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Girls’ hockey beats Orono in first season game

Girls’ hockey beats Orono in first season game

Sophie Olmen and Rachel Salzer

November 12, 2018


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After the first game of the season, junior Anna Nicholls said one thing that stood out to her was that the team put in effort throughout the whole game. “I think we all played our hardest. First game is always a little rough, but we worked together as a team, as a family, because that’s our mo...

Senior commits to play Division II basketball

Senior commits to play Division II basketball

Sophie Olmen and Sadie Yarosh

October 26, 2018


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As senior Lindsey Olson plans to attend Minnesota State University Mankato in the fall of 2019 to play basketball, her teammates are excited for her and for what is to come.  Olson said she has been playing basketball since she was in kindergarten and had received offers from two schools. “I ...

Freshman takes home State title

Freshman takes home State title

Muna Ali

April 3, 2018


Filed under Student Profiles, Winter sports

Having swum competitively for eight years, freshman Hayden Zheng said he ended this year’s season with an individual State title in the 100 yard breaststroke. “I thought I did really well at this past State, you know, getting the individual State title. I was very happy with that,” Zheng said....

Boys’ basketball loses to Wayzata in Section semis

Boys’ basketball loses to Wayzata in Section semis

Alec Pittman and Jacob Stillman

March 15, 2018


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After starting the game slower than originally planned, junior Jacob Houts said the team couldn’t catch up with Wayzata’s offense. “I think that in the second half we came out slow and they got a lead,” Houts said. “After that point we had to pressure them, which allowed them to get easy...

Boys’ swimming flies through State

Boys’ swimming flies through State

Eli Curran-Moore, Hanna Schechter, and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

March 9, 2018


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According to boys' swimming head coach Amanda Forsberg, after section finals Feb. 24, five Park swimmers qualified for the State preliminary meet March 2 and State finals March 3 at the University of Minnesota Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. “(The team) did really well. Hayden Zheng won the 100 breast. I don’t...

Boys’ swimming qualifies for state meet

Boys’ swimming qualifies for state meet

Dani Orloff

February 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

According to junior Luke Anderson, after the section finals Feb. 24, five Park swimmers qualified for the state preliminary meet. “I am really excited (for state),” Anderson said. “I am glad that we have a lot of people that made it like with the relay and a few individuals.”   Anderson, ...

Boys’ hockey beats rival Benilde

Boys’ hockey beats rival Benilde

Isabel Kjaer

February 24, 2018


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While reflecting back on the 2-1 win against rival Benilde St. Margaret's, defensive coach Dan Batdorf said the team’s long-time involvement in the sport often gives them the upper hand in tough games. “We played them twice before tonight and we tied one time and we lost. The fact that we won,...

Girls’ basketball beats Bloomington Kennedy

Girls’ basketball beats Bloomington Kennedy

David Bryant

February 23, 2018


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Senior Tejah Hayden said the communication both on and off the court is what allowed the team to come out on top in their game against Bloomington Kennedy. “Our energy on the bench and our communication on the court definitely helped us perform and come together as a team,” Hayden said. Soph...

Girls’ basketball prepares for Sections

Girls’ basketball prepares for Sections

David Bryant and Hayley Westwood

February 21, 2018


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Head coach Arsenio Richardson said the girls’ basketball team has been doing well, but is still not where they want to be after their 71-61 win against Chaska. “More or less, I’m happy with the team’s performance, but not satisfied. Its too many times where we get complacent and we think sin...

Photo Gallery: Boys’ Hockey

Photo Gallery: Boys’ Hockey

February 20, 2018


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Senior assistant captain Atticus Raasch blocks a shot from Benilde's Jerome Newhouse during the first period of the game on Feb. 13. Despite the loss, Raasch made 39 saves throughout the game.

Junior speeds toward State

Junior speeds toward State

Abby Intveld and Ndunzi Kunsunga

February 16, 2018


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Waiting anxiously for her results at nordic Sections Feb. 5, junior Cecelia Schmelzle said she was excited when she found out she qualified for State. “It was close. I didn’t know right away if I made it or not, so I had to wait a little bit,” Schmelzle said. “I’m really excited. I’ve worked r...

Gymnastics prepares for Sections

Gymnastics prepares for Sections

Hannah Leff and Izzy Levtion

February 15, 2018


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Junior gymnastics captain Savannah Romero said she felt relieved when she found out she won all-around at the team’s last regular meet of the season on Feb 9. “It’s been something I’ve been working towards all season. Some meets I’ll have some good events and a few bad ones but it finally a...

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