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Boys’ swimming ends with top ten finishes at State

Junior Hayden Zheng swims the 200-yard individual medley during the boys' swimming State meet Feb. 29. Zheng won the event with a time of 1:47.75.

Tobias Khabie and Ava Ashby

March 5, 2020

After boys’ swimming finished its season at State, coach Amanda Forsberg said she was pleased with the success the team had this year. “I think it was one of our best years. We won the Conference and we were undefeated. We got second at Sections and got in the top 10 at State,” Forsberg sai...

Boys’ Ultimate starts season off strong

Senior Thomas Salamzadeh breaks a mark with a forehand throw Feb. 22. The team went on to beat Eden Prairie 13-8.

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley

March 3, 2020

Facing several teams at a preseason tournament Feb. 22, the boys' Ultimate team stood their ground against a variety of schools, including Edina, Eden Prairie, Hopkins and Great River, placing them 4th overall. Coach Tyler Berg said he is really happy with the team’s performance thus far, even with...

Nordic competes in ‘24 Hours of Wirth’

Junior Olivia Etz skis downhill Feb. 29. Etz participated in the 24 hour ski relay race Feb. 28-29 at Theodore Wirth Park.

Talia Lissauer

February 29, 2020

Although freshman Rachel Katzovitz participated in the “24 Hours of Wirth '' ski event for 24 hours straight, she said she was too busy having fun to feel how tired she was.  “(Not sleeping) hasn't really sunk in yet, I know that when I get home I’m going to totally crash but I think it was r...

Girls’ basketball pulls off 74-40 win

Senior and captain Jordyn Turek looks for a team member to pass the ball to. Park won its first Sections game 74-40 against Southwest Feb. 26.

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald

February 28, 2020

Keeping a strong lead ahead of Minneapolis Southwest for the majority of its first Section game, senior captain Jordyn Turek said the team was able to play more of the roster which prepared the team for its next Section game. “This team wasn't a very strong team,” Turek said. “So our goal was to k...

Weight room renovations finished

Bench presses in the new weight room Feb. 27. The new weight room will improve the overall fitness of students.

Maria Perez Barriga

February 28, 2020

When she entered the new weight room for the first time, junior Reagan Alexander said she was amazed by the new features of the room.  “I was surprised on how high up the ceilings went and how big the windows were,” Alexander said. “It’s nice and spacious and it has a lot of new equipment th...

Middle school pool closed

Seniors Ella Hammerstrand and Mia Miller perform a pop-up during Aquafins show Feb. 8. The annual Minnesota Aquafins show consisted of 17 performances from all age groups.

Talia Lissauer

February 27, 2020

As freshman Maren Wilsey prepares for her third season competing on the synchro team,  she said the Park middle school pool’s closure will affect the team's practice location. The home meet location will not be affected.  “This year what we are going to do is similar to what we did last year when ...

Will Pinney leaves for Alaska to play junior-hockey

Senior William Pinney prepares to block a shot Feb. 6. Pinney will be leaving March 7 to play junior hockey in Alaska.

Anna Benishek

February 27, 2020

Alaska’s junior-hockey program, the Fairbank Ice Dogs, will be gaining a new goalie, senior Will Pinney, for the 2020-2021 season. Pinney said he will be leaving March. 7 to carry out his goal of playing at a high competitive level of hockey. Before Pinney leaves for Alaska he will be playing as the backup...

Junior competes in Nordic State meet

Junior Danny Walsh competes in the Nordic State meet Feb. 14. Walsh participated in the freestyle and classic pursuit races.

Sofie Geretz

February 23, 2020

Reflecting on his performance at State for Nordic, junior Danny Walsh said the races were difficult because of the amount of competition. “It went okay, I didn't do as well as I was hoping, but it was all around a solid race,” Walsh said. "Every second basically, someone else places, so it's just...

Boys’ swimming places second at Sections

Junior Hayden Zheng swims the 100-yard breaststroke during Varsity Sections Feb 22. Zheng qualified for State Feb. 29 at the University of Minnesota.

Tobias Khabie

February 23, 2020

After Park boys’ swimming placed second at Sections Feb. 22, coach Amanda Forsberg said the team’s success was greater than she had anticipated. “They far exceeded my expectations. So it's been a great season, they put in the hard work and it paid off today,” Forsberg said. Park will ha...

Boys’ swim gives full effort at first day of Sections

Sophomore Hiro Mckee swims the 100-yard butterfly during the Varsity Sections meet Feb 20. The second day of the meet will be Feb. 22 at the Art Downey Aquatic Center.

Tobias Khabie

February 22, 2020

After the boys’ swim team competed in the first day of Sections Feb. 20, senior and captain Will Mathews said he was very satisfied by the team’s performance. “They put some amazing times on the board, I couldn't be prouder,” Mathews said. “They started off day one where they need to be. They ...

Boys’ hockey season comes to an emotional close

Seniors Jacob Johnson and William Pinney embrace each other following the Feb. 20 Sections loss against Cretin-Durham Hall. The final score of the game was 3-6.

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

February 21, 2020

After the Feb. 20 Sections loss to Cretin-Derham Hall, Park players gathered around each other on the ice in tears and in support of each other. Senior Will Pinney said the emotions were running high throughout the game. “They were a really good team. The energy on the ice was unreal. It definite...

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