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Park takes the victory after second half comeback

Park takes the victory after second half comeback

Adin Zweigbaum

January 15, 2020

As the first half ends, Park is far behind Jefferson. Coach Dave Breitenbucher said he needed to make some adjustments going into the second half. “At half-time, we started pressuring a little bit better than we did in the first half,” Breitenbucher said. “The first half we had good ball pressu...

Meet the Athlete: Shayla Miller

Meet the Athlete: Shayla Miller

Ryan Barnett

January 13, 2020

How long have you been playing basketball? I've been playing since I was in third grade and I started (playing) on the varsity team as an eighth grader. What position do you play? It's kind of evolved actually. When I was younger I started as a center, (around) eighth to ninth grade. Now I'm mo...

Park looking to overtake Chanhassen

Park looking to overtake Chanhassen

Adin Zweigbaum

January 8, 2020

According to senior Aaron Ellingson, Chanhassen demands near perfection on the court, and it is crucial to eliminate any possible mistake. “I always remember (Chanhassen) is very disciplined, and they will make you pay if you make mistakes,” Ellingson said. Coach Dave Breitenbucher said Cha...

Boys’ basketball defeated by Henry Sibley

Boys’ basketball defeated by Henry Sibley

Adin Zweigbaum

December 11, 2019

After giving up a strong lead, Park boys’ lost to Henry Sibley, according to sophomore Deontez Ross. “We started off strong, but we let them gain a lot of momentum,” Ross said. “At the end of the first half we let them get back into the game, they got comfortable, and we let them make a b...

Boys’ basketball plays Hopkins in upcoming game

Boys’ basketball plays Hopkins in upcoming game

Adin Zweigbaum and Sadie Yarosh

December 11, 2019

As Dec. 12 approaches and the team practices for its game against Hopkins, coach Rob Griffin said the players will be focusing on improving the skills of each player and controlling the ball. “We need to be getting everybody comfortable with having to be a ball handler because we have so many i...

Girls’ basketball stays positive after loss to Park Center

Girls’ basketball stays positive after loss to Park Center

Maddie Schutte and Molly Schochet

December 4, 2019

After starting off the season playing three of the top five teams in the state, coach Arsenio Richardson said the team has improved and kept its spirits high despite being defeated by Park Center. “Park Center is the number four team in the state — they are undefeated,” Richardson said.  “We...

Boys’ basketball loses at home opener

Boys’ basketball loses at home opener

Adin Zweigbaum

December 2, 2019

After losing to Burnsville in the first game of the season, coach David Breitenbucher said he attributes the loss to lack of preparedness. “It was pretty hard to prepare for the game because it was Burnsville’s first game as well so there was no scouting,” Breitenbucher said. “I usually go ...

Girls’ basketball player ranked top 10 in Minnesota

Girls’ basketball player ranked top 10 in Minnesota

Noah Orloff

November 20, 2019

When junior Kendall Coley found out she was announced as one of Ron Haggerston’s Star Tribune top 10 Minnesota girls’ basketball recruits, she said she was surprised. “I was shocked because I didn’t know it had happened,” Coley said. Coach Arsenio Richardson said Coley’s ranking serve...

Winter sports host tryouts

Winter sports host tryouts

Maddie Schutte

November 11, 2019

Listed below is the information for winter sports tryouts and pre-tryout practices to prepare for the season. Additional details and contact information for coaches can be found at gopark.org.  ...

Senior verbally commits to St. Olaf College

Senior verbally commits to St. Olaf College

Sadie Yarosh

May 8, 2019

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

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

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...

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