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Junior Martin Gablenko defends the net Tuesday May 16. 
Hopkins-Park boys lacrosse beat the Mustangs 17-3.

Triumph on the turf

Jacob Martenson and Anna Williams May 19, 2023

Hopkins-Park boys’ lacrosse challenged Breck during their non-conference matchup and won with a score of 17-3. According to junior Martin Gablenko, the team was connected on the field, allowing them...

Junior Martin Gablenko defends the net April 26. Hopkins-Park lost to Minnetonka 20-3.

Tough time on the turf

Anna Williams and Dahlia Herman April 27, 2023

Following a loss on April 20 Hopkins-Park boys’ lacrosse focused on their performance and aimed high for their match-up against Minnetonka on April 26. According to junior Jair Romero, he is proud of...

Park players huddle with their Hopkins team during halftime.

Boys’ lacrosse merges with Hopkins

Alex Geretz, Noah Leventhal, and Aidan Shafton May 31, 2022

Boys’ lacrosse at Park has had a drought of games for the last few years. After having dwindling numbers for years, COVID-19 was the final push for the Park lacrosse team to phase out for good –...

Junior Carter Degan defends the goal against Minneapolis. Hopkins-Park won 12-0 in a blowout victory.

Boys’ lacrosse dominates Minneapolis 

Aidan Shafton, Alex Geretz, and Noah Leventhal May 31, 2022

After a 12-0 win over Minneapolis, junior Carter Degan said he played well in his first varsity appearance. “It was nice getting a chance to play on varsity,” Degan said. “It was a good change...

Junior Flynn Spano cradles the ball with his stick while running the ball toward the opponents goal. 
The score of Parks final game of the season against Totino-Grace was 0-14.

Boys’ Lacrosse defeated in first Sections game

Despite ending its season on another shutout, Park knows that it made leaps and bounds towards rebuilding its team, according to junior Alexander Hager. “We are 0-14 but I have seen some improvement...

Junior Parker Brynildson avoids Kennedys senior Andy Trenary and looks to move the ball upfield. Despite losing, Park forced Kennedy to use multiple timeouts throughout the game.

Boys’ lacrosse challenges opponent

 After a season of shutouts and blowouts, Park finally felt that it was able to unleash some of its potential, according to assistant coach Aaron Peterson. “Today we proved that our hard work is...

Junior Tristan Rooney looks to keep possession of the ball and avoid Chaska defenders. Park scored its first and only goal during the first quarter of the game.

Boys’ lacrosse shows improvements

Nolan Kelly May 8, 2019

According to coach Eric Buckley, the team shows assurance of eventually outmaneuvering and punishing its opponents. “The kids are adjusting to the pace of varsity and we really saw that on a fast...

Sophomore Will Schoenecker twirls his stick in order to maintain possession. The game occurred at 5 p.m. April 25 at the St. Louis Park stadium.

Boys’ lacrosse contends against St. Paul

Nolan Kelly and Ella Hammertstrand April 26, 2019

During the boys' lacrosse game April 25, the team felt drained and in the wrong mentality, according to junior Flynn Spano. “It started before the game even started,” Spano said. “I think a block...

Junior Alexander Hager runs to advance the ball toward the opponents goal. Park defenders allowed zero goals during the second quarter of their game against Hopkins April 16.

Boys’ lacrosse captain optimistic after recent losses

Nolan Kelly April 24, 2019

According to long-stick midfielder, junior Alexander Hager, he has been playing lacrosse since eighth grade and has begun targeting his efforts as a new captain on building better chemistry on the team. “I...

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.

Boys’ lacrosse loses first game

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...

Junior Noah Houser attempts to block a shot in a game against Breck 7 May 11 at Breck School. Houser has been a goalie since he started playing lacrosse in middle school.

Boys’ lacrosse junior goalie steps up

Isabel Kjaer and Sofia Seewald May 24, 2018

According to Varsity head coach Chris Bixby, junior goalie Noah Houser has spent his first year on varsity challenging himself as Park’s new  goalie. “Noah’s been great. He came out this year...

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