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Synchro begins season by selecting captains

Junior Bella Steward practices the butterfly stroke March 12. This was the first sychro practice held since the new team captains had been announced March 11.

Talia Lissauer

March 9, 2020

Inspired by the relationships she had formed with previous captains, senior Mia Miller said she was overjoyed when she was chosen to be a synchro captain for the 2020 season. “I wanted to be captain because I love synchro. I love the people who were leaders before me, they really changed the wa...

Boys’ Ultimate starts season off strong

Senior Thomas Salamzadeh breaks a mark with a forehand throw Feb. 22. The team went on to beat Eden Prairie 13-8.

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley

March 3, 2020

Facing several teams at a preseason tournament Feb. 22, the boys' Ultimate team stood their ground against a variety of schools, including Edina, Eden Prairie, Hopkins and Great River, placing them 4th overall. Coach Tyler Berg said he is really happy with the team’s performance thus far, even with...

Middle school pool closed

Seniors Ella Hammerstrand and Mia Miller perform a pop-up during Aquafins show Feb. 8. The annual Minnesota Aquafins show consisted of 17 performances from all age groups.

Talia Lissauer

February 27, 2020

As freshman Maren Wilsey prepares for her third season competing on the synchro team,  she said the Park middle school pool’s closure will affect the team's practice location. The home meet location will not be affected.  “This year what we are going to do is similar to what we did last year when ...

Meet the Athlete: Tommy Tight

Meet the Athlete: Tommy Tight

Sofia Seewald

June 7, 2019

When did you start playing golf? I started playing golf when I was about 5 years old. Why did you decide to start playing golf? I started playing mostly because my dad was playing a lot and he got me into it. What is your favorite part about playing golf? If you hit a good shot, it could end up ...

Boys’ Lacrosse defeated in first Sections game

Junior Flynn Spano cradles the ball with his stick while running the ball toward the opponent's goal. 
The score of Park's final game of the season against Totino-Grace was 0-14.

Nolan Kelly, Creston Halstead, and Ella Hammerstrand

June 6, 2019

Despite ending its season on another shutout, Park knows that it made leaps and bounds towards rebuilding its team, according to junior Alexander Hager. “We are 0-14 but I have seen some improvement throughout the season,” Hager said. “I've seen the team grow.” Despite working with a y...

Ultimate celebrates successes with community game

Senior Anna Kasper flicks the disc to her teammate June 5 at Oak Hill Park. The Park ultimate boys' and girls' teams played the coaches and alum during this end of the year team bonding game.

Isabel Kjaer and Kaia Myers

June 6, 2019

After coming off a point on the field, junior and captain Allison Feller said the event serves as a bonding activity for middle and high schoolers, coaches, parents and alumni. At the same time, the occasion also provides a training opportunity among various groups of people. “This is a multi-g...

Synchro ends competition season

Juniors Annie Breyak and Ella Hammerstrand hold up their pinky fingers during the song

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

June 5, 2019

After celebrating its success at State, Park’s synchro team looks to the next season and preparing through summer programs, according to sophomore Maya Lee. “In the summer you can do the strength and conditioning program, summer synchro through the high school or summer synchro through Aquafins, wh...

End of track and field season quiz

Senior Daisy Widboom works on her long jump technique during practice May 7. Long jumpers are only able to practice a few jumps a day because of the stress it puts on their muscles and joints according to Widboom.

Hayley Westwood

June 4, 2019

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Track progresses through Sections

Freshman Olivia Brown runs in the four by four during the Sections 6AA meet. Athletes who made it in the top two of their event are going to State meet June. 8.

David Bryant and Hayley Westwood

June 4, 2019

As the Track team advances through Sections, freshman Josie Mosby said she was ecstatic when she realized she placed second in the girls 1600-meter and qualified for State. “I was really confused because I have had such a bad season and I didn’t think I had that in me. I haven't really come...

Softball season end quiz

Freshman Sophie Schmitz pitches during their last Section game against Armstrong May 23. Park lost 9-14 and finished the season with a record of 2-16.

Claire Bargman, Sadie Yarosh, and Sophie Livingston

June 3, 2019

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Girls’ golf player heads into second round of Sections

Sophomore Izzy Segal watches her ball after she hits it May 2 at Theodore Wirth Golf Course. Segal was the only girls' golf player to make Sections this year.

Sofia Seewald, Ethan Meisler, and Ruby Stillman

June 2, 2019

With hopeful State prospects, sophomore Izzy Segal said she anticipates playing to the best of her ability at Sections. “I’m looking forward to playing and putting around at the course again. I know the course well (and) I played the last three years at Sections and am looking forward to hope...

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