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Softball loses in Sections

Softball loses in Sections

Claire Bargman

May 27, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

According to sophomore Hannah Howell, softball Sections are double elimination so the team worked hard after their first Section loss against Bloomington Kennedy May 20. “We had practices outside in between Section games where we got a lot of work in and thought about what we did the last game an...

Synchro places first at Sections competition

Synchro places first at Sections competition

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

May 23, 2019


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Reflecting on the team’s win at Sections, sophomore Maya Lee was pleased with her personal accomplishment as well as the team’s success. “I think it went really well. I got some of my highest scores that I’ve gotten,” Lee said. “As a team we did really well and so did my routines.” ...

Boys’ lacrosse challenges opponent

Boys’ lacrosse challenges opponent

Nolan Kelly, Ella Hammerstrand, and Creston Halstead

May 23, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring sports, Uncategorized

 After a season of shutouts and blowouts, Park finally felt that it was able to unleash some of its potential, according to assistant coach Aaron Peterson. “Today we proved that our hard work is paying off, even though the score did not reflect what we really wanted,” Peterson said. During...

Synchro holds Dress Rehearsal

Synchro holds Dress Rehearsal

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

May 21, 2019


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According to assistant coach Carolyn Guddal, synchro holds a dress rehearsal to prepare for the final competitions of the season. “The purpose of dress rehearsal is to give a practice run before we compete at Sections and State," Guddal said. "Because the locker room area at the high school is...

Girls’ track wins conference champions

Girls’ track wins conference champions

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant

May 21, 2019


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Sophomore Alanna Franklin said achieving the conference champion title is a clear example of the hard work the team has put in throughout the season. “We worked really hard this year to catch up with the bigger schools. This entire season we have had a smaller team so we have pushed to be the b...

Fence installed in Park field May 16

Fence installed in Park field May 16

Marta Hill

May 17, 2019


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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 Daniel Hunegs. “(The boys’ and girls’ teams) usually split the space and I think both teams get the amount of space they wa...

Boys’ golf celebrates win over Southwest

Boys’ golf celebrates win over Southwest

Ruby Stillman, Sofia Seewald, and Ethan Meisler

May 17, 2019


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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


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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


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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...

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