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Boys’ swimming defeats Bloomington Jefferson

Boys’ swimming defeats Bloomington Jefferson

Eli Curran-Moore and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

January 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

Beating Bloomington Jefferson 61-33, head coach Amanda Forsberg said the boys’ swim team’s wholistic efforts is putting the team on a path to success. “As a team everyone did really well, everyone’s dropping time, everyone looked really good. It was a total team effort,” Forsberg said. ...

Gymnastics prepares for meet against Chaska-Chan

Gymnastics prepares for meet against Chaska-Chan

Alex Balfour, Hannah Leff, and Izzy Leviton

January 8, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

According to junior captain Savannah Romero, the gymnastics team will be honoring the gymnasts' parents for their dedication to the team during their home meet against Chaska-Chan Jan. 9. “We make cards for our parents and then our coaches also bring flowers for us to give to them,” Romero said....

Midseason boys’ basketball quiz

Midseason boys’ basketball quiz

Jacob Stillman and Alec Pittman

January 8, 2018


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Freshman benefits from varsity hockey experience

Freshman benefits from varsity hockey experience

William Phelan

January 7, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized, Winter sports

According to freshman Jack Wandmacher, a forward on the hockey team, the upperclassmen on the team have been helping his development as a player. “Being one of the youngest on the team is just surreal because I’ve always played with kids my age and it’s really cool to learn new things from the o...

Girls’ hockey loses to Edina

Girls’ hockey loses to Edina

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

January 7, 2018


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After a Jan. 6 game against Edina, senior Katie Fredrickson said competing against a talented team demonstrated Hopkins-Park’s perseverance. “In this game specifically, I think we learned that we can stick with the best teams in the state, and when we put our minds to it, we can stick it through...

Girls’ hockey loses to Minnetonka

Girls’ hockey loses to Minnetonka

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

January 3, 2018


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Skating onto the ice at the beginning of the first period Jan. 3, senior Katie Fredrickson said she anticipated a tough game against Minnetonka, a talented team. “Minnetonka is ranked seventh in the state, so we knew that they would be very hard to beat because they have so much depth and skill, ...

Boys’ hockey shuts out Hopkins

Boys’ hockey shuts out Hopkins

Isabel Kjaer

January 3, 2018


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According to senior captain Jonny Sorenson, Park’s 5-0 victory against Hopkins can be attributed to an early lead. “I think we got to them early, and we scored goals quick in the first period, and that put the other team down. It got us rolling from there to show that we were the better team,” ...

Boys’ hockey ends in a tie against Benilde

Boys’ hockey ends in a tie against Benilde

Isabel Kjaer and Ella Hammerstrand

December 24, 2017


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According to freshman defense player Sam Berry, the game’s 2-2 score against Benilde St. Margaret’s (BSM) Dec. 22 was an accomplishment. Berry said this was because the team was able to perform minute details well. “I thought this game went really well compared to others because we did all the l...

Girls Basketball focuses on future improvement

Girls Basketball focuses on future improvement

David Bryant, Breanna Thompson, and Hayley Westwood

December 22, 2017


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  Freshman Raegan Alexander said the team did not perform well on the defensive side of the court as the girls' basketball team lost to Minnehaha Academy 56-68 Dec. 15, bringing their record to 4-2. “Our defense just wasn't as good as we thought it would be. We worked on it all week and ha...

Gymnastics falls short to Orono

Gymnastics falls short to Orono

Alex Balfour, Hannah Leff, and Izzy Leviton

December 20, 2017


Filed under Winter sports

Cheers erupted from the Park gymnastics team and fans as senior Anna duSaire received a new personal record for her beam routine with a score of 9.15 Dec. 15. “I’m proud of myself for that because it’s something I’ve been working on. Beam has been my strongest event for last year especially ...

Boys’ swimming falls to Hopkins in first dual meet

Boys’ swimming falls to Hopkins in first dual meet

Eli Curran-Moore and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

December 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

Amid the roar of cheering spectators and teammates, senior captain Adam Recknagel said the best moment of the boys’ swim meet for him was seeing freshman Hayden Zheng break two previous records in the 200 free and 100 breast. “(The best moment was) during the meet when Hayden broke two records tha...

Boys’ hockey beats Lakeville South

Boys’ hockey beats Lakeville South

Isabel Kjaer

December 15, 2017


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After the team’s 2-1 win against Lakeville South Dec. 14, senior captain Shea Pekarek said the players were confidant in their ability to win prior to the game. “We knew we could beat them tonight if we just did the little things, and we just executed,” Pekarek said. According to a...

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