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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...

Gymnastics prepare to compete at Henry Sibley Invitational

Gymnastics prepare to compete at Henry Sibley Invitational

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

January 18, 2019


Filed under Winter sports

Junior Molly Miller said she is looking forward to her team applying new skills at the invitational meet Saturday, Jan. 19. “I am excited to see what my teammates and I can do because during practice we are working on a lot of new skills,” Miller said.   According to head coach Dawn Thie...

Girls’ basketball contending in pre-conference game

Girls’ basketball contending in pre-conference game

Creston Halstead, Nolan Kelly, and Ella Hammerstrand

December 20, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

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...

Gymnastics celebrates win against Richfield

Gymnastics celebrates win against Richfield

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

December 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

According to sophomore Courtney Hanson, the girls’ gymnastics team defeated Richfield in their first dual meet of the season Dec. 11, scoring 124.8 points. Head coach Dawn Thielen said the first meet was a success and the results reflected that. “I think we had a really great first meet. We di...

Girls’ cross country wins conference

Girls’ cross country wins conference

Tamar Gewirtz and Talia Lissauer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

After the race, head coach Chris Nordstrom said he thought the girls’ team had placed second, but when scores came up he couldn't wait to tell everyone about the win by two points. “I knew it was super close, I actually thought we had gotten second,” Nordstrom said. “Results came up on my phon...

Girls’ cross country places first at Griak

Girls’ cross country places first at Griak

Talia Lissauer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

As racers sprinted across the finish line and their names flashed across the scoreboard cross country head coach Chris Nordstrom said he had a feeling that was difficult to describe. “As the race unfolded, I knew we were running well, and we had a shot. When I saw the scoreboard out on the course, ...

Volleyball booster club offers free tickets

Volleyball booster club offers free tickets

Hayley Westwood

October 3, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

According to athletic director Andy Ewald, in efforts to draw a bigger crowd, the first 50 students to attend a home volleyball game will receive free admission. “The volleyball parent booster club is paying the admission for the first 50 students to get in because they are trying to get more st...

Girls’ soccer looks to improve season

Girls’ soccer looks to improve season

Nolan Kelly and Ella Hammerstrand

October 1, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports

The girls’ varsity soccer team aims to fill the gap left by recently graduated seniors by becoming more comfortable with newer and younger players, according to assistant coach Brad Brubaker. Brubaker said the team felt accomplished with its defensive performance after its first game against Chaska , b...

Girls’ swimming defeats Richfield

Girls’ swimming defeats Richfield

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

September 28, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

According to head coach Joe Yaeger, the meet against Richfield Sept. 27 went well overall with challenging practices to prepare them for upcoming meets. “I thought the meet went very very well. The girls have had a hard last week, week and a half with the practices. They really came through and...

Girls’ lacrosse defeated by Holy Family Catholic

Girls’ lacrosse defeated by Holy Family Catholic

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

May 4, 2018


Filed under Spring sports

Although girls’ lacrosse lost to Holy Family Catholic 3-18, assistant coach Lauren Bruun-Bryant said they improved on certain skills after beginning its outdoor practices, reaching an overall record of 2-3. “They now know how to transition which is the whole point of the game. Their draws have e...

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