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Sophomore Zach Helfman up to bat June 9. Park played Hopkins in sections and lost blank - blank.

Baseball falls in Section finals

Tobias Khabie June 10, 2021

As Hopkins ran up the scoreboard in a pullout victory, senior captain Ethan Schmitz said the team could feel the season slipping out of its hands, yet it still kept pushing until the end. “As (the...

Freshman Meg Ridgeway passes the ball to a teammate April 29. Park lost to Chanhassen 17-0.

Spring Sports Captains Infographic

Katie Nelson and Maren Wilsey May 2, 2021

Spring sports are back in full swing, but due to the pandemic some changes have been made. This infographic contains goals some of the sports captains have for their season, as well as some ways their...

Junior Brady Walsh hits the ball in the game April 22. Park lost to Benilde 9-5.

Park falls to crosstown rivals

Tobias Khabie April 23, 2021

Coming into the game against Benilde St. Margaret’s, junior captain Kristofer Hokenson said the team was motivated by the school rivalry to get a victory. “We were excited for the game and we wanted...

Freshmen Tommy Walsh and Thomas Shope throw a frisbee around at Minikahda Vista park April 3. Spring sports are in full session as of April 5.

Spring sports infographic

Maren Wilsey April 8, 2021

Spring sports are starting but due to the pandemic they might look different than usual. This infographic shows the restrictions imposed on sports and the steps needed to sign up. 

Target Field sits empty awaiting the return of fans. The Minnesota Twins proposed a plan to open the gates for fans as soon as April 8.

Minnesota Twins propose plan to have fans in stadium

Tobias Khabie February 28, 2021

Ever since turning off my television last year in disappointment after the Twins got swept yet again in the playoffs, I have been patiently and eagerly waiting for the 2021 season to start. With a roster...

Used with permission from Sam Hunt. Junior Sam Hunt plays in an examination game, part of the 17 USA National Team program. Hunt has committed to Vanderbilt Unversity and will play baseball at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida starting in 2020.

Junior commits to prestigious academy

Gabriel Kaplan January 9, 2020

What exactly is the IMG Academy? It’s a sports academy in Bradenton, Florida for top athletes. It’s basically just a normal high school. We live on campus, there are dorms and then (they provide)...

A view of Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. According to ESPN, the Minnesota Twins lost the American League Divisional Series to the New York Yankees.

Deja vu in Minnesota

Tobias Khabie October 11, 2019

The 2019 Minnesota Twins will be remembered by most fans as the team to break the home run record by hitting a staggering 307 home runs in a single season. For us Twins fans, however, we will remember...

Sophomore Jack Wandmacher throws the ball to second base. Wandmacher had one of two total hits in the game. The game took place at 6 p.m. May 29 at Hopkins High School.

Baseball loses to Hopkins in Sections

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte May 30, 2019

Before going into the game against Hopkins, sophomore Sam Hunt said he felt pressured for the team to play well after earning the second seed for the first time. “I think we were a little tight...

Senior Matt Lidenberg pitches against Edina High School April 19. Park beat Edina 9-8, giving Park a record of 4-1.

Senior baseball player recently committed to Luther College

Anika Hanson and Rachel Salzer May 28, 2019

Unlike other seniors on the Park baseball team, 2019 is senior Matt Lidenberg’s first year attending St. Louis Park, along with his first season playing for the baseball team, according to coach Brian...

Junior Jackson McClain stands at the plate ready to hit the ball while playing against Benilde St. Margaret May 13. The game ended with Park losing 4-0.

Baseball falls to Benilde

Maddie Schutte, Talia Lissauer May 15, 2019

After beating Benilde earlier this season in a 7-1 game, junior Aaron Ellingson said Benilde’s fast pitcher caused the team to take a hard loss in their second time facing them. Park lost to Benilde...

Sophomore Elliot Salmon looks to make a call while reffing a Stars & Stripes game at Braemar Arena in Edina. Stars & Stripes is an AAA hockey tournament for top youth players of every age.

Teenagers serve as referees for youth sports

Yonit Krebs May 14, 2019

Knowing he wouldn’t be able to play hockey on Park’s high school team, sophomore Elliot Salmon said he searched for other ways to maintain a connection to the sport. “I ended up asking the players’...

Freshman Kristopher Hokenson pitches against Robbinsdale Cooper. Hokenson broke Dakota Park field records for being the first freshman to pitch a 10-0 game. This was Hokenson's first time pitching for the Park varsity team.

Freshman pitches no-hitter

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte May 1, 2019

After pitching a 10-0 shutout game against Robbinsdale Cooper in his first time starting for varsity, freshman Kristofer Hokenson said his teammates made this record-breaking win feel special. “At first...

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