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Girls’ basketball finishes off season

Junior Joelle Sheffield dribbles the ball around Wayzata freshman Brynn Senden during the Section game against Wayzata Feb. 29. Park lost to Wayzata 64-71.

Sofia Seewald and Maddie Schutte

March 10, 2020

Park girls' basketball finished off its season after losing to Wayzata 64-71 Feb. 29. Below are the team statistics from the 2019-2020 season. ...

Girls’ basketball pulls off 74-40 win

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.

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 its next Section game. “This team wasn't a very strong team,” Turek said. “So our goal was to k...

Park falls to Bloomington

Freshman Ella Wasvick performs her beam routine Jan. 28 at Central Community Center. The gymnastics team lost their meet against Bloomington with a score of 124.8.

Talia Lissauer

January 29, 2020

Watching her teammates perform their floor routines and show off the skills they have been practicing is the best part of every meet, according to junior and captain Rachel Stein. “I always think the biggest event is floor just because it's really fun to watch everybody show what they can do and d...

Gymnastics places first in invitational meet

Junior Raina Kronfeld performs her beam routine Dec. 21 at North Star Elementary. Park placed first in the invitational meet that consisted of five other teams.

Talia Lissauer

December 22, 2019

Despite experiencing difficulties on beam routines, sophomore Sophia Romero said the gymnastics team was able to pull through the mistakes and place first. “We struggled on beam, there were a few falls that could have been prevented and that took a toll on the rest of the meet,” Romero said. “It wa...

Gymnastics wins home opener

Sophomore Freya Wade poses as she is introduced at the gymnastics meet against Richfield. Park won with a score of 124.125.

Talia Lissauer, Ben Sanford

December 11, 2019

With the motivation to improve their scores from their first meet, junior Josie Briant said the team focused on making sure they cleaned up their routines to come into the meet strong. “Our meet (Dec. 7) motivated us to do better and get a higher score (in the future). We put a lot of sweat into the...

Girls’ track wins conference champions

Freshman Freya Wade and junior Ava Bishop run the 100 meter during Sections May 15. The girls' track and field team were Section champions.

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant

May 21, 2019

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

Junior Svea Bleske jumps to block a Blake player from catching the disc. Girls' Crush ultimate won the game against Blake 9-8 April 30.

Kaia Myers and Isabel Kjaer

May 9, 2019

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

Junior Anna Keith looks to land in the triple jump. Keith placed third behind the schools Wilmar and New Prague.

Hayley Westwood and David Bryant

May 8, 2019

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

Sophomore girls' golf member Brianna Dahl takes a swing on the fairway at the match May 2 against Southwest at Theodore Wirth Golf Course. The next match will be May 6 at Crystal Lake Golf Course.

Ruby Stillman, Sofia Seewald, and Ethan Meisler

May 5, 2019

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

Senior Donovan Hill practices with his fellow track teammates by walking over hurdles before running. The recent snowstorm April 11 caused the team to again be indoors.

David Bryant and Hayley Westwood

April 18, 2019

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

Junior Anna Keith recovers after jumping over a hurdle and prepares for the next. Park participated in a preseason invitational on March 30 at the University of Minnesota.

David Bryant and Hayley Westwood

April 10, 2019

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

Junior Lily Rostal practices her short game at the Brooklyn Park Golf & Sports Center. Girls' golf had its first practice March 18 and will have its first match at 3:00 p.m. April 8 at Bluff Creek Golf Course.

Ruby Stillman, Ethan Meisler, and Sofia Seewald

March 28, 2019

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,...

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