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Senior Erin Brousseau passes the puck to a teammate in a Jan. 30 game. The girls' hockey's 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 21, 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...

Senior co-captain Mimi Kniser warms up before captains practice Nov. 12. Kniser leads the medium length group.

Nordic hit with new COVID-19 restrictions

Ben Sanford November 14, 2020

In light of a surge of COVID-19 cases across Minnesota, Nordic has made some adjustments to its practices in order to stay safe. Senior captain Mimi Kniser said the captains are lowering the number of...

Austin Amelse playing varsity in his first year playing football

Austin Amelse playing varsity in his first year playing football

Adam Gips November 3, 2020

In Austin Amelse’s first year playing football, he has excelled in the sport. According to head coach Jason Foster, Amelse plays like he’s a veteran on the team. “(He’s a) very tough, intelligent...

Junior Ava Jacobson serves the ball to her opponent Oct. 13. Park beat Minneapolis Southwest 5-2 in its second to last game of the season.

Girls’ tennis beats Minneapolis Southwest in close matches

Adam Gips October 15, 2020

After the girls’ 5-2 victory against Minneapolis Southwest, senior Marissa Boettcher said the team made an excellent recovery following its unsteady start.  “I'm really happy with the result of...

Senior Lucy Zumbrunnen runs past spectators Sept. 26. Benilde-St. Margaret's held the meet at Basset Creek Park with a total of three teams competing.

Cross-country reflects on loss to Benilde

Adam Gips September 30, 2020

Despite the cross-country teams’ loss, senior Josh Krueger said the race format created a different mentality for him. “The top seven people didn't run today, so I was the number one (runner) for...

Senior captain Dare Kroeten passes the ball to the attackers in the Sept. 15 game. Park lost 2-1 against Bloomington Jefferson in its second and final contest against each other this year.

Girls’ soccer loses 2-1 against Bloomington Jefferson

Adam Gips September 17, 2020

After an early goal made by Bloomington Jefferson left the team struggling to find its poise, head coach Benjy Kent said it forced the team to rethink positioning. With the abrupt challenge, there was...

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