The Echo

Drone team dominates competition

Senior Cory Kleve and Junior Johnny Falzone give a thumbs up, approving the drone race to begin. Park placed 1st in the Hydra FPV drone race March 8, qualifying the team for state.

Sam Swisher and Claire Bargman

March 10, 2020

The Park drone team competed in the Youth Drone Sports Championships at Benilde March 8. According to Senior Will Schwietering, the event highlighted how unique drone racing is as a sport.  “Drone racing is unlike any other sport, it's like robotics but everybody gets to build their own part of their robo...

Boys’ hockey loses in rivalry matchup

Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore Ben Thompson shoves junior McCabe Dvorak Feb. 13. Park lost 0-4.

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

February 14, 2020

Park faced off against Benilde-St. Margaret‘s in a four-point game Feb. 13. Since Park was only scheduled to play against Benilde-St. Margaret‘s one time during the regular season, the outcome had double the impact in their section standings, meaning it was a ‘four-point’ game. Accordin...

Boys’ swim continues undefeated streak against Benilde

Junior Zach Atfeldt swims the 100-yard butterfly during a meet against Benilde-St. Margarets Dec. 19. The boys’ do not have a meet until Jan. 9 vs. Richfield.

Tobias Khabie

December 21, 2019

The Park boys’ swim team defeated Benilde-St. Margaret’s Dec. 19 after great performances from all swimmers, according to assistant coach Joe Yaeger. "I think this was definitely a full-team meet today, from the junior varsity all the way to the varsity,” Yaeger said. According to Yaeger, Pa...

Girls’ hockey team loses to Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Junior Erin Brousseau takes control of the puck while closing in on the opponent’s goal. Hopkins/Park lost 0-6 to Benilde-St. Margaret’s Nov. 26.

Tamar Gewirtz

December 2, 2019

According to junior Abby Meyer, the Hopkins/Park girls’ hockey team did not compete well against Benilde St. Margaret’s.  “I don’t think it was one of our best games. I feel like we came into (the game) a little nervous and scared because we heard of Benilde’s reputation,” Meyer said....

Girls’ swim falls to Benilde

Junior Grace Loveland competes in the 200 IM against Benilde-St. Margaret’s Oct. 22. Park lost to Benilde-St. Margaret’s 73-97.

Tamar Gewirtz

October 23, 2019

According to junior Grace Loveland, despite losing to Benilde St. Margaret’s 73-97, everyone on the team worked hard and beat previous times.  “The highlight of this meet was everyone coming together and really trying their hardest,” Loveland said. “Even if their races went really well or ...

Girls’ soccer suffers tough loss

Senior Aliviah McClinton fights for the ball in the game against BSM. Due to the game the soccer teams record is now 5-3-2.

Sam Swisher and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

September 26, 2019

According to sophomore and goalie Sophia Romero, a lack of focus contributed to the team’s shortfall in its Sept. 24 game. “I think especially in today's game we had a slight lack of focus and we needed to lay the ball off a lot faster,” Romero said. Coach Benjamin Kent said the team has...

Baseball beats Benilde after three years

Sophomore Drew Boyum throws the ball against Edina High School April 17. The team's current record is 5-3.

Talia Lissauer

April 27, 2019

After a three-year losing streak to Benilde, the teams’ ongoing support for each other and the ability to stay focused is what contributed to the teams’ 7-1 win, according to sophomore Jack Wandmacher. “We love each other, we play as a team, no one gets down and we don't get too high. We are ...

Boys’ lacrosse loses first game

Junior Flynn Spano looks to recover the ball and avoid Hopkins attackers. After allowing four goals in the first quarter, Park allowed five more goals, and scored three, over the next three periods. The final score of the game was 4-9 Hopkins.

Ella Hammerstrand and Nolan Kelly

April 22, 2019

According to coach Eric Buckley, Park struggled in the first quarter of the game, but was able to come together and score in the later quarters thanks to the improved collaboration between the captains and the team. “We got off to a little bit of a slow start,” Buckley said. “They put us down ...

Boys’ hockey ends in a tie against Benilde

Senior Jonny Sorenson forward attempts to steal the puck from Benilde-St. Margret defense player Nate Schweitzer Dec. 22. at the Rec Center.

Isabel Kjaer and Ella Hammerstrand

December 24, 2017

According to freshman defense player Sam Berry, the game’s 2-2 score against Benilde St. Margaret’s (BSM) Dec. 22 was an accomplishment. Berry said this was because the team was able to perform minute details well. “I thought this game went really well compared to others because we did all the l...

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