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Nordic continues its captains practices

Senior co-captain Olivia Etz organizes the team into the groups Oct. 22. The groups were divided by the length they could run during practice.

Ben Sanford

October 23, 2020

With the Nordic season approaching, senior captain Max Gohman said the team is slowly increasing the number of practices it has weekly. “We’ve been having Nordic practices every week on Sundays, we just added (Thursdays) as our second day,” Gohman said. Junior Danny Shope said practice st...

Winter sports given the green light

 The MSHSL board voted to go ahead with the winter sports season in a meeting Oct. 1. During the meeting the board also decided to add playoffs to the fall sport season.

Tobias Khabie, Molly Schochet, and Sam Swisher

October 16, 2020

In a virtual meeting Oct. 1, the Minnesota State High School League board unanimously voted to allow the 2020 winter sports’ season to take place. The schedule approved includes a 30% decrease in the amount of games that will be played, according to Kare 11.  According to junior Nordic captain Victoria Schmelzle, the team is comfortable with the decision made because of the outdoor setting an...

Winter sports captains remain optimistic during the pandemic

Nordic captains practice Oct. 3 at Dakota Park. The team starts it's season on Nov. 30.

Amalia Fischer

October 13, 2020

As winter sports are approaching, team captains are finding ways to hold practices while keeping their teams safe. According to senior gymnastics captain Maddie Olson, captains are maintaining strong communication and keeping the team as involved as possible. “I'm trying to do my best to keep everybody...

eSports teams compete from home

eSports coach Jake Utities points during the eSports meeting for the spring season March 5. Utities is a tournament organizer for Minnesota Varsity League's State championship, which moved online for League of Legends and Overwatch because of COVID-19.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

March 17, 2020

With two substitutes filling in for absent players, senior Joseph Lindstrom said he was satisfied with the team's play at the online-championship that resulted in a loss against Wayzata in the inaugural season of Minnesota Varsity League. “It was just difficult because we had two people that were sub...

Boys’ basketball falls to Cooper 61-63

Senior Erik Piehl goes up for a layup against Robbinsdale Cooper March 6. During their Sections game Park fell to Cooper ending its season.

Sadie Yarosh

March 12, 2020

After a tough loss, which ended Park’s 2019-2020 season, against Robbinsdale Cooper March 6, sophomore Deontez Ross said the team stuck together and stayed persistent. “We played hard for the most part. The game didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to, sadly, but we all played hard, we stayed ...

Girls’ basketball finishes off season

Junior Joelle Sheffield dribbles the ball around Wayzata freshman Brynn Senden during the Section game against Wayzata Feb. 29. Park lost to Wayzata 64-71.

Sofia Seewald and Maddie Schutte

March 10, 2020

Park girls' basketball finished off its season after losing to Wayzata 64-71 Feb. 29. Below are the team statistics from the 2019-2020 season. ...

Boys’ basketball pulls off close win 73-70

Sophomore Will Dvorak dribbles down court toward the basket. Park won 73-70 against Washburn. The team will play its second Section game 7 p.m. March 6 against Robbinsdale Cooper.

Sadie Yarosh

March 6, 2020

With five minutes left in the second half, the tension increased as Park and Washburn started to get physical, leading to the Washburn bench getting ejected from the game. This led to the 73-70 win in Park’s first Section game. Washburn had to play the rest of the game with six players and only one bench s...

Boys’ swimming ends with top ten finishes at State

Junior Hayden Zheng swims the 200-yard individual medley during the boys' swimming State meet Feb. 29. Zheng won the event with a time of 1:47.75.

Tobias Khabie and Ava Ashby

March 5, 2020

After boys’ swimming finished its season at State, coach Amanda Forsberg said she was pleased with the success the team had this year. “I think it was one of our best years. We won the Conference and we were undefeated. We got second at Sections and got in the top 10 at State,” Forsberg sai...

Nordic competes in ‘24 Hours of Wirth’

Junior Olivia Etz skis downhill Feb. 29. Etz participated in the 24 hour ski relay race Feb. 28-29 at Theodore Wirth Park.

Talia Lissauer

February 29, 2020

Although freshman Rachel Katzovitz participated in the “24 Hours of Wirth '' ski event for 24 hours straight, she said she was too busy having fun to feel how tired she was.  “(Not sleeping) hasn't really sunk in yet, I know that when I get home I’m going to totally crash but I think it was r...

Girls’ basketball pulls off 74-40 win

Senior and captain Jordyn Turek looks for a team member to pass the ball to. Park won its first Sections game 74-40 against Southwest Feb. 26.

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald

February 28, 2020

Keeping a strong lead ahead of Minneapolis Southwest for the majority of its first Section game, senior captain Jordyn Turek said the team was able to play more of the roster which prepared the team for its next Section game. “This team wasn't a very strong team,” Turek said. “So our goal was to k...

Junior competes in Nordic State meet

Junior Danny Walsh competes in the Nordic State meet Feb. 14. Walsh participated in the freestyle and classic pursuit races.

Sofie Geretz

February 23, 2020

Reflecting on his performance at State for Nordic, junior Danny Walsh said the races were difficult because of the amount of competition. “It went okay, I didn't do as well as I was hoping, but it was all around a solid race,” Walsh said. "Every second basically, someone else places, so it's just...

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