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Boys’ Lacrosse defeated in first Sections game

Junior Flynn Spano cradles the ball with his stick while running the ball toward the opponent's goal. 
The score of Park's final game of the season against Totino-Grace was 0-14.

Nolan Kelly, Creston Halstead, and Ella Hammerstrand

June 6, 2019

Despite ending its season on another shutout, Park knows that it made leaps and bounds towards rebuilding its team, according to junior Alexander Hager. “We are 0-14 but I have seen some improvement throughout the season,” Hager said. “I've seen the team grow.” Despite working with a y...

Girls’ lacrosse finishes sixth in Conference

Junior Sarah McCallon runs back to defend against a Bloomington Jefferson player. Park lost in their last regular season game and placed sixth in their conference with a record of 5-7-0.

Breanna Thompson and Sophia Olmen

May 29, 2019

According to junior Aliviah McClinton, the girls’ lacrosse team knew going into the game, Jefferson would be a tough matchup up but Park went in with a tough fight. “We got in our heads they are really fast and aggressive and they had all these fancy plays and they seem to really know what they ...

Boys’ lacrosse challenges opponent

Junior Parker Brynildson avoids Kennedy's senior Andy Trenary and looks to move the ball upfield. Despite losing, Park forced Kennedy to use multiple timeouts throughout the game.

Nolan Kelly, Ella Hammerstrand, and Creston Halstead

May 23, 2019

 After a season of shutouts and blowouts, Park finally felt that it was able to unleash some of its potential, according to assistant coach Aaron Peterson. “Today we proved that our hard work is paying off, even though the score did not reflect what we really wanted,” Peterson said. During...

Girls’ lacrosse on three-game winning streak

Sophomore Keeley Bersten scans the field for an open player May 2. Park beat Robbinsdale Cooper 14-2.

Sophie Olmen and Breanna Thompson

May 9, 2019

After defeating Robbinsdale Cooper 14-2, junior Emma Roloff said the game allowed the team to work on trying out different skills. “Overall we had a time out in the first half and the coaches told us to work on more skill,” Roloff said. “(the game) was kind of a practice with transitions, at...

Boys’ lacrosse shows improvements

Junior Tristan Rooney looks to keep possession of the ball and avoid Chaska defenders. Park scored its first and only goal during the first quarter of the game.

Nolan Kelly

May 8, 2019

According to coach Eric Buckley, the team shows assurance of eventually outmaneuvering and punishing its opponents. “The kids are adjusting to the pace of varsity and we really saw that on a fast break, almost scoring a goal off of it,” Buckley said. Buckley said despite losing 1-14, the team...

Boys’ lacrosse contends against St. Paul

Sophomore Will Schoenecker twirls his stick in order to maintain possession. The game occurred at 5 p.m. April 25 at the St. Louis Park stadium.

Nolan Kelly and Ella Hammertstrand

April 26, 2019

During the boys' lacrosse game April 25, the team felt drained and in the wrong mentality, according to junior Flynn Spano. “It started before the game even started,” Spano said. “I think a block our team has is not preparing for the game correctly.” According to Spano, the team needs to be...

Boys’ lacrosse captain optimistic after recent losses

Junior Alexander Hager runs to advance the ball toward the opponent's goal. Park defenders allowed zero goals during the second quarter of their game against Hopkins April 16.

Nolan Kelly

April 24, 2019

According to long-stick midfielder, junior Alexander Hager, he has been playing lacrosse since eighth grade and has begun targeting his efforts as a new captain on building better chemistry on the team. “I have a lot of good friends on the team and there is a sense of brotherhood. They are like...

Boys’ lacrosse loses first game

Junior Flynn Spano looks to recover the ball and avoid Hopkins attackers. After allowing four goals in the first quarter, Park allowed five more goals, and scored three, over the next three periods. The final score of the game was 4-9 Hopkins.

Ella Hammerstrand and Nolan Kelly

April 22, 2019

According to coach Eric Buckley, Park struggled in the first quarter of the game, but was able to come together and score in the later quarters thanks to the improved collaboration between the captains and the team. “We got off to a little bit of a slow start,” Buckley said. “They put us down ...

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....

End of season girls’ lacrosse quiz

Senior Rosie Colacino runs the ball down the field looking to score during the girls' lacrosse game May 24 against Bloomington Jefferson. The final score was 1-15.

Hayley Westwood and Sophie Olmen

May 29, 2018

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Boys’ lacrosse junior goalie steps up

Junior Noah Houser attempts to block a shot in a game against Breck 7 May 11 at Breck School. Houser has been a goalie since he started playing lacrosse in middle school.

Isabel Kjaer and Sofia Seewald

May 24, 2018

According to Varsity head coach Chris Bixby, junior goalie Noah Houser has spent his first year on varsity challenging himself as Park’s new  goalie. “Noah’s been great. He came out this year and had some big shoes to fill and ended up responding very quickly,” Bixby said. “He took on the...

Boys’ lacrosse defeats Breck

Senior Liam O'Neil tries to block Breck player Senior Brendan at 7 p.m. game at Breck on May 11.

Isabel Kjaer and Sofia Seewald

May 15, 2018

According to Varsity coach Tim Goh, the team’s 8-5 first win reflected their talent, which the team hopes to use throughout the rest of the season. “I thought this game went really well. We finally turned the corner and played with a lot of patience and the defense played very disciplined,” Goh...

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