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Senior commits to The College of St. Scholastica

Senior commits to The College of St. Scholastica

Rachel Salzer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

Senior Luke Boyum said he started playing baseball 15 years ago at the age of 3. He has been playing the sport on and off-season ever since. As Boyum recently committed to The College of St. Scholastica, he said the high quality academics and the baseball team’s success drove him to choose that...

Baseball team prepares for first Section game

Baseball team prepares for first Section game

Izzy Leviton and Mimi Fhima

May 29, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

According to head baseball coach Brian Kelly, Park’s first Section game is a competitive match up. Kelly said Park recently beat Southwest and both teams strive to be successful in the playoffs. “I am anticipating a really good close game. We played Southwest a week ago and beat them 2-1,”...

Park sweeps Chaska in double-header

Park sweeps Chaska in double-header

Mimi Fhima and Izzy Leviton

May 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

After Park baseball accomplished a 9-0 lead in the second double-header game against Chaska May 9, the Chaska baseball team slowly came back, scoring 14 runs and taking a 14-12 lead by the last inning, according to freshman catcher Sam Hunt. Park scored three runs in the last inning, winning the second...

Baseball game at CHS Field ends in disappointment

Baseball game at CHS Field ends in disappointment

Mimi Fhima and Izzy Leviton

May 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

Senior Liam Sivanich said although the team lost, the game on the CHS field was a great opportunity to play on a professional field. Park lost 5-6 after the ninth inning against Benilde-St. Margaret's on April 30, creating a 2-2 conference record. “I wish the game would have gone a lot better...

Baseball team remains positive, confident after loss

Baseball team remains positive, confident after loss

Mimi Fhima and Izzy Leviton

April 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

Despite today’s loss to the Edina Hornets, head baseball coach Brian Kelly said he is pleased with the team’s performance and believes the Orioles outplayed Edina. Kelly said the team began mentally preparing on the bus, bringing a focused mindset onto the field. “I thought we hit the ball bet...

Boys baseball capitalizes on Arizona heat

Boys baseball capitalizes on Arizona heat

David Bryant

April 12, 2018


Filed under Spring sports

After spending part of spring break with the boys' baseball team in Arizona focusing on preparing for the first games of the season, sophomore Alex Riley said the trip helped him improve overall and adjust to playing at a Varsity level. “We practiced everything in Arizona, from hitting to fielding ...

Baseball player raises awareness about dental health

Baseball player raises awareness about dental health

Tjessa Arradondo and Dani Orloff

December 17, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

As freshman baseball player Sam Hunt reflects on the past two years educating the community about the importance of dental health, he said the experience has had a profound impact on his life. “It is a very important issue. I have had friends from basketball teams that have not had proper dental...

Minnesota Twins and Toro Construction benefit Park athletics

Minnesota Twins and Toro Construction benefit Park athletics

October 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

On Oct. 4, the Aquila and Peter Hobart baseball and softball fields underwent $20,000 of renovations funded by the Minnesota Twins and the Toro Construction company. The constructions included repainting, improving drainage and doing other field work in order to improve conditions for the Park basebal...

Team plays at U.S. bank stadium

Team plays at U.S. bank stadium

Anna duSaire and Jane Anderson

May 4, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring sports

Senior captain Connor Cornell said playing at U.S. Bank Stadium was an experience he will remember in the future. “It was a once in a lifetime kind of thing. It was super nice and it was really fun, something I’ll remember always,” Cornell said. Varsity head coach Brian Kelly said immediately...

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