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Girls’ basketball pulls off 74-40 win

Senior and captain Jordyn Turek looks for a team member to pass the ball to. Park won its first Sections game 74-40 against Southwest Feb. 26.

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald

February 28, 2020

Keeping a strong lead ahead of Minneapolis Southwest for the majority of its first Section game, senior captain Jordyn Turek said the team was able to play more of the roster which prepared the team for its next Section game. “This team wasn't a very strong team,” Turek said. “So our goal was to k...

Girls’ basketball defeats Benilde

Junior Raegan Alexander takes a shot at the basket at the game against Benilde-St. Margaret's Feb. 18. Alexander scored her 1,000th point at the start of the game.

Sofia Seewald and Molly Schochet

February 19, 2020

The feeling of finally being able to have senior night was one she had been waiting for, according to senior and captain Jordyn Turek. “It was special for me because I've been playing in high school programs since seventh grade and on varsity since eighth grade and so the feeling of, ‘I made it ...

Park scores a victory after 14 years

Junior Faith Johnson looks to pass the ball to one of her teammates. Park won against Robbinsdale Cooper 77-73 Jan. 30.

Sofia Seewald

February 1, 2020

After years of losses, junior and captain Kendall Coley said Park girls’ basketball fought hard to finally break its losing streak to Robbinsdale Cooper.  “We really came out in the second half and they came back on a run (and) tied up the game, but in the end we were the ones who played str...

Meet the Athlete: Shayla Miller

Meet the Athlete: Shayla Miller

Ryan Barnett

January 13, 2020

How long have you been playing basketball? I've been playing since I was in third grade and I started (playing) on the varsity team as an eighth grader. What position do you play? It's kind of evolved actually. When I was younger I started as a center, (around) eighth to ninth grade. Now I'm mo...

Girls’ basketball loses to Cooper for 14th year in a row

Juniors Kendall Coley and Raegan Alexander to block Robbinsdale Cooper defender junior Meme Wheeler Jan 3. Park lost to Robbinsdale Cooper 62-69. At one point during the second half, the team was down by two points.

Sofia Seewald

January 7, 2020

After girls’ basketball lost to Robbinsdale Cooper Jan. 3, junior and captain Kendall Coley said the team’s lack of strength and focus in the first half led to an undesired outcome. “The first half we got down by a little,” Coley said. “It was because we didn’t turn on that motor that we n...

Girls’ basketball breaks losing streak

Junior Raegan Alexander guards Como Park player Cloey Dmytruk at Park’s home opener game. Park defeated Como Park Dec. 6.

Sofia Seewald

December 7, 2019

With Park down several points in the first half, junior Kendall Coley said it felt good to end with a win.  “Coming back and pushing through (and) just getting out of the hole we dug ourselves into (was a key moment),” Coley said. According to senior and captain Shayla Miller, playing Como P...

Girls’ basketball stays positive after loss to Park Center

Senior Jordyn Turek jumps to shoot the to ball while being defended by a Park Central player. The Girls Basketball team was defeated 62-70 by Park Central Dec. 2.

Maddie Schutte and Molly Schochet

December 5, 2019

After starting off the season playing three of the top five teams in the state, coach Arsenio Richardson said the team has improved and kept its spirits high despite being defeated by Park Center. “Park Center is the number four team in the state — they are undefeated,” Richardson said.  “We...

Girls’ basketball player ranked top 10 in Minnesota

Junior Kendall Coley defends junior Raegan Alexander Nov. 14. Coley was recently ranked as one of the top 10 Minnesota girls' basketball recruits, according to the Star Tribune.

Noah Orloff

November 20, 2019

When junior Kendall Coley found out she was announced as one of Ron Haggerston’s Star Tribune top 10 Minnesota girls’ basketball recruits, she said she was surprised. “I was shocked because I didn’t know it had happened,” Coley said. Coach Arsenio Richardson said Coley’s ranking serve...

Girls’ basketball eager to win conference

Junior Alena Jaranilla blocks senior Shalya Miller during practice. The first game will be 5:30 p.m. Nov. 22 against Hill-Murray at Hopkins High School.

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald

November 17, 2019

Captain and senior Shayla Miller said after being close in past years, she hopes to end her basketball career at Park by winning their conference this season.  “I really would like to win our conference this year. We’ve been close to the top (these) past two years and I think this year we have ...

Girls’ basketball season summary

Sophomore Reagan Alexander protects the ball from two Chanhassen players. During the Park-Chanhassen game on Jan. 11, Chanhassen won with a score of 79-74.

Creston Halstead, Ella Hammerstrand, and Nolan Kelly

March 22, 2019

This infographic features some important moments of the girls’ basketball 2018-19 season. The four key moments focus on the early season, Lindsey Olson reaching 1000 points, senior night and the section games. ...

Girls’ basketball overcomes Kennedy in first Section game

Sophomore Raegan Alexander goes in for a layup. Park played Bloomington Kennedy with a final score of 76-70, Park winning in overtime Feb. 17.

Nolan Kelly, Ella Hammerstrand, and Creston Halstead

March 2, 2019

According to junior Shayla Miller, the game was especially difficult and intense because, if they didn’t win, their season would be over. “We knew they were going to battle, they were going to fight,” Miller said. “It’s their last game of the season now, so we knew it was going to be toug...

Girls’ basketball triumphs in final conference game

Sophomore Faith Johnson leaps above a defender, looking to score a breakaway layup. Park finished third in the Metro West conference with a record of 9-5.

Nolan Kelly

February 26, 2019

In Park’s final regular-season game against Chaska, Park not only won, but gave the crowd a particularly enjoyable experience, according to senior Jamelia Addison. “The game was really good,” Addison said. “If you missed it, you missed a good, entertaining game.” According to Addison,...

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