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Boys’ volleyball will start at the high school in the fall. Park is finally introducing a boys’ volleyball team.

Boys’ volleyball vies for a spot at Park

Serena Bovee June 2, 2023

A group of students have begun to work to make a boys’ volleyball league supported by Park. According to junior Cayden Kuss, these students have already joined teams outside of the school. “The...

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White men can jump

John Hunter May 26, 2023

On March 27, 1992, Woody Harrelson starred alongside Wesley Snipes in a comedy/sport film called, “White Men Can’t Jump.” The story followed two basketball players that hustled people in pickup games...

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“Air” just does it

John Hunter May 19, 2023

On Oct. 26 1984, Sonny Vaccaro convinced 21 year old NBA rookie Michael Jordan to set aside his interest in footwear brands such as Converse and Adidas, thus persuading him to sign a deal with the footwear...

Evelyn Schmitz drives to the basket. Girls basketball lost to Cooper 80-41 March 1.

Hawks reign over the nest

Dahlia Herman and Sarah Kluckhohn March 3, 2023

On March 1, girls’ basketball lost 80-41 against Robbinsdale Cooper in a section game that ended their season for the year.  Senior Stayci Spates said she gave her best effort because this was her...

Junior Evelyn Schmitz drives to the hoop, as she attempts a layup Feb. 18. Schmitz leads the Orioles in points this year with 280.

Girls’ basketball battles New Prague

Ari Lissauer and Jacob Martenson February 20, 2023

Park beat New Prague  Feb. 17, in a close 67-62 win. Head coach Arsenio Richardson said that Park remained competitive even when playing through injuries. “We got a lot of injuries but tonight was...

Senior Stayci Spates looks for opening to pass to teammate Feb. 10. The girls’ now have 13 loses and seven wins.

Girls’ basketball crushed by Chaska

Sarah Kluckhohn February 12, 2023

On Feb. 10, Park’s girls’ basketball team lost to Chaska 82-41. Head coach Arsenio Richardson said the loss was understandable.  “We didn’t perform to our best,” Richardson said. “We...

Sophomore Micah Curtis dribbles the ball Feb. 2. Park lost 85-38 to Orono.

Boys’ basketball squashed by the Spartans

Abby Bartleson and Rachel Arkis February 4, 2023

After falling short against Orono Feb. 2, sophomore Micah Curtis said the 85-38 loss served as a wakeup call for the team regarding the importance of teamwork.  “We need to work on being more of a...

Sophomore Micah Curtis shoots the ball Jan. 20. Park lost against Benilde-St. Margarets 85-61.

Boys’ Basketball falls short against rival

Abby Bartleson, John Hunter, and Zoe Ziessman January 22, 2023

After a back and forth, bustling rivalry game against Benilde-St. Margaret's, Park was defeated 85-61 Jan. 20. Regardless of the loss, sophomore Micah Curtis said the game was a good learning opportunity...

Junior Keegan Hartford dribbles the ball down the court Jan. 17. Park lost against Chaska 47-60.

Boys’ basketball faces tough loss

Zoe Ziessman, Scott Schmidt, and Jacob Perszyk January 18, 2023

After a difficult game, Park lost 72-60 against Chaska Jan. 18. Assistant coach Rob Griffin said he was disappointed with the turnout of the game, and said that the team is still working on playing together. “(The...

Senior Shantell Harden defends against Orono Jan. 10. Park won the game 66-60.

Meet the Athlete: Shantell Harden

Halima Bigirindavyi January 13, 2023

What has your experience been like playing basketball at Park? It's honestly amazing. I transferred here my sophomore year from Burnsville and it was just all full-switch in culture and just community...

Senior Shantell Harden sets up a layup to score Jan. 10. Harden has committed to Mankato State.

Battle for the ball

With the win against Orono Jan. 10, the girls’ basketball team is confident in moving forward, but wants to maintain a strong focus on bettering their game, according to assistant coach Chris Nordstrom....

Sophomore Javaris Ellis drives to the hoop early in the 2nd half Dec. 17. Ellis had 14 points in Friday evenings loss to Holy Family.

Boys basketball stomped by Holy Family

Jamar Hester Jr and Jacob Perszyk December 19, 2022

After a 93-74 loss Dec. 17, assistant varsity coach Rob Griffin said he wasn't disappointed with the score of the game, he was disappointed with how the team played. “Obviously not the way we wanted...

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