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Nordic Ski races in first 5k of the season

Nordic Ski races in first 5k of the season

Kaia Myers

December 16, 2018


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The Nordic team had their first 5k Metro West skate race on Dec. 13 at Hyland Park. Sophomore Olivia Etz said the longer distance gave the skiers an opportunity to work on pacing themselves as opposed to faster skiing.   “It was definitely harder than our last race, which was shorter. It was sh...

Gymnastics celebrates win against Richfield

Gymnastics celebrates win against Richfield

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

December 15, 2018


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According to sophomore Courtney Hanson, the girls’ gymnastics team defeated Richfield in their first dual meet of the season Dec. 11, scoring 124.8 points. Head coach Dawn Thielen said the first meet was a success and the results reflected that. “I think we had a really great first meet. We di...

Boys’ hockey loses against Wayzata

Boys’ hockey loses against Wayzata

David Bryant

December 14, 2018


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Junior William Pinney said the 0-10 loss versus Wayzata didn't reflect the teams energy and ability shown in previous games. “I think last game in the first and third period our energy was there, but I don't think we showed any of that in this game,” Pinney said. Coach Andrew Sackrison said...

Boys’ hockey experiences first loss

Boys’ hockey experiences first loss

David Bryant

December 9, 2018


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Upon the boys’ hockey teams first loss with a score of 1-8 versus the Minnetonka Skippers, making Park’s record 3-1, senior Tim Collins said despite the loss the game was a learning experience. “I think we competed well, obviously not the end result that we wanted but we can learn a lot from...

Boys’ swimming heads into practice relay meet

Boys’ swimming heads into practice relay meet

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

December 5, 2018


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Senior captain Max Bechtold said the upcoming relay meet is intended to prepare swimmers for the season and has a variety of different fun events to participate in. “Basically it’s an introductory meet before all the other meets. All the events are relays, there’s a ton of different ones,” Bechtold...

Boys’ hockey wins home opener

Boys’ hockey wins home opener

David Bryant

December 5, 2018


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According to senior Gerald Perelman, playing with grit and passion led him and his team to start with a 1-0 lead. “The word we are focusing on this year is gritty, so working hard. That means even if it's not the pretty play it's the right play,” Perelman said. The boys’ hockey team wo...

Girls’ basketball sees early season success

Girls’ basketball sees early season success

Ella Hammerstrand and Nolan Kelly

December 4, 2018


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After their victory over Tartan, Park felt accomplished with their performance, according to sophomore Kendall Coley. “It was somewhat up and down but we pushed our lead so that made it easier when we had our downs,” Coley said. “It made it easier to get back up.” The team still has a long...

First Nordic meet cancelled

First Nordic meet cancelled

Kaia Myers

December 3, 2018


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Nordic Ski’s first meet of the season, scheduled for Nov. 29, was cancelled. Co-head coach John Dyste said the race had traditionally been scheduled at this time every year with the stipulation that, if it doesn’t snow, it’ll be a running meet. “If we had snow, this wouldn't be a running r...

Boy’s basketball prepares for first game against Burnsville

Boy’s basketball prepares for first game against Burnsville

Kate Schneider

December 1, 2018


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Because tryouts were so recently, head coach David Breitenbucher said the team hasn’t had as much time to practice as he would have liked. But according to Breitenbucher, the players have been doing their best to prepare for their upcoming game against Burnsville. “The first few games of the year...

Gymnasts to face White Bear Lake in meet

Gymnasts to face White Bear Lake in meet

Tamar Gewirtz

December 1, 2018


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With just a few weeks of practice, this year’s gymnastics team is preparing itself for their first meet of the season. Senior Savannah Romero, captain of the gymnastics team, said the gymnasts are currently working hard and putting effort into practice to prepare. “We do a lot of dance throughs,...

Girls’ hockey loses close game to Benilde

Girls’ hockey loses close game to Benilde

Sophie Olmen

November 29, 2018


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According to sophomore Erin Brousseau, even though Hopkins Park lost, the team played hard and were evenly level with rival Benilde-St. Margaret’s during its game Nov. 27. “I think that even though we lost, I think it was still a really hard game and I think we played really well,” Brousseau...

Boys’ hockey wins season opener

Boys’ hockey wins season opener

Claire Bargman and David Bryant

November 28, 2018


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Upon the boys’ hockey team’s first win in the first game against Breck, sophomore Lucas Hand said the win was a strong start to set the tone for the season. “The best part of the game was us winning of course, the win is a big start of the season for us so I was pretty happy about that,” ...

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