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Boys’ basketball wins tight game against Kennedy

Boys’ basketball wins tight game against Kennedy

Talia Lissauer

February 6, 2020

Although the team was able to pull off a win, coach David Breitenbucher said he was upset by the little mistakes made throughout the game. “I felt like the fact that we got the win and gutted it out in the end when we needed it was huge,” Breitenbucher said. “There were too many slip-ups, s...

Boys’ basketball pulls off a buzzer beater win

Boys’ basketball pulls off a buzzer beater win

Sadie Yarosh

January 31, 2020

Overcome with excitement and joy, senior Aaron Ellingson said he felt happy after a buzzer beater shot by junior Paris Johnson, giving Park its victory.  “That was crazy. I knew coming out of his release it looked good and I was just hoping it would go in. Just a crazy ending,” Ellingson said...

Boys’ hockey loses to Minneapolis

Boys’ hockey loses to Minneapolis

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

December 11, 2019

After suffering a loss against Minneapolis with a final score of 3-5, coach Zach Strouts said one of the team’s most notable qualities is perseverance. “Our goaltending is one of the best in the state,” Strouts said. “One of the best things that we have is the fight level. The boys just don'...

Boys’ hockey falls to Edina

Boys’ hockey falls to Edina

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

December 3, 2019

During the Dec. 2 game against Edina, the boys’ hockey team made a comeback to end the game with a score of 3-6, after a four point deficit at the end of the second period. Despite the defeat, senior Bobby Doss said the team connected and played its hardest while battling throughout the game. ...

Boys’ hockey hits the ice for its first game

Boys’ hockey hits the ice for its first game

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

November 21, 2019

Following the Nov. 21 win against St. Paul Academy, senior and captain William Pinney reflected on what the early victory meant to him. “It's an early game and it felt really good to get a win on the first day, our first game,” Pinney said. Coach Andrew Sackrison said although the team has not ...

Boys’ soccer finishes Section games

Boys’ soccer finishes Section games

Sophie Livingston

October 13, 2019

After completing a season that began in August, Park boys' soccer competed in two Section games. With a winning record the team finished its season Oct. 12. Find out how the team did by viewing this infographic. !function(e,i,n,s){var t="InfogramEmbeds",d=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];if(window[t]&&wi...

Boys’ golf celebrates win over Southwest

Boys’ golf celebrates win over Southwest

Ruby Stillman, Sofia Seewald, and Ethan Meisler

May 17, 2019

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

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

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

Boys’ lacrosse loses first game

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 and the team. “We got off to a little bit of a slow start,” Buckley said. “They put us down ...

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