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Fighting for the win

Fighting for the win

Emily Melbye

January 17, 2014

With its season already underway, the boys’ basketball team is working hard to make up for the absence of all but one senior player. Although its record stands at 0-14, the boys’ team faced many challenges this season, foremost the 11 senior players who left the team last year. Junior player Tom...

Boys’ Nordic looks to State

Boys’ Nordic looks to State

Josh Mesick

January 16, 2014

Sophomore Conrad Phelan approached the Mesabi starting line in a race with more than 1,200 skiers. Phelan blocked out the others and focused on finishing on top. “It was a lot more nerve-wracking with so many people watching,” Phelan said. “I felt like I had to do well in order to support the...

Club gymnastics transition to the high school

Club gymnastics transition to the high school

Suh Koller & Cole Bacig

January 15, 2014

For freshman Talia Simonett, coming from club gymnastics to the high school program is one of better decisions she has made. “I think it was good coming from an experienced gym to high school because I had more experience and it was easier to (transition) into the high school,” Simonett said. Be...

Skiers prepare for Mesabi Invitational

Josh Mesick

January 10, 2014

With over 1,200 skiers the Mesabi Invitational is the largest ski race in the nation, and this year the boys’ varsity team hopes to prove why it’s ranked fifth in the state, according Head Coach Doug Peterson. Peterson said he is looking forward to competing against other schools in order to see how Park wil...

Girls’ hockey wins tournament

Maddy Bremner

January 10, 2014

After beginning its season winless, the girls’ hockey team played in a tournament and swept the competition, leaving with three wins and a first place trophy the weekend of Dec. 26-28. The team began the tournament with a 5-2 win over the Faribault Falcons. It followed this by defeating the hosting...

Nordic skiers stride into season

Josh Mesick

December 15, 2013

While some may associate falling snow and dropping temperatures with a cozy fire and cup of cocoa, the nordic ski team has already started waxing and practicing in anticipation of hitting the trails. This year the boys’ varsity team is ranked fourth in the state for the pre-season and head coach D...

Juniors dominate the varsity team

Juniors dominate the varsity team

Amira Warren

December 11, 2013

Last year’s boys’ basketball team accomplished a 20-6 record, which hasn’t happened in  over 30 years. Of last year’s team, 11 seniors graduated. Therefore, this year’s team consists mostly of juniors and underclassman, along with one senior. The team is trying to stay positive as the season...

Preparing to jump into the new season

Preparing to jump into the new season

Suh Koller

November 13, 2013

After three high schools left their conference, the gymnastics team will compete with only three other schools, Columbia Heights, Irondale/Spring Lake Park and St. Anthony. According to head coach Gretchen Vandeputte, the coaches of the remaining schools have decided to elongate the gymnastics season...

Boys’ hockey gains experienced coach

Boys’ hockey gains experienced coach

Noa Raasch

November 13, 2013

Terry Keseley replaced Shjon Podein as head coach of the Park boys’ varsity hockey and gives players a chance to start the season with a new outlook. Last season, varsity was 4-20 according to mnhockeyhub.com. With its new coach the team members hope their outcome will be more successful with...

Girls’ hockey opens season

Girls’ hockey opens season

Maddy Bremner

November 12, 2013

After a tough last season, the St. Louis Park girls hockey team is looking to build basic skills and team chemistry to improve. The 2012 season ended with a record of 4-2-20. Senior Captain Molly Arntson said she thinks the team has potential to see considerable improvement this season.“We want t...

Hopes dashed after loss to Armstrong

Josh Anderson, Staff Writer

March 9, 2013

Basketball season comes to a close for Park after a 63-62 loss to Armstrong on March 5.  Students and players said they were left stunned and saddened knowing that for the 11 seniors on the team, it was their last game playing for Park. Senior varsity player Makhai Moore said he was completely shoc...

Winter sports seasons come to a close

Noah Betz-Richman & Ari Weinstein, Staff Writer and News Editor

February 26, 2013

Boys' Swimming The swim team finished the season with its section meet Feb. 21-23. Senior captain Branch Johnson qualified for State in the 100-yard backstroke, and will compete March 1-2 at the University of Minnesota. The team ended the season with a record of 4-2-1. Freshman Mark Truskinovsky sai...

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