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Boys’ ultimate sets goals for tournament

Boys’ ultimate sets goals for tournament

Kaia Myers

April 21, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

As senior Gavin Charpentier contemplates the upcoming Madison Mudbath ultimate tournament, he said he is looking forward to getting closer with the team. “I think since (the tournament is) early in the season, it's going to be a great way for the team to bond together closer since we’re goin...

Snow delays track

Snow delays track

David Bryant and Hayley Westwood

April 18, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Freshman Renee McSherry said because of the April snow, pole vaulting practice is only allowed limited amounts of time indoors as they can’t practice outside and other sports also occupy the gym. “I pole vault so we are normally inside, but they were expecting us to be outside by now, so now we can...

Girls’ ultimate competes in first game of the season

Girls’ ultimate competes in first game of the season

Kaia Myers

April 18, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

As junior captain Ally Feller reflected on the team’s first game, she said it was an excellent chance to get the team acclimated to playing together. “It was our first game so we didn’t play as well as we could have, but it was a really good learning opportunity. We worked out the kinks of ...

Softball faces multiple weather challenges

Softball faces multiple weather challenges

Claire Bargman

April 16, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Softball coach Kristin Johnson said that games in cold weather can become more of a mental block than a physical challenge. “Both sides are in the same situation,” Johnson said. “So then it becomes are you prepared mentally to be able to handle that, or are you going to use that as an excuse...

Meet the Athlete: Gavin Charpentier

Meet the Athlete: Gavin Charpentier

Kate Schneider

April 16, 2019


Filed under Meet the Athlete, Sports

How long have you been playing ultimate for? This will be my first year playing. Why did you decide to start playing? I have a lot of friends that play ultimate and they all mention how much fun it is and how it’s a good team. What are your favorite things about ultimate? Everybody just has fu...

Boys’ golf suffers first loss

Boys’ golf suffers first loss

Sofia Seewald, Ruby Stillman, and Ethan Meisler

April 14, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

After losing to Robbinsdale Armstrong in the first match of the season, freshman golfer Tommy Tight said he wishes he had played better, but is able to look ahead to the next match. “I don’t think anyone was super happy with how they played yesterday, but our coach said that he liked the way no...

Park students participate in horseback riding outside of school

Park students participate in horseback riding outside of school

Ethan Meisler

April 13, 2019


Filed under Sports

When sophomore Mimi Kniser rides her horse, she feels a connection with the horse beyond just working with them. “They’re so cool. It’s loads of fun working with them,” Kniser said. “You’re helping your horse, and he’s helping you.” You’re helping your horse, and he’s helping you...

Synchro beats Richfield in figures meet

Synchro beats Richfield in figures meet

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

April 11, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Park’s success at its second figures meet against Richfield resulted from hard work and preparation, according to synchro captain, senior Hope Cassman. “I think the meet went well we had a lot of time to work on figures, so it really helped us compete against Richfield,” Cassman said. Acc...

Baseball wins season opener

Baseball wins season opener

Maddie Schutte and Talia Lissauer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

According to coach Brian Kelly, A close tie made the game stressful for some players, but the team persevered and went home with a 1-0 win against Bloomington-Jefferson in the first game of the season. “It was zero to zero in the first seven (innings) and we were able to scratch out a run in the...

Sports journalism opportunity educates, amazes

Sports journalism opportunity educates, amazes

Noah Orloff

April 10, 2019


Filed under Sports Columns

When I originally heard the Final Four was coming to Minneapolis, I thought it would just be another event that was so close, yet so far; Super Bowl 52 being held in Minneapolis had no drastic impact on me. I soon found out that I was very far from the truth. When the opportunity to attend Ful...

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