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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...

Girls’ basketball competes in challenging conference matchup

Girls’ basketball competes in challenging conference matchup

Nolan Kelly

January 15, 2019


Filed under Winter sports

Early during its game on Friday, the girls’ basketball team took the lead against Chanhassen. With a combination of good decision making and ball handling, Park played a strong game, according to junior Jordyn Turek. “I really liked our ball movement on offense,” Turek said. “I feel like we w...

Girls’ basketball victorious on opponent’s court during conference game

Girls’ basketball victorious on opponent’s court during conference game

Nolan Kelly and Creston Halstead

January 9, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

After a victory over Bloomington-Kennedy, Park felt resolute with their performance, according to coach Arsenio Richardson. “We have a talented team, we have a strong opportunity to contest — to be conference champs,” Richardson said. After previous games, Park focused on their weaknesses, some...

Boys’ basketball prepares for game against Minnetonka

Boys’ basketball prepares for game against Minnetonka

Kate Schneider

December 21, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

According to coach Rob Griffin, Minnetonka is a high-scoring team and in order to win, Park has to stay in control of the ball and the speed of the game. “To beat them, we’ve got to play our game, we’ve got to be able to control the tempo of the game. Minnetonka scores around 80 points a ga...

Meet the Athlete: Paris Johnson Jr.

Meet the Athlete: Paris Johnson Jr.

Maria Perez Barriga

December 21, 2018


Filed under Meet the Athlete

How long have you been playing basketball? I have been playing since I was three. But for the school, for actual teams, I have been playing since the seventh grade. What are you looking forward to this season? I’m looking forward to having fun with my teammates, bringing a lot of energy with th...

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