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Boys’ basketball prepares for game against Minnetonka

Boys’ basketball prepares for game against Minnetonka

Kate Schneider

December 21, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

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...

Boy’s basketball prepares for first game against Burnsville

Boy’s basketball prepares for first game against Burnsville

Kate Schneider

December 1, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

Because tryouts were so recently, head coach David Breitenbucher said the team hasn’t had as much time to practice as he would have liked. But according to Breitenbucher, the players have been doing their best to prepare for their upcoming game against Burnsville. “The first few games of the year...

Boys’ basketball loses to Wayzata in Section semis

Boys’ basketball loses to Wayzata in Section semis

Alec Pittman and Jacob Stillman

March 15, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

After starting the game slower than originally planned, junior Jacob Houts said the team couldn’t catch up with Wayzata’s offense. “I think that in the second half we came out slow and they got a lead,” Houts said. “After that point we had to pressure them, which allowed them to get easy...

Boys’ basketball defeats Washburn in Sections

Boys’ basketball defeats Washburn in Sections

Alex Balfour

March 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As senior Luke Peterson competed in his last home Section game, he said he noticed a more thrilling atmosphere in the team’s 85-70 victory compared to their previous game against Washburn. “This was more fun to play in. It was a Section game, seniors’ last home Section game. The atmosphere ...

Meet the athlete: Cire Mayfield

Meet the athlete: Cire Mayfield

Jacob Stillman and Alec Pittman

January 27, 2018


Filed under Meet the Athlete, Showcase

How long have you been playing basketball? I have been playing since second grade.   How long have you been playing for Park? I have been playing for Park since seventh grade.   What do you like best about basketball? Probably just playing with a team. Playing with a...

Midseason boys’ basketball quiz

Midseason boys’ basketball quiz

Jacob Stillman and Alec Pittman

January 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

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Boys’ basketball beats Washburn in Section playoffs

Boys’ basketball beats Washburn in Section playoffs

Genesis Buckhalton and Alyssa LeMay

March 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter sports

With less than a second left in the second half, Park regained possession as the buzzer sounded having won their first Section playoff game. Park boys’ basketball won their March 8 Section 6AAAA playoff game against Washburn 61-59. Park is the fourth seed in the Section; Washburn was number fiv...

Boys’ basketball defeats Cooper

Boys’ basketball defeats Cooper

Genesis Buckhalton and Alyssa LeMay

March 6, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

The Park boys’ basketball beat Cooper 61-57 on senior night, bringing its record to 13-12. Coach Dave Breitenbucher said the team had a rough start but pulled it together by working as a team. “I don’t think we were transitioning, pushing the ball up the court like we could've in the beginni...

Boys’ basketball falls to Benilde

Boys’ basketball falls to Benilde

Malaika Bigirindavyi, Genesis Buckhalton, and Alyssa LeMay

February 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Senior Mykal Howard’s missed three point attempt as the buzzer sounded ended the Park boys’ basketball team’s 59-57 loss to Benilde St. Margaret’s Jan. 31, a game where the Orioles lost a halftime lead. Head coach Dave Breitenbucher said the loss, which moves the team’s record to 7-9, was frustr...

Boys’ basketball seeks to rebound after loss

Boys’ basketball seeks to rebound after loss

Sam Birnberg and Adam Johnson

January 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized, Winter sports

Park aims to improve their 5-7 record with a win Jan. 13 against Edina. Senior captain Ryan Domres said Edina will provide a familiar challenge comparable to Wayzata. “As a whole we focused on clearing rebounds and disrupting shooters, as Edina is very similar to Wayzata,” Domres said. ...

Park Basketball opens season with a win and a loss

Park Basketball opens season with a win and a loss

Adam Johnson and Sam Birnberg

December 9, 2016


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized, Winter sports

Park opened its season on Dec. 3 unchallenged against Roseville, winning 63-36. However, the Orioles fell short in their home opener, losing to Park Center by 14 points. Head coach David Breitenbucher said he feels the team played at a similar level between both games, however the outcomes of the games were d...

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