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Boys’ lacrosse wins third place in tournament

May 17, 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 Ra...

Orioles beat number one ranked team

May 17, 2013

Boys’ lacrosse breaks Shattuck St. Mary’s winning streak   In a close match, Park wins against the previously undefeated Shattuck St. Mary’s 14-12. Head coach Kevin Reed said it was a great game and everyone worked together. “I am very happy with this win. It was nice to finally be number ...

Boys’ tennis team competes in section games

Zack Gilbert Burke and Dylan Scott

May 16, 2013

The boys’ tennis team has been confronted with challenges from a shortened season due to snowy weather, but many players are fueled by strong feelings and hopes of ending the season on a victorious note. The team’s record is 8-1 in the conference and 9-3 overall. Co-coach Carey Hermanson said she thin...

Girls’ lacrosse focuses on sections

Girls’ lacrosse focuses on sections

Caroline Ahlgrim, Entertainment Editor

May 15, 2013

Team learns new skills with hope of achieving more wins   As the varsity girls’ lacrosse team approaches sections, sophomore Maris Cunningham finds additional focus put on practicing specific plays and ground balls. She said the team hopes to improve upon its current record of 5-5 and ult...

A-List Athlete — Grace Williams

A-List Athlete — Grace Williams

Maddy Bremner, Staff Writer

May 6, 2013

Who: Grace Williams, freshman Sport: Girls' track Why did you start running? Because my dad and grandfathers from both sides ran track, and they encouraged me to run from a young age. I guess I was also born with the natural ability to run, so it just came naturally to me. What is your bigges...

Park football head coach departs for college opportunity

Park football head coach departs for college opportunity

Gabe Bichinho, Staff Writer

April 16, 2013

Former head coach Vince Varpness hired as offensive coordinator at St.Olaf College Despite just this season having built the new artificial turf field being added to the stadium this year, Park football coach Vince Varpness is leaving the chance to coach at a higher level. After two seasons as he...

Q&A: Sean Cork, nordic skiing

Emma Weisner, Staff Writer

April 11, 2013

Sophomore Sean Cork traveled to Fairbanks, AK in March to compete in the Nordic Skiing Junior Nationals, a meet for elite high school skiers from across the country. This was his second year competing at the event for the Midwestern team. Cork has been skiing for the Park Nordic team for four seasons...

Spring sports experience a snowy beginning

Spring sports experience a snowy beginning

Hannah Hein, In Depth Editor

April 11, 2013

Teams struggle to find practice space and competition time As the snow falls on the athletic fields and outdoor courts, coaches are being forced to improvise practices and adjust to the unique weather conditions. Carey Hermanson, co-head coach of the boys’ tennis team said the unusual weather ha...

Swimmers tread into tough competition

Swimmers tread into tough competition

Ari Weinstein, News Editor

April 9, 2013

Synchro team prepares for second meet After weeks of early morning and after school practices, the synchro team is about to dive into their next meet April 11. The meet is against Hopkins and Wayzata, which junior swimmer Claire Olson said she found rather daunting. “Wayzata is really good, and I...

Q&A with Athena Award Winner, Kathryn Ostrom

Q&A with Athena Award Winner, Kathryn Ostrom

Cole Bacig, Staff Writer/Designer

April 9, 2013

Senior Kathryn Ostrom has been awarded with the 2013 Athena Award. This award is given to the outstanding female athlete at Park and is based on excellence in individual sport, or for participation and accomplishments in team sports. She has lettered eight times in Park girls’ swimming. She has earned ei...

A-list athlete

Ryan McCanna, staff writer

March 20, 2013

Who: Sophia Noreen, sophomore Sport: Girls’ lacrosse When did you start playing lacrosse and why? I started playing in eighth grade because I saw my friends were having a lot of fun, and I wanted to try it and spend time with them. What is your favorite part of being on the team? It’s...

Spring preview

Hannah Hein & Caroline Ahlgram, in-depth editor & entertainment editor

March 20, 2013

Athletes prepare for the spring season by stressing the fundamentals of their respective sports and building their stamina Girls' golf After losing key seniors last year, the girls’ golf team said they are focusing on rebuilding and improving upon last year’s fifth place conference standing...

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