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Girls’ basketball sees early season success

Girls’ basketball sees early season success

Ella Hammerstrand and Nolan Kelly

December 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

After their victory over Tartan, Park felt accomplished with their performance, according to sophomore Kendall Coley. “It was somewhat up and down but we pushed our lead so that made it easier when we had our downs,” Coley said. “It made it easier to get back up.” The team still has a long...

Senior commits to The College of St. Scholastica

Senior commits to The College of St. Scholastica

Rachel Salzer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

Senior Luke Boyum said he started playing baseball 15 years ago at the age of 3. He has been playing the sport on and off-season ever since. As Boyum recently committed to The College of St. Scholastica, he said the high quality academics and the baseball team’s success drove him to choose that...

Participation in eSports grows

Participation in eSports grows

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

December 4, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities, Sports

According to senior Jeremy Frham “Overwatch” requires quite a lot of skill in order to succeed at gameplay. “‘Overwatch’ is a team based strategy game,” Frham said. “It takes a lot of coordination and knowledge of the game to fully understand it.” Head coach of the Esports program...

Memories that keep on

Memories that keep on

Sophie Olmen

December 3, 2018


Filed under Sports Columns

As I begin my final season of basketball for my high school career, many thoughts run through my head. I began playing the sport in kindergarten, and I have played it since. From parks and recreation, with everyone playing together, to varsity at the high school — and many teams in between. Including...

First Nordic meet cancelled

First Nordic meet cancelled

Kaia Myers

December 3, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

Nordic Ski’s first meet of the season, scheduled for Nov. 29, was cancelled. Co-head coach John Dyste said the race had traditionally been scheduled at this time every year with the stipulation that, if it doesn’t snow, it’ll be a running meet. “If we had snow, this wouldn't be a running r...

Boy’s basketball prepares for first game against Burnsville

Boy’s basketball prepares for first game against Burnsville

Kate Schneider

December 1, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

Because tryouts were so recently, head coach David Breitenbucher said the team hasn’t had as much time to practice as he would have liked. But according to Breitenbucher, the players have been doing their best to prepare for their upcoming game against Burnsville. “The first few games of the year...

Gymnasts to face White Bear Lake in meet

Gymnasts to face White Bear Lake in meet

Tamar Gewirtz

December 1, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

With just a few weeks of practice, this year’s gymnastics team is preparing itself for their first meet of the season. Senior Savannah Romero, captain of the gymnastics team, said the gymnasts are currently working hard and putting effort into practice to prepare. “We do a lot of dance throughs,...

Girls’ hockey loses close game to Benilde

Girls’ hockey loses close game to Benilde

Sophie Olmen

November 29, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

According to sophomore Erin Brousseau, even though Hopkins Park lost, the team played hard and were evenly level with rival Benilde-St. Margaret’s during its game Nov. 27. “I think that even though we lost, I think it was still a really hard game and I think we played really well,” Brousseau...

Boys’ hockey wins season opener

Boys’ hockey wins season opener

Claire Bargman and David Bryant

November 28, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

Upon the boys’ hockey team’s first win in the first game against Breck, sophomore Lucas Hand said the win was a strong start to set the tone for the season. “The best part of the game was us winning of course, the win is a big start of the season for us so I was pretty happy about that,” ...

Boys’ swimming introduces new captains

Boys’ swimming introduces new captains

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

November 27, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

Head coach Amanda Forsberg said the captains were chosen because of the way they treat their teammates and how much effort they put in to swimming. “Luke and Max were actually really good leaders last year,” Forsberg said. “They always stepped up to them (younger kids) and worked really hard...

Girls’ basketball participates in tournament

Girls’ basketball participates in tournament

Ella Hammerstrand and Nolan Kelly

November 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

The girls’ basketball team competed in the Pat Patterson tournament at Hamline University according to Head Coach Arsenio Richardson. He said Park’s first loss to Stillwater was downcast yet optimistic. “It's a tough way to go out in an opening game,” Richardson said. “But we have twenty...

Nordic Ski looks forward to an eventful season

Nordic Ski looks forward to an eventful season

Kaia Myers

November 20, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

According to Nordic Ski head coach Doug Peterson, the team is diligently working toward their goals, which includes state for some skiers. “I believe that the team is going to be competitive because they look like they are pretty hard workers and have pretty good character,” Peterson said. “I th...

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