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Park boys’ basketball prepares to play conference rival Richfield

Sophomore Paris Johnson dunks the basketball to score two points for Park. The boys’ basketball team’s next game is against Richfield At 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at Park High School.
Players ready to go after months of practicing, improvement
January 16, 2019

According to senior Keyshon Howard, Richfield hasn’t been a top competitor in the past. But the team is improving and Park plans on entering the game prepared. “They haven’t been too good these...

Boys’ basketball prepares for game against Minnetonka

Senior Anthony Rayson makes his way around a defensive player to score against Minnehaha Academy. Park's next game will take place 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at the high school.
Playing high-ranked teams readies players for Sections
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,...

Boy’s basketball prepares for first game against Burnsville

Senior Keyshon Howard signals for the ball from one of his teammates during practice Nov. 27. The team is preparing for its first game against Burnsville Nov. 30. There are eight returning varsity players this season.
Coaches and players look to start off the season strong
December 1, 2018

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...

Boys’ basketball loses to Wayzata in Section semis

Senior Cire Mayfield drives to the basket against Wayzata defender Kody Williams. The Orioles were defeated by the Trojans 66-59 Mar. 9.
Team reflects on game, season
March 15, 2018

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...

Boys’ basketball defeats Washburn in Sections

Junior Anthony Rayson posts up against Washburn's Gavin Yares during the second half of Park's first section game Mar. 6. Park defeated Washburn 85-70 and will play at 7:00 p.m. March 9 at Osseo High School against Wayzata for a spot in the section finals.
Team advances to second round
March 7, 2018

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...

Meet the athlete: Cire Mayfield

Mayfield looks to attack the Redhawk defense. The Orioles record as of Jan. 26 is 7-8 overall, and 3-1 in conference.
January 27, 2018

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...

Midseason boys’ basketball quiz

Senior DaShaun Emerson drives past Hopkins guard Blaise Beauchamp. The Orioles lost to the Royals 98-70.
January 8, 2018

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Boys’ basketball beats Washburn in Section playoffs

Senior guard Richard Green defends Washburn's Cortez Adams in the second half of Park's Section 6AAAA game against Washburn March 8. The team won 61-59 and will face Wayzata March 11.
Advances to play top seed Wayzata
March 9, 2017

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...

Boys’ basketball defeats Cooper

Senior Guard Mykal Howard goes for a layup against a Cooper defender at boys' basketball senior night Feb 28.  The team will play its first section game at 7p.m. March 3 against Chanhassen at Chanhassen High School.
Second half turnaround brings senior night victory
March 6, 2017

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...

Boys’ basketball falls to Benilde

Junior Cire Mayfield dribbles against a Benilde defender. The Orioles are currently in fifth place in their conference.
Park loses lead, misses shot at buzzer
February 2, 2017

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...

Boys’ basketball seeks to rebound after loss

Senior Richard Green protects the ball from a Minnehaha Academy player during a game Dec. 16. Park won the game 77-74.
Orioles seek win against Edina
January 13, 2017

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...

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