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Fence installed in Park field May 16

Fence installed in Park field May 16

Marta Hill

May 17, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

On Fridays, both girls’ and boys’ Ultimate Frisbee have captains practice on the high school field and will now have to share the smaller space, according to senior Ultimate Frisbee captain Daniel Hunegs. “(The boys’ and girls’ teams) usually split the space and I think both teams get the...

Boys’ golf celebrates win over Southwest

Boys’ golf celebrates win over Southwest

Ruby Stillman, Sofia Seewald, and Ethan Meisler

May 17, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Copious training was helpful for the boys’ golf team performance at their last match when they defeated Southwest by a significant margin of 21 strokes, according to junior Charlie Harper. “We’ve been practicing a lot (and) working hard as we have Sections coming up, so we were very well prepa...

Girls’ lacrosse loses to No. 3 ranked team in state

Girls’ lacrosse loses to No. 3 ranked team in state

Sophie Olmen and Breanna Thompson

May 16, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

According to sophomore Grace Schultz, coming into the game they knew Chanhassen was a great team and they needed to stay positive. “Coming into the game we were all nervous because Chanhassen is a really good team, but we were all confident in ourselves and with our teammates to try our best and ...

Baseball falls to Benilde

Baseball falls to Benilde

Maddie Schutte, Talia Lissauer

May 15, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring sports

After beating Benilde earlier this season in a 7-1 game, junior Aaron Ellingson said Benilde’s fast pitcher caused the team to take a hard loss in their second time facing them. Park lost to Benilde 4-0 Monday, May 13. “It didn’t go great,” Ellingson said. “We had previously beaten (Benilde) t...

Junior sport manager finds place among athletes

Junior sport manager finds place among athletes

Abby Prestholdt

May 9, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

According to Thomas, managing a team can allow students to still be active in a sport without the time-intensive commitment of playing on a varsity team. “I played lacrosse in the past and I really loved it, but this year I didn't have time to make a full commitment to a sport,” Thomas said. “I w...

Girls’ lacrosse on three-game winning streak

Girls’ lacrosse on three-game winning streak

Sophie Olmen and Breanna Thompson

May 9, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring sports

After defeating Robbinsdale Cooper 14-2, junior Emma Roloff said the game allowed the team to work on trying out different skills. “Overall we had a time out in the first half and the coaches told us to work on more skill,” Roloff said. “(the game) was kind of a practice with transitions, at...

Girls’ ultimate beats Blake

Girls’ ultimate beats Blake

Kaia Myers and Isabel Kjaer

May 9, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

As junior captain Ally Feller reflected on her team’s recent game against Blake, she said she was proud of how the players worked together in a tough game. “We all played really well. We were all really into it until the very last point, which we won on a universe point,” Feller said. “A uni...

Track competes in Orono Invitational

Track competes in Orono Invitational

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant

May 8, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Park competed in Orono’s Invitational meet May 2 along with the high schools Orono, Wilmar, Waconia, Fridley, New Prague, Dassel-Cokato and Southwest Christian. Girls’ track and field placed second with a score of 134.25 behind Wilmar by 39 points. Boys’ track and field placed fourth with a score...

Boys’ lacrosse shows improvements

Boys’ lacrosse shows improvements

Nolan Kelly

May 8, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

According to coach Eric Buckley, the team shows assurance of eventually outmaneuvering and punishing its opponents. “The kids are adjusting to the pace of varsity and we really saw that on a fast break, almost scoring a goal off of it,” Buckley said. Buckley said despite losing 1-14, the team...

Softball perseveres with few players

Softball perseveres with few players

Claire Bargman

May 7, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Although almost the entire starting varsity softball team was gone during its game May 4 against Richfield, coach Bobby Crumpton said the younger players stepped up to the plate. “That (roster) was half the freshmen and JV teams, four of five seniors and the one junior (on our team) went to Prom, so...

Boys’ lacrosse quiz

Boys’ lacrosse quiz

Nolan Kelly and Ella Hammerstrand

May 6, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

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