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Downhill skiing in dwindling temperatures

Amelia Shankwitz, Staff Writer

February 22, 2013

Minnesota's cold winter climate may somehow allow for fun While some Minnesotans think of winter as a dismal and desolate season, rarely venturing outdoors and awaiting spring in the living room with a cup of hot tea I, on the other hand have learned to embrace the cold and enjoy winter. At five y...

Boys’ Hockey hopes to glide through competition

Hannah Broderson, Opinions Editor

February 20, 2013

Team hoping to succeed in last two games as sections approach As the boys’ hockey team faces its last two games of the season head coach Shjon Podein said he feels the team is prepared for sections, but he said first they needs to focus on finishing the season well. The team plays the Minneapol...

Athletes commit to collegiate sports

Athletes commit to collegiate sports

Artis Curiskis, Staff Writer

February 20, 2013

Seniors decide where to play soccer in the fall Two of Park’s senior captain soccer players will compete at the highest level of collegiate soccer in the United States next year. Both Riley Riordan and Lauren Miller signed a National Letter of Intent to play division one soccer  on Feb. 6. R...

Synchro prepares for spring

Brenna Cook, Staff Writer

February 7, 2013

Team meeting to be held Friday The synchronized swimming team is jumping into pre-season preparation with hopes of team growth and bonding. According to coach Jessica Gust, the team will host a preseason meeting for high school students to prepare for its upcoming season. A separate one was held for middl...

Locking in on a new season

Josh Scal, Staff Writer

February 5, 2013

As NHL resumes, Park students and business prepare for the excitement After 113 days of bickering between owners and players, it appears a hockey season may be reclaimed from the perils of the lockout. After reaching an agreement Jan. 11, players and owners began regrouping for a shortened 2013 sea...

Park graduate makes the jump to NFL

Park graduate makes the jump to NFL

Gabe Bichinho, Staff Writer

February 1, 2013

Marc Trestman (Class of '74) hired by the Chicago Bears   After several years without a St. Louis Park native present in the professional sports scene, a familiar name has returned to the playing field. Park graduate of the class of 1974, Marc Trestman, was hired as the new head coach of...

Basketball connects local teenagers

Basketball connects local teenagers

Gabe Bichinho, Staff Writer

February 1, 2013

Players of all religions participate in recreational league run by Sabes JCC A nearby recreational league for teens around the metro area now provides the opportunity to participate in competitive basketball without the pressure of an ordinary high school team. For years, the Sabes Je...

Swimmers dive into post season

Swimmers dive into post season

Noah Betz-Richman, Staff Writer

February 1, 2013

Boys’ team has high hopes to place at conference, sections With changes in coaching and many new swimmers, the boys’ swim team is preparing for the end of the season. After former head coach Amanda Forsberg took a leave of absence for the school year, former assistant coach Joe Yaeg...

Ski team looks to postseason

Ski team looks to postseason

Nick Shaughnessy, Beats Editor

February 1, 2013

As new skiers joined sport, roster increased to 106 members After a difficult conference meet, senior captain Carter Robinson said the Nordic Ski team hopes to bounce back for its sections meet Feb. 4. “We’ve faced many strong opponents this season, but unfortunately didn’t do as we...

When losers win

Willy Morrow, Managing Editor

February 1, 2013

As the ball left my hand and careened off the backboard into the hoop, I could hear the crowd jump up and cheer like crazy. There was just one problem — it was the other team’s fans celebrating. I had scored on the wrong basketball hoop. My fourth grade basketball team could easily have been referred...

Diving in for the last time

Hannah Hein, In-depth editor

January 29, 2013

Swimmers to honor seniors at meet against Benilde   For the nine seniors on the boys’ swim team, the meet against Benilde-St. Margaret’s on Jan. 31 is the last time they will compete in their home pool. Junior Sam Larson, who helped plan the senior night event, said the seniors will be...

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