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Gymnastics prepares for changes

Gymnastics prepares for changes

Dahlia Krebs

December 23, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

Getting used to a new coach can be difficult, senior captain Savannah Romero said, but she believes gymnastics’ new coach Dawn Thielen will be a good addition to the team because of her past experience as a gymnastics judge. “She has a really good background with gymnastics and she is a judge...

Hopkins/Park loses to Mound Westonka

Hopkins/Park loses to Mound Westonka

Sophie Olmen and Rachel Salzer

December 23, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

According to freshman Alma Beaton, the game against Mound Westonka went well, especially in the third period. “It actually went really good I think it was frustrating but the third period was really good,” Beaton said. Coach Ryan St. Martin said Hopkins/Park was well matched with its opponent an...

Nordic ski performs well at first classic meet

Nordic ski performs well at first classic meet

Kaia Myers

December 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

Nordic coach Kaitlyn Lindaman said the team skied really well despite the icy course conditions. Due to these conditions, the skiers had to use their poles to propel them forward instead of a skiing motion. “I know there were some nerves going into the race because the conditions are obviously n...

Senior changes school commitment

Senior changes school commitment

Sofia Seewald

December 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

After verbally committing to play volleyball at the University of Southern California, senior Gabby McCaa saw Boston College as a better fit. “I was committed to the University of Southern California and after a year, there were a few changes and I figured that reopening my recruiting process would...

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...

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