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Football takes home win in first section game

Football takes home win in first section game

Maddie Schutte and Kate Schneider

October 28, 2018


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After a successful season, the football team started the section tournament off strong with a 49-21 win against Southwest. According to head coach Ben Wolfe, the team was very prepared going into the game on Oct. 23. “I think preparation was a big factor,” said Wolfe. “Physically our kids...

Volleyball beats Jefferson in section quarter finals

Volleyball beats Jefferson in section quarter finals

Rachel Salzer

October 26, 2018


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Coming into this week’s section quarter finals match, head coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon said she was excited to compete against a high level team. “I was really excited to see the match up. I know we’re playing much better volleyball than the first time we saw them earlier this season,” Mei...

Girls’ cross country wins conference

Girls’ cross country wins conference

Tamar Gewirtz and Talia Lissauer

October 26, 2018


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After the race, head coach Chris Nordstrom said he thought the girls’ team had placed second, but when scores came up he couldn't wait to tell everyone about the win by two points. “I knew it was super close, I actually thought we had gotten second,” Nordstrom said. “Results came up on my phon...

Park falls to Benilde-St. Margaret’s on senior night

Park falls to Benilde-St. Margaret’s on senior night

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

October 25, 2018


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According to assistant coach Branch Johnson, the girls’ swimming team had a lot of energy during its meet but lost to Benilde-St. Margaret’s 51-43 on senior night Oct. 23. Senior Claudia Stone said her favorite thing about senior night is swimming an event with the other seniors on the team. ...

Volleyball prepares for sections

Volleyball prepares for sections

Dahlia Krebs

October 24, 2018


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Looking forward to sections, senior Maddy McIntosh, who is a captain, said the team has to work on maintaining their focus even after they get scored on. “I feel like sometimes we get in a rut like they score on us a couple times in a row and we just have to find a way to stop that right away,”...

Football prepares for last regular season game

Football prepares for last regular season game

Kate Schneider and Maddie Schutte

October 17, 2018


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After defeating Irondale last Friday, assistant coach Jason Foster said the trust the football team has in each other will help them to do well during the DeLaSalle game and sections. “We won the last game against Irondale, and you can see a big trust factor starting to play a big part in that. I ...

Park sweeps Benilde St-Margaret’s

Park sweeps Benilde St-Margaret’s

Dahlia Krebs

October 17, 2018


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Playing and beating Park’s rival Benilde St-Margaret’s after Park was defeated last year felt fantastic according to girls’ volleyball captain, junior Makaila Winward. “They’re our rivals so we were really ready for this game and last year we didn’t play well against them at all, so to co...

Volleyball promotes breast cancer awareness

Volleyball promotes breast cancer awareness

Dahlia Krebs and Mira Malka

October 15, 2018


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Raising awareness about breast cancer is important, according to senior Gabby McCaa because she said she wanted to support women who are battling for their lives. “We want to support cancer research and so we chose to do Dig Pink to raise awareness and to support the women who are going through...

Boys’ soccer wins second section game

Boys’ soccer wins second section game

Claire Bargman

October 13, 2018


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Senior Sam Diamond said Park boys’ soccer has an upper hand on other schools because the whole team can control the ball with great skill. “Every single player on our team is just really good on the ball, and you don't find that in too many high school teams so I think that’s probably our biggest...

Girls’ cross country top runner

Girls’ cross country top runner

Tamar Gewirtz and Talia Lissauer

October 13, 2018


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Current freshman, Josie Mosby said she has been on the varsity cross country team for the past two years. Last year she made it to state, a huge accomplishment for her and her entire team, according to Mosby. Mosby said her time was 19.09.2, her fastest time on University of Minnesota Les Bolstad g...

Girls’ soccer team contends in sections game

Girls’ soccer team contends in sections game

Nolan Kelly and Ella Hammerstrand

October 12, 2018


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Girls’ varsity soccer captain, senior Rachel Young, said she felt optimistic despite the defeat that signaled the end of their season. “Of course it's always hard to end the season, but we knew the time was going to come eventually and we were just all happy to play a hard game together,” Young said...

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