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Park boys’ basketball beats Bloomington Jefferson in close game

Park boys’ basketball beats Bloomington Jefferson in close game

Kate Schnider

January 15, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Coach David Breitenbucher said the team lacked speed the first half but was able to pick it up during the second half. He also said the team cannot stop trying once they have a large lead, as the team almost lost it in the last seconds of the game. “I think in the first half we needed to play with a lot more e...

Girls’ basketball competes in challenging conference matchup

Girls’ basketball competes in challenging conference matchup

Nolan Kelly

January 15, 2019


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Early during its game on Friday, the girls’ basketball team took the lead against Chanhassen. With a combination of good decision making and ball handling, Park played a strong game, according to junior Jordyn Turek. “I really liked our ball movement on offense,” Turek said. “I feel like we w...

Boys’ swimming defeats Benilde

Boys’ swimming defeats Benilde

Talia Lissauer, Maddie Schutte

January 13, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

According to junior Zachary Weiser, although the team has continuously beat Benilde in the past, it entered looking for a competitive meet and the results delivered. “We have never lost to Benilde,” Weiser said. “We were expecting a win but we knew that they are always really good competiti...

Skiers compete at first meet after break

Skiers compete at first meet after break

Kaia Myers

January 11, 2019


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According to sophomore Maya Lee, the Nordic team had a successful first meet back after winter break. “Everyone seems to be doing really well and (our) technique seemed good. Everyone seems pretty happy with how they did,” Lee said. “I feel like I did alright. I wasn’t feeling as good as ...

Girls’ basketball victorious on opponent’s court during conference game

Girls’ basketball victorious on opponent’s court during conference game

Nolan Kelly and Creston Halstead

January 9, 2019


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After a victory over Bloomington-Kennedy, Park felt resolute with their performance, according to coach Arsenio Richardson. “We have a talented team, we have a strong opportunity to contest — to be conference champs,” Richardson said. After previous games, Park focused on their weaknesses, some...

Nordic competes at largest ski meet in the country

Nordic competes at largest ski meet in the country

Kaia Myers

January 9, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

According to Nordic head coach Doug Peterson, the team’s latest meet last weekend in Mesabi, MN drew competition from across the United States. It is the biggest Nordic race for high schoolers in the nation. The top ten skiers from both the girls’ and boys’ teams were selected to compete at thi...

Boys’ swimming to take on Bloomington Kennedy

Boys’ swimming to take on Bloomington Kennedy

Maddie Schutte and Talia Lissauer

January 3, 2019


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Despite their tough loss against Chaska, assistant coach Branch Johnson said fast times from the team at the start of the season will set the team up for success in their upcoming meet against Bloomington Kennedy and future meets. “I think we’re seeing a lot of positive results so far—so early in th...

Gymnastics prepares for changes

Gymnastics prepares for changes

Dahlia Krebs

December 23, 2018


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Getting used to a new coach can be difficult, senior captain Savannah Romero said, but she believes gymnastics’ new coach Dawn Thielen will be a good addition to the team because of her past experience as a gymnastics judge. “She has a really good background with gymnastics and she is a judge...

Hopkins/Park loses to Mound Westonka

Hopkins/Park loses to Mound Westonka

Sophie Olmen and Rachel Salzer

December 23, 2018


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According to freshman Alma Beaton, the game against Mound Westonka went well, especially in the third period. “It actually went really good I think it was frustrating but the third period was really good,” Beaton said. Coach Ryan St. Martin said Hopkins/Park was well matched with its opponent an...

Nordic ski performs well at first classic meet

Nordic ski performs well at first classic meet

Kaia Myers

December 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

Nordic coach Kaitlyn Lindaman said the team skied really well despite the icy course conditions. Due to these conditions, the skiers had to use their poles to propel them forward instead of a skiing motion. “I know there were some nerves going into the race because the conditions are obviously n...

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