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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

Senior Selam Maher passes the ball after being pushed to the ground March 5. Maher was the only senior on the team this season.

Wayzata win ends Orioles’ season

Molly Schochet March 7, 2022

Senior Selam Maher held back tears as the buzzer went off, marking the end to her final game of her high school career . While the team's loss marked an end to a chapter in her life, Maher said she...

Sophomore Evelyn Schmitz drives towards the basket March 2. Park won against Robinsdale Cooper 71-54.

Girls’ basketball triumphs over Cooper in Sections

Spectators stood up and cheered as the game ended with a 71-54 win for Park. Junior Shantell Harden said she was glad the team made it to Sections, since it was an excellent chance to compete against a...

Senior Shantell Harden drives towards the basket for a layup Feb. 11. Masks are not required for athletes while actively playing in a practice or game.

Girls’ basketball loses to Orono

Ivan Zank, Ari Lissauer, and Colin Canaday February 13, 2022

Falling to Orono Feb. 11 with a final score of 74-41, coach Arsenio Richardson said that a lack of intensity contributed to the loss. “I thought we were going to be able to compete better,”...

Meet the Athlete: Selam Maher

Meet the Athlete: Selam Maher

Oliver Smith January 27, 2022

How has the switch been from Hopkins to SLP? It’s been good. In the beginning it was hard to make friends but overall it’s been nice getting to know the coaches and everyone on the team.   How...

Meet the Athlete: Shantell Harden

Meet the Athlete: Shantell Harden

Adam Gips January 26, 2022

How long have you been playing basketball? I've been playing since third grade. What is your favorite basketball memory? I'm not from SLP, so my favorite memory was when I (was a) freshman at...

Junior Shantell Harden drives to the basket against Benilde Jan. 14. Park lost the game 65-43.

Girls’ basketball defeated by Benilde St. Margaret’s

Char Priadka and Andrea Melear January 19, 2022

After a 65-43 loss against Benilde St. Margaret's junior Stayci Spates said the team struggled to carry out plays and rebound successfully. “We didn’t do well rebounding defensively or offensively....

Junior Shantell Harden boxes out a New Prague player to get the rebound. Girls’ basketball beat New Prague 86-65 Jan. 7.

Girls’ basketball triumph over New Prague

Andrea Melear and Char Priadka January 9, 2022

After leading his team to an 86-65 win, coach Arsenio Richardson said there is still room to grow despite the 21-point margin. “If we're doing letter grades we’re probably at a B-,” Richardson...

Used with permission from Stayci Spates.

Meet The Athlete: Stayci Spates

Jaida Puentes March 19, 2021

How long have you been playing basketball for? I started playing on a team in kindergarten. I started playing on a rec league, and that was fun. What do you like most about playing basketball? I...

Mandatory masks in practice cause big adjustment

Mandatory masks in practice cause big adjustment

Isra Mohamed January 24, 2021

Gov. Tim Walz allowed high school sports to resume Jan. 4 with masks having to be worn at all times during practices and games. This has taken some time to get used to but I am still grateful to have a...

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.

Girls’ basketball pulls off 74-40 win

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...

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

Girls’ basketball defeats Benilde

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...

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

Park scores a victory after 14 years

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...

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