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Freshman qualifies for State

Freshman Josie Mosby surges towards the finish at the conference meet. Mosby was the sole Park qualifier for State. Other season highlights include winning both the Maroon Griak and Conference title. They placed sixth at Sections.

Talia Lissauer and Tamar Gewirtz

November 2, 2018

Senior Cecelia Schmelzle is very proud of the team and Mosby for doing so well in this Conference. “We had Josie qualify for state so that’s always exciting,” Schmelzle said. “Everyone else had a great race, and we have a really good Conference.” According to coach Chris Nordstrom, Mosby...

Football ends season with loss against Robbinsdale Cooper

Senior Alejandro Caceres blocks apposing player in attempted tackle on the quarterback. This was Park’s last game of the season against Robbinsdale Cooper Oct. 27.

Maddie Schutte and Kate Schneider

November 1, 2018

After finishing out the season with a 49-14 loss against Robbinsdale Cooper, senior Adam Bauer said creating a better team bond early in the season would have helped the team to play better. “We had a rough start to the season because we didn’t come together as a team until mid-season. If you...

Volleyball captain commits to University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Senior Maddy McIntosh serves the ball to the opposing team during the match against Bloomington Kennedy Oct. 10. McIntosh committed to play volleyball at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in fall of 2019.

Dahlia Krebs and Ruthie Posada

October 31, 2018

When she visited the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus last spring break, senior Maddy McIntosh said she knew it was perfect for her. “I took a last minute trip with my mom to visit my cousins and I just fell in love with Colorado as a state,” McIntosh said. “I visited the campus...

Volleyball beats Bloomington Jefferson

Senior Maddy McIntosh and sophomore Raegan Alexander celebrate with their teammates after winning a point against Bloomington Jefferson Oct. 25. The team moved on to play Edina in the semi-finals on Oct. 30.

Dahlia Krebs

October 31, 2018

The volleyball team beat Bloomington Jefferson 3-1. They advanced to the semifinals of sections against top-seeded Edina Oct. 30 at Edina High School. Sophomore Hannah Howell said because the team lost to Jefferson earlier in the season, they were looking forward to facing them again. “We were...

Sophomore takes role as volleyball team manager

Sophomore Ryan Barnett serves the ball during the junior varsity volleyball practice.

Maddie Schutte

October 29, 2018

Sophomore Ryan Barnett said he had only been playing volleyball for a year before being contacted by the junior varsity coach to assist their team. “The JV Coach approached me one day after I made a club team, and was like, ‘Hey do you wanna practice with us?’ So I agreed right off the bat,” Ba...

Boys’ soccer team wins conference

Park celebrates after junior Randy Mayele scores in the section semifinal against Kennedy Oct. 13. They won the game 2-1 and went on to play Wayzata in the section final Oct. 16.

Kate Schneider

October 28, 2018

The boys’ soccer team’s conference champion title and success this season was earned through hard work and team players. According to head coach Chato Alvarado, its biggest advantage this year was how much talent the team had. “If one of the players gets injured or is not having a good game, I can substitut...

Football takes home win in first section game

Junior Aaron Ellingson and sophomore McCabe Dvorak celebrate park's touchdown in their game against Minneapolis Southwest. The game was the first sections game for Park.

Maddie Schutte and Kate Schneider

October 28, 2018

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

Senior Maddy McIntosh passes the ball to a teammate during the second round of sections against Jefferson Oct. 25. Park will play Edina Oct. 30 in the section semi finals.

Rachel Salzer

October 26, 2018

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

Freshman Josie Mosby holds up sophomore Erin Brousseau after a race Oct. 16. Both are exhausted after the strenuous run.

Tamar Gewirtz and Talia Lissauer

October 26, 2018

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

Junior Hattie Kugler swims the 100 breastroke Oct 23. Park lost to Benilde 43-51.

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

October 25, 2018

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

Players get into formation for the next play against Benilde  Oct. 16, Park beat Benilde 3-0. The first section game will be at 7 p.m., Oct. 25 at Bloomington Jefferson.

Dahlia Krebs

October 24, 2018

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,”...

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