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Three seniors unite to create superfans

Park's student section waits for the second half of the homecoming game against Richfield, Sept. 21. All students are matching in Park pride thanks to the super fan account notifying everyone of the dress code

Jenna Cook

October 8, 2018

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

Sophomore Reagan Alexander goes to hit the ball after sophomore 
Olivia Lainsbury sets to her against Coon Rapids September 17th. Park won 3-1.

Dahlia Krebs and Ruthie Posada

October 8, 2018

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

Senior Sam Diamond steals the ball from opposing Washburn player successfully passing to a teammate, Oct. 6.

Claire Bargman

October 6, 2018

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

Sophomore Olivia Lainsbury serves the ball to the opposing team. The volleyball team played in the Hopkins tournament Oct.6, finishing the day with a score of 2-2.

Ruthie Posada

October 6, 2018

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

Freshman Cole Blavat throws disc during a warm-up drill at a captain's practice Sep. 24. The boys ultimate team recently started a fall league to get more practice.

Sofia Seewald

October 5, 2018

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

Debra Probst sells volleyball tickets for Park to parents and students. The volleyball booster club allows the first 50 people to have free admission.

Hayley Westwood

October 3, 2018

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

Junior Jacob Brown tackles Richfield player during the first quarter of the St. Louis Park homecoming game.

Maddie Schutte and Kate Schneider

October 3, 2018

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...

Boys’ soccer prepares to play top ranked team in state

Junior Nicholas Riley attacks the space and slips past two Benilde defenders. Park boys will have to use smart dribbling skills when they face the top team in the state Washburn, Oct. 6th.

Claire Bargman

October 2, 2018

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

Sophomore Alex Ruiz-Shimada takes a corner kick towards goal against Robbinsdale Cooper, Sept. 13. The boys' soccer team is fifth in the state class 2A rank.

Claire Bargman

October 2, 2018

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

Senior Anna Jennissen races the Chaska attacker to the ball. Varsity girls’ soccer will have its next game at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at St. Louis Park High School Stadium against Forest Lake

Nolan Kelly and Ella Hammerstrand

October 1, 2018

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

Freshman Stella Rostal swims the 100 breaststroke Sep. 27. Park won 91-83 against Richfield.

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

September 28, 2018

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

Seniors David Gutierrez, Milkaso Dedefo and junior Tobyous Davenport run back to their teammates in celebration of scoring the second touchdown of the game.

Kate Schneider and Maddie Schutte

September 27, 2018

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....

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