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Girls’ basketball competes in challenging conference matchup

Girls’ basketball competes in challenging conference matchup

Nolan Kelly

January 15, 2019


Filed under Winter sports

Early during its game on Friday, the girls’ basketball team took the lead against Chanhassen. With a combination of good decision making and ball handling, Park played a strong game, according to junior Jordyn Turek. “I really liked our ball movement on offense,” Turek said. “I feel like we w...

Girls’ basketball contending in pre-conference game

Girls’ basketball contending in pre-conference game

Creston Halstead, Nolan Kelly, and Ella Hammerstrand

December 20, 2018


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Park showed endless energy and effort throughout their 73-38 victory against Fridley on Dec. 18, according to sophomore Faith Johnson. “I thought we did pretty good,” Johnson said. “I thought that we had a lot of effort in the first half and the second half.” No game so far has matche...

Girls’ basketball looking to draw crowds

Girls’ basketball looking to draw crowds

Nolan Kelly

December 20, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

Park’s upcoming twin matchups with Minnetonka are expected to be high-energy, according to sophomore Raegan Alexander. “I like the double headers because the atmosphere is really good,” Alexander said. “Not only do we have a game but the boys have a game, so that drives a lot of attention bec...

Girls’ basketball sees early season success

Girls’ basketball sees early season success

Ella Hammerstrand and Nolan Kelly

December 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

After their victory over Tartan, Park felt accomplished with their performance, according to sophomore Kendall Coley. “It was somewhat up and down but we pushed our lead so that made it easier when we had our downs,” Coley said. “It made it easier to get back up.” The team still has a long...

Girls’ basketball participates in tournament

Girls’ basketball participates in tournament

Ella Hammerstrand and Nolan Kelly

November 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

The girls’ basketball team competed in the Pat Patterson tournament at Hamline University according to Head Coach Arsenio Richardson. He said Park’s first loss to Stillwater was downcast yet optimistic. “It's a tough way to go out in an opening game,” Richardson said. “But we have twenty...

Senior commits to play Division II basketball

Senior commits to play Division II basketball

Sophie Olmen and Sadie Yarosh

October 26, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

As senior Lindsey Olson plans to attend Minnesota State University Mankato in the fall of 2019 to play basketball, her teammates are excited for her and for what is to come.  Olson said she has been playing basketball since she was in kindergarten and had received offers from two schools. “I ...

Girls’ basketball quiz and photo gallery

Girls’ basketball quiz and photo gallery

Breanna Thompson

February 28, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior Kamil Mayfield looks for a teammate to pass the ball to. The Orioles next game will be Mar. 1 against Bloomington Kennedy.

Girls’ basketball beats Bloomington Kennedy

Girls’ basketball beats Bloomington Kennedy

David Bryant

February 23, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Senior Tejah Hayden said the communication both on and off the court is what allowed the team to come out on top in their game against Bloomington Kennedy. “Our energy on the bench and our communication on the court definitely helped us perform and come together as a team,” Hayden said. Soph...

Girls’ basketball prepares for Sections

Girls’ basketball prepares for Sections

David Bryant and Hayley Westwood

February 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Head coach Arsenio Richardson said the girls’ basketball team has been doing well, but is still not where they want to be after their 71-61 win against Chaska. “More or less, I’m happy with the team’s performance, but not satisfied. Its too many times where we get complacent and we think sin...

Girls’ basketball strives for success

Girls’ basketball strives for success

David Bryant, Breanna Thompson

February 14, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

After a 58-63 loss to Chanhassen, girls’ basketball coach Arsenio Richardson said the fundamental problem leading to the teams loss was its inability to start off strong. “We didn't come out in the first half with the same intensity as Chanhassen, therefore we got down by twenty points,” Ri...

Girls’ basketball defeats Chaska

Girls’ basketball defeats Chaska

David Bryant

January 22, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Sophomore Jordyn Turek said the girls' basketball team felt well after defeating Chaska, a difficult opponent in the past. “I feel really good about the game, we haven't beat Chaska in awhile and I think that we really came together as a team,” Turek said. After its win over Chaska 74-61, the gir...

Girls Basketball focuses on future improvement

Girls Basketball focuses on future improvement

David Bryant, Breanna Thompson, and Hayley Westwood

December 22, 2017


Filed under Winter sports

  Freshman Raegan Alexander said the team did not perform well on the defensive side of the court as the girls' basketball team lost to Minnehaha Academy 56-68 Dec. 15, bringing their record to 4-2. “Our defense just wasn't as good as we thought it would be. We worked on it all week and ha...

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