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Boys’ soccer defeats Benilde

Junior Bennett Kouame goes after the ball while the opposing team tries to block him Sept. 24. Park won 2-1 against Benilde-St. Margaret.
Students unite with all black dress code in honor of Breonna Taylor
September 26, 2020

After a hard fought game against Benilde-St. Margaret's, junior Joe McGurgan said Park came out victorious. McGurgan said he felt like the team started out well.  “We came out really strong and we...

Girls’ swimming improves times and technique

Freshman Stephanie Stone competes in her race Sept. 24. Benilde beat Park girls' swimming 51-37.
Park remains strong after defeat by Benilde
September 25, 2020

Despite losing 51-37 against Benilde St. Margaret’s, Park persisted. In its second meet of the season, the team relied on it’s younger swimmers to carry the team, as many returning swimmers were unable...

Girls’ tennis loses first match to Benilde

Junior Raquel Schlichting uses a backhand motion to hit the ball to her opponent Aug. 26. Park lost all of their varsity matches to Benilde-St. Margarets.
Benilde sweeps season opener
August 29, 2020

According to coach Abby Rose, despite a 0-7 loss, she is still satisfied with how her team performed Aug. 26, and is looking forward to the season ahead. “Even though the score doesn’t necessarily...

Girls’ basketball defeats Benilde

Junior Raegan Alexander takes a shot at the basket at the game against Benilde-St. Margaret's Feb. 18. Alexander scored her 1,000th point at the start of the game.
Team celebrates senior night, junior scores 1,000th point
February 19, 2020

The feeling of finally being able to have senior night was one she had been waiting for, according to senior and captain Jordyn Turek. “It was special for me because I've been playing in high school...

Park boys’ basketball wins in overtime against rival

Junior Paris Johnson guards the ball during a close game against Benilde- St. Margarets Monday Jan. 18. The final score of the game was 45-43 in Park's favor.
Team beats Benilde 45-43
February 19, 2020

After a slow first half, Park began to pick up its intensity, leading to a victorious second half. In their game against Benilde Feb. 18, junior Paris Johnson said Park’s defense was a main reason for...

Boys’ hockey loses in rivalry matchup

Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore Ben Thompson shoves junior McCabe Dvorak Feb. 13. Park lost 0-4.
Loss gives Benilde-St. Margaret’s a leg up in Conference standings
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...

Baseball falls to Benilde

Junior Jackson McClain stands at the plate ready to hit the ball while playing against Benilde St. Margaret May 13. The game ended with Park losing 4-0.
Park celebrates senior night after loss
May 15, 2019

After beating Benilde earlier this season in a 7-1 game, junior Aaron Ellingson said Benilde’s fast pitcher caused the team to take a hard loss in their second time facing them. Park lost to Benilde...

Girls’ ultimate defeats Benilde

Sophomore Amara Foner tosses the disc past a Benilde player. Park won 7-4 against Benilde at Louisiana Oaks Park.
Players participate in post-game yoga
May 15, 2019

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.
Park unable to defeat Hopkins on home turf
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...

Boys’ swimming defeats Benilde

Zach Affeldt swims the breastroke during their meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday at St. Louis Park Middle School. The park boys' swimming team faced off against Benilde St. Margrets and came away with the win by four points.
Swimmers bring home 84-80 win against rival
January 13, 2019

According to junior Zachary Weiser, although the team has continuously beat Benilde in the past, it entered looking for a competitive meet and the results delivered. “We have never lost to Benilde,”...

Park sweeps Benilde St-Margaret’s

Players huddle together to regroup after a play. Park won against Benilde 3-0 during the senior night match on Oct. 16. The next game will be against Rochester Century High School at 5:15 Oct. 18 at National Volleyball Center in Rochester.
Varsity team beats rival in last home game
October 17, 2018

Playing and beating Park’s rival Benilde St-Margaret’s after Park was defeated last year felt fantastic according to girls’ volleyball captain, junior Makaila Winward. “They’re our rivals...

Football prepares for game against Benilde

Seniors David Gutierrez, Milkaso Dedefo and junior Tobyous Davenport run back to their teammates in celebration of scoring the second touchdown of the game.
School rivalry motivates players
September 27, 2018

After a tough loss to Park’s football rival Benilde in the 2017 season, junior Jacob Brown said the team can succeed with an improved attitude as a whole. “I mean we got beat pretty bad (last year),...

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