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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

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

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

Girls’ basketball breaks losing streak

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

Girls’ basketball stays positive after loss to Park Center

Maddie Schutte and Molly Schochet

December 4, 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

Girls’ basketball player ranked top 10 in Minnesota

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

Girls’ basketball eager to win conference

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

Girls’ basketball season summary

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

Girls’ basketball overcomes Kennedy in first Section game

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

Girls’ basketball triumphs in final conference game

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,...

Girls’ basketball captain joins 1000 point club

Girls’ basketball captain joins 1000 point club

Creston Halstead

February 21, 2019

As senior Lindsey Olson prepared for her game against Rogers, she had hoped to achieve over 1000 points. “People just kept passing me the ball, thinking ‘She’s so close,’ and ‘We’re just going to get her open shots,’” Olson said. According to Olson, it is rare to accomplish such num...

Girls’ basketball competes in challenging conference matchup

Girls’ basketball competes in challenging conference matchup

Nolan Kelly

January 15, 2019

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

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...

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