The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Fantasy sports perfect for sports fans

Fantasy sports perfect for sports fans

Aidan Shafton May 11, 2022

As a major sports fan, being able to interact with other sports fans and make sports picks every Thursday has been one of the best parts of the school year. It gets hard to find the people who want to...

Disparities in NCAA tournament still remain

Disparities in NCAA tournament still remain

Aidan Shafton April 19, 2022

Last year, the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) received lots of backlash over pictures posted to social media that contained both the men’s and women’s basketball training facilities...

Senior Oliver Smith and chemistry teacher Alexander Polk dive for the ball March 24.  Staff won the game 25-22.

Teachers victorious in basketball game

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Ayelet Prottas April 7, 2022

Capping off Student Council’s 2022 spring spirit week, the student-teacher basketball game was held March 24 during Park Connections. The game marked the first student-teacher basketball game since...

Senior Brady Walsh gets handed the ball during the sections semifinal at Hopkins March 8. Park lost the game 55-64.

Season ends in a royal fall

Oliver Smith, Henry Harper, and Harris Keekley March 14, 2022

As the last seconds ticked off the clock and the season came to a close, senior Evan Donesky said he reflected on his basketball career, having played with many of his teammates since middle school. Donsky...

Senior Selam Maher passes the ball after being pushed to the ground March 5. Maher was the only senior on the team this season.

Wayzata win ends Orioles’ season

Molly Schochet March 7, 2022

Senior Selam Maher held back tears as the buzzer went off, marking the end to her final game of her high school career . While the team's loss marked an end to a chapter in her life, Maher said she...

Senior Will Dvorak shoots a free throw during the second half of the game March 1. Dvorak had 17 points.

Park defeated by Chaska

Tenzin Gyaldatsang March 3, 2022

Down by nine with two minutes left, senior Evan Donesky threw up a three-point shot from the far-right wing. Despite being heavily contested, the ball clattered into the rim, cutting down Chaska’s lead...

Park students attend a boys basketball game against Waconia on Feb. 18. There has been less fans present at girls sporting events.

Fan disparity impacts athletes

Elena Ortiz-Fishman and Danny Shope February 24, 2022

Surrounded by countless empty bleachers at basketball games, senior Selam Maher said the lack of fans at girls’ games has been alienating.  “It's completely opposite. Girls’ games and gyms are...

Senior Shantell Harden drives towards the basket for a layup Feb. 11. Masks are not required for athletes while actively playing in a practice or game.

Girls’ basketball loses to Orono

Ivan Zank, Ari Lissauer, and Colin Canaday February 13, 2022

Falling to Orono Feb. 11 with a final score of 74-41, coach Arsenio Richardson said that a lack of intensity contributed to the loss. “I thought we were going to be able to compete better,”...

Meet the Athlete: Selam Maher

Meet the Athlete: Selam Maher

Oliver Smith January 27, 2022

How has the switch been from Hopkins to SLP? It’s been good. In the beginning it was hard to make friends but overall it’s been nice getting to know the coaches and everyone on the team.   How...

Park completes second straight overtime win

Park completes second straight overtime win

Aidan Shafton January 25, 2022

After a 70-62 comeback win for Park, head coach Dave Breitenbucher said the end of the first half came with struggles making the comeback more difficult.  “In the first half we turned the ball over...

Double trouble with the Curtis twins

Double trouble with the Curtis twins

Crystal Diaz January 19, 2022

How have you benefited from playing together?   Marley: We win a lot of games because we score twice as much. It’s easy to get a point, it's a quick win. Micah: It’s made me better playing...

Senior Blake Anderson drives to the net looking to make a basket. Athletes are not required to wear masks during practices and games, but they are recommended by the athletic department and MSHSL.

Masks shouldn’t be needed for sports

Michael Hoikka January 19, 2022

As COVID-19 rates go up, talks of athletes wearing masks in indoor sports have become more popularized. I was not thrilled when I first heard this news, because as a person with asthma it's already hard...

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