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Junior Cameron Delorme goes for a layup in the game Feb. 16. Park lost to Cooper 64-56.

Boys’ basketball quarantined

Henry Harper and Talia Lissauer March 22, 2021

After starting his first year on varsity, junior Evan Donesky said he was upset the season was cut short before Sections. “There was such a little amount of games left in the season. And I feel we were...

Junior Cameron Delorme drives towards the hoop for an and-one layup in the game Feb. 11. Park lost to Jefferson 39-37.

Boys’ basketball loses to buzzer-beater

Talia Lissauer February 12, 2021

With a second left on the clock in double overtime, Bloomington Jefferson scored a tie-breaking basket which was disappointing, according to junior Cameron Delorme. “We were all disappointed,” Delorme...

Junior Henry Odens goes for a contested shot in the game Feb. 5. Park lost to Benilde 65-47.

Boys’ basketball falls to Benilde

Talia Lissauer February 7, 2021

After a disappointing 65-47 loss against Benilde-St. Margaret’s, coach David Breitenbucher said he is trying to piece together why the team struggled so much.  “It was not anything that Benilde...

Senior Paris Johnson goes for a layup while being heavily contested in the game Jan. 26. Park lost to Chaska 69-54 in its best game yet.

Boys’ basketball loses to Chaska

Henry Harper January 31, 2021

Going into the fifth game of the season, the team finally hosts its first home game. Junior Brady Walsh said the team is starting to improve greatly despite what the scoreboard says. “Things are finally...

Senior Tyshawn Lyons dribbles towards the hoop for a contested layup Jan. 21. Park lost to Cooper 78-61 in a hard fought game.

Boys’ basketball loses to Cooper

Henry Harper January 25, 2021

Four weeks into the basketball season, the boys’ basketball team continues to hunt for its first win. Junior Trevor Piehl said the team did not play up to its potential from the very beginning of the...

Mandatory masks in practice cause big adjustment

Mandatory masks in practice cause big adjustment

Isra Mohamed January 24, 2021

Gov. Tim Walz allowed high school sports to resume Jan. 4 with masks having to be worn at all times during practices and games. This has taken some time to get used to but I am still grateful to have a...

Senior Paris Johnson shoots a free throw after getting fouled in the game Jan. 19. Park lost to Jefferson 54-50 after a close game.

Boys’ basketball loses to Jefferson

Henry Harper January 22, 2021

As the basketball season continues, the boys’ basketball team attempted to get its first win of the season against Bloomington Jefferson. Senior Tyshawn Lyons said the team felt too comfortable going...

Seniors Paris Johnson and Tyshawn Lyons sit on the sideline ready to check in to the game Jan. 14. Park lost to Edina 68-86 in the first game of their season.

Boys’ basketball loses to Edina

Henry Harper January 19, 2021

With COVID-19 restrictions, basketball wasn’t guaranteed a season this year. However, heading into the first game of the season, junior Cameron Delorme said the team was excited to get back on to the...

Renovations have been completed for the Carl A. Holmstrom auditorium, with the addition of new lighting and backstage equipment November 2020. Recently, renovations were also completed for the main gym.

Main gym, auditorium receive upgrades

Aiden Cullumber January 4, 2021

New renovations to Park’s main gym and auditorium provided a myriad of improvements for a variety of students, especially student-athletes and thespians. Junior Caroline Butler said she believes the...

Volleyball players celebrate after scoring a point Nov. 12. All athletes must wear facial coverings when games return Jan. 14.

Department of Health implements mask mandate for sports

Jacob Khabie December 29, 2020

When senior and hockey captain Erin Brousseau and her teammates heard about the new mask mandates surrounding the return of high school sports on Jan. 4, they were concerned about how it would affect their...

Senior Sadie Yarosh looks for a teammate to pass the ball to. The girls basketball season got postponed due to COVID-19.

Girls’ basketball season delayed

Isabel Nathan December 16, 2020

The COVID-19 safety regulations, which began Nov. 21, require winter sports to adhere to the safest practices, causing the girls’ basketball team to delay their season until it is deemed safe for them...

Used with permission from Stefano Giovannelli.

Meet The Athlete: Stefano Giovanelli

Tenzin Gyaldatsang December 3, 2020

When did you start playing basketball? I started playing basketball in first or second grade. Why did you decide to play basketball? Both (of) my older brothers play basketball and they always...

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