The Echo

Reopening of some outdoor recreation beneficial to Minnesotans

Minnesota golf courses reopened as of 5 a.m. April 18 because Executive Order 20-38 was signed by Gov. Tim Walz. Tee times at Theodore Wirth Park Golf Course are 20 minutes apart with stoppers around the holes for health safety reasons.

Sofia Seewald

May 5, 2020

With little to do but go on walks all the time, I find myself watching more television and being on screens much more than I’d like to. With Gov. Tim Walz reopening certain outdoor recreation businesses, I have been able to get outside more. Gov. Tim Walz signed Executive Order 20-38 April 17, stating that the following businesses may reopen: golf courses and dr...

Meet the Athlete: Tommy Tight

Meet the Athlete: Tommy Tight

Sofia Seewald

June 7, 2019

When did you start playing golf? I started playing golf when I was about 5 years old. Why did you decide to start playing golf? I started playing mostly because my dad was playing a lot and he got me into it. What is your favorite part about playing golf? If you hit a good shot, it could end up ...

Boys’ golf celebrates win over Southwest

Senior Owen Goddard winds up for a swing at the second hole during a match against Minneapolis Southwest May 15. The next match will be at the Minneapolis Golf Club May 19.

Ruby Stillman, Sofia Seewald, and Ethan Meisler

May 17, 2019

Copious training was helpful for the boys’ golf team performance at their last match when they defeated Southwest by a significant margin of 21 strokes, according to junior Charlie Harper. “We’ve been practicing a lot (and) working hard as we have Sections coming up, so we were very well prepa...

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...

Boys’ golf anticipates challenging match

Sophomore Michael Boxley practices his swing at practice April 15. The boys' golf team practiced inside the school gym because of bad weather.

Ethan Meisler, Sofia Seewald, and Ruby Stillman

April 26, 2019

After a number of boys’ golf practices and matches, sophomore Zach Segal said he feels the team’s camaraderie has improved immensely. “We’ve only had two matches this year, and we’ve all seen progress since the first one. Honestly I think we’re working really hard together,” Segal s...

Tiger Woods proves to be an all-American hero

Tiger Woods proves to be an all-American hero

Adin Zweigbaum

April 25, 2019

After one of the greatest comebacks of all time, professional golfer Tiger Woods is completely deserving of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Established in Executive Order 9586 and signed by former President Harry S. Truman, the purpose of the Presidential Medal of Freedom was to recognize notable service by civilians during Worl...

Boys’ golf suffers first loss

Freshman Charlie Poulter chips at the first hole during a match against Armstrong April 9. The match took place at Brookview Golf Course.

Sofia Seewald, Ruby Stillman, and Ethan Meisler

April 14, 2019

After losing to Robbinsdale Armstrong in the first match of the season, freshman golfer Tommy Tight said he wishes he had played better, but is able to look ahead to the next match. “I don’t think anyone was super happy with how they played yesterday, but our coach said that he liked the way no...

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,...

Spring sports’ tryout schedules

Senior Halle Weinmann carries the ball up the field during a game against Chaska May 8, 2018. Girls' lacrosse tryouts for the 2019 season begin April 8.

Emma Leff

March 4, 2019

The 2019 season for spring sports is quickly approaching. According to, the registration cost for all spring sports is $160. Registration forms are available in the athletic office or online at Here is a list of the starting dates and tryout dates for every spring sport at Park....

Boys’ golf coach switches to girls’ team for upcoming season

Para Kevin Jones fist bumps sophomore Jasiah Tweed Feb. 11. Jones is going to be the new St. Louis Park golf coach this spring.

Sophie Olmen

February 25, 2019

According to sophomore Izzy Segal, getting input from a different coach will be a change for the upcoming season. “I think it’s gonna be nice to kind of have a change since I’ve had the same coach since eighth grade,” Segal said. “I know Jones pretty well, and he has walked rounds with me, s...

Junior gets hit in the head with golf ball, causes concussion

Junior Anika Hanson hits a shot while standing in a sand trap during her match. The match took place at Dwan golf course April 4.

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

May 29, 2018

After getting hit in the head by a golf ball while riding a golf cart alongside her friends, junior Anika Hanson said the initial shock of the incident left her feeling confused on what had happened. “It hurt at first, but I didn’t really even know if I got hit or not because I was kind of in...

Girls’ golf perseveres through tough match

Freshman Maia Seidel hits an approach shot during a match May 9 at Brookview Golf Course. The next varsity match is 7:30 a.m. May 14 at Rush Creek.

Nicole Sanford and Ruby Stillman

May 11, 2018

According to senior Carly Livingston, the girls’ golf team faced some challenges during its most recent conference match May 9. “A couple girls on the team played really well, and the other half didn’t just because Brookview is a pretty hard course just because there’s a lot of water hazards,...

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