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Girls’ swimming prepares for Sections

Girls’ swimming prepares for Sections

Sophie Yarosh and Maddie Lund

October 27, 2017


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As junior Sarah Anderson prepares for Sections, she said the team will work on crazy things, such as swimming with clothes on. “Normally, for MEA (break) we do sweatsuit practices, which is swimming with a sweatshirt and sweatpants and diving in (and) getting out,” Anderson said. Anderson said i...

Girls’ tennis reflects on successful season

Girls’ tennis reflects on successful season

Eli Curran-Moore and Anna duSaire

October 27, 2017


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The varsity tennis team closed out the 2018 season with a regular season record of 11-3 and were seated six out of 16 teams in the Section tournament, according to varisty coach David Breitenbucher. “We played (in the) first round Minneapolis-Washburn, and we beat them 6-1. We were the favorites, so...

Officer Bill Mathews honored at Vikings game

Officer Bill Mathews honored at Vikings game

Sam Birnberg and Jacob Stillman

October 26, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

At the Vikings-Packers game on Oct. 15, U.S. Bank Stadium filled with cheers and applause for the recognition of one of St. Louis Park’s own. Park’s assistant athletic director Shawn Mathews and her son Wyatt stood on the field, receiving the Hometown Hero honor on behalf of her husband Officer B...

Cross Country keeps the pace

Cross Country keeps the pace

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Ella Hammerstrand

October 25, 2017


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A scorching and dusty day was unable to stop the cross country team’s success, according to senior varsity runner Tommy Guddal. “It was a hot and dry day but overall we did pretty well,” Guddal said. “We were hoping for a little more, but we had problems with injuries and it was a very tou...

Cross country prepares for Sections

Cross country prepares for Sections

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Ella Hammerstrand

October 25, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports

As the Sections meet continues to approach, cross country runners begin to slow down the pace of practice, according to assistant coach Kelson Mackenzie. “So we do what’s called a taper, which is where we do some really fast runs but we keep the recovery very long” Mackenzie said. Accordin...

Boys’ soccer falls in Section finals

Boys’ soccer falls in Section finals

Jenna Cook and Tjessa Arradondo

October 23, 2017


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Park’s varsity boys’ soccer team’s season came abruptly to an end on Oct. 17 with a 5-1 loss to the Wayzata Trojans in Section finals. The loss left the team with a 9-4-1 record in the regular season. Junior midfielder Ben Klepfer said the loss was hard to deal with for him and the rest of th...

Girls’ varsity cross country beats Benilde

Girls’ varsity cross country beats Benilde

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Ella Hammerstrand

October 18, 2017


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As senior Collin Perkins reflects on the cross country meet against Benilde Oct. 10, he said the team's performance in Mankato was a highlight of the season. “(The cross country team) did so great. For sure a lot of people on the team got personal records,” Perkins said. “Everyone just came ...

Boys’ soccer to play in Section finals

Boys’ soccer to play in Section finals

Tjessa Arradondo and Jenna Cook

October 17, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

After becoming conference champions at their game against Benilde Oct 5, the boys’ varsity soccer team has been on a winning streak in the Sections tournament. The team won their first Section game against South High School 4-2 in a penalty shootout and triumphed against Washburn with a final score o...

Girls’ swimming wins last home meet

Girls’ swimming wins last home meet

Sophie Yarosh

October 13, 2017


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When senior girls swimming captain Izzy Leviton heard the final score of the swim meet, she jumped and screamed as she realized the team took second place in the conference. According to Leviton, the girls’ swim team won 51.5-42.5 in their final home meet Oct. 12 against Bloomington Jefferson. Leviton...

Boys’ soccer takes conference title

Boys’ soccer takes conference title

Jenna Cook

October 11, 2017


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When the final buzzer sounded at the conference-deciding game against Benilde St. Margaret’s Oct. 5, the team stormed the field to celebrate their win with an excited huddle. According to varsity head coach Chato Alvarado, the win left the team’s record at 9-4-1 and secured the boys’ title as...

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