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Successful start, successful end?

Successful start, successful end?

Rowan Jansen January 29, 2024

Park’s nordic teams competed in the conference championship Jan. 26, resulting in the girls team winning first place and the boys coming out in third.  Coach Conor Weberg said this meet gave him...

From Hyland Park to Giants Ridge

From Hyland Park to Giants Ridge

Modesty Manion February 28, 2023

After getting fourth in the State meet last year, the girls’ Nordic team went into the sections meet determined to return to Giants Ridge for the State meet. This year, we were the Metro West Conference...

Junior Addison Chenvert begins her leg in the relay race Feb. 15. Chenvert skied out of the tag off zone in sixth place.

Nordic returns to the ridge

Park’s girls’ nordic team competed in the state tournament Feb. 15-16 after finishing in second place during sections. Overall, the Orioles finished 13th out of 16 teams. According to junior...

8th grader Kaylee Crump skates her way to the finish at the state meet Feb. 17. Crump finished in 102nd place.

Nordic seizes the day

Sophia Curran-Moore, Lily Nugteren, and Mya Stanberry February 24, 2022

Park has some new awards to display on its shelves. After excelling in Sections last week, the girls’ nordic team qualified for the state tournament. The team finished the meet in fourth place and according...

Junior Rachel Katzovitz skis at sections Feb. 10. The girls Nordic team qualified for the State meet for the first time since 2004.

Nordic victorious at Sections

Lily Nugteren, Sophia Curran-Moore, and Mya Stanberry February 13, 2022

After a long day of competing against other schools in the area, Park’s nordic team was tremendously successful at Sections, according to sophomore Jersey Miller. “Finally getting to be at that...

Senior Brady Truett skis near the finish line at the Metro West-Mpls conference Jan. 18. Park placed within the top five for all four races

Nordic perseveres through the heat

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley January 20, 2022

Competing in Metro West-Mpls conference at Theodore Wirth Jan. 18, facing ten separate schools, Nordic placed within the top five for all four races. Senior Tait Myers said his only goals for the meet...

Freshman Lucas Tangelson crosses the finish line Jan. 11 at the Metro West conference. Park won three of its four races.

Nordic competes in first classic race of season

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley January 12, 2022

Winning three of its four races Jan. 11 at the Metro West conference at Elm Creek, senior captain Victoria Schmelzle said everyone was focused on winning their meet. “The girls definitely wanted to...

Senior co-captain Olivia Etz organizes the team into the groups Oct. 22. The groups were divided by the length they could run during practice.

Nordic continues its captains practices

Ben Sanford October 23, 2020

With the Nordic season approaching, senior captain Max Gohman said the team is slowly increasing the number of practices it has weekly. “We’ve been having Nordic practices every week on Sundays,...

Junior Rakesh Plantz races Jan. 10 at Theodore Wirth Park. Theodore Wirth was the same location where Plantz raced in the Section 6 meet Feb. 4. According to Plantz the boys team placed 6th out 12 teams after racing in icy conditions.

Sections performance inspires Nordic team

Kaia Myers February 5, 2019

Junior captain Rakesh Plantz said he was pleased with how the Nordic team skied at Sections. “I think our team did really well, considering the circumstances. It wasn’t the best conditions for...

Senior Libby Ramsperger and Sophomore Marit Gabel classic ski up a hill during the meet Dec. 20 at Elm Creek. Ramsperger placed 26th and Gabel placed 31th. The girls varsity team placed first overall at the meet.

Nordic ski performs well at first classic meet

Kaia Myers December 22, 2018

Nordic coach Kaitlyn Lindaman said the team skied really well despite the icy course conditions. Due to these conditions, the skiers had to use their poles to propel them forward instead of a skiing motion....

Sophomore Olivia Etz skate skis during the girls varsity Nordic race on Dec. 13 at Hyland Park. Park girls varsity placed second overall at its second meet of the season.

Nordic Ski races in first 5k of the season

Kaia Myers December 16, 2018

The Nordic team had their first 5k Metro West skate race on Dec. 13 at Hyland Park. Sophomore Olivia Etz said the longer distance gave the skiers an opportunity to work on pacing themselves as opposed...

Sophomores Danny Walsh and Ivy Houts wax their skate skis for their first time skiing at practice this season. Nordic team practices at multiple locations like Elm Creek, Theodore Wirth, and Hyland Park.

First Nordic meet cancelled

Kaia Myers December 3, 2018

Nordic Ski’s first meet of the season, scheduled for Nov. 29, was cancelled. Co-head coach John Dyste said the race had traditionally been scheduled at this time every year with the stipulation that,...

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