The Echo

Giving a name to the voice of Park athletics

Giving a name to the voice of Park athletics

Sara Tifft

October 23, 2013

Since 1995, the one standard among all St. Louis Park varsity games has been the voice of the announcer, Howard Luloff. Luloff has announced sporting events at St. Louis Park for 18 years. He started announcing girls’ volleyball matches in 1995, soccer games in 1996. Since then, he has only missed...

Boys’ soccer ends positively

Boys’ soccer ends positively

Amira Warren

October 23, 2013

The win against Cooper advanced Park to playoffs where the team lost against Wayzata 2-0. Sophomore midfielder Max Kent said it was a devastating loss. “I was torn. I’ve developed a good relationship with everyone and it’s sad to lose to a team we know we could have beat,” Kent said. Despite...

Girls learn from season

Girls learn from season

John Kinney

October 23, 2013

Although the girls’ season  ended in the second round section game with a 6-0 loss to Minnetonka Oct. 12, the team will lose only five seniors to graduation, setting the stage for the coming years. The team finished the regular season with a conference record of 3-3-1 and an overall record of 8-6-1. Sophomore...

Media influences muscle obsession in teens

Media influences muscle obsession in teens

Ivy Kaplan

October 23, 2013

From infomercials on TV promoting the latest dieting product to ads featuring men with rock-hard abs or pencil thin women, the media can influence how many teenagers think about body image, according to Dr. Marla Eisenberg from the University of Minnesota. According to a study conducted in November...

Meet the athlete: Natalie Lorentz

Meet the athlete: Natalie Lorentz

Carolyn Guddal

October 23, 2013

Who: Freshman Natalie Lorentz Sport: Girls’ tennis When and why did you start playing tennis? I started when I was 7, and ever since then I have been playing competitively. I liked the fact that it was a sport all by yourself and that you got to make the decisions.   ...

Girls’ swimming suits up for rivalry meet

Girls’ swimming suits up for rivalry meet

Maddy Bremner

October 9, 2013

The St. Louis Park girls swim team will face off against Benilde St. Margarets in one of their most competitive meets of the regular season on thursday, Oct. 10. Park is currently undefeated, while Benilde has a record of 4-1. According to coach Joe Yaeger, this meet is extremely important in terms ...

Volleyball set to better skills

Volleyball set to better skills

Suh Koller

October 4, 2013

After winning three of its last 11 games the volleyball team is determined to bounce back from its losses through hard work and perseverance, according to coach Mark Nelson. Despite having a rough start to the season, Nelson said he is proud of how hard the team is working. “The girls are starting...

Athletic conference appeals Benilde’s placement

Noah Betz-Richman

October 4, 2013

As athletic conferences are restructured for next school year, competition between schools has extended further than the playing field. Principals of West Metro high schools voted to appeal the placement of Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School into the conference. The appeal was filed to the Minnesota ...

Change of sports conference brings schools closer

Erin Wells

October 4, 2013

View New Athletic Conference in a full screen map Park will no longer have to travel far distances to reach their game and meet destinations. In fall 2014, Park will be joining the Metro West conference, consisting of Chaska, Chanhassen, Cooper, Richfield, Jefferson, Kennedy, and Benilde. Accord...

Girls’ tennis looks to young talent for boost

Girls’ tennis looks to young talent for boost

Sean Cork

October 3, 2013

After a rough season, girls’ tennis sees improvement from the last and has hope for future seasons. The girls’ tennis team started out its season with a non-conference schedule, meaning the scores of the games did not count against them in their conference record.  So far, the team has lost eight ...

Homecoming game brings missed opportunities and nostalgia to key seniors

Homecoming game brings missed opportunities and nostalgia to key seniors

Josh Mesick

September 23, 2013

Although Park football put up a strong fight from start to finish, in the end they fell to St. Anthony Village in the highest attended game so far this season. With touchdowns from senior tight end Henry Albrecht and senior running back Bryant Griffin as well as an interception by senior linebacker Daniel F...

Park football sets sights on Homecoming win

Park football sets sights on Homecoming win

Josh Mesick

September 19, 2013

Despite the rough start from the 0-3 Orioles football team, Head Coach Ben Wolfe thinks they are prepared to face the challenging second half of the season ahead of them. Park lost their most recent game at Benilde St. Margaret’s last week by a score of 48-13. Although the team was not able to secure t...

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