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Park has third tough loss of the season

Senior Derric Standifer jumps to grab the ball from the opposing team Oct. 23. Park lost 41-20 against Robbinsdale Cooper.

Kate Schneider and Molly Schochet

October 25, 2020

Even after a 41-20 loss to Robbinsdale Cooper Oct. 23, senior Austin Amelse said the team had a lot more energy than past games and stepped up its offense in the second half of the game. “I saw a lot of improvement from weeks prior. We showed a lot of resilience fighting back in the second half;...

Girls’ volleyball loses tough match to Bloomington Jefferson

Senior Hannah Howell hits the ball over the net in a game against Bloomington Jefferson Oct. 23. Park lost with a final set score of 1-3.

Colin Canaday and Harris Keekley

October 25, 2020

Playing a close game, girls’ volleyball lost a tough match against Bloomington Jefferson Oct. 22 putting its record at 4-1. Head coach Emily Minnick said that in order to win sets, the team needs to minimize the amount of errors it’s making. “We need to be more consistent. We showed up in...

Park suffers defeat in the second round of sections

Junior Nick Kent maneuvers the ball in one of Park's soccer games. Boys' soccer lost 1-0 in the second round of sections.

Lilly Strathman

October 23, 2020

After experiencing a 1-0 loss to Minneapolis Washburn, the boys’ soccer team was disappointed but inspired. Head coach Chato Alvarado said he was pleased that the team showed perseverance throughout the game. “(The team) did well, I don't think they played as well as they could've,” Alvarado ...

Girls’ soccer falls to Minneapolis Southwest in sections

Junior Paloma Da Silva Acosta steals the ball from a Southwest Lakers player in the Oct. 14 game. Park lost with a final score of 1-0.

Emmy Pearson

October 15, 2020

Reflecting on the last game of the season and another 1-0 loss, junior captain Sophia Romero said although she was disappointed with the outcome, she thought the team played cohesively.  “This is one of the only games this season where I truly felt like we were unified as a team going in, and we cou...

Girls’ swimming suffers loss to Chanhassen

Senior Gabbie Kruse swims in a freestyle relay Oct. 8. This was the last home meet for the seniors on the team.

Ben Sanford and Lilly Strathman

October 9, 2020

Although Park lost against Chanhassen Oct. 8, the team accomplished a lot over the course of the meet. According to coach Amanda Forsberg, the team saw significant improvements in their times and technique. “This is one of the top teams in the state, we saw some really good times,” Forsberg sai...

Cross-country reflects on loss to Benilde

Senior Lucy Zumbrunnen runs past spectators Sept. 26. Benilde-St. Margaret's held the meet at Basset Creek Park with a total of three teams competing.

Adam Gips

September 30, 2020

Despite the cross-country teams’ loss, senior Josh Krueger said the race format created a different mentality for him. “The top seven people didn't run today, so I was the number one (runner) for Park. Honestly, that kind of helped me,” Krueger said. “Normally, I focus on staying with other...

Girls’ swimming improves times and technique

Freshman Stephanie Stone competes in her race Sept. 24. Benilde beat Park girls' swimming 51-37.

Ben Sanford

September 25, 2020

Despite losing 51-37 against Benilde St. Margaret’s, Park persisted. In its second meet of the season, the team relied on it’s younger swimmers to carry the team, as many returning swimmers were unable to race. According to Coach Amanda Forsberg, the team made great improvements due to the har...

Girls’ soccer struggles to maintain positive attitude

Junior Paloma Dasilva passes ball to teammate during the Sep. 10 game. Park lost a tough battle to Cooper with a 0-1 score.

Molly Schochet

September 11, 2020

After an early score by Cooper during the Sep. 10 game, head coach Benjy Kent said the team struggled mentally through the rest of the game.  “The biggest thing right now is just psychologically, everybody gets up for a winning season when they find out they want to play soccer, and they forget yo...

Girls’ tennis loses first match to Benilde

Junior Raquel Schlichting uses a backhand motion to hit the ball to her opponent Aug. 26. Park lost all of their varsity matches to Benilde-St. Margarets.

Jacob Khabie

August 30, 2020

According to coach Abby Rose, despite a 0-7 loss, she is still satisfied with how her team performed Aug. 26, and is looking forward to the season ahead. “Even though the score doesn’t necessarily reflect it, it was a good match,” Rose said. “We get to play BSM two more times this season,...

Dealing with loss brings takeaways

Dealing with loss brings takeaways

Isra Mohamed

May 28, 2020

Recently, my family and I lost our close family friend due to COVID-19 and it has been very rough on everyone in my family. This was my first time experiencing a death in my inner circle, so I felt a rush of emotions like anger, sadness and relief that she was not battling the virus anymore. Thr...

Boys’ basketball falls to Cooper 61-63

Senior Erik Piehl goes up for a layup against Robbinsdale Cooper March 6. During their Sections game Park fell to Cooper ending its season.

Sadie Yarosh

March 12, 2020

After a tough loss, which ended Park’s 2019-2020 season, against Robbinsdale Cooper March 6, sophomore Deontez Ross said the team stuck together and stayed persistent. “We played hard for the most part. The game didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to, sadly, but we all played hard, we stayed ...

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