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Junior swimmer successful at Junior Nationals

Junior Hayden Zheng wins the 500-yard freestyle against Benilde-St. Margaret's Dec. 19. Zheng will compete for the high school team for the rest of the winter season after attending the Junior Nationals meet outside Seattle, Washington.

Tobias Khabie

December 21, 2019

According to junior swimmer Hayden Zheng, coach Amanda Forsberg was a crucial part of getting where he is today. “Forsberg has me three months out of the year during the high school season, and those are always my best months,” Zheng said. “(I) give props to her for taking care of me (and) alway...

Hopkins/Park girls’ hockey wins against Red Wing

Senior Sarah McCallon takes the puck up the rink Dec. 17. Hopkins/Park won against Red Wing 8-3.

Tamar Gewirtz

December 19, 2019

According to junior Erin Brousseau, the Hopkins/Park girls’ hockey game against Red Wing was a success, despite the slow start.  “I thought it was a pretty solid game, we started out a little slow but then we definitely picked it up in the second and third periods and ended with a strong game,”...

Boys’ basketball defeated by Henry Sibley

Captain senior Aaron Ellingson looks to pass the ball to a teammate Dec. 10 against Henry Sibley. Park will face Hopkins at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at St. Louis Park High School.

Adin Zweigbaum

December 11, 2019

After giving up a strong lead, Park boys’ lost to Henry Sibley, according to sophomore Deontez Ross. “We started off strong, but we let them gain a lot of momentum,” Ross said. “At the end of the first half we let them get back into the game, they got comfortable, and we let them make a b...

Park defeated by Hopkins in opener

Junior Jason Chu competes in his 100 yard freestyle Nov. 10. Park lost 88-95 against Hopkins.

Tobias Khabie

December 11, 2019

After a close loss to Hopkins in its first meet of the season, Park boys’ swimming is nevertheless on track for a successful season, according to coach Amanda Forsberg. “I'm really happy with a lot of times, we have a lot of new guys a lot of young guys. A lot of the kids are coming in where th...

Gymnastics wins home opener

Sophomore Freya Wade poses as she is introduced at the gymnastics meet against Richfield. Park won with a score of 124.125.

Talia Lissauer, Ben Sanford

December 11, 2019

With the motivation to improve their scores from their first meet, junior Josie Briant said the team focused on making sure they cleaned up their routines to come into the meet strong. “Our meet (Dec. 7) motivated us to do better and get a higher score (in the future). We put a lot of sweat into the...

Boys’ hockey loses to Minneapolis

Seniors Will Pinney and Jacob Young work to stop a shot against Minneapolis Dec. 10. Pinney has a save percentage of .887 in the 2019-2020 season, according to the Star Tribune.

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

December 11, 2019

After suffering a loss against Minneapolis with a final score of 3-5, coach Zach Strouts said one of the team’s most notable qualities is perseverance. “Our goaltending is one of the best in the state,” Strouts said. “One of the best things that we have is the fight level. The boys just don'...

Boys’ basketball plays Hopkins in upcoming game

Sophomore Deontez Ross Jr. goes up for a layup Dec. 10. The record of the boys' basketball team is 0-3.

Adin Zweigbaum and Sadie Yarosh

December 11, 2019

As Dec. 12 approaches and the team practices for its game against Hopkins, coach Rob Griffin said the players will be focusing on improving the skills of each player and controlling the ball. “We need to be getting everybody comfortable with having to be a ball handler because we have so many i...

eSports adviser helps create Minnesota league

Senior Michael Ramirez works with eSports team to plan strategies for their next game. eSports has its next meeting Dec. 12 to prepare for upcoming tournaments.

Kate Schneider

December 9, 2019

eSports adviser Jacob Utities said he’s feeling very confident so far this year because of the opportunities given to new players and how eSports is continuing to grow in numbers. “I’m really looking forward to a lot more opportunities for both my teams and all the high schools in the area t...

Girls’ basketball breaks losing streak

Junior Raegan Alexander guards Como Park player Cloey Dmytruk at Park’s home opener game. Park defeated Como Park Dec. 6.

Sofia Seewald

December 7, 2019

With Park down several points in the first half, junior Kendall Coley said it felt good to end with a win.  “Coming back and pushing through (and) just getting out of the hole we dug ourselves into (was a key moment),” Coley said. According to senior and captain Shayla Miller, playing Como P...

Nordic begins strength and conditioning

Junior Josh Krueger and senior Maggie Klein lift weights at strength training Dec. 4. Nordic has morning lifting with strength coach Jessica Gust Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7–7:30 a.m.

Sofie Geretz

December 6, 2019

According to senior and Nordic captain David Klein, strength and conditioning is pivotal to the quality of a season. “We started doing the strength training program because Nordic is a very, very intense physical sport,” Klein said. “If you're not working the right muscles and you're not workin...

Girls’ basketball stays positive after loss to Park Center

Senior Jordyn Turek jumps to shoot the to ball while being defended by a Park Central player. The Girls Basketball team was defeated 62-70 by Park Central Dec. 2.

Maddie Schutte and Molly Schochet

December 5, 2019

After starting off the season playing three of the top five teams in the state, coach Arsenio Richardson said the team has improved and kept its spirits high despite being defeated by Park Center. “Park Center is the number four team in the state — they are undefeated,” Richardson said.  “We...

Boys’ hockey falls to Edina

Junior Drew Boyum fights for the puck against Edina's junior Emmett Wurst Dec. 3. Boyum has scored or assisted in at least one goal every game in the first three games of the 2019-2020 season, with a total of four points.

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

December 4, 2019

During the Dec. 2 game against Edina, the boys’ hockey team made a comeback to end the game with a score of 3-6, after a four point deficit at the end of the second period. Despite the defeat, senior Bobby Doss said the team connected and played its hardest while battling throughout the game. ...

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