The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

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

Freshman Nicholas Moran steps into his swing to practice before their upcoming game May 20. Moran is on Junior Varsity.

Joining a high school sport as an underclassman

Ted McCarren May 26, 2024

Growing up, I always wanted to play football. I would play with my friends at recess or in someone’s backyard, having some of the best moments of my childhood. However, my parents didn’t let me play....

Illustration by Rowan Jansen

Underdogs on home soil

Lucas Tangelson, Staffer March 22, 2024

The FIFA (Fédération internationale de football association or International Association Football Federation) World Cup is the single largest sporting event in the world. In the 2022 World Cup alone...

NFL Playoffs kick off

NFL Playoffs kick off

Deuce Serrano January 9, 2024

With the NFL (National Football League) regular season coming to a close, it's now time for the climax of the season, the playoffs, and ultimately what all teams have been working for: the Super Bowl....

Best of the year in entertainment

Best of the year in entertainment

Ryan Steinberg, Staffer December 4, 2023

2023 has been an incredibly influential year in all aspects of entertainment — cinema, TV and celebrity drama. This year will surely be remembered for being one of the most important in the advancement...

Football and soccer teams practicing on the same field Sept. 20. This has been an issue since the construction of the new practice field and has caused a lot of headaches for the coaches trying to get the most field time possible.

Orioles split the nest

Cole Denham October 23, 2023

Since the start of both the Park football and soccer team seasons, the two teams have had to share the varsity field for practices.With the construction of the new junior varsity football field and the...

Senior Nate Benishek helps bring down an opposing player Oct. 13. Park ended up losing this years homecoming game 6-20 to Cretin Derham-Hall.

Raiders steal the victory

Georgia Hughes and Emma Egan October 15, 2023

Park’s football team suited up and took to the field to play this year's homecoming game. Despite the rain, the student section was full and the team's spirits were up. However, the night ended with...

Meet the Athlete: Mason Helfmann

Meet the Athlete: Mason Helfmann

Owen McColgan October 10, 2023

How long have you been playing football? I’ve been playing football since third grade. Who inspired you to play football and why? My dad and my brother inspired me to play football because they...

Junior Javaris Ellis runs with the ball on Sept. 29. Park lost against Bloomington Jefferson 7-17.

A stormy defeat

Alex Hoag and Matthew Plant October 2, 2023

During a packed game on Sept. 29 and Sept. 30, Park’s boys football team battled a tough game with an interesting second half. The game was originally scheduled for Friday night, but the last half was...

Oriole fans celebrate after a first down in the game against Robbinsdale Cooper Sept. 21. Student sections at sports games bring a supportive energy that encourages players.

Park brings the pride

Ryan Moran September 26, 2023

“O-R-I-O-L-E-S” is a common phrase heard in Park sporting events’ student sections this fall. Students pack the stands with Park pride to cheer on their friends and classmates against rival schools....

NFL is off to the races

NFL is off to the races

Ryan Steinberg September 22, 2023

The National Football League (NFL) is onto its 103rd season and has started with a bang. Tons of exciting games took place with surprises that nobody saw coming. The long, seven month off-season has come...

Sophomore Josh Rickord looks to complete a pass Sept. 14. This first down brings the Orioles one step closer to a touchdown.

Football encounters home-opener loss

Abby Bartleson and Layla Mickelson September 16, 2023

During a highly anticipated home-opener game, Park football started off strong during the first half but ultimately suffered a 7-31 loss against Apple Valley Sept. 14. Coach Alex Polk said the biggest...

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