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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Senior Giulia Ruffoli performs her routine during a meet Jan. 25. The gymnastics team was forced to miss practices and meets due to a COVID outbreak.

COVID-19 hits gymnastics team

Liam Woodward, Zoe Ziessman, and Patricia Lopez-Milian January 27, 2022

After weeks of practice and meets, COVID-19 stopped Park gymnasts from competing. Due to three out of four coaches being sick, the Jan. 18 meet was postponed. Senior Giulia Ruffoli said she feels like...

Sports are crucial during the pandemic

Sports are crucial during the pandemic

Maren Wilsey January 10, 2022

I’ve been a very active person my entire life. As long as I can remember, I’ve been involved with some kind of sport. Through the many ups and downs of life, that was one of the few constants I had.  As...

Students cheer on the football team at the homecoming game Sept. 25. During the pandemic, the absence of fans was missed by athletes.

Fans return to sporting events

Avery Stahl October 27, 2021

High school athletics have long been associated with strong fan presence. Athletic coordinator Rob Griffin said it is paramount for strong performances from athletes. “As an athlete, you can come...

Freshman Meg Ridgeway passes the ball to a teammate April 29. Park lost to Chanhassen 17-0.

Spring Sports Captains Infographic

Katie Nelson and Maren Wilsey May 2, 2021

Spring sports are back in full swing, but due to the pandemic some changes have been made. This infographic contains goals some of the sports captains have for their season, as well as some ways their...

Freshmen Tommy Walsh and Thomas Shope throw a frisbee around at Minikahda Vista park April 3. Spring sports are in full session as of April 5.

Spring sports infographic

Maren Wilsey April 8, 2021

Spring sports are starting but due to the pandemic they might look different than usual. This infographic shows the restrictions imposed on sports and the steps needed to sign up. 

Target Field sits empty awaiting the return of fans. The Minnesota Twins proposed a plan to open the gates for fans as soon as April 8.

Minnesota Twins propose plan to have fans in stadium

Tobias Khabie February 28, 2021

Ever since turning off my television last year in disappointment after the Twins got swept yet again in the playoffs, I have been patiently and eagerly waiting for the 2021 season to start. With a roster...

Senior Jordan Moore dribbles down the court in a game against Benilde Feb. 5. Athletes struggling in classes will now be required to attend tutoring on Wednesdays.

Tutoring required for struggling athletes

Molly Schochet February 26, 2021

Shortly after registering for the swim team this season, junior Zachary Nathan received an email asking him to come to athlete tutoring on Wednesdays.  “I had an F in a class, even though I had turned...

Senior Erin Brousseau passes the puck to a teammate in a Jan. 30 game. The girls hockeys State Tournament is currently scheduled to start Mar. 26 at the Xcel Energy Center.

State tournament approved for winter sports

Tobias Khabie and Kate Schneider February 8, 2021

After hearing her team would have the opportunity to compete in the State tournament, senior girls’ basketball captain Sadie Yarosh said she was thrilled, as in the fall, her soccer team didn’t get...

Senior Paris Johnson goes for a layup while being heavily contested in the game Jan. 26. Park lost to Chaska 69-54 in its best game yet.

Boys’ basketball loses to Chaska

Henry Harper January 31, 2021

Going into the fifth game of the season, the team finally hosts its first home game. Junior Brady Walsh said the team is starting to improve greatly despite what the scoreboard says. “Things are finally...

Senior Maddie Olsen practicing the vault jump Jan. 15. The gymnastics team lost to Hopkins.

Gymnastics hopeful despite loss against Hopkins

Jayde Claussen January 27, 2021

With the ongoing pandemic, athletes have had to adjust to safety precautions, which has changed the layout of many competitions. In their first meet of the season, Park lost to Hopkins. According to co-head...

Senior Paris Johnson shoots a free throw after getting fouled in the game Jan. 19. Park lost to Jefferson 54-50 after a close game.

Boys’ basketball loses to Jefferson

Henry Harper January 22, 2021

As the basketball season continues, the boys’ basketball team attempted to get its first win of the season against Bloomington Jefferson. Senior Tyshawn Lyons said the team felt too comfortable going...

Volleyball players celebrate after scoring a point Nov. 12. All athletes must wear facial coverings when games return Jan. 14.

Department of Health implements mask mandate for sports

Jacob Khabie December 29, 2020

When senior and hockey captain Erin Brousseau and her teammates heard about the new mask mandates surrounding the return of high school sports on Jan. 4, they were concerned about how it would affect their...

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