The Echo

Theater stays positive in the face of loss

Abigail Prestholdt, Writer

February 3, 2020

Theater performed their one-act “Love/Sick” at Sections, placing fourth overall against other schools in Minnesota. Theater director Jodi Schifsky said the performance was well done and although the theater team did not do as well as they hoped, they still took advantage of the experience. ...

Nordic team places in Conference meet

Sophomore Victoria Schmelzle skis downhill Jan. 7 at Theodore Wirth Park. At the Metro West Classic Dual meet, the girls placed third out of nine teams and the boys placed sixth out of nine teams. According to head coach Doug Peterson, the dual prepared the athletes for the conference meet Jan. 29.

Sofie Geretz

January 31, 2020

According to coach Pat Hartman, his favorite part of the Conference meet was seeing the girls’ team finish strong in their skate race. “I think the girls’ finishes in the skate section of the race were really good and that was pretty fun to watch,” Hartman said. According to sophomore Da...

Latino Student Association initiates meetings

Photo Illustration by Sofia Seewald. Latino Student Association's next meeting will be held during 3rd hour Nov. 7 in C350.

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald

November 6, 2019

Here is the most updated Latino Student Association (LSA) information for the 2019-20 school year. LSA plans to meet monthly and bring club participants and Latino students to the 2019 Latino Youth Conference. ...

Girls’ track wins conference champions

Freshman Freya Wade and junior Ava Bishop run the 100 meter during Sections May 15. The girls' track and field team were Section champions.

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant

May 21, 2019

Sophomore Alanna Franklin said achieving the conference champion title is a clear example of the hard work the team has put in throughout the season. “We worked really hard this year to catch up with the bigger schools. This entire season we have had a smaller team so we have pushed to be the b...

Girls’ lacrosse loses to No. 3 ranked team in state

Alivia McClinton avoids three of Chanhassen's defenders during the game May 14. Park's overall record is 4-5. Their next game is against Colombia Heights.

Sophie Olmen and Breanna Thompson

May 16, 2019

According to sophomore Grace Schultz, coming into the game they knew Chanhassen was a great team and they needed to stay positive. “Coming into the game we were all nervous because Chanhassen is a really good team, but we were all confident in ourselves and with our teammates to try our best and ...

Girls’ basketball competes in challenging conference matchup

 Sophomore Reagan Alexander protects the ball from two Chanhassen players. During the Park-Chanhassen game on Jan. 11, Chanhassen won with a score of 79-74.

Nolan Kelly

January 15, 2019

Early during its game on Friday, the girls’ basketball team took the lead against Chanhassen. With a combination of good decision making and ball handling, Park played a strong game, according to junior Jordyn Turek. “I really liked our ball movement on offense,” Turek said. “I feel like we w...

Boys’ soccer team wins conference

Park celebrates after junior Randy Mayele scores in the section semifinal against Kennedy Oct. 13. They won the game 2-1 and went on to play Wayzata in the section final Oct. 16.

Kate Schneider

October 28, 2018

The boys’ soccer team’s conference champion title and success this season was earned through hard work and team players. According to head coach Chato Alvarado, its biggest advantage this year was how much talent the team had. “If one of the players gets injured or is not having a good game, I can substitut...

Girls’ cross country wins conference

Freshman Josie Mosby holds up sophomore Erin Brousseau after a race Oct. 16. Both are exhausted after the strenuous run.

Tamar Gewirtz and Talia Lissauer

October 26, 2018

After the race, head coach Chris Nordstrom said he thought the girls’ team had placed second, but when scores came up he couldn't wait to tell everyone about the win by two points. “I knew it was super close, I actually thought we had gotten second,” Nordstrom said. “Results came up on my phon...

Girls’ soccer ties Conference game

Junior Aliviah McClinton steals the ball from Kennedy player and prepares for  pass to another teammate.

Creston Halstead

October 11, 2018

When evaluating the girls' soccer team's success this season, head coach Benji Kent said the team's performance has exceeded his expectations. “They are showing a lot of heart and I feel like they’re at a good point,” Kent said. “I mean we’re in a really tough section we have one more game a...

Girls’ track breaks school record by two seconds

Sophomore Hilda Habia and Jamillah Berry hurdles during the April 26 track meet. The Section track meet was held May 29 and 31 at Orono High School.

Yonit Krebs and Breanna Thompson

July 1, 2018

At the Metro West Conference meet, junior Nyah Johnson, eighth grader Freya Wade, sophomore Sidney Hayenga and junior Anna Jennissen, the members of Park’s girls’ 4x200 team, defeated the school record for the 4x200 relay by two seconds. “Right after I finished I was looking around, and I loo...

Cross Country keeps the pace

Sophomore Kaia Myers moves up in her position during the 5k race at the cross country conference meet. Photo used with permission by Jill Kraemer.

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Ella Hammerstrand

October 25, 2017

A scorching and dusty day was unable to stop the cross country team’s success, according to senior varsity runner Tommy Guddal. “It was a hot and dry day but overall we did pretty well,” Guddal said. “We were hoping for a little more, but we had problems with injuries and it was a very tou...

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