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Senior captain Bennett Kouame defends the ball from Southwest midfielder Matt Peterson Oct. 16. Park lost 0-2 against Minneapolis Southwest.

Boys’ soccer season ends in loss

Ava Ashby and Jordyn Deschamps October 26, 2021

With the season on the line, the boys’ soccer team was set to match up against the No. 1 team in the section. Going into the game against Minneapolis Southwest Oct. 16, assistant coach Pat Hartman said...

Junior Auden Whitlow gets food during a cross country pasta party Oct. 11. The team gathered in preparation for the Brookside Invitational which took place Oct. 12.

Pasta parties bridge broken community

Adam Gips October 24, 2021

Pasta parties are staples for many teams to bond throughout its seasons. But after a year without them for cross country, junior captain Denly Lindeman said he felt less connected to his team. “Last...

Freshman Casey Howard rounds a corner in the boys varsity 5,000 meter race. His team finished in 8th place at the Metro West Conference Championships.

Cross country reigns victorious

Sophia Curran-Moore October 20, 2021

Park cross country brought home three medals at the Brookside invitational Oct. 12. Senior Henry Nelson said it was exhilarating, particularly because it was one of the last races he’ll ever be able...

Senior Will Dvorak looks to pass the ball against Waconia Oct. 15. Park scored all of its 29 points in the fourth quarter.

Senior night miracle

Grace Stillman October 19, 2021

Adversity creates opportunity, the motto of Park football team, rang true Oct. 15 after Park scored 16 points in the last minute of the game to beat Waconia 29-28. According to head coach Jason Foster,...

Senior Alma Beaton defends the ball in the second section game against Hopkins Oct. 16. Park lost 4-0.

Hopkins ends girls’ soccer season

Maren Wilsey October 18, 2021

After losing its second sections game to Hopkins Oct. 16, senior and captain Sophia Romero said despite the loss, she was proud of the team’s performance.  “I would have loved to continue on and...

Senior Elsa Bergland bumps the ball over the net during the team’s first game at the St. Michael-Albertville state tournament. Park lost 0-3 against Southwest Christian High School Oct. 15.

Volleyball loses to Southwest Christian

Colin Canaday, Lilia Gonzalez, and Harris Keekley October 16, 2021

After losing its first tournament match of the season against Southwest Christian High School Oct. 15, senior Victoria Schmelzle said the differences in environment between typical matches and tournament...

Taking Control, freshman Johnny Ryan steals the ball from Armstrong defender Johnathan Castro Oct. 14. Park won 4-2 against Robbinsdale Armstrong.

Boys’ soccer takes victory

Jordyn Deschamps October 16, 2021

As the boys’ soccer team prepared for its first game of sections against Armstrong Oct. 14, Senior captain Nick Kent said he felt confident that his team could win. “I was honestly super excited,a...

Junior Anna Williams fights for the ball in a sections game against Southwest Oct. 14. Park won the matchup 1-0 in overtime.

Girls’ soccer advances on OT goal

Tobias Khabie October 16, 2021

With the scoreboard remaining unchanged all game, sophomore Hanna Wilsey said she knew she had to do something to break the defensive battle. With under two minutes left in sudden death overtime, Wilsey...

Freshman Amara Schroeder sets the ball to be hit Oct. 11. Park won 3-0 against Bloomington Kennedy.

Volleyball beats Kennedy in three sets

Colin Canaday, Char Priadka, and Harris Keekley October 13, 2021

Having defeated Bloomington Kennedy in every match for the past two seasons, volleyball head coach Sam Hanlon said the team was dialed in to continue the win streak when the teams faced off Oct. 11. “We...

Senior Ella Runyan celebrates with her teammates on Senior Night Oct. 7. Park beat Cooper 3-0.

Girls’ soccer ends season with OT win

Amelia Mickelson and Tobias Khabie October 12, 2021

After capping off the regular season with an overtime win against Washburn Oct. 9, senior captain Sophia Romero said the desire to finish strong propelled the team to the win.  “There was definitely...

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