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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...

Boys’ basketball aims for postseason wins

Sarah Brandt, Editor in Chief

February 26, 2013

Team hopes to utilize  seniors’ talent to advance to State competition Senior Kashif Hayes hit the milestone 1,000 point mark in a game against Totino-Grace Jan. 29, but his goals for his last varsity season did not stop there. “I want to go to State so badly,” Hayes said. “It’s the only...

Swimmers advance to Section 6AA finals

Hannah Hein, In-Depth Editor

February 24, 2013

Park swim team exceeds expectations, breaks school record   Swimming alongside reigning State champions, the Park boys’ swim team sprinted their way through section preliminaries on Thursday, with several swimmers qualifying to swim at finals on Saturday. Senior captain Branch Johnson,...

Boys’ Hockey hopes to glide through competition

Hannah Broderson, Opinions Editor

February 20, 2013

Team hoping to succeed in last two games as sections approach As the boys’ hockey team faces its last two games of the season head coach Shjon Podein said he feels the team is prepared for sections, but he said first they needs to focus on finishing the season well. The team plays the Minneapol...

Basketball connects local teenagers

Basketball connects local teenagers

Gabe Bichinho, Staff Writer

February 1, 2013

Players of all religions participate in recreational league run by Sabes JCC A nearby recreational league for teens around the metro area now provides the opportunity to participate in competitive basketball without the pressure of an ordinary high school team. For years, the Sabes Je...

Swimmers dive into post season

Swimmers dive into post season

Noah Betz-Richman, Staff Writer

February 1, 2013

Boys’ team has high hopes to place at conference, sections With changes in coaching and many new swimmers, the boys’ swim team is preparing for the end of the season. After former head coach Amanda Forsberg took a leave of absence for the school year, former assistant coach Joe Yaeg...

Ski team looks to postseason

Ski team looks to postseason

Nick Shaughnessy, Beats Editor

February 1, 2013

As new skiers joined sport, roster increased to 106 members After a difficult conference meet, senior captain Carter Robinson said the Nordic Ski team hopes to bounce back for its sections meet Feb. 4. “We’ve faced many strong opponents this season, but unfortunately didn’t do as we...

Diving in for the last time

Hannah Hein, In-depth editor

January 29, 2013

Swimmers to honor seniors at meet against Benilde   For the nine seniors on the boys’ swim team, the meet against Benilde-St. Margaret’s on Jan. 31 is the last time they will compete in their home pool. Junior Sam Larson, who helped plan the senior night event, said the seniors will be...

Boys’ hockey uses experience to prepare for next year

Artis Curiskis, Staff writer

January 18, 2013

The large amount of returning players hope to use this season to learn and prepare for next year   With only five players leaving boys’ varsity hockey next year, junior captain Curtis Greenbush hopes to create a strong connection between the juniors and the younger players to prepare for next...

Boys’ swimming takes on first home meet, Thursday

Zack Gilbert Burke, Features Editor

December 12, 2012

Team hopes to start conference competition with a win According to senior Nathan Silver, the first swim meet at Fridley Middle School this Thursday is more significant than in past years. “We need to prove to conference that just because we lost a few fast kids from last year doesn’t mean we...

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