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Boys’ basketball prepares for game against Minnetonka

Boys’ basketball prepares for game against Minnetonka

Kate Schneider

December 21, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

According to coach Rob Griffin, Minnetonka is a high-scoring team and in order to win, Park has to stay in control of the ball and the speed of the game. “To beat them, we’ve got to play our game, we’ve got to be able to control the tempo of the game. Minnetonka scores around 80 points a ga...

Bowling season rolls to an end

Bowling season rolls to an end

Noah Orloff

December 21, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

As senior Adam Kowski completed his fifth and final season on the bowling team, he said he loved the challenge of the sport. “My favorite part is being able to show up everyday with like a different situation. No two days of bowling are going to be the same,” Kowski said. “It’s just that diffe...

Meet the Athlete: Paris Johnson Jr.

Meet the Athlete: Paris Johnson Jr.

Maria Perez Barriga

December 21, 2018


Filed under Meet the Athlete

How long have you been playing basketball? I have been playing since I was three. But for the school, for actual teams, I have been playing since the seventh grade. What are you looking forward to this season? I’m looking forward to having fun with my teammates, bringing a lot of energy with th...

Dancing despite other demands

Dancing despite other demands

Katie Hardie

December 20, 2018


Filed under Sports Columns

For me, dance has always been a priority. But this year, the hours of homework have forced me to put it on the back burner. In the beginning of dance class we have basic training and a time for conditioning. Since school has started, I’ve had to skip it and do homework instead. Basic training is the ...

Girls’ hockey falls to Proctor/Hermantown

Girls’ hockey falls to Proctor/Hermantown

Sophie Olmen

December 20, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

Senior girls’ captain Mary Gleason said the team worked hard throughout the game against Proctor/Hermantown with a slower start. “I thought we played pretty well for them being a good team, and they were really aggressive,” Gleason said. “I think we started off kind of slow but by the third...

Girls’ basketball looking to draw crowds

Girls’ basketball looking to draw crowds

Nolan Kelly

December 20, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

Park’s upcoming twin matchups with Minnetonka are expected to be high-energy, according to sophomore Raegan Alexander. “I like the double headers because the atmosphere is really good,” Alexander said. “Not only do we have a game but the boys have a game, so that drives a lot of attention bec...

ROC hosts boys’ hockey

ROC hosts boys’ hockey

David Bryant

December 20, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

Coach Andrew Sackrison said in preparation for boys’ hockey’s upcoming game against Blake at the ROC, the team needs to focus on fundamentals. “We have to play a simple game because it’s outdoors. Ice tends to get snowier,” Sackrison said. Senior Luke Boyum said the team has several practices be...

Gymnastics starts new training

Gymnastics starts new training

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

December 20, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

After years of pushing for strength training, senior Savannah Romero finally received the chance to participate in this new kind of exercise with the gymnastics team. “(Our old coach) only liked doing the body weight and endurance stuff,” Romero said. “She didn’t like the lifting because she...

Boys’ swimming takes loss to Chaska

Boys’ swimming takes loss to Chaska

Talia Lissauer, Maddie Schutte

December 18, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

According to junior Will Mathews, Chaska is one of the best teams the boys’ swim team will face, but it persevered. “Chaska-Chan is a very strong team and we put up a fight,” Mathews said. “All of the swimmers, especially the underclassmen, put some really incredible times on the board.” ...

Senior tries out for Junior Nationals

Senior tries out for Junior Nationals

Kaia Myers

December 18, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

Senior Nordic captain Cece Schmelzle said she is trying out for the 2019 Junior National Cross Country Championships team. “People from the different divisions compete to try out and make their Nationals teams. (The tryout process) entails four weekends of racing in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. ...

New captains for fall 2019 sports

New captains for fall 2019 sports

December 17, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

After a hardworking season this fall the new captains that will lead the team next year are announced. Learn about the new captains below. ...

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