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Boys’ basketball prepares for game against Minnetonka

Boys’ basketball prepares for game against Minnetonka

Kate Schneider

December 21, 2018


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According to coach Rob Griffin, Minnetonka is a high-scoring team and in order to win, Park has to stay in control of the ball and the speed of the game. “To beat them, we’ve got to play our game, we’ve got to be able to control the tempo of the game. Minnetonka scores around 80 points a ga...

Girls’ hockey falls to Proctor/Hermantown

Girls’ hockey falls to Proctor/Hermantown

Sophie Olmen

December 20, 2018


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Senior girls’ captain Mary Gleason said the team worked hard throughout the game against Proctor/Hermantown with a slower start. “I thought we played pretty well for them being a good team, and they were really aggressive,” Gleason said. “I think we started off kind of slow but by the third...

Girls’ basketball looking to draw crowds

Girls’ basketball looking to draw crowds

Nolan Kelly

December 20, 2018


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Park’s upcoming twin matchups with Minnetonka are expected to be high-energy, according to sophomore Raegan Alexander. “I like the double headers because the atmosphere is really good,” Alexander said. “Not only do we have a game but the boys have a game, so that drives a lot of attention bec...

ROC hosts boys’ hockey

ROC hosts boys’ hockey

David Bryant

December 20, 2018


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Coach Andrew Sackrison said in preparation for boys’ hockey’s upcoming game against Blake at the ROC, the team needs to focus on fundamentals. “We have to play a simple game because it’s outdoors. Ice tends to get snowier,” Sackrison said. Senior Luke Boyum said the team has several practices be...

Gymnastics starts new training

Gymnastics starts new training

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

December 20, 2018


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After years of pushing for strength training, senior Savannah Romero finally received the chance to participate in this new kind of exercise with the gymnastics team. “(Our old coach) only liked doing the body weight and endurance stuff,” Romero said. “She didn’t like the lifting because she...

Boys’ swimming takes loss to Chaska

Boys’ swimming takes loss to Chaska

Talia Lissauer, Maddie Schutte

December 18, 2018


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According to junior Will Mathews, Chaska is one of the best teams the boys’ swim team will face, but it persevered. “Chaska-Chan is a very strong team and we put up a fight,” Mathews said. “All of the swimmers, especially the underclassmen, put some really incredible times on the board.” ...

Senior tries out for Junior Nationals

Senior tries out for Junior Nationals

Kaia Myers

December 18, 2018


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Senior Nordic captain Cece Schmelzle said she is trying out for the 2019 Junior National Cross Country Championships team. “People from the different divisions compete to try out and make their Nationals teams. (The tryout process) entails four weekends of racing in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. ...

Nordic Ski races in first 5k of the season

Nordic Ski races in first 5k of the season

Kaia Myers

December 16, 2018


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The Nordic team had their first 5k Metro West skate race on Dec. 13 at Hyland Park. Sophomore Olivia Etz said the longer distance gave the skiers an opportunity to work on pacing themselves as opposed to faster skiing.   “It was definitely harder than our last race, which was shorter. It was sh...

Gymnastics celebrates win against Richfield

Gymnastics celebrates win against Richfield

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

December 15, 2018


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According to sophomore Courtney Hanson, the girls’ gymnastics team defeated Richfield in their first dual meet of the season Dec. 11, scoring 124.8 points. Head coach Dawn Thielen said the first meet was a success and the results reflected that. “I think we had a really great first meet. We di...

Boys’ hockey loses against Wayzata

Boys’ hockey loses against Wayzata

David Bryant

December 14, 2018


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Junior William Pinney said the 0-10 loss versus Wayzata didn't reflect the teams energy and ability shown in previous games. “I think last game in the first and third period our energy was there, but I don't think we showed any of that in this game,” Pinney said. Coach Andrew Sackrison said...

Boys’ hockey experiences first loss

Boys’ hockey experiences first loss

David Bryant

December 9, 2018


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Upon the boys’ hockey teams first loss with a score of 1-8 versus the Minnetonka Skippers, making Park’s record 3-1, senior Tim Collins said despite the loss the game was a learning experience. “I think we competed well, obviously not the end result that we wanted but we can learn a lot from...

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