The Echo

$4 bet participant drops out

Sophomore Danny Shope tosses a frisbee to sophomore Joe Mcgurgan Dec. 12. Sophomore Luke Walsh dropped out of the bet leaving Shope, Mcgurgan and sophomore Blake Knudson left in the bet.

Sofie Geretz

February 9, 2020

Sophomore Luke Walsh said he dropped out of the $4 bet due to lunch changes and his friends’ payment for his departure. “After the start of second semester the four of us had different lunches and none of the others were in my lunch. I had some friends in my lunch that I convinced to go outside ...

Nordic team persists in harsh weather

Junior Max Gohman races in the classic meet at Elm Creek Jan. 24. Park boys' varsity placed third with a score of 242.

Sofie Geretz

January 27, 2020

Reflecting on a colder than average meet, senior Ella Hammerstrand said the Nordic team persisted and worked hard throughout the race. “It was super cold and we didn't even know if we were going to race because it was so cold,” Hammerstrand said. “But everyone went out there and gave it their al...

Outdoor battle ends in overtime loss

Junior McCabe Dvorak checks Eastview senior Ben Malloy against the boards Jan. 3. Park 3-4 in overtime against Eastview.

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

January 5, 2020

When boys’ hockey took on Eastview Jan. 2 at the Recreation Outdoor Center, coach Andrew Sackrison said the tight matchup allowed for an enjoyable game. “It was a good hockey game. Great chances on both sides and great efforts for both sides,” Sackrison said. “Obviously would like to come out...

Football overcomes challenges

Sophomore Deontez Ross defends opposing player at Park's game against DeLeSalle. Their next game will be Oct. 16 at the stadium against Bloomington Jefferson High School.

Lilly Strathman

October 15, 2019

Park football practiced its teamwork and defeated DeLaSalle High School  with a final score of 41-0, improving their record to 3-4. Senior Jacob Brown said the team worked well as a community which helped them become victorious.  “We played as a good cohesive unit all four quarters,” Brown said. “We played...

Skiers compete at first meet after break

Sophomore Ivy Houts skis into the finish line of the meet Jan. 10 at Theodore Wirth Park. Girls' varsity placed third out of nine teams.

Kaia Myers

January 11, 2019

According to sophomore Maya Lee, the Nordic team had a successful first meet back after winter break. “Everyone seems to be doing really well and (our) technique seemed good. Everyone seems pretty happy with how they did,” Lee said. “I feel like I did alright. I wasn’t feeling as good as ...

Girls’ golf combats weather

Girls' golf captain senior Carly Livingston practices her swing indoors at the Life Time Fitness in Park. The teams has been practicing indoors due to the cold weather.

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

April 15, 2018

Beginning her second year on the girls’ golf team, junior Erica Dudley said the cold spring weather could make for a more stagnant season than in years past. “We just don’t get to play that much this season,” Dudley said. “I’m upset that we don’t get to play outside. I don’t love pla...

Boys’ lacrosse conducts tryouts outdoors

Boys' lacrosse team conducts tryouts despite snow at Park's stadium. Tryouts took place April 2-5.

Sofia Seewald and Isabel Kjaer

April 9, 2018

According to senior Kyle Hedblom, the boys’ lacrosse team held tryouts to evaluate how each player has developed over the winter and which players have the skill set to play at a high competitive level. “We have tryouts so coaches can see the new players and also judge how players have improv...

Frigid temperatures provide bonding opportunity

Frigid temperatures provide bonding opportunity

Alec Pittman

December 27, 2016

Although temperatures below zero aren’t popular with the majority, the cold front creates alternative positives often overlooked. The wintry conditions offer numerous activities to do that otherwise go ignored or aren’t done when the weather is warm. The freezing temperatures constitute an environ...

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