The Echo

Snow delays track

Snow delays track

David Bryant and Hayley Westwood

April 18, 2019


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Freshman Renee McSherry said because of the April snow, pole vaulting practice is only allowed limited amounts of time indoors as they can’t practice outside and other sports also occupy the gym. “I pole vault so we are normally inside, but they were expecting us to be outside by now, so now we can...

Girls’ ultimate competes in first game of the season

Girls’ ultimate competes in first game of the season

Kaia Myers

April 18, 2019


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As junior captain Ally Feller reflected on the team’s first game, she said it was an excellent chance to get the team acclimated to playing together. “It was our first game so we didn’t play as well as we could have, but it was a really good learning opportunity. We worked out the kinks of ...

Softball faces multiple weather challenges

Softball faces multiple weather challenges

Claire Bargman

April 16, 2019


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Softball coach Kristin Johnson said that games in cold weather can become more of a mental block than a physical challenge. “Both sides are in the same situation,” Johnson said. “So then it becomes are you prepared mentally to be able to handle that, or are you going to use that as an excuse...

Boys’ golf suffers first loss

Boys’ golf suffers first loss

Sofia Seewald, Ruby Stillman, and Ethan Meisler

April 14, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

After losing to Robbinsdale Armstrong in the first match of the season, freshman golfer Tommy Tight said he wishes he had played better, but is able to look ahead to the next match. “I don’t think anyone was super happy with how they played yesterday, but our coach said that he liked the way no...

Synchro beats Richfield in figures meet

Synchro beats Richfield in figures meet

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

April 11, 2019


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Park’s success at its second figures meet against Richfield resulted from hard work and preparation, according to synchro captain, senior Hope Cassman. “I think the meet went well we had a lot of time to work on figures, so it really helped us compete against Richfield,” Cassman said. Acc...

Baseball wins season opener

Baseball wins season opener

Maddie Schutte and Talia Lissauer

April 10, 2019


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According to coach Brian Kelly, A close tie made the game stressful for some players, but the team persevered and went home with a 1-0 win against Bloomington-Jefferson in the first game of the season. “It was zero to zero in the first seven (innings) and we were able to scratch out a run in the...

Preseason track meet prepares team for improvement

Preseason track meet prepares team for improvement

David Bryant and Hayley Westwood

April 10, 2019


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Junior Anna Keith said the first track meet of the season on March 30 was not typical because of the lack of teammates. “It's really different. It's more individual. Not a lot of hurdlers came, so it's a lot of warming up by yourself and being independent,” Keith said. Boys’ track head c...

Girls’ golf begins practices

Girls’ golf begins practices

Ruby Stillman, Ethan Meisler, and Sofia Seewald

March 28, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring sports

After practicing indoors since March 18, sophomore girls’ golf player Maia Seidel said the team has been able to bond with each other and the coaches. “In the first few practices, we’ve gotten to know each other really well,” Maia Seidel said. “Especially the newer girls I’ve gotten to know,...

Synchro competes at first figures meet

Synchro competes at first figures meet

Yonit Krebs

March 28, 2019


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After their first meet and first win over Bloomington, senior and synchronized swimming captain Lily Kulevsky said the team will continue to work on figures as the season progresses. “We'll just keep on working on figures because it's pretty time consuming to significantly improve at them, so it's a...

Boys’ tennis preseason quiz

Boys’ tennis preseason quiz

Rachel Salzer and Anika Hanson

March 22, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring sports

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