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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Sophomore Javi Shimming practices running with poles alongside the rest of the Nordic team Dec. 2. The overlap of participants in Nordic and Cross Country has assisted team members in staying in shape.

Overlap between cross country, Nordic builds community

Jacob Khabie December 6, 2021

When junior Rachel Katzovitz first started participating in Nordic skiing, she had no intention of joining the cross country team the following year. However, according to Katzovitz, joining the cross...

After a brawl in the second period senior Captain Ben Olson gets escorted to the penalty box by a referee. Olson and three other seniors have been suspended for the next game at Waconia.

Boys’ hockey falls to Edina

Lauren Thon December 3, 2021

  Edina scored six times before Park was able to put a puck through the net in the third period, Dec. 2. After opening the season with a 7-1 loss to Edina, head coach Ben Horsch said he was...

Overcoming the winter slump

Overcoming the winter slump

Danny Shope November 2, 2021

Winter is one of the hardest times to find motivation, with dreary weather and short days. When it comes to exercise, it’s easy to convince yourself to hibernate in your house for the entire season and...

Junior Andre Barajas stands on his block waiting for his race to begin Feb. 18. Barajas and four others qualified for the Minnesota State swim meet.

Boys’ swimming ends season at State

Kate Schneider March 23, 2021

Boys’ swimming qualified for State in seven events, sending five swimmers to the meet, the most sent in team history. Senior captain Hayden Zheng said the State meet is his favorite of the season...

Park finishes season against Edina

Anna Benishek March 21, 2021

After beginning the season with a win against Edina, Park rematched Edina in its first Section game of the year. The final score was 5-2, making it Park’s last game of the season.

Senior Cameron Donahue skates through the tunnel of hockey players to meet his parents for Senior Night March 13. Due to COVID-19, boys’ hockey did not have a scheduled game and Park held small, inter-squad scrimmages.

Boys’ hockey honors seniors

Anna Benishek March 17, 2021

After a two-week delay in the hockey season, the team is finally starting practice on the ice and preparing to compete in Sections.  According to senior assistant captain Austin Amelse, the night was...

Senior captain Hayden Zheng practices his butterfly stroke March 10. Boys’ swimming placed third at its Sections meet March 13.

Boys’ swimming competes at sections

Kate Schneider March 16, 2021

After winning its conference earlier this season, boys’ swimming went on to place third in Sections March 13 and sent multiple swimmers to State. Senior captain Ben St. Clair said his favorite part...

Senior boys’ swimmers pose together after their meet Feb. 25. Park beat Hopkins at the senior night meet.

Boys’ swimming beats Hopkins

Kate Schneider March 2, 2021

At his final meet in the Park pool, senior Luca Giovannelli said he was happy to see the team swimming its best through the end of the final event. “(The meet) went really well, it was really competitive...

Senior captain Connor Coleman practices his flutter kick during practice Jan. 22. The boys’ swimming team beat Wayzata in its Feb. 23 meet.

Boys’ swimming beats Wayzata

Kate Schneider February 28, 2021

The result of the boys’ swim meet against Wayzata came down to the final event and according to sophomore Miles Nordling, amid the cheers and energy in the pool, Park’s relay team beat Wayzata to win...

Junior Ben Farley fights with Hopkins senior Colin Geiser for the puck Feb. 25. Park defeated Hopkins 6-3.

Boys’ hockey victorious against Hopkins

Emmy Pearson, Design Editor February 26, 2021

After a slow start to the first period, down 1-0, Park endured a tense battle on the ice, racking up six goals in the second and third periods. According to interim head coach Zach Strouts, the team...

Freshman Thomas Shope glides on his ski Feb. 17. During this meet, Park swept all 4 races.

Nordic prevails preceding sections

Ben Sanford February 21, 2021

After winning all four races at its meet on Feb. 17, Nordic is feeling strong going into sections. According to senior captain Mimi Kniser, the team put its best foot forward to succeed at its most recent...

Senior Drew Boyum skates with the puck Feb. 12. Park lost 6-4 to Benilde-St. Margaret’s.

Boys’ hockey falls to Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Jack Kroells February 17, 2021

After a heart-breaking 6-4 loss to Benilde-St. Margaret’s, head coach Andrew Sackrison said he was proud of the way the team played strongly the whole game. “The expectation is that we compete and...

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