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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...

The costs of winter sports

The costs of winter sports

January 16, 2019


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

The different sports played at Park in the winter have a wide variety of equipment with differing prices. Girls' gymnastics costs the least with gymnasts paying for warmups, leotards and grips according to freshman Sophia Romero. Hockey is on the opposite end of the spectrum with players buying pads,...

Gymnastics prepares for changes

Gymnastics prepares for changes

Dahlia Krebs

December 23, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

Getting used to a new coach can be difficult, senior captain Savannah Romero said, but she believes gymnastics’ new coach Dawn Thielen will be a good addition to the team because of her past experience as a gymnastics judge. “She has a really good background with gymnastics and she is a judge...

Gymnastics starts new training

Gymnastics starts new training

Tamar Gewirtz and Hayley Westwood

December 20, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

After years of pushing for strength training, senior Savannah Romero finally received the chance to participate in this new kind of exercise with the gymnastics team. “(Our old coach) only liked doing the body weight and endurance stuff,” Romero said. “She didn’t like the lifting because she...

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...

Gymnasts to face White Bear Lake in meet

Gymnasts to face White Bear Lake in meet

Tamar Gewirtz

December 1, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

With just a few weeks of practice, this year’s gymnastics team is preparing itself for their first meet of the season. Senior Savannah Romero, captain of the gymnastics team, said the gymnasts are currently working hard and putting effort into practice to prepare. “We do a lot of dance throughs,...

Sexual assault policies need change

Sexual assault policies need change

Amaia Barajas

February 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Famed Michigan State University (MSU) and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was recently sentenced to 40-175 years in prison after more than 150 gymnasts accused him of sexual misconduct. These assaults took place during routine physicals Nassar performed on gymnasts at Michigan State and Karolyi Ranch. The numbe...

Gymnastics prepares for Sections

Gymnastics prepares for Sections

Hannah Leff and Izzy Levtion

February 15, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

Junior gymnastics captain Savannah Romero said she felt relieved when she found out she won all-around at the team’s last regular meet of the season on Feb 9. “It’s been something I’ve been working towards all season. Some meets I’ll have some good events and a few bad ones but it finally a...

Gymnastics celebrates senior night

Gymnastics celebrates senior night

Alex Balfour and Hannah Leff

February 2, 2018


Filed under Winter sports

Striving to create a memorable senior night, junior gymnastics captain Savannah Romero said the team made heartfelt gifts for their senior teammates. “We had all the girls pitch in some money so we could get them a gift. We all wrote little notes and put them in jars for the seniors,” Romero ...

Gymnastics holds parent night, loses to Chaska-Chan

Gymnastics holds parent night, loses to Chaska-Chan

Alex Balfour, Hannah Leff, and Izzy Levition

January 11, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

When freshman Josie Bryant received her personal record on floor with a score of 8.9, she said she felt a wave of support and excitement from her surrounding teammates. “I was super proud of myself. I didn’t know I was capable of getting that high of a score,” Bryant said. “It was super speci...

Gymnastics prepares for meet against Chaska-Chan

Gymnastics prepares for meet against Chaska-Chan

Alex Balfour, Hannah Leff, and Izzy Leviton

January 8, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

According to junior captain Savannah Romero, the gymnastics team will be honoring the gymnasts' parents for their dedication to the team during their home meet against Chaska-Chan Jan. 9. “We make cards for our parents and then our coaches also bring flowers for us to give to them,” Romero said....

Junior chosen as gymnastics captain

Junior chosen as gymnastics captain

Alex Balfour, Izzy Leviton

December 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

As junior Savannah Romero participates in her fifth varsity gymnastics season she said she looks forward to her new position as a team leader. According to Romero, her coaches recently chose her to be a captain for the current season after one of the senior captains quit gymnastics. “I was e...

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