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Freshman Meg Ridgeway passes the ball to a teammate April 29. Park lost to Chanhassen 17-0.

Spring Sports Captains Infographic

Katie Nelson and Maren Wilsey May 2, 2021

Spring sports are back in full swing, but due to the pandemic some changes have been made. This infographic contains goals some of the sports captains have for their season, as well as some ways their...

Senior Claire Bargman catches the ball April 30. Girls' lacrosse lost to Chanhassen 17-0.

Girls’ lacrosse determined after loss

Molly Schochet April 30, 2021

As the sun began to set April 30 at Chanhassen high school, senior captain Katherine Gage walked out of the game proud of her team despite the 17-0 loss. “I think that the score doesn't reflect how...

Seventh grader Gretchen Fandel Thompson faces defender freshman Ruby Smith during practice April 12. The lacrosse team has begun practices preparing for their spring season.

Girls’ lacrosse starts season

Maria Perez Barriga April 14, 2021

Head coach Kyle Sweeney said many players were on edge during lacrosse tryouts because the season was canceled in 2020.  “It was really exciting, but also a lot of the girls were nervous because...

Freshmen Tommy Walsh and Thomas Shope throw a frisbee around at Minikahda Vista park April 3. Spring sports are in full session as of April 5.

Spring sports infographic

Maren Wilsey April 8, 2021

Spring sports are starting but due to the pandemic they might look different than usual. This infographic shows the restrictions imposed on sports and the steps needed to sign up. 

Senior Abby Meyer listens to coach during practice. Meyer committed to playing both hockey and lacrosse at Lake Forest college, a Division III school in Illinois.

Meet the Athlete: Abby Meyer

Maria Perez Barriga January 15, 2021

What do you like the most about playing hockey and lacrosse? I just love it. I don’t know how to explain it, I just really like it. It’s fun. It’s kind of the same as hockey. It’s just fun to...

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.

Boys’ Lacrosse defeated in first Sections game

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...

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.

Girls’ lacrosse finishes sixth in Conference

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...

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.

Boys’ lacrosse challenges opponent

 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...

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

Girls’ lacrosse on three-game winning streak

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...

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.

Boys’ lacrosse shows improvements

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...

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.

Boys’ lacrosse contends against St. Paul

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...

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.

Boys’ lacrosse captain optimistic after recent losses

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...

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