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Boys’ hockey season comes to an emotional close

Boys’ hockey season comes to an emotional close

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

February 21, 2020

After the Feb. 20 Sections loss to Cretin-Derham Hall, Park players gathered around each other on the ice in tears and in support of each other. Senior Will Pinney said the emotions were running high throughout the game. “They were a really good team. The energy on the ice was unreal. It definite...

Gymnastics’ falls in Sections

Gymnastics’ falls in Sections

Talia Lissauer

February 19, 2020

Although only a select number of gymnasts were able to compete in Sections, junior Courtney Hanson said the entire team still showed up and motivated those competing. “I think the team cheering for us really helped,” Hanson said. “Even those who weren’t competing still came to watch and ch...

Girls’ basketball defeats Benilde

Girls’ basketball defeats Benilde

Sofia Seewald and Molly Schochet

February 19, 2020

The feeling of finally being able to have senior night was one she had been waiting for, according to senior and captain Jordyn Turek. “It was special for me because I've been playing in high school programs since seventh grade and on varsity since eighth grade and so the feeling of, ‘I made it ...

Park boys’ basketball wins in overtime against rival

Park boys’ basketball wins in overtime against rival

Sadie Yarosh

February 19, 2020

After a slow first half, Park began to pick up its intensity, leading to a victorious second half. In their game against Benilde Feb. 18, junior Paris Johnson said Park’s defense was a main reason for the successful end to the game. “It started off a little bad. They got a big lead on us and we...

Boys’ basketball loses to top ranked team

Boys’ basketball loses to top ranked team

Claire Bargman

February 16, 2020

When playing against Minnehaha Academy and its nationally ranked player Jalen Suggs, coach David Breitenbucher said the plan was to keep him away from the basket.  “We tried to have a game plan to pack it in on Jalen (Suggs) who is their best player. We wanted to focus on making him an outside ...

Boys’ hockey celebrates senior night

Boys’ hockey celebrates senior night

Maggie Klaers and Marta Hill

February 15, 2020

As senior Alex Riley reflected on his last game at Park, he said it was a bittersweet experience. “It was kind of sad, but kind of cool to see everybody kind of saluting us and honoring us and almost like a little send off,” Riley said. “A little sad, especially since you've been playing hock...

Boys’ hockey loses in rivalry matchup

Boys’ hockey loses in rivalry matchup

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

February 14, 2020

Park faced off against Benilde-St. Margaret‘s in a four-point game Feb. 13. Since Park was only scheduled to play against Benilde-St. Margaret‘s one time during the regular season, the outcome had double the impact in their section standings, meaning it was a ‘four-point’ game. Accordin...

Aquafins performance recognizes seniors

Aquafins performance recognizes seniors

Grace Schultz

February 9, 2020

Reflecting on her favorite part of the team, senior Annie Breyak said Aquafins has connected her with people she admires.  "All of the people and friends I've made and all of my coaches are such good role models, so it's really nice having them in my life," Breyak said. Aquafins, St. Louis Pa...

Girls’ basketball pulls out a win after tight game

Girls’ basketball pulls out a win after tight game

Sofia Seewald and Maddie Schutte

February 9, 2020

After a close first half and some reinforcement from the coaches, senior and captain Shayla Miller said Park girls’ basketball stepped up and was able to win against Chanhassen Jan. 30 for the second time this season.  “We knew we were the more talented team, we just needed to play like we kn...

Hopkins/Park loses final Section game

Hopkins/Park loses final Section game

Anna Benishek

February 9, 2020

Senior Anna Nicholls said the girls’ hockey team expressed the most spirit seen this entire season, which helped them compete against Blake in Sections Feb. 8.  “We played really well in the first period. The energy on the bench was unreal and unlike any other game,” Nicholls said. “Blake...

Boys’ hockey victorious despite prolonged time in penalty box

Boys’ hockey victorious despite prolonged time in penalty box

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

February 6, 2020

In the first two periods of the matchup against Chanhassen Feb. 6, Park boys’ hockey faced a tight battle, but after hitting the ice at the start of the third period, the team racked up a four-point lead.  According to junior Drew Boyum, even after a rough beginning to the game, a shift in the t...

Boys’ basketball wins tight game against Kennedy

Boys’ basketball wins tight game against Kennedy

Talia Lissauer

February 6, 2020

Although the team was able to pull off a win, coach David Breitenbucher said he was upset by the little mistakes made throughout the game. “I felt like the fact that we got the win and gutted it out in the end when we needed it was huge,” Breitenbucher said. “There were too many slip-ups, s...

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