beats Cooper in three sets

Junior Elsa Bergland dives for the ball in a game against Robbinsdale Cooper Oct. 27. Park won with a final set score of 3-0.
Team struggled in first set
October 29, 2020

Winning in three sets against Robbinsdale Cooper Oct. 27, although the team was expecting an easy win, the players started out on the wrong foot, according to assistant varsity coach Sydney Griffin. “We...

Park has third tough loss of the season

Senior Derric Standifer jumps to grab the ball from the opposing team Oct. 23. Park lost 41-20 against Robbinsdale Cooper.
Football struggles to communicate
October 25, 2020

Even after a 41-20 loss to Robbinsdale Cooper Oct. 23, senior Austin Amelse said the team had a lot more energy than past games and stepped up its offense in the second half of the game. “I saw a...

Girls’ volleyball loses tough match to Bloomington Jefferson

Senior Hannah Howell hits the ball over the net in a game against Bloomington Jefferson Oct. 23. Park lost with a final set score of 1-3.
Morning practices prove helpful
October 25, 2020

Playing a close game, girls’ volleyball lost a tough match against Bloomington Jefferson Oct. 22 putting its record at 4-1. Head coach Emily Minnick said that in order to win sets, the team needs...

Girls’ swimming season comes to an end

Senior captain Greta Kulevsky swim freestyle during a meet Oct. 8. Kulevsky has been swimming for Park for 5 years.
Swimmers reflect on the year
October 25, 2020

In its final meet of the season, Park competed at Sections Oct. 24. Girls’ swimming scored seventh out of thirteen places, which was a success in the eyes of multiple swimmers and coaches a part of the...

Cross country finishes the season strong

Senior captain Erin Brousseau runs in her last sections meet Oct. 14. The girls team placed 6th out of 16 teams.
Girls place 6th, boys place 9th in sections
October 23, 2020

After a season filled with uncertainties and challenges, the cross country teams persevered in their last sections meet. Reflecting on the final cross country meet of the season, senior captain Erin Brousseau...

Park suffers defeat in the second round of sections

Junior Nick Kent maneuvers the ball in one of Park's soccer games. Boys' soccer lost 1-0 in the second round of sections.
Boys’ soccer finds things to work on for next season
October 23, 2020

After experiencing a 1-0 loss to Minneapolis Washburn, the boys’ soccer team was disappointed but inspired. Head coach Chato Alvarado said he was pleased that the team showed perseverance throughout...

Girls’ volleyball wins close match against Chanhassen

Senior Kendall Coley blocks the ball from coming over the net in a game against Chanhassen Oct. 15. Park won with a final set score of 3-2.
Continues season with big win
October 17, 2020

Playing a gruelingly close match against Chanhassen Oct. 15, girls’ volleyball rose to victory against Chanhassen with a final set score of 3-2. Assistant varsity coach Sydney Griffin said that going...

Football falls to Waconia

Senior Derric Standifer reaches for the ball to complete a pass in the endzone for a touchdown Oct. 16. Park lost to Waconia 49-14.
Team struggles through second half
October 17, 2020

After a hard-fought battle with Waconia at its home opener, Oct. 16, Park lost 49-14. Head coach Jason Foster said that he saw many opportunities in the game that didn’t go as he hoped.  “(The...

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