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‘The Last Dance’ proves great basketball is timeless

Fair use from ESPN. Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls goes up for a layup against James Edwards and Bill Laimbeer of the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons eliminated Jordan and the Bulls from the playoffs three seasons in a row before Jordan captured his first title.

Noah Orloff

May 24, 2020

With the NBA and other professional sports leagues out of play because of COVID-19, I turned to “The Last Dance” to satisfy my hunger for sports. After Bulls coach Phil Jackson was told by general manager Jerry Krause that his days in Chicago were coming to an end, the team prepared for their...

Anna Keith honored with Athena Award

Senior Anna Keith competes in the five-kilometer race at the Roy Griak Invitational Sep 28. The Athena Award honors outstanding female high school senior student athletes.

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

May 18, 2020

Every year, an outstanding female high school student athlete is awarded the Athena Award, and when senior Anna Keith found out she had won the award, she said she was excited. “Honestly, I was surprised. I thought personally I wouldn't be the one winning. I thought it would be other girls winnin...

Boys’ basketball falls to Cooper 61-63

Senior Erik Piehl goes up for a layup against Robbinsdale Cooper March 6. During their Sections game Park fell to Cooper ending its season.

Sadie Yarosh

March 12, 2020

After a tough loss, which ended Park’s 2019-2020 season, against Robbinsdale Cooper March 6, sophomore Deontez Ross said the team stuck together and stayed persistent. “We played hard for the most part. The game didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to, sadly, but we all played hard, we stayed ...

Girls’ basketball finishes off season

Junior Joelle Sheffield dribbles the ball around Wayzata freshman Brynn Senden during the Section game against Wayzata Feb. 29. Park lost to Wayzata 64-71.

Sofia Seewald and Maddie Schutte

March 10, 2020

Park girls' basketball finished off its season after losing to Wayzata 64-71 Feb. 29. Below are the team statistics from the 2019-2020 season. ...

Boys’ basketball pulls off close win 73-70

Sophomore Will Dvorak dribbles down court toward the basket. Park won 73-70 against Washburn. The team will play its second Section game 7 p.m. March 6 against Robbinsdale Cooper.

Sadie Yarosh

March 6, 2020

With five minutes left in the second half, the tension increased as Park and Washburn started to get physical, leading to the Washburn bench getting ejected from the game. This led to the 73-70 win in Park’s first Section game. Washburn had to play the rest of the game with six players and only one bench s...

Girls’ basketball pulls off 74-40 win

Senior and captain Jordyn Turek looks for a team member to pass the ball to. Park won its first Sections game 74-40 against Southwest Feb. 26.

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald

February 28, 2020

Keeping a strong lead ahead of Minneapolis Southwest for the majority of its first Section game, senior captain Jordyn Turek said the team was able to play more of the roster which prepared the team for its next Section game. “This team wasn't a very strong team,” Turek said. “So our goal was to k...

Three vs. Three Basketball tournament brings out competitiveness, sportsmanship

Senior Sammy Ruff goes up for a layup during the 3 vs. 3 basketball tournament Feb. 19. Ruff played for team Squirrels, which lost in the finals to team Trio Trouble.

Tobias Khabie

February 20, 2020

Competition and hard work were key to winning the three vs. three tournament as a part of Sno-Daze week, according to sophomore Deontez Ross, who along with sophomore Will Dvorak and junior Tyshawn Lyons, won the event. “It was tough, there was some competition,” Ross said. “No one played lazi...

Park boys’ basketball wins in overtime against rival

Junior Paris Johnson guards the ball during a close game against Benilde- St. Margarets Monday Jan. 18. The final score of the game was 45-43 in Park's favor.

Sadie Yarosh

February 19, 2020

After a slow first half, Park began to pick up its intensity, leading to a victorious second half. In their game against Benilde Feb. 18, junior Paris Johnson said Park’s defense was a main reason for the successful end to the game. “It started off a little bad. They got a big lead on us and we...

Boys’ basketball loses to top ranked team

Junior Jacob Holm guards Minnehaha Academy junior Hercy Miller. The final score of the game was 52-69.

Claire Bargman

February 16, 2020

When playing against Minnehaha Academy and its nationally ranked player Jalen Suggs, coach David Breitenbucher said the plan was to keep him away from the basket.  “We tried to have a game plan to pack it in on Jalen (Suggs) who is their best player. We wanted to focus on making him an outside ...

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