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Boys’ swimming heads into Sections

Boys’ swimming heads into Sections

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

February 20, 2019

According to senior captain Max Bechtold, peak week is the intense week before tapering, where they work significantly harder in practices. “We just got off of peak week — it’s a week where (Coach Forsberg) gives us increased yardage, a lot of difficult sets,” Bechtold said. “It’s gene...

Boys’ hockey endures emotional loss

Boys’ hockey endures emotional loss

David Bryant

February 20, 2019

Junior Will Pinney said that despite the slow start the team made a massive comeback after being down by three goals with 13 minutes left in the third period. “After that third goal scored on us we showed a lot of energy and we started playing as a team and passing the puck to make some huge pl...

Current winter sports’ statistics

Current winter sports’ statistics

Sofia Seewald

February 19, 2019

Here is a list of all Park winter sports’ varsity scores and statistics since Feb. 19, according to Nordic Ski coach John Dyste and Minnesota Sports Hub — updated by the StarTribune. For more information on individual athlete statistics, visit StarTribune MN Hub websites. ...

Gymnastics team’s final competition

Gymnastics team’s final competition

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

February 18, 2019

According to coach Dawn Thielen,  the girls’ continued to make improvements at Sections. “The team did pretty great at this last meet,” Thielen said. “We had some great personal scores, on beam and vault especially.” Senior Savannah Romero said she did not think the scores properly represented the t...

Team focuses on cooperation

Team focuses on cooperation

David Bryant

February 17, 2019

Sophomore Drew Boyum said despite the team's loss to the rivalry versus Benilde always leads to a competitive game. “This game has history, so I feel like people want to come out and watch it and it gets us pumped up,” Boyum said. The boys’ hockey team lost to Benilde 0-5 at the Rec Cente...

Senior qualifies for Nordic State race

Senior qualifies  for Nordic State race

Kaia Myers

February 14, 2019

In order to achieve his five-year long goal of skiing at State, senior Emmett Foner chose an unconventional strategy. “For that second race, I just sprinted the first half of it and burned out all of my energy to dishearten the skiers so that they’d lose sight and give up. All they were shooting...

Boys’ basketball loses nine-game winning streak

Boys’ basketball loses nine-game winning streak

Kate Schneider

February 11, 2019

According to coach David Breitenbucher, the boys’ basketball team started off playing well, but began to fall apart early in the game and were unable to keep the ball in their possession for long. Breitenbucher said it was hard on team morale to lose after winning nine games in a row. “It’s a ...

Girls’ hockey loses to Edina in Section game

Girls’ hockey loses to Edina in Section game

Sophie Olmen and Rachel Salzer

February 10, 2019

According to junior Anna Nicholls, the team put up a fight against Edina, the No. 2 team in the 6AA Section. “The game went actually pretty well today. I think we really took it to them, and we didn’t just let them have the game. We lost but we didn’t set back; we went to them,” Nicholls s...

Boys’ swimming blows out Bloomington Jefferson

Boys’ swimming blows out Bloomington Jefferson

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

February 7, 2019

According to sophomore Zach Affeldt, the team had a successful meet against Bloomington Jefferson despite coming off of peak week which is the most intense practices of the season. “It went really well even though we were supposed to not win by as much, which was really impressive since we were comin...

Sections performance inspires Nordic team

Sections performance inspires Nordic team

Kaia Myers

February 5, 2019

Junior captain Rakesh Plantz said he was pleased with how the Nordic team skied at Sections. “I think our team did really well, considering the circumstances. It wasn’t the best conditions for the actual meet, but both teams finished sixth, and we did have one boy who got to state ... so I’m ...

Girls’ hockey loses by one point to Mahtomedi

Girls’ hockey loses by one point to Mahtomedi

Sophie Olmen and Sadie Yarosh

February 3, 2019

Hopkins/Park loses in a close game by one point against Mahtomedi, according to sophomore Erin Brousseau, the game went well and the team put in all its effort. “The game went really well, we didn’t have the outcome we wanted but we battled hard and I think at the end of the day everyone gave it...

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