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Teenagers serve as referees for youth sports

Teenagers serve as referees for youth sports

Yonit Krebs

May 14, 2019


Filed under Student Profiles

Knowing he wouldn’t be able to play hockey on Park’s high school team, sophomore Elliot Salmon said he searched for other ways to maintain a connection to the sport. “I ended up asking the players’ dads and they said to try reffing hockey as a way to stay involved and they ended up giving ...

Meet the Athlete: William Pinney

Meet the Athlete: William Pinney

Noah Orloff

February 25, 2019


Filed under Meet the Athlete

How long have you been playing hockey? I am not sure of the year but since second grade.   Why did you decide to start playing hockey? Growing up my dad set me up for all sorts of sports, and I didn’t really like it. I wasn’t really a sports guy growing up. Hockey kind of clicked fr...

Alum commits to University of Minnesota

Alum commits to University of Minnesota

Rachel Salzer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

After deciding to take a gap year to play junior hockey, Jonny Sorenson, who graduated from Park in 2018, committed to play Division I hockey at the University of Minnesota. Sorenson said he chose the University of Minnesota because it’s always been a school he wanted to attend and once the opportunity aros...

Boys’ hockey endures emotional loss

Boys’ hockey endures emotional loss

David Bryant

February 20, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Winter sports

Junior Will Pinney said that despite the slow start the team made a massive comeback after being down by three goals with 13 minutes left in the third period. “After that third goal scored on us we showed a lot of energy and we started playing as a team and passing the puck to make some huge pl...

Team focuses on cooperation

Team focuses on cooperation

David Bryant

February 17, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Sophomore Drew Boyum said despite the team's loss to the rivalry versus Benilde always leads to a competitive game. “This game has history, so I feel like people want to come out and watch it and it gets us pumped up,” Boyum said. The boys’ hockey team lost to Benilde 0-5 at the Rec Cente...

Boys’ hockey fight until end

Boys’ hockey fight until end

David Bryant

February 1, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter sports

Sophomore Lucas Hand said the team eased up too much after its quick first goal. “I think we were feeling a little too comfortable being up one goal, if we went out there and played like we were playing in the beginning of the first period we would have been up two or three to zero,” Hand said. The...

Gopher Skate the Cities

January 30, 2019


Filed under Video

Gophers men’s hockey visits St. Louis Park

Gophers men’s hockey visits St. Louis Park

Rachel Salzer

January 28, 2019


Filed under City Entertainment, Showcase, Sports

As a part of the program “Gophers Skate the Cities,” the Gopher men’s hockey team recently made a trip to St. Louis Park to skate at the ROC Jan. 7. During this event, the Gophers had an hour long practice for the fans to watch, followed by an open skate with the players. Players also were s...

Gallery: Boys’ hockey wins their second conference game

Gallery: Boys’ hockey wins their second conference game

January 20, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized, Winter sports

Park boys' has played Chaska and Chanhassen in the Metro West conference. Park lost to Chaska Jan. 10 and won 4-1 against Chanhassen Jan. 19.

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,...

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