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Gymnastics pulls off big win at Breck

Gymnastics pulls off big win at Breck

Talia Lissauer

January 17, 2020

Reflecting on their meet against Breck, junior captain Maddie Olson said the team was strongest on beam, but will continue to work on the execution of the routines. “Our varsity beam went really well. We had a lot of girls stick their routines and our floor went really well. We got some high scores...

Park takes the victory after second half comeback

Park takes the victory after second half comeback

Adin Zweigbaum

January 15, 2020

As the first half ends, Park is far behind Jefferson. Coach Dave Breitenbucher said he needed to make some adjustments going into the second half. “At half-time, we started pressuring a little bit better than we did in the first half,” Breitenbucher said. “The first half we had good ball pressu...

Boys’ hockey continues winning streak

Boys’ hockey continues winning streak

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

January 15, 2020

Following a 4-0 victory against Hopkins, senior Bobby Doss reflected on how these successes have affected him.   “Playing at St. Louis Park, you don't really get the opportunity to win games and be relevant. We're going to take our opportunity to see how far we can go with it,” Doss said. ...

Boys’ swimming defeats Richfield 49-34

Boys’ swimming defeats Richfield 49-34

Tobias Khabie

January 10, 2020

According to coach Amanda Forsberg, she was satisfied by how her team performed in their weaker events, which led to its win against Richfield Jan. 9. “Kids stepped up in their off events. You couldn't even tell (they swam) their off events for a lot of them,” Forsberg said. While many swimmers...

Park looking to overtake Chanhassen

Park looking to overtake Chanhassen

Adin Zweigbaum

January 8, 2020

According to senior Aaron Ellingson, Chanhassen demands near perfection on the court, and it is crucial to eliminate any possible mistake. “I always remember (Chanhassen) is very disciplined, and they will make you pay if you make mistakes,” Ellingson said. Coach Dave Breitenbucher said Cha...

Nordic competes in large, joint meet

Nordic competes in large, joint meet

Sofie Geretz

January 8, 2020

After racing in a Nordic race with significantly more competition than usual, junior and captain Danny Walsh said the stakes were much higher than average meets. “This was the joint meet with Minneapolis, so a lot more people were in each heat and it was kind of hectic the first half of the race...

Girls’ basketball loses to Cooper for 14th year in a row

Girls’ basketball loses to Cooper for 14th year in a row

Sofia Seewald

January 7, 2020

After girls’ basketball lost to Robbinsdale Cooper Jan. 3, junior and captain Kendall Coley said the team’s lack of strength and focus in the first half led to an undesired outcome. “The first half we got down by a little,” Coley said. “It was because we didn’t turn on that motor that we n...

Nordic skis in Loppet Invite

Nordic skis in Loppet Invite

Sofie Geretz

January 5, 2020

After cheering on her teammates, senior and captain Maggie Klein said the race was different than usual because the team competed in relays. “This meet is unique because there were relays, (which) we’ve never done before,” Klein said. “Normally, we stick with one style for an entire meet, s...

Outdoor battle ends in overtime loss

Outdoor battle ends in overtime loss

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

January 5, 2020

When boys’ hockey took on Eastview Jan. 2 at the Recreation Outdoor Center, coach Andrew Sackrison said the tight matchup allowed for an enjoyable game. “It was a good hockey game. Great chances on both sides and great efforts for both sides,” Sackrison said. “Obviously would like to come out...

Nordic goes on annual winter ski trip

Nordic goes on annual winter ski trip

Sofie Geretz

December 30, 2019

Junior Max Gohman said the ski trip at Giants Ridge aids athletes in preparation for the upcoming State meet and brings together the team. “The winter trip is at Giants Ridge, near Biwabik in northern Minnesota where the State meet is,” Gohman said. “It's good practice for those who are doing...

Gymnastics places first in invitational meet

Gymnastics places first in invitational meet

Talia Lissauer

December 22, 2019

Despite experiencing difficulties on beam routines, sophomore Sophia Romero said the gymnastics team was able to pull through the mistakes and place first. “We struggled on beam, there were a few falls that could have been prevented and that took a toll on the rest of the meet,” Romero said. “It wa...

Boys’ swim continues undefeated streak against Benilde

Boys’ swim continues undefeated streak against Benilde

Tobias Khabie

December 21, 2019

The Park boys’ swim team defeated Benilde-St. Margaret’s Dec. 19 after great performances from all swimmers, according to assistant coach Joe Yaeger. "I think this was definitely a full-team meet today, from the junior varsity all the way to the varsity,” Yaeger said. According to Yaeger, Pa...

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