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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...

Senior Derric Standifer goes for a heavily contested layup in the game Feb. 16. Park lost to Cooper 64-56.

Boys’ basketball perseveres through rough season

Talia Lissauer February 17, 2021

With half of the 2020-21 season behind it, the boys’ basketball team reflects on its work. While the team is having a rough season, junior Cameron Delorme said they are learning and bettering themselves...

Junior Cameron Delorme drives towards the hoop for an and-one layup in the game Feb. 11. Park lost to Jefferson 39-37.

Boys’ basketball loses to buzzer-beater

Talia Lissauer February 12, 2021

With a second left on the clock in double overtime, Bloomington Jefferson scored a tie-breaking basket which was disappointing, according to junior Cameron Delorme. “We were all disappointed,” Delorme...

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