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Park defeated by Hopkins in opener

Junior Jason Chu competes in his 100 yard freestyle Nov. 10. Park lost 88-95 against Hopkins.

Tobias Khabie

December 11, 2019

After a close loss to Hopkins in its first meet of the season, Park boys’ swimming is nevertheless on track for a successful season, according to coach Amanda Forsberg. “I'm really happy with a lot of times, we have a lot of new guys a lot of young guys. A lot of the kids are coming in where th...

Gymnastics wins home opener

Sophomore Freya Wade poses as she is introduced at the gymnastics meet against Richfield. Park won with a score of 124.125.

Talia Lissauer, Ben Sanford

December 11, 2019

With the motivation to improve their scores from their first meet, junior Josie Briant said the team focused on making sure they cleaned up their routines to come into the meet strong. “Our meet (Dec. 7) motivated us to do better and get a higher score (in the future). We put a lot of sweat into the...

Boys’ hockey loses to Minneapolis

Seniors Will Pinney and Jacob Young work to stop a shot against Minneapolis Dec. 10. Pinney has a save percentage of .887 in the 2019-2020 season, according to the Star Tribune.

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

December 11, 2019

After suffering a loss against Minneapolis with a final score of 3-5, coach Zach Strouts said one of the team’s most notable qualities is perseverance. “Our goaltending is one of the best in the state,” Strouts said. “One of the best things that we have is the fight level. The boys just don'...

Boys’ basketball plays Hopkins in upcoming game

Sophomore Deontez Ross Jr. goes up for a layup Dec. 10. The record of the boys' basketball team is 0-3.

Adin Zweigbaum and Sadie Yarosh

December 11, 2019

As Dec. 12 approaches and the team practices for its game against Hopkins, coach Rob Griffin said the players will be focusing on improving the skills of each player and controlling the ball. “We need to be getting everybody comfortable with having to be a ball handler because we have so many i...

eSports adviser helps create Minnesota league

Senior Michael Ramirez works with eSports team to plan strategies for their next game. eSports has its next meeting Dec. 12 to prepare for upcoming tournaments.

Kate Schneider

December 9, 2019

eSports adviser Jacob Utities said he’s feeling very confident so far this year because of the opportunities given to new players and how eSports is continuing to grow in numbers. “I’m really looking forward to a lot more opportunities for both my teams and all the high schools in the area t...

Girls’ basketball breaks losing streak

Junior Raegan Alexander guards Como Park player Cloey Dmytruk at Park’s home opener game. Park defeated Como Park Dec. 6.

Sofia Seewald

December 7, 2019

With Park down several points in the first half, junior Kendall Coley said it felt good to end with a win.  “Coming back and pushing through (and) just getting out of the hole we dug ourselves into (was a key moment),” Coley said. According to senior and captain Shayla Miller, playing Como P...

Nordic begins strength and conditioning

Junior Josh Krueger and senior Maggie Klein lift weights at strength training Dec. 4. Nordic has morning lifting with strength coach Jessica Gust Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7–7:30 a.m.

Sofie Geretz

December 6, 2019

According to senior and Nordic captain David Klein, strength and conditioning is pivotal to the quality of a season. “We started doing the strength training program because Nordic is a very, very intense physical sport,” Klein said. “If you're not working the right muscles and you're not workin...

Four ultimate players selected to play on Minnesota All-Star team

Senior Amelia Ryan reaches to catch the disc during the game against Edina Nov. 30. Marta Hill, Amelia Ryan, Lauren Schmelzler and Danny Shope played on the Minnesota All-Star team at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Adin Zweigbaum and Sadie Yarosh

December 5, 2019

Members from the Park ultimate program were chosen to play on the Minnesota All Star Team against Edina Dec. 1 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Senior Amelia Ryan said the atmosphere was very different than regular season games. “I had an amazing experience playing at U.S. Bank Stadium,” Ryan said. “(...

Girls’ basketball stays positive after loss to Park Center

Senior Jordyn Turek jumps to shoot the to ball while being defended by a Park Central player. The Girls Basketball team was defeated 62-70 by Park Central Dec. 2.

Maddie Schutte and Molly Schochet

December 5, 2019

After starting off the season playing three of the top five teams in the state, coach Arsenio Richardson said the team has improved and kept its spirits high despite being defeated by Park Center. “Park Center is the number four team in the state — they are undefeated,” Richardson said.  “We...

Boys’ hockey falls to Edina

Junior Drew Boyum fights for the puck against Edina's junior Emmett Wurst Dec. 3. Boyum has scored or assisted in at least one goal every game in the first three games of the 2019-2020 season, with a total of four points.

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

December 4, 2019

During the Dec. 2 game against Edina, the boys’ hockey team made a comeback to end the game with a score of 3-6, after a four point deficit at the end of the second period. Despite the defeat, senior Bobby Doss said the team connected and played its hardest while battling throughout the game. ...

Gymnastics rolls into new season

Sophomore Ryan Rasmussen prepares to complete a tumbling pass at gymnastics practice Nov. 25. The gymnastics team’s first meet is at 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at White Bear Lake Area High School.

Talia Lissauer

December 3, 2019

Preparing for her first gymnastics meet of the season, junior Rachel Stein said there are many things to look forward to for the upcoming meet. “I'm really excited to get back out there and feel the adrenaline of everybody watching you do your floor routine,” Stein said. “By the time our first mee...

Boys’ basketball loses at home opener

Senior Aaron Ellingson dribbles the ball around Burnsville player senior Cedric Ung Nov. 30 at home. The teams's next game will be 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Park Center.

Adin Zweigbaum

December 2, 2019

After losing to Burnsville in the first game of the season, coach David Breitenbucher said he attributes the loss to lack of preparedness. “It was pretty hard to prepare for the game because it was Burnsville’s first game as well so there was no scouting,” Breitenbucher said. “I usually go ...

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