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Meet the Athlete: Ben St. Clair

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.

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 haven't played any other sports for high school, but when I was younger, I played hockey and soccer...

Gymnastics’ falls in Sections

Junior Marissa Boettcher preform her bar routine at Varsity Sections Feb. 15. Park placed sixth overall in the meet.

Talia Lissauer

February 19, 2020

Although only a select number of gymnasts were able to compete in Sections, junior Courtney Hanson said the entire team still showed up and motivated those competing. “I think the team cheering for us really helped,” Hanson said. “Even those who weren’t competing still came to watch and ch...

Girls’ basketball defeats Benilde

Junior Raegan Alexander takes a shot at the basket at the game against Benilde-St. Margaret's Feb. 18. Alexander scored her 1,000th point at the start of the game.

Sofia Seewald and Molly Schochet

February 19, 2020

The feeling of finally being able to have senior night was one she had been waiting for, according to senior and captain Jordyn Turek. “It was special for me because I've been playing in high school programs since seventh grade and on varsity since eighth grade and so the feeling of, ‘I made it ...

Park boys’ basketball wins in overtime against rival

Junior Paris Johnson guards the ball during a close game against Benilde- St. Margarets Monday Jan. 18. The final score of the game was 45-43 in Park's favor.

Sadie Yarosh

February 19, 2020

After a slow first half, Park began to pick up its intensity, leading to a victorious second half. In their game against Benilde Feb. 18, junior Paris Johnson said Park’s defense was a main reason for the successful end to the game. “It started off a little bad. They got a big lead on us and we...

Boys’ basketball loses to top ranked team

Junior Jacob Holm guards Minnehaha Academy junior Hercy Miller. The final score of the game was 52-69.

Claire Bargman

February 16, 2020

When playing against Minnehaha Academy and its nationally ranked player Jalen Suggs, coach David Breitenbucher said the plan was to keep him away from the basket.  “We tried to have a game plan to pack it in on Jalen (Suggs) who is their best player. We wanted to focus on making him an outside ...

Boys’ hockey celebrates senior night

Senior Bobby Doss shoves Bloomington Jefferson’s junior Pierce Thomka while reaching for the puck. Park finished the regular season with an overall record of 16-9-0.

Maggie Klaers and Marta Hill

February 16, 2020

As senior Alex Riley reflected on his last game at Park, he said it was a bittersweet experience. “It was kind of sad, but kind of cool to see everybody kind of saluting us and honoring us and almost like a little send off,” Riley said. “A little sad, especially since you've been playing hock...

Boys’ hockey loses in rivalry matchup

Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore Ben Thompson shoves junior McCabe Dvorak Feb. 13. Park lost 0-4.

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

February 14, 2020

Park faced off against Benilde-St. Margaret‘s in a four-point game Feb. 13. Since Park was only scheduled to play against Benilde-St. Margaret‘s one time during the regular season, the outcome had double the impact in their section standings, meaning it was a ‘four-point’ game. Accordin...

Meet the Athlete: Jordan Dolinar

Meet the Athlete: Jordan Dolinar

Grace Schultz

February 10, 2020

What's it like being on the gymnastics team as a freshman? It's a lot of fun, I really enjoy the sport. It's nice seeing all the girls from the team at school. I was on a team in middle school and I didn’t get to see my teammates at school. The older girls are inspiring, so it’s nice to have some...

Aquafins performance recognizes seniors

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.

Grace Schultz

February 9, 2020

Reflecting on her favorite part of the team, senior Annie Breyak said Aquafins has connected her with people she admires.  "All of the people and friends I've made and all of my coaches are such good role models, so it's really nice having them in my life," Breyak said. Aquafins, St. Louis Pa...

Girls’ basketball pulls out a win after tight game

Junior Raegan Alexander looks for a teammate to pass the ball to Feb. 7. Girls' basketball beat Chanhassen 80-75.

Sofia Seewald and Maddie Schutte

February 9, 2020

After a close first half and some reinforcement from the coaches, senior and captain Shayla Miller said Park girls’ basketball stepped up and was able to win against Chanhassen Jan. 30 for the second time this season.  “We knew we were the more talented team, we just needed to play like we kn...

Hopkins/Park loses final Section game

Junior Erin Brousseau skates toward the puck, bringing it up to the goal Feb. 8 at the Blake Ice Arena. Hopkins/Park girls’ hockey lost to Blake 0-9 in their final Sections game.

Anna Benishek

February 9, 2020

Senior Anna Nicholls said the girls’ hockey team expressed the most spirit seen this entire season, which helped them compete against Blake in Sections Feb. 8.  “We played really well in the first period. The energy on the bench was unreal and unlike any other game,” Nicholls said. “Blake...

Boys’ hockey victorious despite prolonged time in penalty box

Senior Bobby Doss checks Chanhassen player Parker Thomas into the glass Feb. 6. Park currently holds a winning record of 14-8-0.

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

February 7, 2020

In the first two periods of the matchup against Chanhassen Feb. 6, Park boys’ hockey faced a tight battle, but after hitting the ice at the start of the third period, the team racked up a four-point lead.  According to junior Drew Boyum, even after a rough beginning to the game, a shift in the t...

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