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Senior verbally commits to St. Olaf College

Senior verbally commits to St. Olaf College

Sadie Yarosh

May 8, 2019


Filed under Sports

After playing high school basketball for five years, senior Sophie Olmen said she decided to commit to the St. Olaf basketball program because she enjoyed every aspect of the college. “I chose St. Olaf because it just felt like the right place. I toured it twice, and I loved everything about it,...

2019 NCAA Final Four activities

2019 NCAA Final Four activities

Nolan Kelly

April 5, 2019


Filed under Uncategorized

This infographic shows three NCAA-presented events taking place in Minneapolis during the NCAA Final Four weekend. It includes music performances, tailgates, and sponsored events by companies such as Capital One and Buffalo Wild Wings. ...

NCAA Final Four events in Minneapolis

NCAA Final Four events in Minneapolis

Ethan Meisler

March 27, 2019


Filed under City Entertainment, Sports

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announces Final Four events to occur around Minneapolis from April 5-8. Events include a fan fest at the Minneapolis Convention Center, a concert series at the Armory and a tailgate throughout the weekend in Nicollet Mall. The weekend’s main events are...

Girls’ basketball season summary

Girls’ basketball season summary

Creston Halstead, Ella Hammerstrand, and Nolan Kelly

March 22, 2019


Filed under Winter sports

This infographic features some important moments of the girls’ basketball 2018-19 season. The four key moments focus on the early season, Lindsey Olson reaching 1000 points, senior night and the section games. ...

Park boys’ basketball ends season with win

Park boys’ basketball ends season with win

Kate Schneider

March 6, 2019


Filed under Winter sports

Coach David Breitenbucher said despite low expectations for Park basketball, the team had one of their best seasons and heads into Sections with a positive outlook. “Some people picked us to be at the bottom of the conference, we finished right at the top. Then we got a good seed in Sections — ...

Girls’ basketball overcomes Kennedy in first Section game

Girls’ basketball overcomes Kennedy in first Section game

Nolan Kelly, Ella Hammerstrand, and Creston Halstead

March 2, 2019


Filed under Winter sports

According to junior Shayla Miller, the game was especially difficult and intense because, if they didn’t win, their season would be over. “We knew they were going to battle, they were going to fight,” Miller said. “It’s their last game of the season now, so we knew it was going to be toug...

Girls’ basketball triumphs in final conference game

Girls’ basketball triumphs in final conference game

Nolan Kelly

February 26, 2019


Filed under Winter sports

In Park’s final regular-season game against Chaska, Park not only won, but gave the crowd a particularly enjoyable experience, according to senior Jamelia Addison. “The game was really good,” Addison said. “If you missed it, you missed a good, entertaining game.” According to Addison,...

Girls’ basketball captain joins 1000 point club

Girls’ basketball captain joins 1000 point club

Creston Halstead

February 21, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Winter sports

As senior Lindsey Olson prepared for her game against Rogers, she had hoped to achieve over 1000 points. “People just kept passing me the ball, thinking ‘She’s so close,’ and ‘We’re just going to get her open shots,’” Olson said. According to Olson, it is rare to accomplish such num...

Park boys’ basketball prepares to play conference rival Richfield

Park boys’ basketball prepares to play conference rival Richfield

Kate Schneider

January 16, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

According to senior Keyshon Howard, Richfield hasn’t been a top competitor in the past. But the team is improving and Park plans on entering the game prepared. “They haven’t been too good these last few years but they picked up a couple people and they’re a team we can’t take lightly, other...

The costs of winter sports

The costs of winter sports

January 16, 2019


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The different sports played at Park in the winter have a wide variety of equipment with differing prices. Girls' gymnastics costs the least with gymnasts paying for warmups, leotards and grips according to freshman Sophia Romero. Hockey is on the opposite end of the spectrum with players buying pads,...

Park boys’ basketball beats Bloomington Jefferson in close game

Park boys’ basketball beats Bloomington Jefferson in close game

Kate Schnider

January 15, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Coach David Breitenbucher said the team lacked speed the first half but was able to pick it up during the second half. He also said the team cannot stop trying once they have a large lead, as the team almost lost it in the last seconds of the game. “I think in the first half we needed to play with a lot more e...

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