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Girls’ track wins conference champions

Girls’ track wins conference champions

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant

May 21, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Spring sports

Sophomore Alanna Franklin said achieving the conference champion title is a clear example of the hard work the team has put in throughout the season. “We worked really hard this year to catch up with the bigger schools. This entire season we have had a smaller team so we have pushed to be the b...

Girls’ ultimate beats Blake

Girls’ ultimate beats Blake

Kaia Myers and Isabel Kjaer

May 9, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

As junior captain Ally Feller reflected on her team’s recent game against Blake, she said she was proud of how the players worked together in a tough game. “We all played really well. We were all really into it until the very last point, which we won on a universe point,” Feller said. “A uni...

Track competes in Orono Invitational

Track competes in Orono Invitational

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant

May 8, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Park competed in Orono’s Invitational meet May 2 along with the high schools Orono, Wilmar, Waconia, Fridley, New Prague, Dassel-Cokato and Southwest Christian. Girls’ track and field placed second with a score of 134.25 behind Wilmar by 39 points. Boys’ track and field placed fourth with a score...

Girls’ golf suffers loss to Southwest

Girls’ golf suffers loss to Southwest

Ruby Stillman, Sofia Seewald, and Ethan Meisler

May 5, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Despite a tough loss to Southwest in their latest match, junior Lily Rostal said she felt the team persevered by encouraging teammates and spending time together after the match. “I think we all really bonded as a team and we got through the match together,” Rostal said. “At the tee box we would all stand there and after someo...

Snow delays track

Snow delays track

David Bryant and Hayley Westwood

April 18, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Freshman Renee McSherry said because of the April snow, pole vaulting practice is only allowed limited amounts of time indoors as they can’t practice outside and other sports also occupy the gym. “I pole vault so we are normally inside, but they were expecting us to be outside by now, so now we can...

Preseason track meet prepares team for improvement

Preseason track meet prepares team for improvement

David Bryant and Hayley Westwood

April 10, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

Junior Anna Keith said the first track meet of the season on March 30 was not typical because of the lack of teammates. “It's really different. It's more individual. Not a lot of hurdlers came, so it's a lot of warming up by yourself and being independent,” Keith said. Boys’ track head c...

Girls’ golf begins practices

Girls’ golf begins practices

Ruby Stillman, Ethan Meisler, and Sofia Seewald

March 28, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring sports

After practicing indoors since March 18, sophomore girls’ golf player Maia Seidel said the team has been able to bond with each other and the coaches. “In the first few practices, we’ve gotten to know each other really well,” Maia Seidel said. “Especially the newer girls I’ve gotten to know,...

Girls’ track and field preseason quiz

Girls’ track and field preseason quiz

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant

March 22, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

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Girls’ track concludes captains practices

Girls’ track concludes captains practices

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant

March 13, 2019


Filed under Spring sports

According to senior Anna Jennissen, at the girls’ and boys’ track and field captains’ practices, they work on team bonding in preparation for the new season. “Captains’ (practices) are more about playing icebreaker games and focusing on getting to know each other, rather than focusing on im...

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


Filed under Winter sports

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...

Gymnastics team’s final competition

Gymnastics team’s final competition

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

February 18, 2019


Filed under Winter sports

According to coach Dawn Thielen,  the girls’ continued to make improvements at Sections. “The team did pretty great at this last meet,” Thielen said. “We had some great personal scores, on beam and vault especially.” Senior Savannah Romero said she did not think the scores properly represented the t...

Gymnastics takes third at meet

Gymnastics takes third at meet

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

January 21, 2019


Filed under Winter sports

The Park girls’ gymnastics team competed against Henry Sibley High School in an invitational meet Saturday, Jan. 19. According to head coach Dawn Thielen, the team did well despite some setbacks. “We made a few mistakes, but overall the girls were really good at staying focused on what wa...

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