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Park tri-sport senior named All-American Athlete

Senior Aaron Ellingson passes the ball in a game Dec. 10 against Henry Sibley. Ellingson was named one of 28 recipients of the All-American Award.
Aaron Ellingson recognized for academics, athleticism, leadership
May 21, 2020

When strength and conditioning coach Jessica Gust heard about the “All-American Athlete,” a relatively new award from the National High School Strength Coaches Association, she introduced it to senior...

Park joins #BeTheLightMN project

Due to COVID-19 closures, Park's stadium is empty. In support of senior athletes, the stadium's light will be on for 315 seconds on at 8:20 p.m. April 22.
Stadium lights to turn on for senior student-athletes
April 21, 2020

In support of senior student-athletes, Park will be participating in the #BeTheLightMN campaign, according to 6425 News. “In a show of support to the student-athletes who haven't been able to participate...

Meet the Athlete: Deontez Ross

February 26, 2020

Meet the Athlete: Jordan Dolinar

Meet the Athlete: Jordan Dolinar
February 10, 2020

What's it like being on the gymnastics team as a freshman? It's a lot of fun, I really enjoy the sport. It's nice seeing all the girls from the team at school. I was on a team in middle school and...

Students struggle adjusting to school and sports

Freshman volleyball player Katie Crocker completes her homework in the stands of a varsity volleyball game Sept. 10. Many student athletes have a difficult time finishing their homework during their primary sports seasons.
Commitment from sports can take time from school work
September 30, 2019

According to junior volleyball player Kristi Thompson, it is extremely difficult to manage both school and sports due to the large time commitment each requires. “It's really hard to balance your...

Sophomore multi-sport athlete works to improve golf skills

Sophomore Lily Rostal prepares to hit a golf ball during a match against Benilde St. Margaret's. The event took place May 4 at the Dwan Golf Course.
Lily Rostal inspired by her father, coaches
May 9, 2018

After participating in varsity girls’ swimming this past fall, sophomore Lily Rostal said she decided to continue playing golf this spring to further develop her abilities as a golfer. “To improve...

Senior commits to run collegiate track

Senior Abati Dedefo attends track practice April 23. Dedefo will be attending the University of Sioux Falls next year running collegiate track.
Abati Dedefo to attend University of Sioux Falls
April 30, 2018

Senior Abati Dedefo said while being a multi-sport athlete as a track runner and soccer player, he chose to continue running track at the collegiate level because he believes it offers him the most potential....

Girls’ tennis sweeps Richfield 7-0

Junior Violet Huber serves the ball during a tennis match against Richfield, Sept. 28.
Team prepares for Sections, holds fundraiser
October 3, 2017

Finishing under some slight rain, the team didn't play their best despite finishing with a 7-0 win according to senior captain Maddie Lund. “This match we didn't play our best, I don't know if it...

Girls’ soccer endures busy week

Senior captain Alex Balfour clears the ball up field against Minneapolis Southwest. Park beat the Lakers 1-0.
Team goes 3-0-1 over four games in six-day stretch
October 3, 2017

Girls’ soccer head coach Benjy Kent said when the season gets busy, like the past week, it is important to get back to the basics of why the team plays the game. “We talk a lot about finding joy...

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