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Boys’ golf celebrates win over Southwest

Boys’ golf celebrates win over Southwest

Ruby Stillman, Sofia Seewald, and Ethan Meisler

May 17, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Copious training was helpful for the boys’ golf team performance at their last match when they defeated Southwest by a significant margin of 21 strokes, according to junior Charlie Harper. “We’ve been practicing a lot (and) working hard as we have Sections coming up, so we were very well prepa...

Track competes in Orono Invitational

Track competes in Orono Invitational

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant

May 8, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Park competed in Orono’s Invitational meet May 2 along with the high schools Orono, Wilmar, Waconia, Fridley, New Prague, Dassel-Cokato and Southwest Christian. Girls’ track and field placed second with a score of 134.25 behind Wilmar by 39 points. Boys’ track and field placed fourth with a score...

Boys’ lacrosse shows improvements

Boys’ lacrosse shows improvements

Nolan Kelly

May 8, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

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 break, almost scoring a goal off of it,” Buckley said. Buckley said despite losing 1-14, the team...

Boys’ lacrosse quiz

Boys’ lacrosse quiz

Nolan Kelly and Ella Hammerstrand

May 6, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Boys’ lacrosse loses first game

Boys’ lacrosse loses first game

Ella Hammerstrand and Nolan Kelly

April 22, 2019


Filed under Uncategorized

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 ...

Snow delays track

Snow delays track

David Bryant and Hayley Westwood

April 18, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Freshman Renee McSherry said because of the April snow, pole vaulting practice is only allowed limited amounts of time indoors as they can’t practice outside and other sports also occupy the gym. “I pole vault so we are normally inside, but they were expecting us to be outside by now, so now we can...

Preseason track meet prepares team for improvement

Preseason track meet prepares team for improvement

David Bryant and Hayley Westwood

April 10, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Junior Anna Keith said the first track meet of the season on March 30 was not typical because of the lack of teammates. “It's really different. It's more individual. Not a lot of hurdlers came, so it's a lot of warming up by yourself and being independent,” Keith said. Boys’ track head c...

Boys’ hockey loss redirects team focus

Boys’ hockey loss redirects team focus

David Bryant

January 16, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter sports

Assistant coach Zach Strouts said despite the slow start the team showed potential throughout the third period. “I think the team had a good period where they competed because they wanted it more and even though they did have a few bad breaks the team worked pretty damn hard,” Strouts said. ...

Crush takes up fall league

Crush takes up fall league

Sofia Seewald

October 5, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Senior Ethan Kahn, one of the four captains for Park’s ultimate team, Crush, said the team chose to join the Twin Cities’s ultimate fall league this year due to a yearning for success. “The captains were talking one day, and we decided it was finally time to register for fall league because...

Boys’ varsity soccer reflects on improvement

Boys’ varsity soccer reflects on improvement

Tjessa Arradondo

November 16, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports

According to assistant coach Pat Hartman, the boys’ varsity soccer team has come a long way since losing its first two games this fall. “We have really skilled players, but I think one of the biggest things was our team unity was really high this year. It wasn't about being an individual scoring...

Boys’ swimming to compete in first meet

Boys’ swimming to compete in first meet

Mara Bacig

December 9, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

Boys’ swimming starts off their season with a relay meet consisting of unusual events, such as a t-shirt relay, against the entire West Metro conference. Head coach Amanda Forsberg said she believes the first week of practice solidifies how the swimmers will compete in the relay meet. “Th...

Orioles strive for conference title

Orioles strive for conference title

Ethan Brown

November 9, 2015


Filed under Winter sports

Senior Ray Whitlock, now entering his final year of high school basketball, said he hopes to end his final high school basketball season with a conference title and a feeling of accomplishment. “Being a senior, I would love to win the conference, and I think we have the team to do that this year,” Whitloc...

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