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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. ...

Nordic Ski races in first 5k of the season

Nordic Ski races in first 5k of the season

Kaia Myers

December 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

The Nordic team had their first 5k Metro West skate race on Dec. 13 at Hyland Park. Sophomore Olivia Etz said the longer distance gave the skiers an opportunity to work on pacing themselves as opposed to faster skiing.   “It was definitely harder than our last race, which was shorter. It was sh...

Gymnastics celebrates win against Richfield

Gymnastics celebrates win against Richfield

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

December 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

According to sophomore Courtney Hanson, the girls’ gymnastics team defeated Richfield in their first dual meet of the season Dec. 11, scoring 124.8 points. Head coach Dawn Thielen said the first meet was a success and the results reflected that. “I think we had a really great first meet. We di...

Boys’ hockey loses against Wayzata

Boys’ hockey loses against Wayzata

David Bryant

December 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

Junior William Pinney said the 0-10 loss versus Wayzata didn't reflect the teams energy and ability shown in previous games. “I think last game in the first and third period our energy was there, but I don't think we showed any of that in this game,” Pinney said. Coach Andrew Sackrison said...

Meet the Athlete: Alma Beaton

Meet the Athlete: Alma Beaton

Maria Perez-Barriga

December 10, 2018


Filed under Meet the Athlete

How long have you been playing hockey? For about nine years. Since I was 4 years old. What do you like about playing hockey? Skating and being competitive. I really like being competitive and playing against people. I also really like playing with my teammates and being part of a group. Havi...

Boys’ hockey experiences first loss

Boys’ hockey experiences first loss

David Bryant

December 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

Upon the boys’ hockey teams first loss with a score of 1-8 versus the Minnetonka Skippers, making Park’s record 3-1, senior Tim Collins said despite the loss the game was a learning experience. “I think we competed well, obviously not the end result that we wanted but we can learn a lot from...

Boys’ swimming heads into practice relay meet

Boys’ swimming heads into practice relay meet

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

December 5, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

Senior captain Max Bechtold said the upcoming relay meet is intended to prepare swimmers for the season and has a variety of different fun events to participate in. “Basically it’s an introductory meet before all the other meets. All the events are relays, there’s a ton of different ones,” Bechtold...

Girls’ swimming concludes season at State

Girls’ swimming concludes season at State

Sadie Yarosh

December 5, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

According to junior Hattie Kugler, Park performed well at State, and she was proud of the team’s success. “I think overall everyone did the best that they could and everyone came together as a team and it was really good,” Kugler said. Senior captain Claudia Stone said some individuals and re...

Boys’ hockey wins home opener

Boys’ hockey wins home opener

David Bryant

December 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

According to senior Gerald Perelman, playing with grit and passion led him and his team to start with a 1-0 lead. “The word we are focusing on this year is gritty, so working hard. That means even if it's not the pretty play it's the right play,” Perelman said. The boys’ hockey team wo...

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