The Echo

Girls’ basketball loses to Cooper for 14th year in a row

Juniors Kendall Coley and Raegan Alexander to block Robbinsdale Cooper defender junior Meme Wheeler Jan 3. Park lost to Robbinsdale Cooper 62-69. At one point during the second half, the team was down by two points.

Sofia Seewald

January 7, 2020

After girls’ basketball lost to Robbinsdale Cooper Jan. 3, junior and captain Kendall Coley said the team’s lack of strength and focus in the first half led to an undesired outcome. “The first half we got down by a little,” Coley said. “It was because we didn’t turn on that motor that we n...

Nordic skis in Loppet Invite

Sophomore Tait Myers races downhill in a classic ski race Jan. 4 at the Loppet High School Invite at Theodore Wirth Park. Myers and his relay partner senior Rakesh Plantz placed ninth in the boys' classic relay competition and the boys' team placed eighth overall.

Sofie Geretz

January 5, 2020

After cheering on her teammates, senior and captain Maggie Klein said the race was different than usual because the team competed in relays. “This meet is unique because there were relays, (which) we’ve never done before,” Klein said. “Normally, we stick with one style for an entire meet, s...

Outdoor battle ends in overtime loss

Junior McCabe Dvorak checks Eastview senior Ben Malloy against the boards Jan. 3. Park 3-4 in overtime against Eastview.

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

January 5, 2020

When boys’ hockey took on Eastview Jan. 2 at the Recreation Outdoor Center, coach Andrew Sackrison said the tight matchup allowed for an enjoyable game. “It was a good hockey game. Great chances on both sides and great efforts for both sides,” Sackrison said. “Obviously would like to come out...

Nordic goes on annual winter ski trip

Junior Danny Walsh double poles at the start of the Metro West Classic race Dec. 16 at Hyland Park Reserve. The ski team went to Giants Ridge Ski Resort Dec. 26-28 to train for future meets.

Sofie Geretz

December 31, 2019

Junior Max Gohman said the ski trip at Giants Ridge aids athletes in preparation for the upcoming State meet and brings together the team. “The winter trip is at Giants Ridge, near Biwabik in northern Minnesota where the State meet is,” Gohman said. “It's good practice for those who are doing...

Minnesota hockey team plays at home arena

A Minnesota Wild player signs a fan's hockey stick Feb. 11, 2018 at the ROC. The Wild will be back at the ROC to practice on Jan. 2, 2020.

Tennam Gyaldatsang

December 30, 2019

According to public relations director of the Minnesota Wild Aaron Sickman, the Wilds have been holding outdoor practices in St. Louis Park for the last couple of years.  “This is the third year in a row that we have done this outdoor practice at the ROC,” Sickman said. Freshman Eli Puchner ...

Gymnastics places first in invitational meet

Junior Raina Kronfeld performs her beam routine Dec. 21 at North Star Elementary. Park placed first in the invitational meet that consisted of five other teams.

Talia Lissauer

December 22, 2019

Despite experiencing difficulties on beam routines, sophomore Sophia Romero said the gymnastics team was able to pull through the mistakes and place first. “We struggled on beam, there were a few falls that could have been prevented and that took a toll on the rest of the meet,” Romero said. “It wa...

Boys’ swim continues undefeated streak against Benilde

Junior Zach Atfeldt swims the 100-yard butterfly during a meet against Benilde-St. Margarets Dec. 19. The boys’ do not have a meet until Jan. 9 vs. Richfield.

Tobias Khabie

December 21, 2019

The Park boys’ swim team defeated Benilde-St. Margaret’s Dec. 19 after great performances from all swimmers, according to assistant coach Joe Yaeger. "I think this was definitely a full-team meet today, from the junior varsity all the way to the varsity,” Yaeger said. According to Yaeger, Pa...

Junior swimmer successful at Junior Nationals

Junior Hayden Zheng wins the 500-yard freestyle against Benilde-St. Margaret's Dec. 19. Zheng will compete for the high school team for the rest of the winter season after attending the Junior Nationals meet outside Seattle, Washington.

Tobias Khabie

December 21, 2019

According to junior swimmer Hayden Zheng, coach Amanda Forsberg was a crucial part of getting where he is today. “Forsberg has me three months out of the year during the high school season, and those are always my best months,” Zheng said. “(I) give props to her for taking care of me (and) alway...

Hopkins/Park girls’ hockey wins against Red Wing

Senior Sarah McCallon takes the puck up the rink Dec. 17. Hopkins/Park won against Red Wing 8-3.

Tamar Gewirtz

December 19, 2019

According to junior Erin Brousseau, the Hopkins/Park girls’ hockey game against Red Wing was a success, despite the slow start.  “I thought it was a pretty solid game, we started out a little slow but then we definitely picked it up in the second and third periods and ended with a strong game,”...

Science teacher coaches Nordic for the first time

Nordic skiing coach Patrick Hartman helps instruct athletes on how to wax their skis while practicing Dec. 16 at the Theodore Wirth Park Ski Trails. Waxing skis helps to keep skis in prime condition as well as improve smooth skiing on the course.

Maria Perez Barriga

December 17, 2019

Excited to have science teacher Pat Hartman coach Nordic, junior Ivy Houts said having an additional coach for the team has made a positive impact on Nordic.  “It's really helpful to have another coach, especially one that knows what he is doing and (can) help new skiers. He is a great addition to ...

Club synchro teaches life lessons

Club synchro teaches life lessons

Isabel Kjaer

December 13, 2019

I have always loved swimming. The feeling when you first get in the pool and touch the waves makes my heart race. It feels like I’ve been swimming my entire life, starting with lessons when I was 4 and then moving on to synchronized swimming. I started synchronized swimming in third grade with my...

Boys’ basketball defeated by Henry Sibley

Captain senior Aaron Ellingson looks to pass the ball to a teammate Dec. 10 against Henry Sibley. Park will face Hopkins at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at St. Louis Park High School.

Adin Zweigbaum

December 11, 2019

After giving up a strong lead, Park boys’ lost to Henry Sibley, according to sophomore Deontez Ross. “We started off strong, but we let them gain a lot of momentum,” Ross said. “At the end of the first half we let them get back into the game, they got comfortable, and we let them make a b...

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