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Boys’ basketball prepares for game against Minnetonka

Boys’ basketball prepares for game against Minnetonka

Kate Schneider

December 21, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

According to coach Rob Griffin, Minnetonka is a high-scoring team and in order to win, Park has to stay in control of the ball and the speed of the game. “To beat them, we’ve got to play our game, we’ve got to be able to control the tempo of the game. Minnetonka scores around 80 points a ga...

Girls’ soccer team contends in sections game

Girls’ soccer team contends in sections game

Nolan Kelly and Ella Hammerstrand

October 12, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Girls’ varsity soccer captain, senior Rachel Young, said she felt optimistic despite the defeat that signaled the end of their season. “Of course it's always hard to end the season, but we knew the time was going to come eventually and we were just all happy to play a hard game together,” Young said...

Football team wins big at Homecoming game

Football team wins big at Homecoming game

Maddie Schutte and Kate Schneider

October 3, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

After a successful Homecoming, the football team is ready and motivated to turn their season around and keep winning games, according to head coach Ben Wolfe. After losing to Bloomington Cooper and Holy Angels, Park beat Richfield on September 21 with a final score of 41-14. According to head c...

Football prepares for game against Benilde

Football prepares for game against Benilde

Kate Schneider and Maddie Schutte

September 27, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

After a tough loss to Park’s football rival Benilde in the 2017 season, junior Jacob Brown said the team can succeed with an improved attitude as a whole. “I mean we got beat pretty bad (last year), so we want to go out and continue to — every play continue with a new mindset,” Brown said....

Football preps for Homecoming game

Football preps for Homecoming game

Maddie Schutte and Kate Schneider

September 20, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

In the week leading up to Park’s homecoming game against Richfield, senior Jake Olson said  the team’s strong focus on bringing home a win has been leading to successful practices. “We’ve increased the intensity this week and have had good practices,” Olson said. “We’ve stayed focused...

Park loses against Robbinsdale

Park loses against Robbinsdale

September 11, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

Boys’ lacrosse junior goalie steps up

Boys’ lacrosse junior goalie steps up

Isabel Kjaer and Sofia Seewald

May 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

According to Varsity head coach Chris Bixby, junior goalie Noah Houser has spent his first year on varsity challenging himself as Park’s new  goalie. “Noah’s been great. He came out this year and had some big shoes to fill and ended up responding very quickly,” Bixby said. “He took on the...

Park falls to Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Park falls to Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf

May 3, 2018


Filed under Spring sports

Park was up 1-0 at the bottom of the sixth inning, but Benilde had bases loaded. Benilde scored two runs and Park struck out at the top of the seventh. Senior captain Megan Perkins said she was disappointed with the team's loss. “Yesterday we also lost, so we talked about how today was going to be redemption ...

Softball wins three games in one day

Softball wins three games in one day

Abby Intveld

April 29, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring sports

At the bottom of the eighth inning of their final game on April 28, junior Savannah Romero said tensions were high as the team fought to maintain its two-point lead. “It was stressful, but we kept pushing ourselves more and more because losing was not an option. Richfield is a team we needed t...

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