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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.

Maggie Klaers

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 Aaron Ellingson. Ellingson said he filled out the application, which included some essay question...

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.

Isabel Kjaer

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 in Spring sports due to COVID-19, the High School Stadium lights will be turned on at 8:20 p.m. ...

Meet the Athlete: Jordan Dolinar

Meet the Athlete: Jordan Dolinar

Grace Schultz

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 I didn’t get to see my teammates at school. The older girls are inspiring, so it’s nice to have some...

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.

Molly Schochet

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 homework and practice time. If there's a game you have to stay there all night and find time to do 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.

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

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 I’ve just been doing a lot of practicing — practice is the key to being better at golf,” Rost...

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.

Nicole Sanford

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. “To be honest, I grew up playing soccer, and soccer is fun, (but) then I just decided...

Girls’ tennis sweeps Richfield 7-0

Junior Violet Huber serves the ball during a tennis match against Richfield, Sept. 28.

Eli Curran-Moore

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 was just because of the weather, or because we're feeling a bit under today,” Lund said. “We s...

Girls’ soccer endures busy week

Senior captain Alex Balfour clears the ball up field against Minneapolis Southwest. Park beat the Lakers 1-0.

Jacob Stillman and Alec Pittman

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 in the game. It's so easy once school starts to get busy with academics,” Kent said. “It can star...

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