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Football falls to Waconia

Senior Derric Standifer reaches for the ball to complete a pass in the endzone for a touchdown Oct. 16. Park lost to Waconia 49-14.

Molly Schochet

October 17, 2020

After a hard-fought battle with Waconia at its home opener, Oct. 16, Park lost 49-14. Head coach Jason Foster said that he saw many opportunities in the game that didn’t go as he hoped.  “(The game) was tough because we made a lot of self-inflicted wounds that led to some scores, early and late...

Football and Volleyball updated schedule

Senior Macy Martinson protects the ball from the ground at practice Oct 7.  The first varsity volleyball game of the season is at 9 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Benilde-St. Margaret’s Activity Center against Benilde-St. Margaret.

Molly Schochet

October 8, 2020

In a board meeting held Oct. 10, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) voted to allow Football and Volleyball to begin in the fall. Due to COVID-19, the rules for spectators have changed for both sports. Football games will have a maximum capacity of 250 people, and half of the tickets will...

Staff editorial: Football poses risk, volleyball safe enough to play

Whitney Meierotto-Simon, former head coach of the girls’ volleyball team, strategizes with the rest of the group Nov. 8, 2019. The fall seasons of volleyball and football were both reinstated Sept. 21, 2020 despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

September 26, 2020

On Sept. 21, the Minnesota State High School League decided to reinstate the fall seasons of volleyball and football. Considering the nature of the sport and surging COVID-19 cases in Minnesota, football is simply not worth the risk; however, volleyball appears safe enough to play with precautions. ...

Minnesota State High School League votes to allow volleyball and football to start

Park alumni Addie Warg and senior Kendall Coley celebrate after a point at the Minnesota state volleyball tournament Nov. 7, 2019. The Minnesota State High School League voted to reinstate the fall seasons of volleyball and football Sept. 21.

Tobias Khabie and Molly Schochet

September 21, 2020

In a virtual meeting held by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Sept. 21, the board of directors voted to allow the volleyball season to begin Sept. 28. According to WCCO, the season will begin with 10 days of practice and the first game is set to be on Oct. 10. The shortened season will last 11 weeks and will include 14 ...

Concussions prompt football retirement

Concussions prompt football retirement

Adin Zweigbaum

January 22, 2020

My hand shakes as I click the arrow and send, ending my football career forever. There were a lot of factors that played into this decision, however, the primary reason for quitting football was the fact that the risk was far greater than the reward. As a person who has suffered two traumatic head injur...

Football ends season with loss against Irondale

Senior Aaron Ellingson avoids defenders while running the ball down the field. Park finished their season with a loss to Irondale 28-30 Oct. 22.

Lilly Strathman

October 23, 2019

After ending the season with a 28-30 loss to Irondale and a record of 4-5, coach Ben Wolfe said the team was present and worked hard each day throughout the season. “(The team) played well everyday,” Wolfe said. “We didn't have a super big team but they didn't make excuses, they came to work ...

Football empowered on Senior Night

Senior Aaron Ellingson pushes past defending players. Park’s next game will be Oct. 22 at the stadium against Irondale.

Lilly Strathman

October 21, 2019

Park football honored their seniors and defeated Bloomington Jefferson High School with a final score of 28-7, improving their record to 4-4. After a victorious Senior Night football game, the team is ready to improve for the remainder of the season, according to running back coach Arsenio Richardson. ...

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...

Football suffers defeat at Homecoming game

Senior, Sajid Nathim powers though opposing players helping park towards a touchdown. This was park 4th game of the season. Their next game will be Sep. 27.

Lilly Strathman

September 23, 2019

After a devastating Homecoming game, the football team is disappointed with its performance but isn’t ready to give up on the season, according to running back coach Arsenio Richardson. “We did not play well tonight. When the game got tough we didn’t respond well enough. We need more leadershi...

Football plans to persevere

Junior McCabe Dvorak fights against a defending player's tackle. This was the football team's third game this season. Its next game will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the stadium.

Lilly Strathman

September 16, 2019

After losing 49-25 against Robbinsdale Cooper, junior Micheal Boxley-Harmon said he looks forward to working hard during practice to gain team spirit. “I’m feeling a little hurt and a little sad but it’s alright. We will bounce back in practice so we can come back stronger than before,” B...

Football captain commits to University of Minnesota-Duluth

Used with permission from Jariel Lopez

Rachel Salzer and Anika Hanson

March 25, 2019

Senior Jariel Lopez said he picked University of Minnesota Duluth over other schools because a lot of different variables made the school stand out to him. “I like the city that the school is in, and they gave me more options compared to other schools I had offers from,” Lopez said. “The coa...

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