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Football finds new management

Football finds new management

Josh Mesick

September 9, 2013

With the introduction of new head football coach Ben Wolfe, Park hopes that a new coaching style will transform into a winning season for the first time on the new turf. Wolfe currently is a teacher at St. Louis Park Middle School and previously worked as the defensive coordinator for Washburn High...

Loss of seniors leaves big cleats to fill

Loss of seniors leaves big cleats to fill

John Kinney

September 2, 2013

With the introduction of seven freshmen to the varsity team, girls’ soccer looks to build off their record of 2-1 as their season begins. The 2012 season ended with a 1-8 loss to Wayzata after winning the first game in the section playoffs, finishing with a record of 8-7-1 overall. The team star...

Running on Endurance

Running on Endurance

Noa Raasch

August 29, 2013

Cross country makes strides over the summer towards defeating competitor Totino Grace for conference champions. In the 2012 season, Park kept an even pace, with their wins ranging from first place to fifth or sixth place almost all season. They finished the season with an overall third place in the...

Girls’ swimming crawls towards conference champs

Girls’ swimming crawls towards conference champs

Noa Raasch

August 29, 2013

They might have lost the conference championship to Benilde-St. Margarets last year, but the girls swim team plans on working harder than ever to earn it back. Last season, the team defeated every school in the North Suburban conference except Benilde, who beat Park by a small margin. This year, the ...

Digging deep for victories

Digging deep for victories

Suh Koller

August 29, 2013

After an entire summer of practices and skills work, girls’ volleyball hopes to have an experienced team ready for the upcoming fall season. Most of the girls’ motivation comes from their previous record. According to junior captain Amra Mucic, the past season was tough on the team. “Last ye...

Ode to the Orioles

Grant Donald, Features Editor

June 8, 2013

Going into my junior year of football, the team was presented the task of memorizing the school song so we could sing it after a win. Even though we didn’t sing it often, I can still recite the song on the spot. As my last few days of high school wind down, and I say my goodbyes to Oriole athletics,...

Lacrosse shoots for state

Charlie Bahnson, Web Editor

June 8, 2013

With five straight State championship appearances, new artificial turf and a record-breaking season, junior captain Carlos Siguenza has one item left on his to-do list—winning his first State title. “We’ll have to improve our defense” Siguenza said. “But our coach knows the game better than...

Rolling into summer break

Caroline Ahlgrim, Entertainment Editor

June 8, 2013

With summer approaching, students such as junior Leah Schrank are trading in their bikes for some smaller wheels. According to Hoigaard’s assistant store manager Brian Foley, rollerblading is an activity created in Minneapolis as a way for hockey players to keep up their fitness level during the...

Synchro swimmers place third at State

Josh Anderson, Staff Writer

June 8, 2013

The synchronized swimming team not only continued its tradition of staying on top in Sections, but improved by placing at State for the first time in five years. The team of 29 swimmers performed at the State competition at 8 a.m. May 23 and May 24 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Park...

A-List Athlete

Janet Holmes, Staff Writer

June 8, 2013

Overall, how did you feel about the season? I felt that it went well. This is my first year, and it was a great experience. It was a lot of fun to play and to improve. How did the bad weather affect the team? The season felt short because there was about a month where we couldn’t do anything...

Boys’ track leaps to new heights at State

Gabe Bichinho, Staff Writer

June 8, 2013

After a drought of postseason triumphs for the boys’ track and field squad, Park will once again send athletes to the State competition. At the Sections meet at Robbinsdale Cooper High School on May 30, seniors Denzell Oats and Liban Osman both qualified for the State meet June 8 at Hamline University...

Boys’ lacrosse wins third place in tournament

Hannah Broderson, Opinions Editor

May 20, 2013

Team ends the Grand Rapids Shootout Tournament as consolation champions Earlier this season the Orioles beat the Grand Rapids, Minn. Thunderhawks 14-7. But Thunderhawks took the boys’ lacrosse team out of championship contention by beating the Orioles 3-9.   The team left for the annual Grand Rapi...

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