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Senior captain Nick Kent assesses the play during the game Oct. 5. Park lost 3-2 to Orono.

Meet the Athlete: Nick Kent

Char Priadka October 6, 2021

When did you first begin playing sports? I’d probably say I started around three or four years old, just playing with my family. I started on an organized soccer team when I was seven. How did...

Used with permission from Sihirah Reese.

Meet The Athlete: Sihirah Reese

Johanna Kaplan May 23, 2021

How long have you been doing track and field? I’ve been running track and field since fifth grade. What does track and field involve besides running?  It tests a lot of the abilities you have...

Meet The Athlete: Michael Broad

Meet The Athlete: Michael Broad

Kate Schneider May 20, 2021

How long have you been doing track? I have been running track in school since sixth grade and seriously outside of school since the summer after sixth grade.  Why did you decide to do track? I...

Used with permission from Stayci Spates.

Meet The Athlete: Stayci Spates

Jaida Puentes March 19, 2021

How long have you been playing basketball for? I started playing on a team in kindergarten. I started playing on a rec league, and that was fun. What do you like most about playing basketball? I...

Senior Jack Wandmacher shoots and scores a goal against Edina Jan 14. Wandmacher will be playing next year for the Ice Rays in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Meet the Athlete: Jack Wandmacher

Anna Benishek February 9, 2021

What do you like most about hockey? Just the fast pace of the game. It’s always different — different situations and stuff like that. It’s never repeated so it’s just something new every time. How...

Senior Abby Meyer listens to coach during practice. Meyer committed to playing both hockey and lacrosse at Lake Forest college, a Division III school in Illinois.

Meet the Athlete: Abby Meyer

Maria Perez Barriga January 15, 2021

What do you like the most about playing hockey and lacrosse? I just love it. I don’t know how to explain it, I just really like it. It’s fun. It’s kind of the same as hockey. It’s just fun to...

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Meet the Athlete: Madeline Anklam

Gabriel Kaplan December 18, 2020

What do you like most about playing tennis? I just love the sport, it’s really calming to play tennis. It’s a very smooth game; there’s a method to it. I love that it’s so structured. How...

Used with permission from Stefano Giovannelli.

Meet The Athlete: Stefano Giovanelli

Tenzin Gyaldatsang December 3, 2020

When did you start playing basketball? I started playing basketball in first or second grade. Why did you decide to play basketball? Both (of) my older brothers play basketball and they always...

Senior Davis Bye carries the puck up the ice during the boys’ varsity hockey game against Osseo Nov. 12. Bye plays as a defenseman and has played hockey since the age of four.

Meet the Athlete: Davis Bye

Lilly Strathman November 27, 2020

How long have you been playing hockey? I started when I was around 3 or 4 years old, so I’ve been playing most of my life.  What is your favorite memory? It was seven or eight years ago, there...

Senior co-captain Olivia Etz roller skis down a neighborhood road Oct. 26. Olivia is a three-season athlete competing in cross country, nordic and track.

Meet the Athlete: Olivia Etz

Maria Perez Barriga October 27, 2020

How long have you been playing Nordic? I have been on the Nordic team since ninth grade.  What got you interested in playing the sport? I have been skiing since I was little because my family...

Junior Danny Lainsbury looks out for the ball Sept. 29. Park lost to Chaska with a final score of 2-1.

Meet the athlete: Danny Lainsbury

Gabriel Kaplan October 3, 2020

What do you like most about playing soccer? I put a lot of time and effort into soccer, and seeing that pay off is pretty satisfying. Also, I spend a lot of free time doing it and (I) make great friends...

Junior Ben St. Clair practices freestyle during practice Feb. 19. St. Clair first began swimming several years ago after a series of injuries in other sports.

Meet the Athlete: Ben St. Clair

Gabriel Kaplan February 20, 2020

How long have you been swimming for Park? For the high school team, this will be my fourth year. I've been swimming for around six or seven years in total. Have you played any other sports? I...

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