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Faculty Comments On Lynx Coverage

Faculty Comments On Lynx Coverage

Samantha Klepfer

December 21, 2017

Girls’ basketball head coach Arsenio Richardson said he remembers feeling blown away by his experience at the Lynx Championship Oct. 4. “(Game five) was super awesome. (The Lynx) have championship pedigree. I’ve watched them practice before, seen them play many of times, and I think they...

Lavar Ball, Donald Trump feud childish

Lavar Ball, Donald Trump feud childish

Jacob Stillman

December 13, 2017

On Nov. 6, UCLA basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested while on the team’s preseason exhibition game in Shanghai, China for shoplifting from three stores near their team hotel in Hangzhou, China, according to Sports Illustrated. According to Yahoo Sports, the players were headed for 3-10 years in jail. During this time, U.S....

Girls’ basketball remains undefeated

Girls’ basketball remains undefeated

David Bryant, Breanna Thompson, and Hayley Westwood

December 7, 2017

The girls' basketball team beat Waconia 86-79 on Dec. 5, bringing their record to 4-0. Freshman Shayla Miller said the improvements the team has made with defense has helped them move forward in the season. “We were especially good on defense, we knew where they were passing the ball and cut a ...

Boys’ basketball prepares for tryouts

Boys’ basketball prepares for tryouts

Yonit Krebs

November 14, 2017

Junior basketball player Anthony Rayson said in addition to introducing the new boys’ basketball coaching staff, the team prepared for the intensity of the basketball season at the interest meeting Nov. 2. “The whole coaching staff is gone besides the varsity head coach,” Rayson said. “We we...

Opinion: March Madness teams and players to watch

Opinion: March Madness teams and players to watch

Jacob Stillman

March 15, 2017

With the NCAA March Madness mens’ basketball tournament coming up, check out what an Echo analyst has to say about which teams and players to watch for. Teams to watch: Wichita St. Shockers (10) 30-4  MVC champions The Shockers come into the tourney on a 15 game win streak. In that 15 gam...

Social studies teacher announces girls’ basketball

Social studies teacher announces girls’ basketball

Kirby Goodman

February 15, 2017

In his fifth year announcing for girls’ varsity basketball, social studies teacher Brad Brubaker said he enjoys the job as a way to see sporting events he wouldn’t otherwise attend. “I’ve never coached a winter sport, so I think it’s fun to be involved in the winter just a little bit,” ...

JOSL engages teenagers in basketball

JOSL engages teenagers in basketball

Dani Orloff

February 14, 2017

As senior Jared Zirkes prepares for the Jewish Organized Sports League season this year, he thinks about the opportunity to play in a basketball league without worrying about talent on the court. Zirkes said he looks forward to his third year playing in the Jewish Organized Sports League (JOSL). ...

Girls’ basketball dedicates time to hard work

Girls’ basketball dedicates time to hard work

Alec Pittman

December 1, 2015

Running in from the morning cold, the girls’ basketball players hustled to arrive on time for the first 6:30 a.m. practice. With tryouts wrapped up and the teams beginning to practice, varsity head coach Brian Massie said the players and their attitudes look promising. “We have a group o...

Orioles strive for conference title

Orioles strive for conference title

Ethan Brown

November 9, 2015

Senior Ray Whitlock, now entering his final year of high school basketball, said he hopes to end his final high school basketball season with a conference title and a feeling of accomplishment. “Being a senior, I would love to win the conference, and I think we have the team to do that this year,” Whitloc...

Hopes dashed after loss to Armstrong

Josh Anderson, Staff Writer

March 9, 2013

Basketball season comes to a close for Park after a 63-62 loss to Armstrong on March 5.  Students and players said they were left stunned and saddened knowing that for the 11 seniors on the team, it was their last game playing for Park. Senior varsity player Makhai Moore said he was completely shoc...

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