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Softball finds its strengths and weaknesses

Senior Maddy Schmitz pitches the ball to a teammate during softball tryouts March 13. The teams' first game will be 4:30 p.m. April 9 at New Hope Learning Center against Robbinsdale Cooper.

Claire Bargman

March 18, 2019

According to softball coach Bobby Crumpton, both the new and experienced players have great skill, and he’s optimistic about the teams future. “Our younger classes are just amazing, amazing talent. I have a great senior class too, and I’m trying to really get the young girls ready to play,”...

Boys’, girls’ ultimate merge for preseason strength

Senior Max Holden participates in a workout session to strengthen for the ultimate season Mar. 3. The boys and girls ultimate teams have been working out at Power and Finesse Fitness in order to prepare for the upcoming season.

Yonit Krebs

March 18, 2019

This year is the first time that boys’ and girls’ ultimate decided to participate in a program run by Power and Finesse Fitness for athletes, according to senior Jack Ostrovsky, who attends the preseason conditioning. “We haven't done this in the past, and there's a lot of anticipation for t...

Girls’ lacrosse holds captains practices

Captain Grace Lynch who is a senior cradles the ball after catching it at captains' practice March 3. The next girls' lacrosse captains' practice is 6:30 p.m. March 11 at St. Louis Park High School.

Sophie Olmen and Breanna Thompson

March 18, 2019

According to captain Grace Lynch who is a senior, she is excited for what the season has in store and playing her last season of lacrosse. “I’m looking forward to playing with a new group of girls and finishing out senior year with lacrosse. It’s the best way to do it,” Lynch said. Freshma...

Girls’ lacrosse hosts bowling fundraiser

Sophomore Erin Brousseau prepares to bowl during the lacrosse bowling fundraiser March 9.

Sophie Olmen and Breanna Thompson

March 16, 2019

Girls’ lacrosse holds their annual bowling fundraiser at Park Tavern, senior Anna Jensen said the event serves as another way to team bond before the season starts and is an enjoyable way to prepare. “I think it’s a good idea to raise money and like have fun while you're doing it and kind of a good way to get the team together before the sea...

Girls’ golf brings in three new coaches

Freshman prospective girls' golf member Jordan Clarke talks to coach Kevin Jones about the season's goals at a meeting Feb. 28. Kevin Jones, Matt Stangl and Stacy Seidel will be the three new coaches for girls' golf this season.

Ethan Meisler, Ruby Stillman, and Sofia Seewald

March 15, 2019

After playing on the Park girls’ golf team for three years, varsity player, junior Lily Rostal, said she anticipates the incoming coaches this season will bring new teaching methods the team. “I am looking forward to experiencing a new way of coaching and seeing how (the new coaches) work with ...

Girls’ track concludes captains practices

Senior Anna Jenissen races the 200m during the 2018 track and field season.

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant

March 13, 2019

According to senior Anna Jennissen, at the girls’ and boys’ track and field captains’ practices, they work on team bonding in preparation for the new season. “Captains’ (practices) are more about playing icebreaker games and focusing on getting to know each other, rather than focusing on im...

Synchro dives into the season

Sophomore Maya Lee and junior Ellen Poulter work on routine pull downs in a drill during practice March 7.

Yonit Krebs and Sam St. Clair

March 12, 2019

As synchro captain and senior Lily Kulevsky looks forward to her fifth year on the team, she is excited to begin putting together their routines. “I’m excited because I really like the team and I like hanging out with them. Even though it can be stressful, I still get excited for it,” Kulevs...

Girls’ softball remains optimistic

Sophomore Hannah Howell works on hitting technique during Park softball captains practice Mar. 3rd. Tryouts will begin Mar. 11th after school in the old gym.

Claire Bargman

March 4, 2019

Softball captain, senior Savannah Romero said the upcoming softball roster has tons of talent and is looking forward to seeing what the team will accomplish this year. “It looks like we could actually have a winning season this year, so I am really excited. Our senior class this year has some real...

Spring sports’ tryout schedules

Senior Halle Weinmann carries the ball up the field during a game against Chaska May 8, 2018. Girls' lacrosse tryouts for the 2019 season begin April 8.

Emma Leff

March 4, 2019

The 2019 season for spring sports is quickly approaching. According to, the registration cost for all spring sports is $160. Registration forms are available in the athletic office or online at Here is a list of the starting dates and tryout dates for every spring sport at Park....

Construction causes practice changes

Sophomores Maya Lee and Bella Stewart and team practice one of their routines at the middle school Feb. 2. Synchronized swimming is unable to practice at the high school due to construction around the locker rooms.

Marta Hill

March 1, 2019

According to junior Ellen Poulter, the synchronized swimming team will not be able to maintain some of the team building traditions that center around the locker room due to the construction that prohibits it from using the locker rooms. “Personally the biggest impact the construction has is on our ...

First scrimmage motivates girls’ ultimate

Senior Grace Hamond throws disc to teammate at girls' ultimate first scrimmage of the season against Hopkins. The scrimmage Feb. 26 took place at Hopkins Junior High. Hopkins defeated Park with an undefined score.

Kaia Myers and Isabel Kjaer

February 28, 2019

When senior Grace Hammond looked back on her team’s scrimmage against Hopkins, she said saw value in it because the scrimmage helped players learn the logistics of the game. “A scrimmage is more about learning and less about points. This scrimmage, because it was the first one of the season, wa...

Boys’ golf coach switches to girls’ team for upcoming season

Para Kevin Jones fist bumps sophomore Jasiah Tweed Feb. 11. Jones is going to be the new St. Louis Park golf coach this spring.

Sophie Olmen

February 25, 2019

According to sophomore Izzy Segal, getting input from a different coach will be a change for the upcoming season. “I think it’s gonna be nice to kind of have a change since I’ve had the same coach since eighth grade,” Segal said. “I know Jones pretty well, and he has walked rounds with me, s...

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