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Boys’ soccer wins in overtime against Minneapolis South

Boys’ soccer wins in overtime against Minneapolis South

Sophie Livingston and Sadie Yarosh

October 12, 2018


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According to sophomore Alex Ruiz, the boys’ soccer game did not go as planned, but they managed to finish off the game with a win beating Minneapolis South 1-0. According to MN Soccer Hub, Parks’ boys soccer team is currently ranked No. 4 in the state with a record of 12-1-1. “We didn...

Girls’ swimming beats Bloomington Kennedy

Girls’ swimming beats Bloomington Kennedy

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

October 11, 2018


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According to sophomore Greta Kulevsky, the positive approach from the girls’ swimming team helped them gain victory over Bloomington Kennedy. “I think it went pretty good, we all had a good attitude going in so that really helped,” Kulevsky said. Assistant coach Branch Johnson said the t...

Girls’ soccer ties Conference game

Girls’ soccer ties Conference game

Creston Halstead

October 11, 2018


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When evaluating the girls' soccer team's success this season, head coach Benji Kent said the team's performance has exceeded his expectations. “They are showing a lot of heart and I feel like they’re at a good point,” Kent said. “I mean we’re in a really tough section we have one more game a...

Girls’ cross country places first at Griak

Girls’ cross country places first at Griak

Talia Lissauer

October 8, 2018


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As racers sprinted across the finish line and their names flashed across the scoreboard cross country head coach Chris Nordstrom said he had a feeling that was difficult to describe. “As the race unfolded, I knew we were running well, and we had a shot. When I saw the scoreboard out on the course, ...

Three seniors unite to create superfans

Three seniors unite to create superfans

Jenna Cook

October 8, 2018


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Senior Aidan Henry said he enjoys running Park pride social media accounts intended to get students to attend school sporting events. “There’s a lot of glory involved. It’s fun, I enjoy it. I like making jokes. I’ll make videos sometimes for sports to get people to come,” Henry said. A...

Volleyball prepares to face opposition

Volleyball prepares to face opposition

Dahlia Krebs and Ruthie Posada

October 8, 2018


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According to junior Ivy Jones, preparing for matches involves knowing ahead of time the skills needed to face that particular opponent. “We can know what kind of skills they’ll be doing and be able to play against them and have a feel of how they play,” Jones said. “We film our matches so...

Boys’ soccer faces first loss of the season

Boys’ soccer faces first loss of the season

Claire Bargman

October 6, 2018


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Junior Nicholas Riley, captain for the varsity boys’ soccer team said the team stayed focused against Washburn, and the loss will give them a new edge for future games. “I thought we fought hard the whole game, we took the number one team in the state into overtime,” Riley said. “I think we ...

Volleyball competes in Hopkins tournament

Volleyball competes in Hopkins tournament

Ruthie Posada

October 6, 2018


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The Hopkins all-day volleyball tournament, Oct. 6, brought tough competition for varsity volleyball teams from all across Minnesota according to Coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon. According to Meierotto-Simon the team went 2-2. She said although they came home with 11th place out of 15, she said she t...

Crush takes up fall league

Crush takes up fall league

Sofia Seewald

October 5, 2018


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Senior Ethan Kahn, one of the four captains for Park’s ultimate team, Crush, said the team chose to join the Twin Cities’s ultimate fall league this year due to a yearning for success. “The captains were talking one day, and we decided it was finally time to register for fall league because...

Volleyball booster club offers free tickets

Volleyball booster club offers free tickets

Hayley Westwood

October 3, 2018


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According to athletic director Andy Ewald, in efforts to draw a bigger crowd, the first 50 students to attend a home volleyball game will receive free admission. “The volleyball parent booster club is paying the admission for the first 50 students to get in because they are trying to get more st...

Football team wins big at Homecoming game

Football team wins big at Homecoming game

Maddie Schutte and Kate Schneider

October 3, 2018


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After a successful Homecoming, the football team is ready and motivated to turn their season around and keep winning games, according to head coach Ben Wolfe. After losing to Bloomington Cooper and Holy Angels, Park beat Richfield on September 21 with a final score of 41-14. According to head c...

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