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Nordic team trains during summer

Sophomore Danny Walsh and junior Rakesh Plantz roller ski down the street May 21. They practice in preparation for a summer skiing program at Minneapolis Ski Club. According to Plantz and Walsh, they plan on participating in Nordic captains practices, Cross Country captains practices and Minneapolis Ski Club throughout every week.

Noah Orloff and Dani Orloff

May 31, 2019

Sophomore Danny Walsh, who participated in Minneapolis Ski Club last year and will be a Nordic captain this upcoming season, said Minneapolis Ski Club was a two to three hour commitment per day. “They're really hard and you've got to get up really early, but it's really rewarding,” Walsh said. ...

Baseball loses to Hopkins in Sections

Sophomore Jack Wandmacher throws the ball to second base. Wandmacher had one of two total hits in the game. The game took place at 6 p.m. May 29 at Hopkins High School.

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

May 30, 2019

Before going into the game against Hopkins, sophomore Sam Hunt said he felt pressured for the team to play well after earning the second seed for the first time. “I think we were a little tight coming out just because we have never been the second seed before. We felt like we had to play up...

Girls’ lacrosse finishes sixth in Conference

Junior Sarah McCallon runs back to defend against a Bloomington Jefferson player. Park lost in their last regular season game and placed sixth in their conference with a record of 5-7-0.

Breanna Thompson and Sophia Olmen

May 29, 2019

According to junior Aliviah McClinton, the girls’ lacrosse team knew going into the game, Jefferson would be a tough matchup up but Park went in with a tough fight. “We got in our heads they are really fast and aggressive and they had all these fancy plays and they seem to really know what they ...

Softball loses in Sections

Senior Madison McIntosh swings to hit the ball May 23 against Robbinsdale Armstrong. Park lost its final game 9-14.

Claire Bargman

May 27, 2019

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

Juniors Ava Tronson and Annie Breyak smile as they perform their team routine at Sections. The routine placed first in the extended team division at Sections, May 18.

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

May 23, 2019

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

Junior Parker Brynildson avoids Kennedy's senior Andy Trenary and looks to move the ball upfield. Despite losing, Park forced Kennedy to use multiple timeouts throughout the game.

Nolan Kelly, Ella Hammerstrand, and Creston Halstead

May 23, 2019

 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

Sophomore Bella Steward and junior Isabel Kjaer smile while swimming their Brittany Spears duet at free rehearsal May 14. Steward and Kjaer placed second in the extended division for duets at Sections which took place May 18.

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

May 21, 2019

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

Freshman Freya Wade and junior Ava Bishop run the 100 meter during Sections May 15. The girls' track and field team were Section champions.

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant

May 21, 2019

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

Construction workers install a pole that will be part of the fence surrounding the construction of the new fitness center. According to facilities manager Tom Bravo, the center should be completed by January 2020. Other renovations on the school will begin in fall 2019.

Marta Hill

May 17, 2019

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

Senior Owen Goddard winds up for a swing at the second hole during a match against Minneapolis Southwest May 15. The next match will be at the Minneapolis Golf Club May 19.

Ruby Stillman, Sofia Seewald, and Ethan Meisler

May 17, 2019

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

Alivia McClinton avoids three of Chanhassen's defenders during the game May 14. Park's overall record is 4-5. Their next game is against Colombia Heights.

Sophie Olmen and Breanna Thompson

May 16, 2019

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

Junior Jackson McClain stands at the plate ready to hit the ball while playing against Benilde St. Margaret May 13. The game ended with Park losing 4-0.

Maddie Schutte, Talia Lissauer

May 15, 2019

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...

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