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Boys’ soccer prepares to play top ranked team in state

Boys’ soccer prepares to play top ranked team in state

Claire Bargman

October 2, 2018


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Varsity coach Chato Alvarado said being ranked fifth in Minnesota’s class 2A is a big deal, but it would be a bigger deal for Park to beat Washburn, the top ranked boys team in the state. Alvarado said he is expecting a good matchup between boys’ varsity team and Washburn’s first place team...

Boys’ soccer ranks top ten in the state

Boys’ soccer ranks top ten in the state

Claire Bargman

October 2, 2018


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Varsity boys’ soccer coach Chato Alvarado has coached Park teams for 19 years, but this year he is making an extra big impact. Alvarado said the boys’ soccer team is fifth in the state and is expected to keep playing well and get as far as possible. He said he assess the week based on the te...

Girls’ soccer looks to improve season

Girls’ soccer looks to improve season

Nolan Kelly and Ella Hammerstrand

October 1, 2018


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The girls’ varsity soccer team aims to fill the gap left by recently graduated seniors by becoming more comfortable with newer and younger players, according to assistant coach Brad Brubaker. Brubaker said the team felt accomplished with its defensive performance after its first game against Chaska , b...

Girls’ swimming defeats Richfield

Girls’ swimming defeats Richfield

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

September 28, 2018


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According to head coach Joe Yaeger, the meet against Richfield Sept. 27 went well overall with challenging practices to prepare them for upcoming meets. “I thought the meet went very very well. The girls have had a hard last week, week and a half with the practices. They really came through and...

Football prepares for game against Benilde

Football prepares for game against Benilde

Kate Schneider and Maddie Schutte

September 27, 2018


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After a tough loss to Park’s football rival Benilde in the 2017 season, junior Jacob Brown said the team can succeed with an improved attitude as a whole. “I mean we got beat pretty bad (last year), so we want to go out and continue to — every play continue with a new mindset,” Brown said....

Tennis courts construction pushed back

Tennis courts construction pushed back

Kate Schneider

September 27, 2018


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After an unforeseen discovery, the tennis courts renovation has been pushed back to after the girls’ tennis season, according to David Breitenbucher. According to coach David Breitenbucher, the current tennis courts are in very bad condition with cracks and other issues. “They have cracks on ...

Football preps for Homecoming game

Football preps for Homecoming game

Maddie Schutte and Kate Schneider

September 20, 2018


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In the week leading up to Park’s homecoming game against Richfield, senior Jake Olson said  the team’s strong focus on bringing home a win has been leading to successful practices. “We’ve increased the intensity this week and have had good practices,” Olson said. “We’ve stayed focused...

Park loses against Robbinsdale

Park loses against Robbinsdale

September 11, 2018


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Football team works toward another successful season

Football team works toward another successful season

Kate Schneider and Maddie Schutte

August 31, 2018


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After making it to State for the first time in St. Louis Park history in 2017, according to Defensive Coordinator Jason Foster, the varsity football team is working hard to ensure another outstanding season. Although last year was one of their best seasons yet, according to Foster, there are still impr...

Girls’ volleyball wins first match of the season

Girls’ volleyball wins first match of the season

Rachel Salzer and Sophie Olmen

August 31, 2018


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According to girls’ volleyball head coach Whitney Meierotto-Simon, winning the first match of the season in three straight sets was great for the team. “I think we did awesome,” Meierotto-Simon said. “Just to start the season winning 3-0, that’s pretty huge especially since we’re so y...

Fall captains gain leadership skillsets

Racquel Fhima

December 13, 2017


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After attending the first session of captains training, sophomore volleyball captain Makaila Winward reflected positively on her experiences. “I was the youngest fall captain and I think it was a really good building for the years to come to be a captain,” Winward said. “It was really fun. ...

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