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Junior commits to prestigious academy

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.
Sam Hunt to play baseball at IMG Academy second semester
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)...

Deja vu in Minnesota

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.
Twins’ playoff loss nothing new for Minnesotans
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...

Baseball loses to Hopkins in Sections

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.
Park falls 11-1
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 baseball player recently committed to Luther College

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

Baseball falls to Benilde

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.
Park celebrates senior night after loss
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...

Teenagers serve as referees for youth sports

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.
Allows for involvement beyond team participation
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 pitches no-hitter

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.
Team celebrates after strong victory
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...

Baseball beats Benilde after three years

Sophomore Drew Boyum throws the ball against Edina High School April 17. The team's current record is 5-3.
Team prepares for remainder of season
April 27, 2019

After a three-year losing streak to Benilde, the teams’ ongoing support for each other and the ability to stay focused is what contributed to the teams’ 7-1 win, according to sophomore Jack Wandmacher. “We...

Baseball wins three consecutive games

Sophomore Drew Boyum throws the ball against Edina High School April 17. The team's current record is 5-3.
Team hopes to continue winning streak
April 22, 2019

After seeing teammates continuously supporting each other, whether they made an error or had a good play, coach Brian Kelly said the supportive environment has led the team to its three-game winning streak....

Baseball wins season opener

Sophomore Sam Hunt throws baseball back to the pitcher. Park Baseball won the game against Bloomington Jefferson 1-0.
Park wins by one in extra inning
April 10, 2019

According to coach Brian Kelly, A close tie made the game stressful for some players, but the team persevered and went home with a 1-0 win against Bloomington-Jefferson in the first game of the season....

Meet the 2019 baseball captains

Meet the 2019 baseball captains
Captains express goals for the season
March 19, 2019

Hover over each photo for more information about the captains.

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