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Senior to run at Ohio Wesleyan University

Senior to run at Ohio Wesleyan University

Yonit Krebs

April 20, 2018


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Senior girls’ track and field captain Anna duSaire said she made the decision to attend Ohio Wesleyan University where she will also be running track. duSaire said the small-school dynamics of Wesleyan’s track program made it very appealing to her. “It's a small school and so a relativel...

Boys’ lacrosse loses indoor game to Holy Angels

Boys’ lacrosse loses indoor game to Holy Angels

Isabel Kjaer and Sofia Seewald

April 20, 2018


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Looking back on his team’s 6-21 loss April 17, senior Cole Justesen said the team played their best for their first game, taking into account the little practice the lacrosse team has had. “It is the first game of the season, so it’s not like I am at my peek yet,” Justesen said. “The team ...

WCCO covers leadership program

WCCO covers leadership program

Abby Intveld

April 19, 2018


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According to Park’s leadership development consultant Kevin King, WCCO approached him about covering Park’s unique leadership program. “There is not another school in the metro that has invested this much time, resources and space into this proactive captain training,” King said. “WCCO ...

Girls’ lacrosse quiz

Girls’ lacrosse quiz

Hayley Westwood

April 18, 2018


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Test your knowledge on basic lacrosse facts and Park’s team

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Girls’ golf combats weather

Girls’ golf combats weather

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

April 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

Beginning her second year on the girls’ golf team, junior Erica Dudley said the cold spring weather could make for a more stagnant season than in years past. “We just don’t get to play that much this season,” Dudley said. “I’m upset that we don’t get to play outside. I don’t love pla...

Ultimate chooses tournaments for the season

Ultimate chooses tournaments for the season

Ella Hammerstrand and Carissa Prestholdt

April 13, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

According to junior ultimate captain Daniel Hunegs, the head coach of the team decides what tournaments the team will play in based on player’s flexibility regarding practices and holidays. “Spencer, our head coach, determines (the tournaments). We were deciding between two tournaments,” said H...

Baseball team remains positive, confident after loss

Baseball team remains positive, confident after loss

Mimi Fhima and Izzy Leviton

April 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

Despite today’s loss to the Edina Hornets, head baseball coach Brian Kelly said he is pleased with the team’s performance and believes the Orioles outplayed Edina. Kelly said the team began mentally preparing on the bus, bringing a focused mindset onto the field. “I thought we hit the ball bet...

Athletes participate in concussion tests

Athletes participate in concussion tests

Izzy Leviton

April 12, 2018


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Junior lacrosse captain Grace Lynch said she believes Park has invested more into athletic programs this year, especially with the new captains training and concussion testing. “It feels like our school is trying a lot harder this year to be aware of what is going on in sports, with the captains t...

Boys baseball capitalizes on Arizona heat

Boys baseball capitalizes on Arizona heat

David Bryant

April 12, 2018


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After spending part of spring break with the boys' baseball team in Arizona focusing on preparing for the first games of the season, sophomore Alex Riley said the trip helped him improve overall and adjust to playing at a Varsity level. “We practiced everything in Arizona, from hitting to fielding ...

Softball player looks forward to final season

Softball player looks forward to final season

Emma Kempf

April 12, 2018


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Senior Annabelle Schutte said she started playing softball around age six, started pitching around age nine and became a varsity pitcher during her freshman year. “It was a big deal. We don’t have a lot of pitchers in our program, so it’s kind of cool to pitch on varsity and play on varsity for fou...

Team prepares for match-up against Edina

Team prepares for match-up against Edina

Mimi Fhima

April 11, 2018


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According to junior outfielder Aaron Sledge, despite the recent cold weather, he is not concerned about tomorrow’s non-conference baseball game against Edina. Sledge said the team has prepared mentally and physically for the game and expects a competitive match-up. “So far we have taken a ...

Girls’ lacrosse coach steps into new role

Girls’ lacrosse coach steps into new role

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

April 11, 2018


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According to sophomore Anna Nicholls, Katie Gliske will be the head coach for the girls’ lacrosse varsity team this season. “Our head coach, Kyle Sweeney, had her baby, so she is on maternity leave this season,” Nicholls said. Having thirteen years of coaching experience, head coach Katie Gli...

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