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Girls’ swimming sprinter commits

Girls’ swimming sprinter commits

Katie Hardie

May 14, 2019


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After searching for a school that could cater to both her career and athletic interests, senior athlete Sara Anderson decided Minnesota State University at Mankato would be the best fit for her. “The main thing I was looking for when I started my college search was a good nursing program,” An...

Junior sport manager finds place among athletes

Junior sport manager finds place among athletes

Abby Prestholdt

May 9, 2019


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According to Thomas, managing a team can allow students to still be active in a sport without the time-intensive commitment of playing on a varsity team. “I played lacrosse in the past and I really loved it, but this year I didn't have time to make a full commitment to a sport,” Thomas said. “I w...

Girls’ lacrosse on three-game winning streak

Girls’ lacrosse on three-game winning streak

Sophie Olmen and Breanna Thompson

May 9, 2019


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After defeating Robbinsdale Cooper 14-2, junior Emma Roloff said the game allowed the team to work on trying out different skills. “Overall we had a time out in the first half and the coaches told us to work on more skill,” Roloff said. “(the game) was kind of a practice with transitions, at...

Girls’ ultimate beats Blake

Girls’ ultimate beats Blake

Kaia Myers and Isabel Kjaer

May 9, 2019


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As junior captain Ally Feller reflected on her team’s recent game against Blake, she said she was proud of how the players worked together in a tough game. “We all played really well. We were all really into it until the very last point, which we won on a universe point,” Feller said. “A uni...

Varsity soccer players commit to University of Missouri-Kansas City

Varsity soccer players commit to University of Missouri-Kansas City

Maria Perez Barriga

May 8, 2019


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As senior Zinedine Kroeten was deciding what school to commit to, he said he chose to play soccer at the University of Missouri-Kansas City because of their high interest in him, and that he will likely have more playing time next year. “Other schools were interested in me, but this school seemed t...

Senior verbally commits to St. Olaf College

Senior verbally commits to St. Olaf College

Sadie Yarosh

May 8, 2019


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After playing high school basketball for five years, senior Sophie Olmen said she decided to commit to the St. Olaf basketball program because she enjoyed every aspect of the college. “I chose St. Olaf because it just felt like the right place. I toured it twice, and I loved everything about it,...

Track competes in Orono Invitational

Track competes in Orono Invitational

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant

May 8, 2019


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Park competed in Orono’s Invitational meet May 2 along with the high schools Orono, Wilmar, Waconia, Fridley, New Prague, Dassel-Cokato and Southwest Christian. Girls’ track and field placed second with a score of 134.25 behind Wilmar by 39 points. Boys’ track and field placed fourth with a score...

Boys’ lacrosse shows improvements

Boys’ lacrosse shows improvements

Nolan Kelly

May 8, 2019


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According to coach Eric Buckley, the team shows assurance of eventually outmaneuvering and punishing its opponents. “The kids are adjusting to the pace of varsity and we really saw that on a fast break, almost scoring a goal off of it,” Buckley said. Buckley said despite losing 1-14, the team...

Senior verbally commits to Division III swim team

Senior verbally commits to Division III swim team

Sofia Seewald

May 7, 2019


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After six years of participating in Park swimming, senior Luke Anderson said he is eager to continue his swimming career and create long-lasting connections with his new team at the University of St. Thomas. “It almost feels like I have to continue swimming because I’ve been doing it for so l...

Softball perseveres with few players

Softball perseveres with few players

Claire Bargman

May 7, 2019


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Although almost the entire starting varsity softball team was gone during its game May 4 against Richfield, coach Bobby Crumpton said the younger players stepped up to the plate. “That (roster) was half the freshmen and JV teams, four of five seniors and the one junior (on our team) went to Prom, so...

Boys’ lacrosse quiz

Boys’ lacrosse quiz

Nolan Kelly and Ella Hammerstrand

May 6, 2019


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