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Team finishes tournament strong despite setbacks

Team finishes tournament strong despite setbacks

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

May 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

Tensions were high at the top of the sixth inning in the third game of the day, until junior Maddie Schmitz hit a home run for the Orioles. “It was exhilarating,” Schmitz said. “It brought everyone’s spirit up to finally push and finish the game.” Park beat Southwest May 12 with a sco...

Girls’ golf perseveres through tough match

Girls’ golf perseveres through tough match

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

May 11, 2018


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According to senior Carly Livingston, the girls’ golf team faced some challenges during its most recent conference match May 9. “A couple girls on the team played really well, and the other half didn’t just because Brookview is a pretty hard course just because there’s a lot of water hazards,...

Park sweeps Chaska in double-header

Park sweeps Chaska in double-header

Mimi Fhima and Izzy Leviton

May 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

After Park baseball accomplished a 9-0 lead in the second double-header game against Chaska May 9, the Chaska baseball team slowly came back, scoring 14 runs and taking a 14-12 lead by the last inning, according to freshman catcher Sam Hunt. Park scored three runs in the last inning, winning the second...

Girls’ track and field quiz

Girls’ track and field quiz

Breanna Thompson

May 10, 2018


Filed under Spring sports

Test your knowledge on the girls’ track team by clicking on the link below. This quiz will cover basic facts and information about the girls’ track team. Loading Girls’ track and field quiz var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks || []; QuizWorks.push( [document.getElementById("embed-quiz-374861"), "quiz", "374861", { aut...

Weather creates new challenges for spring sports

Weather creates new challenges for spring sports

Kate Schneider

May 7, 2018


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A record 13 inches of snow fell on St. Louis Park in mid-April, according to Kare 11, crushing athletes’ hopes of practicing outside. The blizzard caused many games to be canceled or rescheduled, which the athletic office must handle, according to athletic director Andrew Ewald. “We’ve had...

Synchro beats Richfield in dual meet

Synchro beats Richfield in dual meet

Dani Orloff and Sam St. Clair

May 6, 2018


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While reflecting on the synchro team’s final score at the dual meet against Richfield May 3, sophomore Ava Tronson said the 35-12 win reflects the commitment of all members of the team. “I think we did a lot better as an overall team,” Tronson said. “We’ve been working on formations, and...

Tennis courts to be updated

Tennis courts to be updated

Emma Kempf

May 5, 2018


Filed under Spring sports

The tennis courts at the high school are currently a mute shade of yellow, but, according to Athletic Director Andrew Ewald, they used to be orange. “When that paint first got applied it was orange, and it was supposed to be orange,” Ewald said. “Obviously the colors weren’t either applied correc...

Girls’ track looks to improve after meet

Girls’ track looks to improve after meet

Yonit Krebs and Breanna Thompson

May 5, 2018


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According to girls’ track junior captain Olivia Mosby, the team is still adjusting to the track as a result of too few outdoor practices and a young team. “Everyone is kind of getting back into the groove, and we have a lot of new runners this year,” Mosby said. “It’s fun to see everyone...

Baseball game at CHS Field ends in disappointment

Baseball game at CHS Field ends in disappointment

Mimi Fhima and Izzy Leviton

May 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

Senior Liam Sivanich said although the team lost, the game on the CHS field was a great opportunity to play on a professional field. Park lost 5-6 after the ninth inning against Benilde-St. Margaret's on April 30, creating a 2-2 conference record. “I wish the game would have gone a lot better...

Girls’ lacrosse defeated by Holy Family Catholic

Girls’ lacrosse defeated by Holy Family Catholic

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

May 4, 2018


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Although girls’ lacrosse lost to Holy Family Catholic 3-18, assistant coach Lauren Bruun-Bryant said they improved on certain skills after beginning its outdoor practices, reaching an overall record of 2-3. “They now know how to transition which is the whole point of the game. Their draws have e...

Boys’ tennis finds success in condensed early season

Boys’ tennis finds success in condensed early season

Eli Curran-Moore and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

May 3, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring sports

Seven matches into the season, the boys’ tennis team lost its first three consecutive matches, losing to Bloomington Jefferson and Chanhassen 1-6, then Hopkins 2-5. Afterward, the team turned over with a winning streak, beating Chaska 5-2, Park Center 4-3, and sweeping both Richfield and Bloomington ...

Park falls to Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Park falls to Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

May 3, 2018


Filed under Spring sports

Park was up 1-0 at the bottom of the sixth inning, but Benilde had bases loaded. Benilde scored two runs and Park struck out at the top of the seventh. Senior captain Megan Perkins said she was disappointed with the team's loss. “Yesterday we also lost, so we talked about how today was going to be redemption ...

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