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Anna Keith honored with Athena Award

Senior Anna Keith competes in the five-kilometer race at the Roy Griak Invitational Sep 28. The Athena Award honors outstanding female high school senior student athletes.

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

May 18, 2020

Every year, an outstanding female high school student athlete is awarded the Athena Award, and when senior Anna Keith found out she had won the award, she said she was excited. “Honestly, I was surprised. I thought personally I wouldn't be the one winning. I thought it would be other girls winnin...

Sports apparel prices lead to student doubt

Juniors Eastyn Samoy and Max Wyatt wear their baseball and hockey apparel March 13. Apparel items for sports have been priced high recently, causing athletes to turn away from purchasing sports apparel.

Adam Gips and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

March 13, 2020

Recently, student athletes have had to contemplate whether to buy overpriced apparel to show support for their teams. Sophomore Danny Shope said sports apparel is beneficial for team bonding, but is sometimes overpriced. “One of the main objectives of sports apparel is to unify the team, and if ...

Patrick Djerf recognized as sixth most improved male cross country runner in Minnesota

Senior Patrick Djerf practices for Nike Cross Regionals Oct. 30. Djerf was recently named sixth most improved male cross country runner in Minnesota.

Talia Lissauer

November 16, 2019

After being named the sixth most improved male cross country runner in Minnesota, senior Patrick Djerf said he was proud to be recognized for the continuous work he put in during the summer. “I was named as the sixth most improved male cross country runner in Minnesota this year,” Djerf said. “...

Cross country finishes season

Sophomore Henry Nelson runs in the Metro West conference championships. Nelson finished the 5 kilometer race with a time of 19:16.

Ayelet Prottas

October 18, 2019

Boys’ and girls’ cross country completed their season with the Metro West Conference Championships Oct. 15. The girls’ team placed second and the boys’ team placed fifth out of seven teams.  According to coach Alyssa Nash, the girls’ team had a rough start to the season, but they learned to...

Freshman runner places at State tournament

Josie Mosby running close to the finish line placing 20th at State. She received her second best time 18:32.20 Nov 3.

Talia Lissauer and Ben Sanford

November 7, 2018

Freshman Josie Mosby ran in State for the second consecutive year, and according to head coach Chris Nordstrom, she ran an amazing race and accomplished all of her goals. “Josie ran a really smart race and did a great job of moving up throughout the entire race,” Nordstrom said. “One of her...

Meet the Athlete: Rakesh Plantz

Meet the Athlete: Rakesh Plantz

Marta Hill

November 4, 2018

How long have you been running cross country? I’ve been on the team since eighth grade, so this is my fourth year. Why did you become captain in the middle of the season? I think I became captain in the middle of the season because coach said I had displayed leadership traits that he wanted ...

Freshman qualifies for State

Freshman Josie Mosby surges towards the finish at the conference meet. Mosby was the sole Park qualifier for State. Other season highlights include winning both the Maroon Griak and Conference title. They placed sixth at Sections.

Talia Lissauer and Tamar Gewirtz

November 2, 2018

Senior Cecelia Schmelzle is very proud of the team and Mosby for doing so well in this Conference. “We had Josie qualify for state so that’s always exciting,” Schmelzle said. “Everyone else had a great race, and we have a really good Conference.” According to coach Chris Nordstrom, Mosby...

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’ cross country top runner

Freshman Josie Mosby runs with two competitors in the Griak race, Sept. 29. Mosby placed first individually and the team placed first overall.

Tamar Gewirtz and Talia Lissauer

October 13, 2018

Current freshman, Josie Mosby said she has been on the varsity cross country team for the past two years. Last year she made it to state, a huge accomplishment for her and her entire team, according to Mosby. Mosby said her time was 19.09.2, her fastest time on University of Minnesota Les Bolstad g...

Girls’ cross country places first at Griak

Freshman Josie Mosby attempts to push past her opponents during the Griak meet. It took place Sept.29

Talia Lissauer

October 8, 2018

As racers sprinted across the finish line and their names flashed across the scoreboard cross country head coach Chris Nordstrom said he had a feeling that was difficult to describe. “As the race unfolded, I knew we were running well, and we had a shot. When I saw the scoreboard out on the course, ...

Meet the Athlete: Olivia Mosby

Meet the Athlete: Olivia Mosby

Emma Leff

October 4, 2018

How long have you played soccer? I have played soccer since I was six. How long have you run cross country? I went to cross country captains’ practice last summer, but this is my first season competing. Why did you decide to play soccer and run cross country this fall? I really want...

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