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Girls’ varsity cross country beats Benilde

Girls’ varsity cross country beats Benilde

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Ella Hammerstrand

October 18, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports

As senior Collin Perkins reflects on the cross country meet against Benilde Oct. 10, he said the team's performance in Mankato was a highlight of the season. “(The cross country team) did so great. For sure a lot of people on the team got personal records,” Perkins said. “Everyone just came ...

Boys’ soccer to play in Section finals

Boys’ soccer to play in Section finals

Tjessa Arradondo and Jenna Cook

October 17, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

After becoming conference champions at their game against Benilde Oct 5, the boys’ varsity soccer team has been on a winning streak in the Sections tournament. The team won their first Section game against South High School 4-2 in a penalty shootout and triumphed against Washburn with a final score o...

Girls’ swimming wins last home meet

Girls’ swimming wins last home meet

Sophie Yarosh

October 13, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

When senior girls swimming captain Izzy Leviton heard the final score of the swim meet, she jumped and screamed as she realized the team took second place in the conference. According to Leviton, the girls’ swim team won 51.5-42.5 in their final home meet Oct. 12 against Bloomington Jefferson. Leviton...

Boys’ soccer takes conference title

Boys’ soccer takes conference title

Jenna Cook

October 11, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports

When the final buzzer sounded at the conference-deciding game against Benilde St. Margaret’s Oct. 5, the team stormed the field to celebrate their win with an excited huddle. According to varsity head coach Chato Alvarado, the win left the team’s record at 9-4-1 and secured the boys’ title as...

Cross Country participates in Midwest competition

Cross Country participates in Midwest competition

Tenzin Gyaldatsang, Leila Ray, and Ella Hammerstrand

October 4, 2017


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Although the weather was humid and many runners were sick, cross country team member sophomore Nebyu Bekele said he thought the team performed well at the Roy Griak Invitational Sept. 23. Senior Abati Dedefo placed 3rd out of 499 runners, according to gophersports.com. According to gophersports.c...

Girls’ tennis sweeps Richfield 7-0

Girls’ tennis sweeps Richfield 7-0

Eli Curran-Moore

October 3, 2017


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Finishing under some slight rain, the team didn't play their best despite finishing with a 7-0 win according to senior captain Maddie Lund. “This match we didn't play our best, I don't know if it was just because of the weather, or because we're feeling a bit under today,” Lund said. “We s...

Girls’ soccer endures busy week

Girls’ soccer endures busy week

Jacob Stillman and Alec Pittman

October 3, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Girls’ soccer head coach Benjy Kent said when the season gets busy, like the past week, it is important to get back to the basics of why the team plays the game. “We talk a lot about finding joy in the game. It's so easy once school starts to get busy with academics,” Kent said. “It can star...

Girls’ tennis prepares for Hopkins match

Girls’ tennis prepares for Hopkins match

Eli Curran-Moore and Anna Dusaire

September 29, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

This story has been updated from print to reflect the cancellation of the Sept. 27 match at Hopkins High School due to a Hopkins’ conference match scheduling conflict. As sophomore Kenna Jacobson walks to a court to begin warming up for practice, says she is anxious but excited for the match agai...

Orioles fall to Benilde 48-20

Orioles fall to Benilde 48-20

Hanna Schechter, Photographer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports

Senior takes on leadership role

Senior takes on leadership role

Esther Gendler

September 29, 2017


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After Senior Collin Perkins came up short of votes for becoming a cross country captain last year, he was surprised to find out he was going to become a captain anyways. “Unfortunately, I didn’t receive enough votes. But later on our head coach, Chris Nordstrom, felt that the boys team did not have...

Boys’ soccer moves toward improvement

Boys’ soccer moves toward improvement

Jenna Cook

September 28, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Park’s varsity boys’ soccer team pulled quickly ahead of Bloomington Jefferson Sept. 26, finishing the game with a 3-1 score in their favor after Jefferson scored the first goal. The team has been on a winning streak since their tie with Chanhassen Sept 14. According to mnsoccerhub.com, Park’s...

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