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Hopkins/Park falls to Wayzata

Junior Abby Meyer fights to gain control of the puck Jan. 25. Wayzata defeated Hopkins/Park 7-0.

Anna Benishek

January 27, 2020

According to senior Anna Nicholls, the level of competition in the first period of the Hopkins/Park game against Wayzata was the team's best performance yet.  “Our first period was definitely one of the best periods we’ve played all season. We came out thinking we had this game in the bag (b...

Boys’ swim recovers after busy week

Sophomore Asher Danicic swims the 100-yard breast stroke Jan 16. Their next meet is Jan. 23 against Robbinsdale Cooper at Plymouth Middle School.

Tobias Khabie

January 22, 2020

According to sophomore Zachary Nathan, the boys’ swim team has been drained by a week of three meets. “I think we're all a bit tired. It's been a rough week,” Nathan said.  The team had meets Jan. 14 and Jan. 16, along with an all-varsity meet Jan. 18, where varsity swimmers from across the...

Concussions prompt football retirement

Concussions prompt football retirement

Adin Zweigbaum

January 22, 2020

My hand shakes as I click the arrow and send, ending my football career forever. There were a lot of factors that played into this decision, however, the primary reason for quitting football was the fact that the risk was far greater than the reward. As a person who has suffered two traumatic head injur...

Gymnastics pulls off big win at Breck

Freshman Jordan Dolinar performs her floor routine Jan. 15 at Breck School. The gymnastics team won their meet against Breck with a score of 126.525.

Talia Lissauer

January 17, 2020

Reflecting on their meet against Breck, junior captain Maddie Olson said the team was strongest on beam, but will continue to work on the execution of the routines. “Our varsity beam went really well. We had a lot of girls stick their routines and our floor went really well. We got some high scores...

Park takes the victory after second half comeback

Sophomores Blake Anderson, Evan Donesky, Cameron Delorme, and junior Nick Lanoux cheer on teammates during the game against Bloomington Jefferson. Park defeats Bloomington Jefferson 58-51.

Adin Zweigbaum

January 15, 2020

As the first half ends, Park is far behind Jefferson. Coach Dave Breitenbucher said he needed to make some adjustments going into the second half. “At half-time, we started pressuring a little bit better than we did in the first half,” Breitenbucher said. “The first half we had good ball pressu...

Boys’ hockey continues winning streak

Senior Jack Townsend skates after the puck, while senior Avery Pittman battles with Hopkins player Troy Landschoot Jan. 14. Park defeated Hopkins in a shutout 4-0.

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

January 15, 2020

Following a 4-0 victory against Hopkins, senior Bobby Doss reflected on how these successes have affected him.   “Playing at St. Louis Park, you don't really get the opportunity to win games and be relevant. We're going to take our opportunity to see how far we can go with it,” Doss said. ...

Meet the Athlete: Shayla Miller

Meet the Athlete: Shayla Miller

Ryan Barnett

January 13, 2020

How long have you been playing basketball? I've been playing since I was in third grade and I started (playing) on the varsity team as an eighth grader. What position do you play? It's kind of evolved actually. When I was younger I started as a center, (around) eighth to ninth grade. Now I'm mo...

Boys’ swimming defeats Richfield 49-34

Junior Connor Coleman swims the 500-yard freestyle Jan. 9. Park won 49-34 against Richfield.

Tobias Khabie

January 10, 2020

According to coach Amanda Forsberg, she was satisfied by how her team performed in their weaker events, which led to its win against Richfield Jan. 9. “Kids stepped up in their off events. You couldn't even tell (they swam) their off events for a lot of them,” Forsberg said. While many swimmers...

Park looking to overtake Chanhassen

Senior Cole Ewald looks to pass the ball to his teammates Dec. 21. Park’s current record is 2-9.

Adin Zweigbaum

January 8, 2020

According to senior Aaron Ellingson, Chanhassen demands near perfection on the court, and it is crucial to eliminate any possible mistake. “I always remember (Chanhassen) is very disciplined, and they will make you pay if you make mistakes,” Ellingson said. Coach Dave Breitenbucher said Cha...

Hopkins/Park girls’ hockey prepares to play Osseo

Senior Anna Nicholls defends the puck Dec. 17. Hopkins/Park won against Red Wing 8-3.

Tamar Gewirtz

January 8, 2020

Hopkins/Park is looking to improve weaker aspects from past games in preparation for its upcoming game against Osseo, according to junior Abby Meyer. “We’ve been working on multiple plays, like power plays and penalty kills, what to do in the offensive zone, where to set yourself up once you ge...

Nordic competes in large, joint meet

Sophomore Ryan Fitzpatrick double poles at the start of the five kilometer race Jan. 7 at Theodore Wirth Park. At the Metro West Classic Dual meet, the girls placed third out of nine teams and the boys placed sixth out of nine teams.

Sofie Geretz

January 8, 2020

After racing in a Nordic race with significantly more competition than usual, junior and captain Danny Walsh said the stakes were much higher than average meets. “This was the joint meet with Minneapolis, so a lot more people were in each heat and it was kind of hectic the first half of the race...

Club sport sparks involvement

Club sport sparks involvement

Ruthie Posada

January 7, 2020

As a sophomore, I knew I needed to be more involved in school activities, frequently finding myself bored. I wanted to join a sport, but I didn’t know if I could handle the serious competition. After attending Herzl Camp for the past six summers, the camp’s most treasured sport, ultimate Frisbee suddenl...

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