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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

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

Boys’ Basketball falls short against rival

Zoe Ziessman, John Hunter, and Abby Bartleson 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...

Sophomore Micah Curtis jumps with the ball Dec. 9. Park won 85-76 against Washburn.

Boys’ basketball victorious at first home game

After a triumphant 85-76 win against Washburn Dec. 9, assistant coach Rob Griffin said he was proud of how the team performed because of the progress players have made. “We have played a lot better...

Teammates gather to try lifting the deadlift bar. Players participate in strength and conditioning every Wednesday.

Boys’ basketball jumps into season

Abby Bartleson, Scott Schmidt, and Jacob Perszyk December 2, 2022

After training for many months before the basketball season started, sophomore Marley Curtis said he is excited for the upcoming season and to get back in the groove of things. “I'm looking forward...

Park sports warm up for the winter

Park sports warm up for the winter

Abby Bartleson October 31, 2022

When the weather finally cools down, the winter sports heat up at Park. Senior gymnastics captain Sophia Earle said she is really excited for the season to start. “I am excited to meet the new gymnasts...

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...

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