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Seasonal sport competes despite no snow

Seasonal sport competes despite no snow

Ndunzi Kunsunga

December 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Nordic senior captain Annie Van Pilsum-Johnson said she and her teammates train daily while waiting for the advent snow signaling the season to kick into gear. “We practice every day and then once snow comes, we’ll sometimes have Saturday practices as well,” Van Pilsum-Johnson said. “We’l...

Girls’ basketball remains undefeated

Girls’ basketball remains undefeated

David Bryant, Breanna Thompson, and Hayley Westwood

December 7, 2017


Filed under Winter sports

The girls' basketball team beat Waconia 86-79 on Dec. 5, bringing their record to 4-0. Freshman Shayla Miller said the improvements the team has made with defense has helped them move forward in the season. “We were especially good on defense, we knew where they were passing the ball and cut a ...

Girls’ hockey defeats Rogers Royals

Girls’ hockey defeats Rogers Royals

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

November 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized, Winter sports

After their 6-5 win against the Rogers Royals, sophomore Sarah Mccallon said the girls’ Hopkins-Park hockey team has experienced improvements since their first games, but hopes to continue seeing growth as the season progresses. “We lost our first game against Eagan. I think we weren't really working a...

Girl’s basketball wins against Irondale

Girl’s basketball wins against Irondale

David Bryant, Hayley Westwood, and Breanna Thompson

November 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

The girls' basketball team beat Irondale 75-60, bringing them to a record of 1-0, according to head coach Arsenio Richardson. According to Richardson, the team started off the first season game with sophomore Shayla Miller landing a three-point shot, followed by two more in the next 45 seconds, givin...

Boys’ swimming sets goals for the season

Boys’ swimming sets goals for the season

Eli Curran-Moore and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

November 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

Looking eager to get back in the water, the boys swim team appeared jovial, yet focused. According to head coach Amanda Forsberg, the team will greatly benefit from the new underclassmen members of the team. “We finished really strong last year. We lost three great seniors but I think coming back we look to ...

Boys’ hockey loses to Edina

Boys’ hockey loses to Edina

Isabel Kjaer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

As Head Coach Colin Hohman reflected on the 3-8 loss to Edina on Nov. 28, he said the team still remains positive about the upcoming season’s prospects. Hohman said the boys’ first game went well overall, regardless of the final outcome. “It was our first game of the year and Edina ...

Boys’ basketball prepares for tryouts

Boys’ basketball prepares for tryouts

Yonit Krebs

November 14, 2017


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Junior basketball player Anthony Rayson said in addition to introducing the new boys’ basketball coaching staff, the team prepared for the intensity of the basketball season at the interest meeting Nov. 2. “The whole coaching staff is gone besides the varsity head coach,” Rayson said. “We we...

Senior commits to play Division I hockey

Senior commits to play Division I hockey

Nicole Sanford

May 22, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Sports, Student Profiles, Winter sports

After announcing his Division I college commitment to the University of Alabama-Huntsville, senior Bauer Neudecker said he felt as though he finally achieved a lifelong goal. “I knew that for a really long time that I’ve wanted to (play hockey in college), so I’ve always been working for it,...

Boys’ basketball beats Washburn in Section playoffs

Boys’ basketball beats Washburn in Section playoffs

Genesis Buckhalton and Alyssa LeMay

March 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter sports

With less than a second left in the second half, Park regained possession as the buzzer sounded having won their first Section playoff game. Park boys’ basketball won their March 8 Section 6AAAA playoff game against Washburn 61-59. Park is the fourth seed in the Section; Washburn was number fiv...

Nordic skiers condition through various methods

Nordic skiers condition through various methods

Alec Pittman and Atticus Raasch

March 6, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Exchanging her ski poles for a lacrosse stick, junior Annie Van-Pilsum Johnson stays in shape by playing sports throughout the year other than nordic. According to Van-Pilsum Johnson, she spends time playing lacrosse and conditioning by herself. “To stay in shape during the offseason I love to lif...

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