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Gymnastics rolls into new season

Sophomore Ryan Rasmussen prepares to complete a tumbling pass at gymnastics practice Nov. 25. The gymnastics team’s first meet is at 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at White Bear Lake Area High School.

Talia Lissauer

December 3, 2019

Preparing for her first gymnastics meet of the season, junior Rachel Stein said there are many things to look forward to for the upcoming meet. “I'm really excited to get back out there and feel the adrenaline of everybody watching you do your floor routine,” Stein said. “By the time our first mee...

Boys’ basketball loses at home opener

Senior Aaron Ellingson dribbles the ball around Burnsville player senior Cedric Ung Nov. 30 at home. The teams's next game will be 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Park Center.

Adin Zweigbaum

December 2, 2019

After losing to Burnsville in the first game of the season, coach David Breitenbucher said he attributes the loss to lack of preparedness. “It was pretty hard to prepare for the game because it was Burnsville’s first game as well so there was no scouting,” Breitenbucher said. “I usually go ...

Girls’ hockey team loses to Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Junior Erin Brousseau takes control of the puck while closing in on the opponent’s goal. Hopkins/Park lost 0-6 to Benilde-St. Margaret’s Nov. 26.

Tamar Gewirtz

December 2, 2019

According to junior Abby Meyer, the Hopkins/Park girls’ hockey team did not compete well against Benilde St. Margaret’s.  “I don’t think it was one of our best games. I feel like we came into (the game) a little nervous and scared because we heard of Benilde’s reputation,” Meyer said....

Boys’ swim optimistic about upcoming season

Sophomore Hiro Mckee preforms the butterfly during practice Nov. 25. The team trains for its upcoming season with hopes of taking the conference title.

Tobias Khabie

November 27, 2019

The Park boys’ swim team has high hopes this year, as it is aiming to take the conference title after missing out the last few years, according to swim coach Amanda Forsberg. “I would like to try to win the conference this year, we haven't done that for a couple years. That would be a really ...

Nordic team sells coupon books

Juniors Max Gohman and Benn Katzovitz grab breakfast before going out to fundraise. The Nordic team knocked on neighborhood doors to sell coupon books Nov. 23.

Sofie Geretz

November 25, 2019

Nordic parent Ann Walsh said the coupon selling fundraiser Nov. 23 was unique because of both the local businesses’ and the community’s involvement. “What's really special about the Nordic coupon sale is it's really mostly local businesses,” Walsh said. “It's always heartwarming to see th...

Boys’ hockey hits the ice for its first game

Senior Robert Doss fights off a defender as he reaches for the puck Nov. 21. Park beat St. Paul Academy 3-1.

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

November 22, 2019

Following the Nov. 21 win against St. Paul Academy, senior and captain William Pinney reflected on what the early victory meant to him. “It's an early game and it felt really good to get a win on the first day, our first game,” Pinney said. Coach Andrew Sackrison said although the team has not ...

Girls’ basketball player ranked top 10 in Minnesota

Junior Kendall Coley defends junior Raegan Alexander Nov. 14. Coley was recently ranked as one of the top 10 Minnesota girls' basketball recruits, according to the Star Tribune.

Noah Orloff

November 20, 2019

When junior Kendall Coley found out she was announced as one of Ron Haggerston’s Star Tribune top 10 Minnesota girls’ basketball recruits, she said she was surprised. “I was shocked because I didn’t know it had happened,” Coley said. Coach Arsenio Richardson said Coley’s ranking serve...

Girls’ basketball eager to win conference

Junior Alena Jaranilla blocks senior Shalya Miller during practice. The first game will be 5:30 p.m. Nov. 22 against Hill-Murray at Hopkins High School.

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald

November 17, 2019

Captain and senior Shayla Miller said after being close in past years, she hopes to end her basketball career at Park by winning their conference this season.  “I really would like to win our conference this year. We’ve been close to the top (these) past two years and I think this year we have ...

Winter sports host tryouts

Juniors Olivia Krueger, Maddie Olson, Eden Swartz and Rachel Stein watch their teammates' TikTok videos Nov. 4 at captains' practice. The goal of captains' practice was to have gymnasts bond with their teammates.

Maddie Schutte

November 11, 2019

Listed below is the information for winter sports tryouts and pre-tryout practices to prepare for the season. Additional details and contact information for coaches can be found at gopark.org.  ...

Gymnastics provides welcoming atmosphere at captains’ practice

Juniors Josie Briant and Raina Kronfeld and sophomore Ryan Rasmussen perform a dance in front of the gymnastics team Nov. 4 at captains' practice. The gymnastics team's first meet is Dec. 7.

Talia Lissauer

November 9, 2019

Preparing for her fifth year in high school gymnastics, junior Marissa Boettcher said it is necessary to practice amongst new and old gymnasts to create a supportive team. “I think it's important to bring returning teammates and newer teammates together so there's no division,” Boettcher said...

Girls’ basketball season summary

Sophomore Reagan Alexander protects the ball from two Chanhassen players. During the Park-Chanhassen game on Jan. 11, Chanhassen won with a score of 79-74.

Creston Halstead, Ella Hammerstrand, and Nolan Kelly

March 22, 2019

This infographic features some important moments of the girls’ basketball 2018-19 season. The four key moments focus on the early season, Lindsey Olson reaching 1000 points, senior night and the section games. ...

Boys’ basketball loses to No. 1 seed Hopkins

Senior Adam Bauer protects the ball from Hopkins defender March 8. Park lost to Hopkins 59-82.

Sophie Olmen

March 9, 2019

After falling to Hopkins in the Section semifinals to close out the season, senior Adam Bauer said the team put up a tough fight and gave it all they had. “I think we just played our heart out. I think we played one of our best games of the year,” Bauer said. According to coach Rob Griffin, t...

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