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The costs of winter sports

The costs of winter sports

January 16, 2019

The different sports played at Park in the winter have a wide variety of equipment with differing prices. Girls' gymnastics costs the least with gymnasts paying for warmups, leotards and grips according to freshman Sophia Romero. Hockey is on the opposite end of the spectrum with players buying pads,...

Park boys’ basketball beats Bloomington Jefferson in close game

Park boys’ basketball beats Bloomington Jefferson in close game

Kate Schnider

January 15, 2019

Coach David Breitenbucher said the team lacked speed the first half but was able to pick it up during the second half. He also said the team cannot stop trying once they have a large lead, as the team almost lost it in the last seconds of the game. “I think in the first half we needed to play with a lot more e...

Girls’ basketball competes in challenging conference matchup

Girls’ basketball competes in challenging conference matchup

Nolan Kelly

January 15, 2019

Early during its game on Friday, the girls’ basketball team took the lead against Chanhassen. With a combination of good decision making and ball handling, Park played a strong game, according to junior Jordyn Turek. “I really liked our ball movement on offense,” Turek said. “I feel like we w...

Girls’ basketball victorious on opponent’s court during conference game

Girls’ basketball victorious on opponent’s court during conference game

Nolan Kelly and Creston Halstead

January 9, 2019

After a victory over Bloomington-Kennedy, Park felt resolute with their performance, according to coach Arsenio Richardson. “We have a talented team, we have a strong opportunity to contest — to be conference champs,” Richardson said. After previous games, Park focused on their weaknesses, some...

Boys’ basketball prepares for game against Minnetonka

Boys’ basketball prepares for game against Minnetonka

Kate Schneider

December 21, 2018

According to coach Rob Griffin, Minnetonka is a high-scoring team and in order to win, Park has to stay in control of the ball and the speed of the game. “To beat them, we’ve got to play our game, we’ve got to be able to control the tempo of the game. Minnetonka scores around 80 points a ga...

Meet the Athlete: Paris Johnson Jr.

Meet the Athlete: Paris Johnson Jr.

Maria Perez Barriga

December 21, 2018

How long have you been playing basketball? I have been playing since I was three. But for the school, for actual teams, I have been playing since the seventh grade. What are you looking forward to this season? I’m looking forward to having fun with my teammates, bringing a lot of energy with th...

Girls’ basketball contending in pre-conference game

Girls’ basketball contending in pre-conference game

Creston Halstead, Nolan Kelly, and Ella Hammerstrand

December 20, 2018

Park showed endless energy and effort throughout their 73-38 victory against Fridley on Dec. 18, according to sophomore Faith Johnson. “I thought we did pretty good,” Johnson said. “I thought that we had a lot of effort in the first half and the second half.” No game so far has matche...

Memories that keep on

Memories that keep on

Sophie Olmen

December 3, 2018

As I begin my final season of basketball for my high school career, many thoughts run through my head. I began playing the sport in kindergarten, and I have played it since. From parks and recreation, with everyone playing together, to varsity at the high school — and many teams in between. Including...

Weekly games unite faculty

Weekly games unite faculty

Ruby Stillman

April 16, 2018

According to engineering and science teacher Mark Miller, a group of teachers and administrators from around the district get together every week to play basketball. “We play basketball starting at 6 o’clock at the middle school every Wednesday, and we get a group together and we play four on four,...

Women’s sports are never represented like mens

Women’s sports are never represented like mens

Amaia Barajas

April 15, 2018

Millions of people tune in every year to the men’s NCAA March Madness tournaments, even though there is a equally exciting and well played women's tournament going on. We mainly hear about the men’s tournament in everyday conversation  because people just don’t cover it as thoroughly. The ...

Student Council hosts three-on-three basketball

Student Council hosts three-on-three basketball

Hanna Schechter, Photographer

February 23, 2018

Senior Kai McKee attempts to block the ball during three-on-three basketball on Feb. 21. The Snodaze Dance takes place at 8:00 p.m. Feb. 24.

Mayfield joins 1,000-point club

Mayfield joins 1,000-point club

Alec Pittman, Jacob Stillman

February 15, 2018

Confetti showered the stands behind Park’s bench as senior Cire Mayfield scored his 1,000 career high school point after driving with his right hand to the basket. Assistant coach Rob Griffin said he believes this feat is even more impressive because of who Mayfield has played alongside for the la...

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