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Boys’ hockey shuts out Hopkins

Boys’ hockey shuts out Hopkins

Isabel Kjaer

January 3, 2018


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According to senior captain Jonny Sorenson, Park’s 5-0 victory against Hopkins can be attributed to an early lead. “I think we got to them early, and we scored goals quick in the first period, and that put the other team down. It got us rolling from there to show that we were the better team,” ...

Boys’ hockey ends in a tie against Benilde

Boys’ hockey ends in a tie against Benilde

Isabel Kjaer and Ella Hammerstrand

December 24, 2017


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According to freshman defense player Sam Berry, the game’s 2-2 score against Benilde St. Margaret’s (BSM) Dec. 22 was an accomplishment. Berry said this was because the team was able to perform minute details well. “I thought this game went really well compared to others because we did all the l...

Girls Basketball focuses on future improvement

Girls Basketball focuses on future improvement

David Bryant, Breanna Thompson, and Hayley Westwood

December 22, 2017


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  Freshman Raegan Alexander said the team did not perform well on the defensive side of the court as the girls' basketball team lost to Minnehaha Academy 56-68 Dec. 15, bringing their record to 4-2. “Our defense just wasn't as good as we thought it would be. We worked on it all week and ha...

Gymnastics falls short to Orono

Gymnastics falls short to Orono

Alex Balfour, Hannah Leff, and Izzy Leviton

December 20, 2017


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Cheers erupted from the Park gymnastics team and fans as senior Anna duSaire received a new personal record for her beam routine with a score of 9.15 Dec. 15. “I’m proud of myself for that because it’s something I’ve been working on. Beam has been my strongest event for last year especially ...

Boys’ swimming falls to Hopkins in first dual meet

Boys’ swimming falls to Hopkins in first dual meet

Eli Curran-Moore and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

December 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

Amid the roar of cheering spectators and teammates, senior captain Adam Recknagel said the best moment of the boys’ swim meet for him was seeing freshman Hayden Zheng break two previous records in the 200 free and 100 breast. “(The best moment was) during the meet when Hayden broke two records tha...

Boys’ hockey beats Lakeville South

Boys’ hockey beats Lakeville South

Isabel Kjaer

December 15, 2017


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After the team’s 2-1 win against Lakeville South Dec. 14, senior captain Shea Pekarek said the players were confidant in their ability to win prior to the game. “We knew we could beat them tonight if we just did the little things, and we just executed,” Pekarek said. According to a...

Boys’ swimming races through first Conference Relay

Boys’ swimming races through first Conference Relay

Eli Curran-Moore and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

December 11, 2017


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The boys’ swimming team participated in their first unscored conference relay Dec. 7. Senior Captain David Salamzadeh said it was great to see new swimmers putting in work in order to push the team forward. “I was really excited, I think everybody did really well and it was cool to see a lot of new ...

Seasonal sport competes despite no snow

Seasonal sport competes despite no snow

Ndunzi Kunsunga and Abby Intveld

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


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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

December 1, 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


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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...

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